Warren PD: Multiple reports of bridge-jumping swimmers

Posted 7/29/22

Warren Police activity from July 18-25, 2022.

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Warren PD: Multiple reports of bridge-jumping swimmers


Monday, July 18
A caller reported at 10:45 a.m. that a group of juveniles were harassing people on the bike path near Water Street. No one was around when police showed up.

A woman reported to police at 1:45 p.m. that she was the victim of a scam involving fraud.

Police assisted Swansea PD in locating a car involved in a suspected hit and run incident, who was seen traveling on Rt. 136 in Warren.

An accident on Child Street was reported at 11:31 p.m. by multiple callers. A utility pole was broken in the crash resulting in wires on the roadway. Rhode Island Energy and the Warren Fire Department also responded to the scene, which was cleared early the following morning.

Tuesday, July 19
A caller advised at 9:08 a.m. that a garbage truck had dumped trash all over the road near Metacom Avenue and Franklin Street. The state DOT was advised.

A caller on Wood Street reported at 12:27 p.m. that wild animals were being kept as pets at a residence.

Police looked into a report from Main Street involving an employee who believed they were slandered on social media. Police reported they were simply disgruntled over a comment and that there was no action to be taken.

A caller reported that a group of juveniles appeared to be jumping off the Barrington Bridge to swim at 3:35 p.m. A search for the juveniles came up empty.

Wednesday, July 20
Police dispersed a group of kids who refused to leave a business’s parking lot on Metacom Avenue at 12:08 a.m.

Police disposed of a syringe that was found by a bus stop on Main Street at 11:33 a.m.

Warren fire volunteers extinguished a brush fire along Metacom Avenue at 4:48 p.m.

An injured skunk was reported on Warren Avenue at 9:51 p.m.

Thursday, July 21
Police searched for a group of juveniles who fled on foot while police were doing a routine check of the Park & Ride on Franklin Street at 1:40 a.m. They were located shortly afterwards in the area of Railroad Avenue and dispersed.

DPW was advised at 6:26 a.m. of a tree that went down at Touisset Road and Bay View Avenue that had partially obstructed the roadway.

A caller reported at 7:29 a.m. that there was a man flagging down passing motorists near Main and Seymour Streets looking for bus fare, but he was gone when police arrived.

A 15-year-old juvenile was arrested on Water Street at 4:28 p.m. and charged with possession of a schedule I-V controlled substance (first offense). They were released to their parents’ custody shortly afterwards.

Another report of people jumping off the bridge on Main Street in order to swim was called in at 5:17 p.m. This time the parties were located and dispersed from the area.

Friday, July 22
Emergency personnel responded to Water Street at 8:49 a.m. for a report of a dog in distress in the water. The animal was secured by the owner.

Police dispersed a man reported as suspiciously flagging down passing vehicles at 9:06 a.m. near Main and Seymour Streets.

A report of animal neglect was logged on Main Street at 1:30 p.m.

Police dispersed parties on Davis Street who were reportedly arguing in the middle of the road at 10:49 p.m.

Saturday, July 23
A caller on Cherry Street reported at 10:54 a.m. that their dog was attacked by a loose dog the previous week.

A caller on Touisset Road reported at 12:14 p.m. that they had an outboard motor stolen from their property.

Sunday, July 24
A person reported as suspicious on Main Street at 12:29 p.m. was told to be asking for money from people but was found not to be causing an issue at the scene.

Monday, July 25
An officer reported a suspicious man was dressed in all black running north on the bike path near Market Street yelling at another man at 12:34 a.m. A search for the person turned up negative.

A smoke alarm that went off after a Metacom Avenue resident fell asleep while their stove was turned on was investigated at 1:10 a.m.

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