Warren police: Boy, 17, taken to hospital after suspected opioid overdose

Posted 1/11/21

Monday, Jan. 4Police assisted a motorist who ran out of gas on Metacom Avenue, at Franklin Street, just before 10 a.m.

Police were asked to check on the well-being of a woman who had sent …

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Warren police: Boy, 17, taken to hospital after suspected opioid overdose


Monday, Jan. 4
Police assisted a motorist who ran out of gas on Metacom Avenue, at Franklin Street, just before 10 a.m.

Police were asked to check on the well-being of a woman who had sent distraught messages to a social worker.

Multiple callers reported seeing a man with a facial injury, and who may have been drunk, sitting on a Child Street sidewalk just before 4:30 p.m. Police arrived and requested an ambulance to transport him to the hospital for a nose injury and intoxication. He declined the ambulance.

A Metacom Avenue man approached an officer and asked that DEM be called about a deceased deer in his backyard, which had been there for several days. DEM officials replied that they only deal with deceased deer on public property.

Tuesday, Jan. 5
A Main Street man asked that officers remove an intoxicated person from his property, after he refused to leave. Police arrived, called for an ambulance and the man was taken to Roger Williams Medical Center.

A Main Street woman was transported to the hospital after she reported being bitten by her cat.

Police were called to a Child Street car repair business after a woman complained that employees would not release her car due to a payment dispute. An officer reported soon after that the sides had come to an agreement, and police action was not required.

An Everett Street woman called police after being followed to her home by a man after a road rage incident in Fall River. The woman told police the man pulled over when she arrived at her house and took a photo of her as she parked her car. Police told her to call them if he returned; she requested extra police checks throughout the night.

Police looked for but could not locate a suspicious car reported driving through the Brownell Street neighborhood just after 8 p.m.

Police looked for but could not find an aggressive driver reported heading into Warren from Barrington.

A Warren couple told police their son was being harassed by another juvenile. Police determined the harassment was taking place in Warwick; they told the parents to contact police there.

Wednesday, Jan. 6
A Main Street resident complained about noise from the upstairs apartment. Police advised the tenants to quiet down.

A car struck a deer at Market Street, near Brittney Lane, just after a.m.

A Main Street woman called police and asked for help with a neighbor, who had just fallen. An officer arrived and called for a rescue, who took the woman to Rhode Island Hospital for alcohol detox.

A Canario Drive resident called police after spotting a sick raccoon in the backyard. Police checked it out, noted that the animal appeared healthy and ran away when they approached.

A caller reported an elderly man appeared confused as he drove very slowly around Harris Avenue. Police pulled him over and said all was OK.

An Ellis Drive man said he keeps receiving packages from Amazon, and that a woman has been coming to his door to pick them up.

A Ridgeway Drive woman reported being harassed by her ex.

Brian J. Knodel, 34, of 91 Arlington Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested on a 24-hour domestic warrant and charged with domestic violence — simple assault and/or battery, and domestic violence — disorderly conduct.

A Child Street man said neighbors keep harassing him due to a medical condition.

A resident found a debit card and brought it in to the police station.

Thursday, Jan. 7
A Main Street man called at 3:43 and asked that police remove his friend from the residence. By the time officers arrived the two had settled things for the night, and both would be staying.

The animal control officer was called out to Orchard Avenue for a swan that may have been injured. The ACO said all seemed OK.

A Water Street woman told police at 2:15 p.m. that there was a woman at her door yelling at her. An officer dispersed the woman.

An Arlington Avenue woman asked to speak to an officer with general questions about restraining orders.

A Kelly Street man called police after he spotted a motorcycle that he was not familiar with in his driveway.

A Pine Lane woman told police a boy threatened her daughter online.

Friday, Jan. 8
Bristol police asked their counterparts in Warren to check on the well-being of a Guiteras Elementary School student after she had not logged in to her online courses for more than a week. Police went to her grandmother's Child Street home; they reported that the grandmother had been having issues trying to sign in via the girl's Zoom-based school hookup.

Brian J. Knodel, 34, of 91 Arlington Ave., Apt. 1, was arrested on a 24-hour domestic warrant and charged with domestic violence — violation of a Rhode Island Family Court protective order.

Police looked for but could not locate a possible drunk driver reported on Serpentine Road just after 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 9
A Long Lane woman complained that an open burn nearby was causing issues at her home, with the windy weather causing excessive smoke and embers to be blown in her property's direction. Police reported that the fire was extinguished.

A caller reported that a car was driving the wrong way on Arlington Avenue just after noon.

Police were called to Market Street after a person was unable to pay for gasoline. They noted that the person and employees at the gas station had resolved the matter.

A Metacom Avenue woman called police to complain about her daughter harassing her.

A 17-year-old boy on Frances Street was taken to Hasbro Children's Hospital after he allegedly overdosed on opioids just after 4:30 p.m. Responders administered Narcan, an anti-opioid, and noted that the boy was breathing but unresponsive. A Bristol rescue, which had been called by Warren to provide mutual aid, transported the boy to the hospital.

A Ridgeway Drive woman told police that her ex, against whom she had a no contact order, had been texting her.

Sheree Cathcart, 40, of Bristol, was charged with driving on a suspended, revoked or canceled license, third or susequent offense, after police pulled her over on Main Street at 8:23 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 10
Police closed a section of Metacom Avenue's northbound lane for a time after an accident just after 3 p.m. Nobody was transported to the hospital, and the closed section of road was back open by 3:43 p.m.

A car struck a town rescue truck that was parked at Stuart Street and Metacom Avenue.

A caller complained that a man was going door to door on Kickemuit Road, asking for money. Minutes later, a similar call about a man with the same description came in from Child Street. Police caught up with the man on Mayo Drive, dispersed him from the area and told him not to return.

A Main Street woman told police her son was threatened by his friend's parents while staying at their house.

A caller from Bagy Wrinkle Cove reported hearing a loud explosion in the area. Police came down to the area and told a man who had been lighting fireworks to stop.

A Bridge Street couple called police after a group of kids rang their doorbell just after 8 p.m. and then ran away.

Monday, Jan. 11
A Main Street man asked that his drunken roommate be removed from his residence. Police took the man to Rhode Island Hospital for detox.

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