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Warren police logs: Several tent encampments spotted about town

Posted 7/22/20

Monday, July 13

Police dispersed two people from the woods behind Wood Street, after going there to check on a tent. The two said they would remove their belongings by the next day.

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Warren police logs: Several tent encampments spotted about town


Monday, July 13

Police dispersed two people from the woods behind Wood Street, after going there to check on a tent. The two said they would remove their belongings by the next day.

An Ida Street woman that there were several skunks in her backyard, possibly living under her shed.

Police checked on a suspicious vehicle parked on Schoolhouse Road, at Serpentine. THere was no issue, the driver had pulled over to use his GPS.

A Wood Street woman told police that a man living in the woods nearby had been giving narcotics to juveniles.

An officer picked up and disposed of several hypodermic needles discovered by a passerby on Martin Street.

A passerby asked police to check on the well-being of an intoxicated woman on Main Street. Police said she reported being OK.

Police dispersed a woman from a Water Street home after being asked to do so by a caller.

A caller asked police to respond to Water Street for a group of people not wearing masks or adhering to social distancing guidelines.

A Sisson Street resident reported harassment.

Tuesday, July 14

Police officers went to Market Street to check for several tents in the woods. The tents, which officers had previously seen, were gone.

A caller from New Industrial Road called police after an employee sustained a severe hand laceration while using a skill saw.

A caller from Brown Street said his neighbor was in her backyard, half-dressed and acting strange. Police took no action and reported no problem; the woman was on her own property.

A Main Street resident asked to speak to an officer about plants that had been stolen. It turned out they were safe and sound, just misplaced.’

A Child Street woman told police her neighbor and his brother were fighting. 

A Metacom Avenue woman told police that her ex was harassing her during their court-ordered   children exchange.

A sailboat was reported stolen from Liberty Street. It was found the next day and returned to the owner.

A Child Street woman complained about her neighbor’s barking dogs.

Wednesday, July 15

Barrington police reached out and said they’d received a call about kids jumping off the Warren Barrington bridge.

A Homestead Avenue woman found a cell phone in her yard and called police to turn it over.

The harbormaster received an email about a possible domestic incident that had occurred the night before on a boat on the Warren River.

A Child Street woman reported dogs barking for an extended period of time. Police responded, got no answer at the door, and the animal control officer left a notice.

A man brought in an empty shotgun shell he’d found along the East Bay Bike Path in Bristol.

A caller complained that a black SUV ran a stop sign on Main Street.

An officer was flagged down by a woman on South Cornell Avenue, who reported a missing girl. The girl was located about half an hour later safe and sound.

A car parked on Central Avenue was vandalized overnight.

Thursday, July 16

A Long Wharf Drive woman called police after finding scratches on her car.

Two Market Street callers complained just before 10 p.m. of a car alarm going off incessantly. Police tracked down the owner of the vehicle nearly two hours later; he’d accidentally hit the alarm key.

Friday, July 17

Jerome T. Togba, 26, of North Providence, was charged with driving on a suspended, revoked or cancelled license, third or subsequent offense, after police pulled him over at 1:19 a.m. on Kickemuit Road.

A Highview Avenue woman went into police headquarters to report tax fraud.

A Patterson Avenue woman reported damage to her parked car.

Good Samaritans  on Main Street, who witnessed a hit and run accident involving a driver and a parked car, jotted down the driver’s registration number and left it on the windshield of the struck car. Police attempted to locate the driver afterwards.

A Mason Street resident reported to police that his neighbors were arguing.

Saturday, July 18

A man complained about a barking dog at Union and Main streets. The call came in just before 2 a.m.

An anonymous caller complained to police at 4:03 a.m. that there was “loud music coming from between the lights.”

An Arlington Avenue woman complained that a third party posted inappropriate photos of her on a website.

Police dispersed several juveniles reported swimming off the docks and rocks at Shipyard Lane.

A DCYF worker asked that police go to Metacom Avenue to do a well-being check on several children, after receiving an anonymous tip that their mother was often intoxicated. Police looked into it and noted that both children were with their respective fathers. The woman was not intoxicated when they went to check, police said.

A white pickup truck struck a car parked on Miller Street but did not stop, a caller reported to police.

Police brought a noise meter to Matthew Drive to check on the volume of music following a complaint. The volume came in under the threshold on the town’s noise ordinance.

Carlos Natal, 38, of Johnston, was charged with driving on an expired license, or without a license, third or subsequent offense, after police pulled him over on Main Street just before 7:30 p.m.

Police returned to Matthew Drive for another noise complaint. Again, the volume came in under the town’s limit.

Sunday, July 19

Multiple callers reported hearing fireworks on Asselin Street.

Police spoke to a small group of people gathered in a Long Lane yard just before 3 a.m., after receiving a complaint from a neighbor.

Police looked for but could not locate a car driving all over the road and hitting curbs on Vernon Street, just after 1:30 p.m.

Fire crews extinguished a small mulch fire on Water Street called in at 3:19 p.m.

An officer was approached by a man who’d run out of gas. The officer brought him to the gas station so he could get enough to be on his way.

Police spoke to a resident after a caller complained about a dog locked in a parked unoccupied car on Market Street.

A Metacom Avenue woman reported being harassed by a neighbor.

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