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Police responded to the Barrington River Bridge at about 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, after a man said he was going to jump from the bridge. A woman called police to say she was with the man, and … more
Barrington police said three local businesses failed a tobacco sales compliance check conducted last week. On Thursday, Oct. 11, a 16-year-old boy who was serving as a police decoy entered nine … more
On Sunday, Oct. 7, Barrington police responded to the Sage Gymnasium at St. Andrew's School at about 11:10 a.m. for a disturbance. Officers spoke with a 26-year-old man who said he was a coach and … more
Barrington police responded to three separate incidents for missing children last week. On Thursday, Sept. 27, a woman called police at about 10 a.m. after her daughter went missing. The woman … more
A Barrington husband and wife told police that they believe the babysitter they hired may have been taking pictures of their children. On Monday, Sept. 24, the parents told officers that their … more
A Rumstick Road resident in Barrington contacted police on Monday, Sept. 17, after she noticed some pieces of jewelry missing from her home. The resident said the jewelry went missing between Aug. … more
The body of a 64-year-old East Providence woman was pulled from the water at Barrington Beach on Saturday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. A witness told police she had seen the woman floating face-down in … more
They are made of plastic, stand four feet tall, cost about $400 each, and are designed to save lives. Barrington officials recently installed eight new traffic signs at some of the town's busiest … more
A Barrington police officer on traffic patrol spotted a vehicle parked in the middle of the road on Tall Pines Drive at 2:25 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16. As the officer approached the vehicle, three … more
An Alfred Drown Road resident in Barrington stopped into the police station on Monday, Aug. 13, to report a larceny. The woman said that about a month ago she discovered some of her jewelry was … more
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