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The Barrington Town Council made a special presentation at its meeting on Monday night, praising the work of Barrington Police Chief John LaCross, who will officially retire on Friday, Feb. … more
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, Barrington Police charged Stephen J. Carter, 35, of Warren, with possession of a controlled substance, and driving in possession of a controlled substance. An officer on … more
Barrington Police responded to the Ledge Road/Highview Avenue neighborhood last week, after residents complained about neighbors who were pumping water onto the street.  Once officers arrived … more
On Saturday, Jan. 12, a Barrington resident contacted police after she received a strange voicemail on her cell phone. The message sounded like a young girl in distress, looking for her … more
Barrington Police responded to a domestic dispute that occurred in the woods at Haines Park earlier this month. East Providence Police called Barrington Police at about 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. … more
Barrington Town Manager Jim Cunha has named Captain Dino DeCrescenzo as the town’s next police chief. Capt. DeCrescenzo, a 33-year veteran of the department, will begin serving in that position … more
Barrington Police are warning local business owners and residents about an alleged scam.  Officials said a letter has been received by local folks that solicits money for a "Barrington High … more
An employee at the Bayside YMCA contacted police on Sunday, Dec. 23, at about 12:30 p.m. to report a suspicious person at the establishment.  The YMCA employee told police he was working at … more
A Barrington resident contacted police on Tuesday, Dec. 18, after receiving a strange and disturbing letter in the mail. Barrington Police said more than a dozen people who had attended a specific … more
He was just trying to wish his sister a happy birthday, but instead a Barrington man was threatened with a nasty text. The local man contacted police on Wednesday, Dec. 12, and told an officer … more
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