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A resident on Henry Drive called Barrington police on Saturday, Dec. 1, at about 9 p.m. after he realized some bottles of wine had gone missing from his home. The resident told police that he and his … more
A Winthrop Drive resident contacted Barrington police on Friday afternoon, Nov. 30, regarding a civil matter. The resident told police that his neighbor had hired a tree company to trim limbs off … more
Barrington police charged a 73-year-old Cranston woman with shoplifting-misdemeanor after she allegedly tried to steal eight items from Shaw's Supermarket in the Barrington Shopping Center on Friday, … more
PORTSMOUTH — Here are some highlights from the Portsmouth Police report from over the past week: Thursday, Nov. 29 Lee E. Skalski, 29, of 520 Providence St., West Warwick, was … more
A juvenile and adult are facing charges in connection with a stabbing last Tuesday that left a man with a punctured lung. Mason D. Jones, 19, of 726 Main St., and a juvenile, 15, were each charged … more
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Police Officer Jean Stewart had collected so many donated gifts Saturday that it didn’t look like she’d be able to fit them all in her … more
PORTSMOUTH — A gun that was reported stolen from a Massachusetts home earlier this month was recovered by Portsmouth Police Sunday night at an Island Park bar. According to Detective … more
The Barrington Police Department is looking for the people responsible for igniting a "sparkler bomb" near the intersection of Sowams Road and Barneyville Road on Monday afternoon, Nov. … more
One family’s Thanksgiving got off to a terrible start after police were called to their home on Bay View Avenue. A caller from inside the residence reported a domestic assault at 9:36 a.m. on … more
Barrington Police Chief John LaCross picked up a new title this week: Town manager.  Well, it's actually "acting town manager." The longtime police chief in Barrington is serving as acting … more
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