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The alleged assailants in the robbery-stabbing incident in city last weekend are considered the prime suspects in two more thefts that took place in recent days in two nearby Southeastern … more
A Mathewson Lane resident in Barrington called police at about 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29, after she heard someone screaming for help. A police officer responded to the area and saw the … more
A Barrington Middle School official contacted police on Thursday, Nov. 30, regarding a suspicious piece of candy. A student had gone to the office with the candy — he had gotten it during … more
Barrington police charged Ervina Sinko, 42, of Fall River, with larceny of a motor vehicle, after she allegedly took a friend's car, drove it onto Barrington Beach at about 9 p.m. on Sunday night, … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — A customer was stabbed and taken to hospital after trying to thwart an armed robbery attempt at the Town Wine & Spirits liquor store on Newport Avenue in Rumford late Saturday … more
Barrington Police will host a “Fill the Cruiser” event on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. at "Barrington Glows" at the Barrington Town Hall. Barrington Police Officers are asking … more
Barrington police officers and firefighters conducted an intense search for a missing 12-year-old boy inside Vets Park late Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 21. A Barrington woman called police at about … more
Barrington police received a call from the Newbury (Mass.) Police Department regarding a larceny and a fraudulent bank transaction. The Newbury officer told the Barrington officer that a woman in … more
Monday, Nov. 20 The animal control officer advised people out walking a dog without a leash on Vernon Street about leash laws. The fire department was called out to Water Street for a fire; it … more
A 17-year-old Barrington boy is facing a slew of charges from police after he allegedly slept one night inside the high school and another inside the Barrington United Methodist Church. A … more
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