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Barrington police issued a warning to the Talbots store in the Barrington Shopping Center on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for violating the plastic bag ban. A resident stopped into the station and showed … more
A Barrington resident created quite a scene inside the Barrington Town Hall on Monday, June 12, in response to the marriage certificate form that he was given by town officials. According to … more
Barrington police charged a 13-year-old Barrington boy with shoplifting and a 14-year-old Barrington boy with receiving stolen goods after the two were involved in a shoplifting incident at a local … more
A Barrington woman nearly got herself banned from the Starbucks in town last week.  According to police, the coffee shop's manager had called the police station on Monday, Jan. 23 and … more
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Warren police seized a large amount of weaponry and ammunition after getting a call about a man firing weapons last Thursday, June 15. Keith A. Raposa, 31, was charged with firing in the compact … more
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An off-duty Rhode Island State Police officer helped Barrington police apprehend two men who fired off a handgun in the middle of a residential neighborhood on Saturday afternoon, March … more
Warren police have located a Warren girl missing since late April. Deputy Warren Police Chief Joseph Loiselle said Maraysha Hicks, 16, was located earlier this week, though he would not give … more
Bristol Police have arrested the man allegedly responsible for the death of a Bristol woman found in her home Friday evening. Raymond Paiva, 24, of 34 Sowams Road, has been charged with murder in … more
Warren is welcoming the new year with two new police officers. Bristol resident Mason Hinken, 23, graduated from the Rhode Island Municipal Police Training Academy last Tuesday and has started 12 … more
It reads like a Hollywood movie script, but it's real and it happened in Barrington. According to a federal court document, a group of children playing in some woods near the Wampanoag Trail last … more
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