Warren police logs: Man charged with obstruction after traffic stop


Monday, March 20
A caller from Federal Street said he got into an altercation with an acquaintance, who threatened to stab him before walking out onto the bike path. Barrington police caught up with the man near St. John’s Church, but didn’t arrest him.
A caller reported buying a car from a Lambert Lane resident. The buyer told police the car is not running and the seller refused to refund their money. Police talked to both sides and advised them of their options.
An injured coyote was spotted on Vernon Street.
Police got a report of boys knocking over garbage cans around Union Street.
Police said reports of gunshots fired around New Industrial Road were unfounded.
Tuesday, March 21
Police disposed of spent syringes found at Kinnicutt Avenue and Schoolhouse Road.
A Warren man came to the police station to speak to an officer about his son’s behavior.
A Mason Street resident ask that police remove an intoxicated woman from the home.
Wednesday, March 22
Joshua P. Luis, 31, of 1 Overhill Road, was charged with obstruction of a police officer, and arrested on an outstanding bench warrant from Sixth Division District Court in Providence, after a car in which he was a passenger was pulled over on Metacom Avenue just before 1 a.m.
Polie were asked to respond for an unwanted intoxicated man on Union Street.
A Child Street man told police that his daughter had been threatened by the owner of a dog that bit her a day earlier.
Thursday, March 23
A coyote was spotted on Cole Street. A few hours later, a similar call came in from Avenue A.
School officials found a knife on a student at Kickemuit Middle School.
Police were called to Water Street at 5:08 p.m. for a man who was acting strangely.
A caller complained that a person in a car was driving from yard to yard, looking onto properties with the aid of a flashlight.
Friday, March 24
A caller from Metacom Avenue report that “his neighbor is playing his guitar.”
A Child Street woman reported receiving harassing telephone calls.
A coyote was spotted waling down Cutler Street at 10:14 a.m.
A bicycle parked on Child Street was vandalized, the owner said.
Police got a call about a child being assaulted by a coach on Main Street at 7:59 p.m.
Saturday, March 25
A Greene Street man said he saw on his home security camera that his ex was inside his home.
Sunday, March 26
A Child Street resident reported possible identity fraud, after a Social Security card was taken from his car while it wa parked in Warwick.
A Main Street woman asked that police disperse two men who were loitering and smoking outside her home. The smoke was coming through her open window, she said.
Emergency crews were called to Baker Street for a woman who may have accidentally ingested Pine-Sol.


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