Warren police logs: Man finds grenade, but it's a dud


Monday, April 3
A DPW employee reported property damage at the Pete Sepe Pavilion.
A caller from Metacom Avenue asked for an officer to help keep the peace.
A caller at Kickemuit Middle School contacted police about a disobedient child.
Rescue was called for a girl on vernon Street who’d ingested bleach.
Police and rescue crews were dispatched to Gregg Drive for a man who’d been bitten by his dog.
Tuesday, April 4
Police got a call about a dead deer on Market Street, near the Highlander Charter School. Police notified the DEM.
An Almeida Drive man told police that his screen door appeared to have been tampered with. Police surmised the weather was responsible.
A caller complained about speeders on Vernon Street.
A truck carrying a backhoe on the bed took out street signs at Child Street and Long Lane.
Police were called to Third Street for an argument between a man and woman.
A caller from Almeida Drive reported that his vase was ringing. There was no clarification, but police said there was no problem.
Gray Doran, 29, of Providence, was charged with driving after the denial, suspension or revocation of his license, third or subsequent offense, after an accident on Market Street at 9:11 a.m.
A bike was reported stolen from an Arlington Avenue home.
Wednesday, April 5
A caller from Highview Avenue complained about a barking dog.
A Barrington man reported the theft or loss of two firearms from a Bradbury Street home. The man was cleaning out his parents’ home and discovered his father’s handgun, a smaller caliber weapon, missing. He also said he discovered that a small caliber pistol rifle, gone. He was certain the firearms were in the house, but couldn’t recall the last time he’d seen them.
An injured coyote was spotted on Main Street, near the Bristol line.
A caller reported finding an explosive device on Haile Street.
A Haile Street man found what he thought was a grenade in the basement. Police called the state fire marshal’s office, where officials concluded that it was inert.
Andre Costa, 24, of 22 Asselin St., Apt. 2, was charged with driving after the denial, suspension or revocation of his license, third or subsequent offense, following a traffic stop.
An injured coyote was spotted in St. Mary of the Bay Cemetery on Vernon Street.
Thursday, April 6
A caller from Davis Street reported being harassed by a downstairs neighbor.
A woman from Detroit Avenue asked that police remove her boyfriend from the home.
A Child Street woman called to report having an argument with her boyfriend. Police dispersed the man from the home.
A Union Street man came into the police station to report a domestic dispute.
Friday, April 7
A caller from Third Street complained that someone had taken without his permission.
A caller complained about solicitors on Hanley Farm Road.
A customer drove off from the transfer station on Birchswamp Road without paying.
A coyote was struck by a car on Vernon Street.
A Detroit Avenue man complained of the theft of items from his home.
A caller complained that a man was flying a drone over Market Street, disrupting traffic.
Fire crews responded to Elm Street for a report of heavy smoke in a home. Police noticed smoke coming out of the chimney and burning wood in the fireplace. There was significant damage in the kitchen, living room and chimney area.
A woman driving on Metacom Avenue called police to report that her ex-boyfriend was following her.
A caller from the Cumberland Farms on Market Street told police that a man chased a woman into the store, and then started to argue with employees before running off.
Saturday, April 8
A caller from Harris Avenue complained about loud music.
Police and animal control officers found and reunited a loose service dog with its owner.
Police spoke with a juvenile who was operating an off road vehicle on open space land on Paul Court.
Police investigated possible narcotics activity among juveniles at the Pete Sepe Pavilion.
A caller complained about a person illegally dumping on Seymour Street.
Brendon Kline, 18, of 648 Main St., was charged with obstruction of a police officer, after police got a call about a larceny on Arlington Avenue.
A 911 caller reported a possible drunk driver on Child Street.
A caller told police that a man and woman were shouting at each other, and pedestrians on Main Street.
Sunday, April 9
Jacob Cardoza
, 26, of Bristol, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, refusal to submit to a chemical test, and high speed pursuit, after police attempted to initiate a car stop on Butterworth Drive at 2:03 a.m.
A man whom a caller complained was yelling on Davis Street was apparently just talking loudly to a friend, police said.
A man and woman from Child Street complained of harassment from an ex-roommate’s brother.
Police got a complaint about an unwanted drunk man at a Metacom Avenue home.
A barking dog complaint came in from Vernon Street.
A loud music complaint came in from Long Lane.
A resident of Kickemuit Village reported a noisy upstairs neighbor.
A caller from Luther Street reported receiving threatening and harassing text messages.
Monday, April 10
A caller from Child Street reported being threatened by both her son and daughter.


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