Warren police: Drunken man wouldn't stop singing


Tuesday, May 30
Police got a call about an injured possum on Main Street.
A Brown Street resident reported being harassed by a neighbor.
Two men reported as being intoxicated in a Metacom Avenue parking lot were not, police who checked it out reported.
A Child Street resident reported that someone sent an inappropriate photo to a child.
Police helped a motorist locked out of a running car on Metacom Avenue.
Wednesday, May 31
A caller told police that someone painted graffiti in the bike path tunnel behind Burr’s Hill.
A Seymour Street resident called police at 4:36 a.m. to complain about a noisy rooster.
A Child Street resident complained of the strong odor of marijuana coming from the common area of an apartment building. Police checked it out but noted that the tenant in question wouldn’t open the door.
Michael B. Santos, 28, of Bristol, was arrested on a Bristol warrant, at the request of Bristol police.
Thursday, June 1
An Arlington Avenue resident complained that her 20-year-old son was acting up.
A Barney Street woman reported the theft of her Toyota Prius from her driveway.
The animal control officer went to Ann Court after a coyote sighting there.
A turtle became stuck in a Serpentine Road fence.
Two men were reported arguing on Main Street.
A Lyndon Street man reported that someone broke into his home.
An Adams Lane man complained that a neighbor’s goats were damaging her trees and eating her shrubs. The owner’s father said he would make restitution.
A caller complained about a motorcyclist revving his engine on Metacom Avenue. It turned out to be a person using a weed whacker at McDonald’s.
Friday, June 2
Police were asked to keep the peace between a constable serving an eviction notice, and a Franklin Street resident. The tenant agreed to be out by 6 p.m.
The Dean of Students of Kickemuit Middle School called police at 11:45 a.m. to report that three students had left. While police were looking for them, the three returned.
A coyote was spotted on Rollingwood Court.
A caller from Arlington Avenue complained about an unruly delivery driver.
A Harris Avenue resident complained that a neighbor had a large fire in a fire pit. Police said there was no problem; the fire was contained to the pit.
Saturday, June 3
A caller from Metacom complained about a large party.
A caller from Market Street complained about people using drugs.
A caller told police that while her son was at the park on Serpentine Road, the driver of a car who drove by asked him if he wanted any candy. The man was described as a black male wearing a black cap, driving a white minivan.
A Miller Street man called police at 9:15 p.m. to report that his neighbor, who was drunk, was outside singing. Police advised the man to quiet down but he struck up another tune just about an hour later, the original caller reported back.
Sunday, June 4
A caller from Brown Street complained theta four kids had just thrown an egg at him.
Police got a shoplifting call from a Main Street establishment.
A caller from Parker Avenue complained that a neighbor was riding his motorcycle with his toddler aboard. The police spoke to him.
A panhandling complaint came in from State Street. As a result, Robert A. Ivey, 47, of Newport, was charged with disorderly conduct. It was Mr. Ivey’s third arrest on similar charges in six months.
A Long Lane resident complained that a neighbor was playing music too loudly.
Frank D. Calenda, 59, of 20 Croade St., Apt. 1, was charged with driving under the influence of liquor or drugs, first offense (BAC .1 to .15) and driving after the denial, suspension or revocation of his license, third or subsequent offense.
Monday, June 5
A dog somehow ended up on the roof of a Child Street building, and the animal control officer came out.


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