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Barrington Police and Firefighters tracked down a local girl a short time after she was reported missing last week. A Barrington resident called police on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at about 7:25 p.m. to … more
A dead body was discovered along the edge of the Barrington River on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 18. Barrington Police Chief Michael Correia said a deceased male under the age of 30 was found near … more
The Barrington daycare that is being investigated by DCYF and Barrington Police for giving melatonin gummies to children had its license suspended in 2018 following an earlier DCYF … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — The controversial program of installing “red light” cameras at 10 busy intersections around East Providence received some “accidental” publicity … more
Barrington Police and DCYF are investigating a Barrington daycare where an employee allegedly gave melatonin gummies to children. According to multiple media reports, an employee at Kids Quarters … more
During a three-day span last week, the Barrington Police twice engaged in high speed pursuits.  On Thursday, Dec. 29, police spotted a car speeding through town at about 1:30 a.m. Officers … more
A widespread search for a missing Barrington child ended in relief about four hours after it started on New Year’s Eve. According to police, a 12-year-old Barrington girl went missing from … more
Barrington Police responded to separate drug-related incidents on Monday, Dec. 19. At about 9:40 a.m., Barrington school officials reached out to police regarding a middle school student who … more
Barrington Police Chief Michael Correia said about a half-dozen residents stopped into the station late last week to turn over firearm magazines that carried more than 10 rounds of ammunition, … more
The Barrington Police Department is looking to fill a number of recent vacancies, including the school resource officer job. Officer Corey Resendes had been working as the SRO for Barrington … more
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