Search for missing Barrington teenager leads to three arrests

Newport man found with missing teenager’s phone

Posted 10/25/23

While conducting a search for a missing teenager on Friday, Oct. 20, Barrington Police located a Newport man wanted on two arrest warrants.  

Police said the man had been found in …

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Search for missing Barrington teenager leads to three arrests

Newport man found with missing teenager’s phone

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While conducting a search for a missing teenager on Friday, Oct. 20, Barrington Police located a Newport man wanted on two arrest warrants. 

Police said the man had been found in possession of the missing girl’s cell phone. The man told police he found the phone on the ground. 

While checking his ID, police discovered that Darin M. Grady, 18, of Newport, was wanted on two active warrants — a warrant from other RI police agency, and a warrant or capias from any district court. Police said one of the warrants was out of Warwick for receiving stolen goods. 

Barrington Police said they discovered that Grady had been in town for the sale of a stolen Xbox. Police later charged Leon M. Gagne, 19, of West Warwick, with receiving stolen goods under $1,500, and Aaliyah Gagne, 18, of Barrington, with receiving stolen goods under $1,500. Police said they located the stolen video game console and other accessories at a residence in Barrington. Police said the stolen goods were returned to their rightful owner. 

Teenager found

Barrington Police partnered with Rhode Island State Police and law enforcement from the RI Department of Environmental Management while searching for the missing Barrington teenager on Friday, Oct. 20. 

Police used multiple drones and K-9 units to search the wooded area surrounding Tiffany Pond. Police used the parking lot near the throwing circle on Upland Way as the staging area for the search. 

The drones and search dogs did not find the missing teenager, but an alert resident did. The resident called police after security cameras on his property spotted the girl huddled near the grill in his backyard. The girl was less than a quarter-mile from the search staging area. 

Barrington Police Chief Michael Correia said the girl was exhausted, but otherwise OK. 

A large police and fire department presence was seen on Cherry Lane shortly after the girl was found. 

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