Warren PD: Many raccoon sightings and a very confused cat

Posted 5/20/22

Warren Police activity from May 9-16, 2022

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Warren PD: Many raccoon sightings and a very confused cat


Monday, May 9
A motor vehicle accident on Market Street was reported at 7:49 a.m.
A person came into headquarters to report a fraudulent check at 8:48 a.m.

A caller reported at 3:14 p.m. they were disgruntled that the officer responsible for directing traffic at Market and Main Streets wasn’t doing it “properly.” The officer said people had been unhappy due to the road work and resulting traffic.

Tuesday, May 10
An injured raccoon near Baker and Main Streets was transported to a wildlife rehabilitation facility at 2:00 p.m.

Bristol Police sent a “be on the lookout” (BOLO) at 1:46 p.m.for a suspect that had allegedly stolen a vehicle and might have a handgun.

A caller reported a motor vehicle accident with a parked car at 6:06 p.m. near Miller and Water Streets.

Wednesday, May 11
Police searched for two individuals at 4:34 a.m. on Joyce Street who had allegedly approached a woman, and then fled when she phoned police. They did not locate the individuals.

An injured raccoon evaded capture on Main Street at 7:44 a.m. but the following call log at 8:13 a.m. showed an injured raccoon being captured by the animal control officer near Main and Church Streets. It was transported to a wildlife rehabilitation facility.

A Touisset Road caller reported at 12:05 p.m. that baby raccoons had been wandering in their yard, but were gone upon arrival of authorities.

A caller on Water Street reported at 3:47 p.m. that juveniles had been spray painting a garbage can at the park and then fled on bicycles toward Main Street. A search for them came up negative, and police found spray paint on the rear of the bathroom building.

A skateboarder was reportedly interrupting traffic near Market and Main Streets at 3:59 p.m. but was gone when police arrived. The same skateboarder was reported in the area at 4:18 p.m. and was again gone when police arrived.

Thursday, May 12
Officers responded to a report at 7:34 a.m. from multiple callers saying that a roofing company had left chairs in the roadway that were disrupting traffic near Child Street and Arlington Avenue. The chairs were removed soon after.

Police responded to another report of young raccoons by a Barton Avenue resident’s shed. One was transported to a wildlife rehab at 9:39 a.m.

A caller on Main Street reported multiple plastic bags of a “white powder” on a property at 9:33 a.m. and suspected it was narcotics. Police reported it was not narcotics but disposed of the bags.

Police were called to Miller Street at 9:42 a.m. by a member of the Warren Fire Department in response to a female who had been harassing them. After speaking to her, police found out she was “upset because she believes the fire resources are not being used properly.”

Police administered Narcan to a woman on Metacom Avenue at 5:13 p.m. who was reported by a passerby as semi-conscious in her vehicle. She was transported to Rhode Island Hospital.

Police dispersed several juveniles near Barker Avenue and River View Street at 6:54 p.m. who were reportedly throwing rocks at wildlife and equipment at the end of the road.

Friday, May 13
A caller on Water Street reported at 10:31 a.m. that they believed their Apple Watch may have been stolen by a member of a moving company.

Barrington Police received a call about a man who was acting belligerent on the bike path and swearing at people, possibly on the Warren side. Nobody was found in the area.

At 1:29 o.m. police assisted a large turtle in crossing the road near Metacom Avenue and Franklin Street.

An intoxicated man was reported behind a Water Street establishment at 7:51 p.m. He was reported to have left the area before police arrived on a motorized bike. Police passed the information to Bristol PD, where the man lives.

Saturday, May 14
A passerby reported at 8:45 a.m. that there was a suspicious man in a car near Serpentine Road and Child Street who was filming people as they drove by. Police didn’t find anyone matching the description at the scene.

Another sick raccoon was reported on Union Street at 10:25 a.m. but was gone when authorities arrived.

A truck collision with a motorcycle was reported by multiple callers at 3:39 p.m. near Main and Washington Streets. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital and was reported to be conscious.

Robert Rioux, 51, of Warren, was arrested following an incident near Market and Turner Streets at 5:42 p.m. He was charged with domestic violence (disorderly conduct, first offense), and was arraigned and released later that evening.

A dine and dasher was reported by a Metacom Avenue establishment at 8:47 p.m.

Sunday, May 15
A caller reported to police at 11:06 a.m. that their boyfriend had not returned from a jet skiing trip the day before. Police were able to learn that the boyfriend had actually been arrested by another agency and was currently in custody.

A fraud complaint regarding puppies was reported on Emery Road at 12:23 p.m.

A caller on Market Street reported at 2:59 p.m. that an animal cage containing a cat had blown out of a truck bed and the truck continued down the road. Police found that the owner returned to the scene and retrieved the feline.

A juvenile altercation on Main Street was reported at 10:20 p.m. Police learned the fight started over a necktie.

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