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Child Abduction Report Proves False

Family dispute over children blamed for report of possible child abduction on the East Bay Bike Path.

A report of a possible child abduction on Saturday morning, April 14, on the East Bay Bike Path near Washington Road was proven false.

Barrington police said the report was made because of a family dispute involving a father and his children, who remain in his custody. The incident was called in to police about 10:40 am. No other details were made available.

Police said they would contact the RI Department of Children Youth and Family about the incident.

Camera goes missing from church

A digital camera has been reported missing from the desk of the pastor of the Barrington Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Patrick Notley reported the missing camera to Barrington police on Wednesday, April 11. It is valued at about $150.

The pastor said he noticed that the camera was gone from his desk the day before he reported its possible theft to police.

Girl bitten by pit bull

An 11-year-old Bristol girl is recuperating from puncture wounds inflicted by a pit bull bite in Barrington.

The girl was visiting friends at a home on Whipple Avenue on April 3 when the dog bit her left forearm about 4 pm, police said. The attack by the dog was not reported to Barrington police until a week later.

The dog has been quarantined because it was not up to date on its rabies vaccine, police said.

Spray-painting vandals at it again

The concession stand at Chianese Field and the Maple Avenue Plaza were the targets of vandals again last week.

At least that's when reports of vandals using spraypaint to tag the buildings were made to the Barrington police.

The reports came in a minute apart at 3:48 am and 3:49 am on Monday, April 9. There was no indication of who made those early-morning calls to the police dispatcher.

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