Good Samaritans Surface on 3 Straight Days

Lost property found by three Barrington residents returned by police to three other residents.

Barrington Police cruiser outside of police station on Federal Road.
Barrington Police cruiser outside of police station on Federal Road.

Three Good Samaritans did good deeds in Barrington last week on three consecutive days.

A Lincoln Avenue man spotted a briefcase, an iPod and case of bottle water sitting in front of the Barrington High School on Thursday, Jan. 23, at about 6:20 pm while he was traveling west. 

The man stopped, picked up the items and delivered them to the Barrington Police Station on Federal Road. 

A bit of investigation by the police found the owner, a Highland Avenue resident, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. He soon claimed his property at the police station.

A day later, a second Good Samaritan found a woman’s wallet on New Hampshire Avenue at about 5 pm. She brought the wallet to the police station.

The wallet contained the woman’s identification. She was contacted by the police and stopped by the station the next day to claim her property. 

Then, on Saturday, Jan. 25, a woman found a Citizens Bank debit card in Shaw’s supermarket in the Barrington Shopping Plaza. She dropped it off at the police station.

The debit card owner’s address and contact information were traced through an in-house check. The card was soon returned to the owner, a 55-year-old Barrington woman.

It was really nice to see people doing good deeds for other people, said LaCross.


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