Four men trying to sell cleaning supplies in Barrington last weekend face a day in Municipal Court.
Barrington police gave each of the men -- all from out of state -- a summons on Saturday, Sept. 7, for soliciting in town without the permit needed for hawking and peddling, said Police Chief John LaCross.
Police intervention started when the dispatcher received separate calls late Saturday afternoon from residents of the Highview Avenue and Hemlock Drive neighborhoods reporting the solicitations. The Highview Avenue caller, for instance, said a man carrying a backpack and rags in his pocket was going door to door in that part of town. He allegedly sold the caller some supplies without giving her a receipt for her purchase.
Patrol officers soon located four separate men apparently working out of an Econoline van. The men: William Pryor, 50, of McBee, S.C.; Joel D. Dasher, 49, of Raleigh, N.C.; Walter O. Brazier, 29, of Phoenix, Ariz., and Keelan T. Burgess, 22, of Riverdale, Ga.
The town ordinance on soliciting door to door calls only for the possibility of fines levied by Judge Francis Connor.