A Lincoln Navigator SUV had to be pulled out of Hundred Acre Cove Wednesday afternoon, July 20, after it drifted down the boat ramp at Walker Farm and into the water, according to Barrington police.
The vehicle was described as three-quarters submerged, police said. It is owned by a Swansea resident who was pulling a boat out of the water.
Details are a bit sketchy, but it appears that the Navigator’s rear tires went flat while trying to extract the boat around 4:45 pm. The boat was taking on water because the bilge pump was not working, police were told.
A tow truck pulled the SUV out of the cove, police said. Water damage appeared to be extensive, with water even seeping into the glove box. The vehicle could not be started, police said.
Teen faces alcohol charge
A 17-year-old boy was charged by Barrington police on Monday evening, July 18, with underage possession of alcohol.
The teen was spotted sitting in a car without its lights on at the nursery on Sowams Road by a police officer on routine patrol. The vehicle pulled out of the lot and passed the officer, police said, who then pulled over the car.
Three 12-ounce cans of beer were found in the backseat, police said. The teen first said the beer belonged to his parents, who were contacted after the boy was arrested.
Woman picked up on warrant
A Providence woman, 31, was picked up on a 6th District Court bench warrant by Barrington police on Tuesday evening, July 19.
Erin A. Francis, of Allens Avenue, was traveling south on County Road near the Bruegger’s Bagels store at Waseca Avenue when a police officer noticed the windshield was cracked. The officer pulled over the vehicle.
A routine check of her license discovered the warrant, police said, which was issued when he didn’t appear in court to make payment on an unknown charge.
Woman alleges sexual advances
Barrington police are investigating a complaint of unwanted sexual advances on a 30-year-old woman working as an intern at the medical center on Maple Avenue.
The woman told police that a former boss at one of the medical offices in the building allegedly made improper advances last March. She filed the complaint on Wednesday, July 20, at around 2:03 pm.
Year-old theft reported
Barrington police are investigating an alleged theft at a Winsor Road home that occurred about a year ago.
A woman told police on Wednesday afternoon, July 20, that four rings valued at $200 each and an accordion valued at $2,000 were stolen from her father’s house.
Woman, boy steal shoes, mask at CVS
The manager of the CVS/pharmacy on County Road reported to police on Wednesday, July 20, a brazen theft from the store at about 6:14 pm.
Police said a woman in her mid to late 20s entered the store with a boy believed to be about 4 years old. She walked with the boy to a row with beach accessories, where she picked up a pair of Dogger’s sneakers in his size. The boy also picked up a swim mask.
The couple then walked out of the store with the items, got into a white mini-van and drove away north on County Road. The manager did not get a license plate number. Police are investigating.