Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Barrington police arrest a North Kingstown man who allegedly made illegal contact with a Barrington couple he reportedly harassed with crank calls.
A North Kingstown man was charged by Barrington police last Saturday with two violations of a no-contact order within hours of each other. The order is held by an elderly Linden Road couple. Joseph D. Mullen, 58, of Post Road, violated the protective order twice on April 20. He was charged at around 4:44 pm and then again at 6:42 pm, according to Barrington police incident reports. The man, reportedly a nephew of the man, 90, and the woman, 77, is not allowed to make contact with the victims because he allegedly began making crank and obscene calls to them last August, according to Barrington police. He reportedly made contact with them again six or seven times last Saturday, according to the incident report. Mullen was arrested and …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Two Barrington men allegedly assaulted another Barrington man last Saturday at the Democratic Club bar.
Two Barrington men face simple assault charges after they allegedly beat up another Barrington man last Saturday, April 20, at the Democratic Club bar. Gary D. Munroe, 49, of 246 Sowams Road, and Grady Wojcik, 49, of 20 Lake Drive, were arrested by Barrington police officers at about 11:30 pm. They were charged with assaulting a Whipple Avenue man, 52. The incident occurred soon after the victim apparently got into a verbal altercation with Munroe and Wojcik interceded, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. The victim was allegedly punched and scratched by both men, LaCross said. He suffered cuts and abrasions on his chin, cheeks and ears. Other patrons at the club on Roffee Street broke up the fight before police officers arrived, he…
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
A panic bar alarm chased off a would-be burglar last week at Center ACE Hardware with employees in the Barrington store.
A panic bar alarm on a rear door apparently scared off someone trying to break into the Center ACE Hardware store last Wednesday morning, April 3 -- with employees in the building. The would-be intruder -- apparently not aware the store was occupied -- used a pry bar to open the door on the Woodland Road side of the building. Police officers investigating the incident found scratch marks at the top of the door. The alarm rang about 7:50 am, according to the police report. Workers ran outside to see if they could find the would-be intruder. No one was spotted running away.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A student found the brass-colored casing near a curb at Barrington High School.
A casing from a fake bullet sparked a bit of a stir at Barrington High School last Wednesday morning, April 3. The brass-colored casing was found by a student outside the school building near a front curb, according to Barrington police. The student turned it over to Principal Joseph Hurley, who contacted the police department. Det. Lt. Dino DeCrescenzo and Det. Ben Ferreira responded to the school at about 9:16 am. They soon identified the casing as an imitation. “It was clearly fake,” said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. “You could pull a bullet out of it to reveal a space to conceal something small.” There was nothing found inside the casing, he said. No other action was taken at the school.
Monday, April 8, 2013
Two Barrington houses not far from the East Bay Bike Path heading toward Warren were reported burglarized last Thursday, continuing a spate of illegal entries.
Two more break-ins of Barrington houses within minutes of each other not far from the East Bay Bike Path heading toward Warren were reported to the police last Thursday morning, April 4. The break-ins continue a spate of burglaries in Barrington and, possibly, in nearby towns by the same thief or thieves, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. "Detectives are working on leads and keeping in touch with police in East Providence, Warren and Portsmouth," LaCross said. "But we still need neighbors' help. Anyone who sees anything suspicious should call us immediately at 911." Or, you can use the police department tip line at 437-3933 if you have noticed something suspicious in the past, LaCross said. A suspicious vehicle or someone hanging …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Barrington police arrest Matthew B. Grieve, 18, and charge him with a DUI and refusing to submit to a chemical test.
A young Barrington man faced a drunk driving charge after he was pulled over early Friday morning last week. Matthew B. Grieve, 18, of 5 Christine Drive, and two friends were heading east on County Road at about 1:50 am. The Honda Accord he was driving was spotted by a Barrington patrol officer with brake lights and tail lights reportedly not working. The officer followed the vehicle north on New Meadow Road before pulling it over, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. The officer reportedly noticed that Grieve had bloodshot and dilated eyes, slurred speech and was acting lethargic, said LaCross. The officer asked Grieve to take a field sobriety test, which he failed, according to the arrest report. He refused to take a Breathalyzer…
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Barrington Police Chief John LaCross provides update to the report that a 'prowler' was scared off the porch of a County Road home on Easter Sunday.
As it turns out, the so-called Easter "prowler" at a home on County Road in Barrington was simply looking for his dog. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross provided an update to the story early Tuesday morning. "A follow-up to the (incident report) revealed that it was two neighbors who were looking for their lose dogs," LaCross said. "The neighbor saw the dog on the porch and when he went to get him, the dog took off. "At that time, the County Road resident came to the door and saw only a man running away off his porch, not knowing that he was trying to catch his pet dog," the police chief said. The initial police report indicated that the homeowner saw a white male walk up onto the porch shortly before a porch light was turned on. The …
A Providence man is charged with drunk driving after his BMW is pulled over near Walker Farm in Barrington early Monday morning.
An Easter Sunday visit to a friend in Barrington ended early Monday morning, April 1, in a Barrington jail cell for a Providence man charged with driving drunk. Oleg T. Kazakov, 44, of Grotto Avenue, was traveling north on County Road at about 1:45 am when a patrol officer noticed his 2010 BMW swerve across the double-yellow line into the southbound lane. The officer began tailing the vehicle and noticed it cross the double-yellow line two more times before it got to Walker Farm, said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. Kazakov’s vehicle was pulled over near Walker Farm. He exhibited many of the signs of being inebriated, including slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. He also admitted to the police officer that he had been drinking – two…
Monday, April 1, 2013
Barrington police search neighborhoods south of County Road between Riverside line and Haines park after a prowler walks onto a porch of a home on County Road.
Was the prowler thinking about breaking into their house on County Road on Easter Sunday evening? Barrington police received a call yesterday about 8:41 pm that a white male walked up onto the porch of the home a few minutes before he was scared away by the owners turning on a porch light. The homeowners saw the man walk across a side yard and through the back yard to get to the back porch, they told police. He was described as about 5-9 and wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. Barrington Police Chief John LaCross would not speculate on whether the man might be the same one who has been burglarizing homes in Barrington over the past 10 days. Four patrol officers conducted a search of the County Road area near the Riverside border and …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A Baron Road couple who fell asleep on a couch may have avoided a break-in to their Barrington home through an unlocked sliding-glass door.
A Baron Road couple dodged an early-morning break-in to their home by falling asleep on a nearby couch. A 48-year-old man reported to Barrington police early last Thursday morning that he saw through a sliding glass door a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt walking away from his home. He and his wife had fallen asleep on a couch about 7 feet from the door. The man contacted police about 12:47 am. The sliding door was “breached,” said Barrington Police Chief John LaCross. The door does not have a lock but is usually secured by a wedge laid into the track to keep it closed, said LaCross. The man said they had not yet wedged the door shut because the couple hadn’t turned in for the night. Investigating officers found footprints outside the …