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Friday, March 29, 2013


Unlucky on St. Paddy's, Caught Red-Handed
(Un)lucky Number 84

The luck of the Irish was not with the 84 people arrested at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Newport. Plot twist: most of those arrests were alcohol-related charges. According to Newport police, 37 people were cited with possession of alcohol in public while 31 minors were charged with possession of alcohol.

Fourteen more were charged with disorderly conduct with eight arrested on assault charges. Last, but not least, only two people were charged with urinating in public. 

Teen Tries to Sell Stolen Phone Back to Its Owner

One Barrington teen may find himself in the running for dumbest thief this week. The 19-year-old man’s friend managed to steal a phone from a fellow high school student’s gym locker. After putting the phone up for sale on Craiglist, the man was able to find a potential buyer rather quickly.

Unfortunately for him, he did not do his research on the buyer…but the buyer had certainly done his research. The buyer was actually the phone’s original owner, who promptly contacted police after he tracked down his phone – giving officers the man’s contact information as well as the identity of the student who allegedly stole the phone from his locker.

Caught Red-Handed

One angry Portsmouth man made it pretty easy for officers to identify him last week. Police were called after the man woke up a stranger at 2:30 a.m. after ringing her doorbell. He was reportedly looking for someone, but quickly realized he had the wrong house and left, but not before leaving bloody handprints over the resident’s door and house siding.

Police searched the area for an hour, but had no luck. It wasn’t until 8 a.m. that morning that the woman the man was seeking contacted police after he had allegedly sent her a text saying he wouldn’t be happy unless she “was buried in the ground.”

She identified the man to police and when they arrived at his home, he was there...with bloody hands. He admitted to the crimes and told officers his hands were bloody because he was “going through brush” to find the woman’s home.

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

We’re still trying to figure out the logistics on this one, but somehow a bird found its way into a clothes dryer last week in Warren. The owners called police. When officers arrived, the bird had fled the scene.