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OMG PD: Cow Heist, Getaway Swim, Alias Awry

We compile the odd, unusual and ‘oh my gosh’ police items from throughout the region.

OMG PD: Cow Heist, Getaway Swim, Alias Awry


A Tiverton farmer  in broad daylight last week, no joke. In a strange case of New England cattle rustling, a Connecticut farmer, claiming the Tiverton farmer owed him money, confessed to police that he came by himself and took the cattle back to his farm in North Stonington. The cows were quarantined and tested, and  to the farm in Tiverton. The Connecticut farmer faces larceny over $500 (a felony) and theft of animals.

Teen driver in over his head

After reportedly , causing it to fall into the hood of his car, one Portsmouth teen thought it would be a good idea to flee the police by swimming away. Police responded to a marina for a report of a crash, and when they arrived, found the teen hiding behind a boat. He fled, jumping into Mount Hope Bay. Two officers swam after. When they caught up, the teen began splashing and assaulting them. Police soon got him into custody and noticed an aroma of alcohol. He was charged with the following: driving under the influence; obstruction of an officer in the execution of duty; two counts, simple assault; resisting arrest; and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Ill-fated alias

One 20-year-old Massachusetts woman had a game plan during Newport St. Patrick's Day festivities: If she had to deal with police, she'd use a different name and ID. The girl's name on the ID she chose to use? The  from Lynn, MA. When seen by police drinking from a Solo cup in the street, the woman explained where the booze came from, handed over the ID and was cited. Newport police were soon contacted by the police captain from Lynn, saying his daughter is overseas and the woman cited is not his daughter. The woman arrested was then identified, and also charged with possession of alcohol by a minor and unlawful drinking by misrepresenting age. The woman overseas apparently didn't know her ID was in someone else's possession.

Police enforce vow to never eat at pizza joint

A no-trespass order is making sure a 60-year-old man keeps his promise to . The North Kingstown establishment delivered a pizza to the man one night, and he visited the next day to tell them it was "horrible" and he was going to tell all his friends not to order from Pier Pizza again. He left, but then an employee “flipped him off” through the window. The man reportedly came back in and yelled, "why don’t you [expletive] come outside and I’ll kick your [expletive]! No one replied, so he left. Police later issued the order.

Drunk driver hits car followed by a cop

A man faces a DWI charge with injury resulting after his car reportedly crossed the center lane in the early morning hours in Johnston and . That car with an 80-year-old woman in the passenger seat, was being followed by a police cruiser.

The elderly woman was transported from the scene for treatment of multiple broken bones, and the man reportedly blew a .187 BAC — twice — on the breathalyzer at the police station.

Band practice is over

A  from Cranston now sings the blues after police had to return to his second floor apartment where he was reportedly laying down more heavy beats after his neighbors' bedtimes. When officers arrived, they couldn't get anyone to answer to the door due to the loud noise. When there was a break in the beat officers knocked repeatedly, and the man eventually came to open the door. He was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.


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