BB guns fired at windows of homes in Warwick

BB guns fired at windows of homes in Warwick

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE) — BB guns are being fired into the windows of homes in the Oakland Beach area in Warwick. Currently, police are investigating three incidents. An 18-year-old was charged in one of the cases but police believe he’s not the only one doing this.

A pellet went through the window of one family’s living room window on Huron Street on February 29th.

During their investigation police found that 2 juveniles and a young adult next door were shooting cans in their backyard, when one of the pellets went through the window of the home next door, according to Ryan Sornberger, Detective Captain with the Warwick Police Department.

The 18-year-old is being charged with firing in a compact area, which is a misdemeanor.

The Warwick Police Department is also investigating two separate BB gun cases from a week earlier on Sandy Lane, on February 23rd.

Jeannette, who does not want us mentioning her last name, said her daughter and teenage granddaughter were sitting at their kitchen table in their home on Sandy Lane when it happened.

“They were playing scrabble,” Jeannette said. “All of a sudden we hear a ping noise and we look around and saw a hole in the window.”

Jeannette is afraid someone could get seriously hurt.

“Especially when my granddaughter is sitting there and my daughter is on the other side,” she said. “It’s really crazy. What if it hit her?”

Captain Sornberger said they received a call the same name from a next-door neighbor that a BB gun was fired at the tarp of his jeep.

Sornberger said the community should know the department takes bb gun incidents seriously.

“It’s still a weapon,” Sornberger said. “A BB gun is defined as a firearm. It’s a safety issue as well. Not just a nuisance with windows being broken.”

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