WARWICK, RI — Warwick Police were called to an Oakland Beach home June 23 at 6:54 p.m. for a man who had broken into his estranged partner’s house, wrestling him to the ground and arresting him after he answered their knock.
Warwick Police arrested Michael Farman, 46, of 25 Cambridge Ave., Warwick, charging him with breaking and entering and resisting arrest.
Upon arriving at the scene, Officers Tyler Stone, Anthony D’Abrosca, and Michael Bailey responded to the call, finding Farman’s motorcycle parked outside the home. According to the break-in report, the motorcycle had alerted the homeowner to Stone’s presence.
Though the couple had been separated three years, Farman had been given access to the house to feed the dogs, but that arrangement was ended in September, according to the report.
After about 10 minutes of waiting and knocking on the front door of the house, Farman finally came outside to talk with the officers. Stone asked him to come down the steps to talk with them, but Farman ignored them and headed back toward the door. Stone, suspecting Farman was about to let the dogs, described by the owner as unfriendly and prone to attack strangers, out of the house and into the officers’ midst.
Stone grasped Farman and wrestled him to the ground with the help of the other officers as Farman struggled, according to the report. Once they managed to handcuff him, the officers carried him to a cruiser and placed him inside, then transported him to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where he was charged with resisting arrest and breaking and entering.
At the station, Farman admitted to climbing the fence to the home’s yard and through a back door to access the inside of the house, where he said he had been attempting to feed the dogs.
During his struggle with officers, Farman suffered scratches to his face. He was held as a bail violator.