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Warwick Man Pushes into Sandy Lane Window Wielding Knife June 10

The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.
The Warwick Police Department is located at 99 Veterans Memorial Drive.

WARWICK, R.I.  — A Warwick man pushed his arm, knife in hand, through the window of an apartment at 815 Sandy Lane  June 10 at 1:31 a.m., pushing a window fan into a bedroom, waking a couple and threatening to stab a man, according to a Warwick Police report.

The man, Joseph M. Woods, 22, of 185 Bellman Ave., Warwick, had displayed stalker-type behavior in the past, according to the woman in the bedroom, police said.

Woods was only able to put his arm through the window, pressing his face against the screen as he attempted to push into the house, according to the report. As the couple woke and became aware of his presence, Woods told the man to come outside and that he intended to stab him.

Police were unable to find Woods when they arrived at the address, but a witness told them he’d seen Woods head east on Sandy Lane, according to the report. Officer Derek Hagopian found Woods walking toward his home and arrested him, then transported him to Warwick Police Headquarters, 99 Veterans Memorial Drive, where he was charged with domestic breaking and entering, and disorderly conduct.

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He was arraigned on the charges in Third District Court June 10, where he was issued a domestic no contact order for the woman, scheduled for a court screening July 15 and released on a $10,000 bond/personal recognizance.

Author: Rob Borkowski

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