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Police Log: Arrests at Autumnfest

The following arrest information was supplied by the Woonsocket Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

Grabbing of beer leads to stabbing

Thomas George Lamoureux, 51, of 154 Pond St. was arrested on Saturday after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend's brother, then leaving the scene to go to Autumnfest.  According to reports, Lamoureux went to visit a girl at 56 Hazel St. late Saturday afternoon. The girl was out, but she arrived home via taxi with beer and according to her brother, David Michaud, Lamoureux "rushed his sister and tried to take her beer." The girl reportedly pushed Lamoureux away and Michaud told police the suspect pushed his sister back.

Upset that Lamoureux pushed his sister, Michaud told police that he walked towards the suspect carrying a wheelchair. A struggle ensued and according to Michaud, when he escaped Lamoureux's grasp, he saw that he'd been cut. Reports state that Michaud had a three-inch cut which would require stitches.

Lamoureux allegedly left the scene and was located by detail officers and EMTs at Autumnfest. It was discovered that the suspect also had warrants and he was taken in on charges of domestic assault, larceny under $500, domestic vandalism and felony assault with a dangerous weapon.

Desperate for a beer

William Charron, 21, of 380 Blackstone St. was arrested at Autumnfest around 7 p.m. Saturday evening after a detail officer refused to let him in to the Beer Garden. According to reports, Charron pleaded with the officer, then walked around to the side of the area and climbed a ten-foot chain link fence to get in. According to reports, he landed on a picnic table that was full of patrons. When as officer grabbed him to escort him out of the garden, Charron allegedly resisted, escaping the officer's grasp twice. Two officers were knocked to the ground while trying to arrest Charron and patrons began throwing beer at them. Charron was taken in for disorderly conduct.

Other police activity

Brett George Coderre, 21, of 137 Crawford St. was arrested on Clinton St. around 10 p.m. for disorderly conduct.

Robert Gonzalez, 24, of 240 South Main St., Attleboro, was arrested at for disorderly conduct.

English first October 17, 2011 at 01:27 PM
I have never been to the beer tent. I am sure 99.9% of its visitorsare great. I know so many people enjoy it year after year. But you do not need beer for a good festival. If I am not mistaken there is no beer at Waterfire in Providence and it is a very successful event. Just saying....
Anonymous October 17, 2011 at 06:06 PM
@English First - My comment is warranted and unbiased. Contrary to belief this country is still free to speak your mind. If it was illegal to name the officers I speak about, and believe me I have them all, I would gladly say the names. There are 17 names of police officers in this city whom have demonstrated the above stated behavior. @Sandy Phaneuf - You are welcome. And I would be happy to say that these incidents were prior to the new chief but sadly, that is not the case. While I do believe he has done a good job, in a bad situation, it's difficult to "control" what each cop is doing. Furthermore, I will mention one case that happened last month on Saturday, September 10th outside Party Town. 2 patrol cars were sitting in the parking lot, noticably chit chatting and failing the notice that 2 cars nearly collided with a woman walking across the street. When screaching brakes were rampant, what did those 2 officers do? Nothing! Continued to sit in their cars until another officer got to the scene and then 1 took off down front street and the other got out of his car to assist. I was in Party Town for over 30 minutes and loading items in my car when this happened. I wish I could say I was shocked, but I've become numb to this behavior. Perhaps the chief would be best to patrol the city in an unmarked car so he can see the behavior of his cops. Lazy! I stand by my statements.
Uncle Ben October 17, 2011 at 07:45 PM
@Anonymous, I hear ya, here is something I went through the day the new Chief was signed in. And Susan Menard was Mayor, 1 day I was walking down the street and heard the sound of tires sreaching and look down this embankment and noticed a police car in the middle of crashing, I seen it all and was the person to call 911, anyway I ran down to make sure the officer was alright, he was so I stayed until help arrived, when help did arrive it was another policeman, the officer in the car was real nice to me and thanked me for looking out for him, anyway when the officer seen me talking to the crash victim he yelled to me get of here or you'll be arrested, I asked why ? he said this is none of your business and to leave, I snapped a few pictures with my phone. The next day I went to city hall to complain, in doing so they did a little invetigating and noticed the accident wasn't reported, there was a tow truck that was called to pick up the car, and they had it on record. Luckily I seen it all and remembered the tow company that came. After it was all figuered out I recieved a phone call from the new Chief asking if I could go there and talk with him, he was nice about it and invited the officer in the meeting so that he can Apoligize to me, and it was all over, now I think I blew my cover, lol anyway ya see ? it happens.
Brina M. October 18, 2011 at 07:33 PM
its not the tent..... most problems happen near the rides ......
Uncle Ben October 18, 2011 at 07:48 PM
yeah, its the people going on the rides after getting drunk and falling all over everyone.

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