Officials tight-lipped about investigation at Warwick home

WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island State Police were seen investigating at a home in Warwick Wednesday, but officials have been mum on the details thus far.

State police troopers and the department’s mobile crime lab converged on 109 Louisiana Avenue before dawn.

Neighbors, puzzled by the ordeal, said they heard banging on the door and shouts of “state police” at about 1 a.m. Eyewitnesses said personnel entered the home with gear and came out with various items, but police have not yet said what was taken.

A truck was also seized from the driveway at about 4 a.m., according to neighbors.

Troopers later allowed Al Barrera into the home. Barrera, not happy about what unfolded, said he wanted to try and get the house back to normal.

“Secure it and put it back like how it was, if it could ever be that way,” he said Wednesday afternoon.

Barrera repeatedly mentioned his sons, but didn’t elaborate on why police entered the home under the cover of darkness.

“I’m a wreck about this,” he said. “These are my sons.”

It’s not clear if any arrests have been made.

Rhode Island State Police said they’re assisting their colleagues in Massachusetts in the case, and have directed our questions to the Bristol County district attorney’s office. Our calls to that office have so far gone unanswered.

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