Bristol Police log: Erratic school bus, graveyard golf

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bristol-police-cruiser3-300x2241Monday, May 19

A caller reported a school bus driver driving erratically, weaving over the center line and the fog line, on Metacom Avenue near Woodlawn Avenue. Officers made contact with the bus driver, finding out that the bus was experiencing suspension problems and was headed back to the yard. There were no children on the bus.

Three people were reportedly walking southbound on the Mt. Hope Bridge. Officers dispersed the group.

Tuesday, May 20

Reports of loud music coming from a home on Thompson Avenue at about 3:30 a.m. brought officers to the home. Two people were reportedly listening on the porch and were asked to bring the music inside for the night.

Officers responded to reports of a roommate dispute on Manchester Street. It was determined to be a civil matter.

Officers responded to three animal complaints, helping locate two missing dogs and clearing road kill.

Wednesday, May 21

A landscaper working along Hope Street called police to report he had accidentally cut a phone wire. Verizon was contacted.

A man wearing jeans and a black jacket was reportedly yelling and swearing loudly while walking at Hope and Church streets at about noon. Officers asked him to leave the area.

Two people were reportedly walking their bikes across the Mt. Hope Bridge, concerning at least one driver who called police. The couple was gone when officers arrived.

Thursday, May 22

Officers noted damage had been done to a fire hydrant at the corner of High and Bradford streets.

A dispute between a homeowner and a landscaper brought police to Gibson Road. There were no arrests.

Officers were also called to a fight on Gibson Road, determining it was just an argument and no action was necessary.

Friday, May 23

A red, four-door Honda Accord was reportedly stolen from Francis Street. It was soon recovered.

A caller on Metacom Avenue reported a squirrel may have run into the home. Officers referred the caller to Reliable Pest Control.

A caller reported a woman screaming in the area of Gorham Place at about 9 p.m. Officers determined the noise was from kids playing in the area.

Officers were called to Woodlawn and Metacom avenues for reports of people loitering in the area of Wolf Cemetery. The group was reportedly playing golf in the cemetery at about 9:30 p.m. Officers dispersed the group.

A noise complaint brought police to Ansonia Avenue and State Street at about 10 p.m. A group of people were reportedly playing with a go-cart in the street. They were gone when officers arrived.

Saturday, May 24

A caller complained of a landscaper throwing dirt into the road at Metacom Avenue and Chestnut Street. There was no evidence of wrong-doing.

A caller on Peck Avenue was concerned that an unknown man was riding a bike by the house at about 7:30 p.m. The bicyclist was gone before police arrived.

A taxi driver called to complain that a rider was refusing to pay the fare. When officers arrived, the fare was paid.

Sunday, May 25

Reports of shots fired brought police to Church Cove Road. Officers could not find the shooters, who were believed to be hunting deer.

Officers responded to a number of animal complaints Sunday, including roadkill, loose dogs, and a barking dog tied to a bumper.

Police responded to several noise complaints Sunday, mostly residents shooting off fireworks to celebrate the holiday weekend.

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  1. StillBroke said:

    “A caller reported a school bus driver driving erratically, weaving over the center line and the fog line, on Metacom Avenue near Woodlawn Avenue. Officers made contact with the bus driver, finding out that the bus was experiencing suspension problems and was headed back to the yard. There were no children on the bus.”

    Any vehicle experiencing that kind of difficulty is a danger to the public and should have been TOWED. Especially one as large as a school bus!! Imagine what would have happened if it struck a pedestrian walking along Metacom Ave where there are no sidewalks?

    • StillBroke said:

      Or, struck another vehicle head on when it crossed the center line? Obviously a dangerous situation that so concerned a citizen that they felt compelled to call the police.

  2. Wil DeGelt said:

    “A caller complained of a landscaper throwing dirt into the road at Metacom Avenue and Chestnut Street”
    “A caller on Peck Avenue was concerned that an unknown man was riding a bike by the house at about 7:30 p.m”
    “Officers responded to a number of animal complaints Sunday, including roadkill, loose dogs, and a barking dog tied to a bumper.”

    Obviously dangerous situations that so concerned citizens that they felt compelled to call the police.

    • StillBroke said:

      Good points Wil. I guess a some people will call about anything. However, if the bus was crossing both the center line and the fog line as reported, it was in no condition to be driven on public roads.

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