Bristol police charge 70-year-old man with B&E into retired priests’ home

Bristol police charge 70-year-old man with B&E into retired priests’ home


bpd signMonday, Jan. 14
Police responded to Mt. Hope High School at 1:50 p.m. after school officials suspected a student of being in possession of marijuana. After speaking with Turell Finona-Boyd, 18, of Warren, police found a brown, leafy substance and charged him with possession of marijuana.

Tuesday, Jan. 15
A woman called police to complain that she had been assaulted by a man at a Wood Street residence. When police arrived at 7:20 p.m., they were met outside by a woman who said she was struck in the face by a man inside. When police questioned the man, who had a cut over his eye and bruising on his forehead, he claimed that the woman, Crystal A. Crossen, 32, of 247 Wood St. Apt. 2 struck him several times. Ms. Crossen, who had no visible injuries, was charged with domestic simple assault/battery.

Wednesday, Jan. 16
At 9:30 a.m., school officials contacted police after noticing that a 16-year-old girl Bristol girl seated in the principal’s office smelled of marijuana. When the student’s purse was searched, a brown leafy substance was found and turned over to police. The girl was charged with possession of marijuana.

At 11:57 p.m., police were driving on Wood Street when they observed a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction with no front license plate. Police recognized the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt as Anthony T. Vasconcellos, 22, of 59 St. Elizabeth St. Apt. 1, a man they allege, led police on a pursuit two days prior after attempting to stop him for speeding. When he fled police, a warrant was issued. Police charged Mr. Vasconcellos with driving on a suspended license and reckless driving/eluding police.

A man arrived at police headquarters were he filed a complaint against Meaghan A. Carotenuti, 29, of 7 Ursula Drive for violating a no contact order. The man said that when he was in the parking lot of a convenience store near Ms. Carotenuti’s residence, she allegedly opened a window and yelled down to him. She was charged with violating a restraining order at 5:23 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 19
A retired priest living at the Columban Fathers Seminary was awakened from an afternoon nap after hearing a noise inside his room. When woke up, he saw a man inside his room and a broken screen where the intruder entered. The man, James Farrell, 70, of Providence ran from the room and into the nearby woods where police caught up to the man as he tried to catch his breath. Although nothing was taken in the break-in, Mr. Farrell was charged with breaking and entering of a person over 60; and vandalism/malicious injury to property.

After Warren police stopped a vehicle at the town line on Hope Street, Bristol police responded to assist at 11:56 p.m. Police allege the vehicle was stopped after it was observed crossing over the white fog lines and into the breakdown lane. When police stopped the vehicle, they said the driver, Jose L. Colon, 45, of Portsmouth had bloodshot, watery eyes and slurred speech. After taking a field sobriety test, police determined that Mr. Colon was incapable of driving a motor vehicle. He refused to submit to a chemical test and was charged with driving while intoxicated after previous conviction and refusal to submit to a chemical test, second violation within a five-year period.

Sunday, Jan. 20
While on Metacom Avenue at 12:25 a.m., police observed a car traveling south they say crossed the white lines and drove into the breakdown lane. When the vehicle was stopped, police said the driver, James D. Sullivan, 45, of Portsmouth had bloodshot, watery eyes. Police determined that Mr. Sullivan was incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle after he refused to submit to a chemical test. Mr. Sullivan was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and refusal to submit to a chemical test.