Bristol Police: Library threat, long red light


Bristol Police officers responded to the following calls between Monday, July 14 and Sunday July 20:

Monday, July 14

Officers were called to Rogers Free Library on Hope Street about 10 a.m. for reports of a disorderly woman in the library. The 18-year-old woman was reportedly upset that she was not allowed to use the computers until she paid her library debt. She reportedly became belligerent, yelling at staff members and other library patrons. When she threatened to physically harm library employees, police were called and she was issued a no trespass order. Library employees declined to press charges.

A tenant in an apartment building on State Street called police about a neighbor who threw trash around the apartment hallway and refused to take it out. Officers advised the tenant to contact the landlord.

Tuesday, July 15

A caller reported a white van with no visible plates stopped on Ansonia Avenue to remove a refrigerator from the side of the road. The van was gone when officers arrived.

Officers were called around 5:30 p.m. for reports of a loose dog … inside the animal shelter.

A gray or blue truck was reportedly speeding down the East Bay Bike Path around Fales Road just before 8 p.m. The truck was gone when police arrived.

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Wednesday, July 16

A neighbor around Usher Farm off Metacom Avenue called around 1:20 p.m. to complain about noise from the propane cannons the farm uses to scare birds away from the crops. The farm is allowed to use the guns under the state Right to Farm Act.

A dinghy was reported stolen from Bristol Harbor. Police are investigating.

Officers reportedly broke up a fight between a dog and a possum on Bradford Street around 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 17

A car plowed into an electrical pole near Mt. Hope Farm on Metacom Avenue around 9 a.m. The driver refused medical treatment and National Grid was notified to check on the integrity of the pole.

An air compressor was reportedly stolen from a home on Bay View Avenue.

Police responded to reports of a strong odor of natural gas at the corner of Wood Street and Mt. Hope Avenue. Officers contacted National Grid to investigate.

An electric wire was sparking on a pole in front of Classic Pizza House on Metacom Avenue just after 9 p.m. Police closed Massasoit Avenue while National Grid fixed the problem.

Friday, July 18

A man believed to be around 60 years old driving a white Toyota Camry with a dealer plate reportedly asked a young female if she wanted a ride from the corner of Basswood Road and Annawamscutt Drive. The man reportedly had a grey pony tail and was wearing an orange tank top. He left before police arrived. Officers notified staff members at Camp Crosby and Camp Poppasquaw.

A large crowd of people were hanging out under the Mt. Hope Bridge around 6:30 p.m. Officers dispersed the crowd.

Several callers at Bristol Town Beach reported a woman screaming in the parking lot. Officers transported her out of the park.

Saturday, July 19

A caller on Sousa Street complained about a neighbor getting a water delivery for their pool just before 8 a.m. Officers responded but there was no noise violation.

A driver stuck at red light on Annawamscutt Drive called to complain about the light taking too long to change. Officers found the light to be working properly.

Officers responded to noise complaints on Doran Avenue, Slocum Street and Wood Street between 9 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 20

A caller on Dimond Avenue called to complain about neighbors making noise on their back deck just before 1 a.m. Offciers advised the family to quiet down or head inside for the night.

Police responded to several separate complaints of verbal arguments between 2 and 4 a.m. They responded to the complaints at the Lobster Pot on Hope Street, on Constitution Street, Bradford Street and High Street.

A spectator of a baseball game at Guiteras Field called to complain that a baseball cracked his windshield.

Interested in more police news from the area? Check out the latest Warren Police Log here.



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