Bristol Police log: Girlfriend denies engagement, keeps ring


The following items are among those in the Bristol Police log Jan. 6 - 13, 2014:

Monday, Jan. 6

Police and firefighters responded to an area of Metacom Avenue at 10:48 a.m. for a report that a utility pole was sparking and on fire.

A Constitution Street resident reported that her boyfriend refused to return her car keys and that he left the area.

Christopher J. Machado, 28, of 34 Michael Drive, Bristol, was arrested on charges of domestic simple assault/battery.

Police responded to Bristol Sports Club at 11:12 p.m. for a report of a possible prank. The bartender told police that an unknown person ran into the bar, pulled the fire alarm and ran off.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

A caller reported seeing a suspicious device attached to a CCTV camera at an ATM kiosk on Metacom Avenue.

Police were called to a home on Bradford Street for an animal complaint.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

David F. Archambault, 31, of 47 Wall St., Bristol, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

A Hope Street resident reported that the first floor tenant of her building blocked her car in and would not move it.

A 40-year-old Bristol resident was arrested on charges of vandalism/malicious destruction to property. The charges were dismissed in court and the records were expunged.

Thursday, Jan. 9

A caller reported seeing people on the ice near Hope and Washington streets.

Another caller reported seeing a suspicious car parking in the area of Birchwood Road and Sandy Lane, with a Middle Eastern driver. There were no issues. The man worked for a construction company and was waiting for the crew to arrive to start work.

Friday, Jan. 10

Police received two calls, at 1:17 a.m. and another at 5:23 a.m., about the bay door to the Dreadnaught Fire Station being open. Each time there were no issues, and the door was closed.

Police were called to a home on Court Street for a report of a verbal argument between siblings.

Police responded to a home on Easterbooks Avenue for a noise complaint at 10:18 p.m. Officers spoke to all parties. There was no problem, just horsing around.

Saturday, Jan. 11

Police responded to an area of Easterbrooks Avenue for a report of a man and woman arguing in the middle of the road at 12:50 a.m.

A Byfield Street resident asked to speak with an animal control officer about a dog pooping on her property.

A caller reported seeing a man removing rocks from the preservation area of Narrows Road, and lining his property with them.

Sunday, Jan. 12

Fausto Luiz Araujo, 45, of East Providence, was arrested on charges of DUI first offense, .15 or greater.

Jason D. Salinger, 39, of 15 Burton St., Bristol, was arrested on charges of violating a protective order.

A Greenway Drive caller reported that he gave an engagement ring to his girlfriend, and she initially refused it. He then told police that she took possession of it and now won't return it.

April D. Andrade, 42, of Warren, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and simple assault/battery.

Emanuel L. DaPonte, 66, of 141 Fales Road, Bristol, was arrested on charges of DUI first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.




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