Bristol police log: Kids skateboarding in the street
The following report is compiled from the Bristol Police Department call log for the week of Sept. 23-29, 2013:
Monday, Sept. 23
Police were called to an area of Metacom Avenue and Jameson Drive for a report that a large concrete construction block was blocking the intersection line of sight. Officers forwarded the complaint to DOT.
Tuesday, Sept. 24
A caller reported a suspicious car in the area of Terrace Drive and Sheraton Road. It turned out to be a private investigator.
A Wood Street caller reported possible fraud. He was told to contact the contractor about finishing his kitchen floor.
After responding to a home on Fales Road, police arrested Jason M. Braz, 33, of 14 Fales Road, Bristol, on a bench warrant charge for failure to appear for a domestic assault charge.
A caller reported that he dropped his laptop on the ground at the west end of a parking lot on Poppasquash Road.
Police responded to an area of Fales Road for a report that someone saw another person stealing from a truck. Police could not locate the person, and the man was able to get his stuff back.
Police were called to a home on Wood Street for a complaint about a loud party. A radio was audible only when the door was open. There were no violations.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
A Berry Lane caller reported that a tenant was acting suspicious earlier in the week.
Animal control was called for a loose dog in the area of Sefton Road.
A caller complained about the noise from the Safeway Auto wind turbine at 9:06 p.m.
Police were called to an area of Tower Street for a report that a woman was stuck in her car because a dog was outside, and she was afraid to exit the car. She told police she tossed food at the dog, hoping it would go away, but it did not. Police were able to locate the dog owner, who secured the dog, and the caller left the area.
Thursday, Sept. 26
A King Street resident wished to speak to police about threats he received from his brother.
A caller reported that a car was allegedly driving recklessly in the area of Fox Hill Avenue. The caller said it left the lane of travel and drove across a few lawns. The car in question is believed to be a 1960s-70s Chevy Malibu, or Chevelle.
Police were called to a home on Mt. Hope Avenue for a report that a woman was in labor. Police later advised that the woman was not in labor, but waiting for a ride to the hospital to be induced. There was no medical emergency.
Police responded to an area of Hope Street at 2:44 p.m. for a report of a man pan-handling.
A caller reported that someone was attempting to steal a gray hat and a black jacket from the State Street Dock. Police determined that it was a misunderstanding.
National Grid was advised of a leaning telephone pole at Thames and Bradford streets.
Animal control was called to remove a dead kitten from Westwood Road.
A caller reported that a male and female were yelling near a home on Baker Street, and then the male drove away. Police spoke to the two involved and stated it was just a verbal argument.
Friday, Sept. 27
Police were called to an area of Wood Street at 1:30 a.m and 1:36 a.m. for reports of a loud party in the area.
Police were called to the Mt. Hope Bridge for a report that a man was walking across. He was walking home to Warren.
A caller reported that three males were arguing in front of a home on Hope Street at 1:15 a.m.
While patrolling High Street at 11:51 p.m., police saw a man squatting next to the driver's side door of a white BMW. Officers saw the man, identified as Scott Rego, 23, of Swansea, Mass., reach his arm back and make a stabbing motion toward the tire. He had punctured the tire with a pen. When Mr. Rego moved to the back rear tire, officers approached him, shouting "police!" Mr. Rego slowly backed away from the car. He was arrested on charges of vandalism.
A caller reported finding shell casings on St. Elizabeth Street.
A Thompson Avenue caller reported a loud party in the area at 11:01 p.m. Officers requested a RWU shuttle to respond.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Police were responding to a report of a domestic disturbance on Wilson Street at 10:37 a.m. Officers saw two males who had been arguing over items being removed from the apartment. Officers asked one male, identified as John Oliveira Sr., 83, of 6 Wilson St., Bristol, to leave. Police were later called back to the home at 11:17 a.m., because Mr. Oliveira had returned. He was then arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.
A caller reported seeing a male standing near the top of the Mt. Hope Bridge at 6:28 a.m. Officers arrived and transported the man back to his car at the base of the bridge.
Police were unable to find an intoxicated female who was reportedly walking in the middle of Rock Street.
Police responded to a home on Second Street because a 9-1-1 call remained opened, and operators could hear a television in the background. Officers found no problem. A child had been playing with the phone.
A caller reported that children were riding their skateboards in the roadway of Roma and Wilson streets.
Sunday, Sept. 29
A caller reported that about five people were fighting in an area of Hope Street near Citizen's Bank. Bristol Rescue was dispatched and transported one person to the hospital for a possible leg injury.
A Hope Street caller reported that a girlfriend and another male were moving her property out of the house. She didn't want them to move items at 9:35 a.m. and asked that they come back.
A Highview Avenue caller reported that there were people in a vacant house, taking property from inside.
A Harrison Street resident reported that a neighbor had cut limbs off a tree that is shared between them.
Police arrested Mallory Sousa, of 24 1/2 Mt. Hope Avenue, Bristol, on charges of simple assault or battery after responding to a disturbance in progress on Hope Street. A female told officers that Ms. Sousa had been yelling at her and that Ms. Sousa grabbed her arm and squeezed tightly.
Police issues a summons to Cathy E. Jones, 58, of 428 High St., Bristol, on charges of failing to stop at an accident where damage is present. A male had reported that saw Ms. Jones yelling at a gas attendant at the Shell gas station on Metacom Avenue. When she walked back to her car, the male asked her if she was OK. He told police that Ms. Jones starting yelling profanities at him, too. When he took off down Gooding Avnue, she followed him. As he turned onto Naomi Street, Ms. Jones rear-ended the man. He pulled over, and she sped away.