Bristol Police log: Larceny, fugitive, nuisance complaints


Monday, July 7

One Lincoln Avenue resident received what he probably thought he'd never see again — items stolen from him in the past that Bristol Police have recovered and returned to him.

A caller complained that a resident at Hope and Franklin streets through a mattress out a window into the street around 11 p.m. Officers filed a report, and also responded to nuisance calls at Independence Park on Thames Street and on Oliver Street.

Tuesday, July 8

A caller on Buttonwood Street reported that cars were being damaged by paint spray coming from a neighboring business. Officers found the cars had not actually been damaged. They were covered with pollen, not paint.

A caller reported a man on a bike stole his kite while he was flying it on the Town Common. An investigation revealed the kite hadn't been stolen. It was stuck in a tree.

A caller reported that a woman was sitting in a dark car in front of the former Blockbuster Video on Metacom Avenue with the engine running for a couple hours. Officers discovered there was no problem. The woman was using her phone.

Wednesday, July 9

A man called police to check up on his sister on Chilton Street, worried her ex-boyfriend was there. There was no one there when officers first arrived, but a neighbor called later to report the couple was back at the apartment. Officers returned and advised the man to leave.

Officers responded to a Prospect Street home just after 7 p.m. after a woman called wanting her husband removed from the house. It was just a verbal argument.

A caller on Sherman Avenue complained of loud fireworks a neighbor was lighting off. Police discovered a mother and son using legal fireworks that do not explode and make no loud noises.

Thursday, July 10

A woman on Sachem Road called to report her boyfriend is in the driveway and he is not wanted there.

Officers responded to Shamrock Court to break up a verbal argument between two neighbors.

A group of three suspicious juveniles were hanging around Harborview Avenue just before midnight checking out and possibly breaking into cars parked on the street. The juveniles ran into the Asylum Road area and were later spotted on the bike path wearing white T-shirts, but officers were unable to find them.

Friday, July 11

A car parked on Siegel Street was the victim of an overnight hit-and-run, according to a caller. Police filed a report.

Officers filed a report on a rear windshield having been smashed on Bay View Avenue.

A woman on Sousa Street called to complain that a neighbor left lawn clippings on her property.

A woman on State Street called to report that her landlord is harassing her.

A group of juveniles was jumping off the dock at Herreshoff Marine Museum on Hope Street. Officers spoke with the kids.

A shopper at the Dollar Tree on Gooding Avenue left a dog in the car with the windows rolled up at about 5 p.m. The car was gone when officers arrived.

Neighbors complained about loud music coming from the PIC Club on Wood Street. Police advised the club to shut the back door.

A caller reported a possible incidence of domestic violence at a home on Stephen Drive. There was no problem; kids were playing games in the basement.

A caller reported an intoxicated man was sitting next to his car in the parking lot of the Hopeworth Association on Viking Drive just before 11 p.m. The man was not drunk. He was in an argument with his girlfriend over the phone.

Police were called back to the Hopeworth Association about a half hour later for reports of loud juveniles in the parking lot. Officers drove two female juveniles home and dispersed the rest.

A woman in a flowered dress and white heels was running down the middle of Wood Street just before midnight. She was gone when officers arrived.

Saturday, July 12

A man called police from Agave on Hope Street seeking help because he believed he was being followed. Officers searched the area of Independence Park, but could find no problems.

Police were called to the Town Common at about 11:30 p.m. for reports of people trying to break into the tents set up to support the OLMC Feast held there last weekend. Officers were unable to find the would-be thieves and nothing was found to be missing.

Sunday, July 13

A resident on Opechee Derive called to report hearing a loud bang and then seeing a man in a white shirt run through his yard toward Lafayette at about 2:30 a.m. Officers searched but could not find the man.

Officers responded to several noise complaints as Saturday night parties continued into the wee hours Sunday. Police responded to complaints on Metacom Avenue, Thames Street and Franklin Street.


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