Bristol police log: Man hits woman, woman bites man, man ends up in jail
Wednesday, Oct. 17
A 911 operator answered a call, only to hear a woman yelling in the background. When police went to the Siegel Street residence where the call was made at 10:14 p.m., found items damaged that had been thrown and scattered around the floor. The woman told police that she and Joshua Hartson, 31, of 1 Siegel St. had an argument, then he pushed her head into a wall and floor, and punched her with a clenched fist. When she tried to call police, Mr. Hartson pulled the phone away from her, so she bit him on the thumb. Mr. Hartson was charged with domestic simple assault and domestic refusal to relinquish a telephone.
Thursday, Oct. 18
At 12:46 a.m., police observed a car that was driving too close to the vehicle in front of it. Police stopped the car and checked the driver’s identification. It was discovered that the driver, Travis D. Stone, 24, of Swansea, Mass. had a warrant issued from Sixth Division District Court for failing to appear for an arraignment from a previous charge. He was charged on the warrant and for driving on a suspended license and was taken to the ACI.
At 12:54 p.m. Mt. Hope High School’s school resource officer was monitoring the halls via security cameras, when he observed a 16 year old boy confront and assault another student, punching the victim several times in the face. The officer ran to the scene to break up the melee and escorted the boy out of the building. He was charged with disorderly conduct.
Friday, Oct. 19
Police went to a Varnum Street residence to serve an affidavit warrant on Dylan B. Hodgate, 25, of Swansea, Mass. It appeared that Mr. Hodgate was not there, the officers took a look around the residence. When they looked inside an attic crawl space, police located the man who was hiding from them. Mr. Hodgate was charged on the warrant issued by Warren police for a charge of possession of stolen goods.
Saturday, Oct. 20
At 7:24 a.m. police took custody of Nicholas Berouty, 23, after Warren police arrested him on a Bristol warrant. Mr. Berouty was wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card after a woman reported that he made 47 purchases totaling $2,403 on her card. Mr. Berouty was charged on the warrant.
During a walk-through of the school dorms, a resident assistant at Roger Williams University found a plastic zip lock bag in a backpack that contained a leafy substance. When police questioned the occupant of the room, Collin F. Granger, 18, of Berkely Heights, N.J., he said it belonged to him. Mr. Granger was charged with possession of marijuana.
At approximately 11:30 p.m., a flurry of calls came in to the 911 operator to notify police of two people arguing. Police responded to Congregational Street where a man and woman were arguing in the road. The man had bruising on his face where, he said, the woman assaulted him. A witness said that he also observed the woman, Gabrille DiBenedetto, 21, of 334 State St. hit the man several times as he tried to walk away. Ms. DiBenedetto was charged with domestic simple assault/battery.
Sunday, Oct. 21
At 1:51 a.m. police observed a vehicle on Metacom Avenue as it swerved back and forth across the lanes of travel. The driver, Claudia J. Ratier, 48, of Barrington had bloodshot, watery eyes. Ms. Ratier was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to a chemical test.