Bristol Police Log: People hate fireworks


Bristol Police officers responded to the following calls in the past week, many from people complaining about those strange explosions all around town last weekend:

Monday, June 30

Officers received several calls for suspicious vehicles in the areas of Wood Street, Viking Drive, Hope Street and Fort Hill Road. No action was required.

A homeowner on Mason Avenue complained of juveniles hanging out on a rock in the backyard. The kids scattered when officers arrived.

Tuesday, July 1

Officers helped employees at Bristol Harbor Inn on Thames Street remove a drunk and disorderly guest. Rescue personnel transported him to the Providence VA.

A caller of DeWolf Avenue complained of a neighbor using a chainsaw at about 7 p.m. Officers spoke to both neighbors and settled the dispute.

Someone egged a car on Bay View Avenue. Police filed a report.

Wednesday, July 2

A caller on Fox Hill Avenue reported a loose dog attacked her dog and her father while they were walking down the street. Animal Control officers impounded the loose dog.

A caller at Wood and Perry streets reported a group of juveniles tipping over trash cans on the street. Officers discovered the kids were actually picking the cans up.

Officers also responded to several reports of reckless drivers on Old Ferry Road, Metacom Avenue, Reservoir Avenue, Chestnut Street and Gooding Avenue.

Thursday, July 3

A neighbor dispute involving threats brought police to Hope Street at about 9 p.m. One neighbor reportedly told the other he "has a 45." Officers settled the situation without making any arrests.

Officers responded to several noise complaints, most involving fireworks as people celebrated the 4th of July. The complaints were on San Juan Drive, Metacom Avenue, Hope Street, Licoln Avenue, Oliver Street, DeWolf Avenue, Sandra Drive, Ryan Avenue, State Street, Kickemuit Avenue, Sousa Street, Perry Street and Bradford Street.

Police also broke up two fights, one at the Sip N Dip on Hope Street and another at Balzano's Family Restaurant on Mt. Hope Avenue.

Friday, July 4

Apparently, lots of Bristol residents do not like fireworks. Officers were called all over town again on Friday for 32 individual noise complaints, mostly involving fireworks and people celebrating. It was the 4th of July. In Bristol.

Officers also responded to a complaints of damage to vehicles, people yelling in the street, loose dogs on the roads and one man sleeping in the road at Wood and State streets. But no arrests were reported on the 4th of July.

Saturday, July 5

A customer at Bank of Newport on Gooding Avenue reported a suspicious man wearing jeans and a gray hoody in the area of the bank. The man was checking on his car he had parked there.

Officers again were kept busy responding to multiple fireworks complaints throughout the town.

Sunday, July 6

The revery of July 4th spilled over into the wee hours of Sunday morning as officers continued to respond to party and fireworks complaints all over town.

Want some more nearby police news? Check out the latest Portsmouth Police log here.


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