Bristol police log: Wife stopped paying for health insurance


The following items were among the Bristol police log Dec. 9 - 16, 2013:

Monday, Dec. 9

A Franca Drive resident reported that she bought a car, and after driving it around the block, it died. The dealer wouldn't return her money, she said. Police told her it was a civil matter.

A Catherine Street resident reported that his computer screen was locked, and the only way for him to unlock it was to pay a fine. Possible scam.

Police were called to a Second Street home for a report of a verbal argument between roommates.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

A Hope Street resident asked to speak to police about threats they were getting from a neighbor.

Robert Joseph DaSilva, 30, of 19 San Jose Drive, Bristol, was arrested on a 6th District Court bend warrant charge

A caller reported a possible drunk man in the area of Wood and State streets at 11:14 p.m.

Richard T. DiFrenna, 43, of 362 Wood St., Bristol, was arrested on charges of violating a no-contact order.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

A Platt Street resident reported seeing an open window to a vacant home on the street. Everything checked out.

A caller reported vandalism to two cars at Terra's Lawn Service.

Brett M. Ameida, 22, of 12 Fernwood Road, Bristol, was arrested on charges of illegal drug possession.

Thursday, Dec. 12

An Oliver Street resident reported that her boyfriend wasn't letting her inside the apartment to get her medication.

A caller reported that his wife wasn't paying for his health insurance.

Friday, Dec. 13

Police were called to a home on Brookwood Road for a possible past assault, where a son allegedly hit his father.

Eric Greene, 33, of Seekonk, Mass., was arrested on charges of domestic simple assault, and three counts of illegal drug possession.

Zachary P. Bisbano, 22, of 1109 Hope St., Bristol, was arrested on charges of stealing a credit card, identity fraud, fraudulent use of a credit card, and wire fraud.

Police and firefighters were called to an area of Sherry Avenue for a report of a strong smell of chemicals coming from the end of Alma Drive. Someone was burning pallets from behind a home nearby.

A Bay View Avenue reported that someone broke into her home through a cellar window.


Saturday, Dec. 14

Police were called to an area of Metacom Avenue for a report of a band playing music at 1:27 a.m.

Rachelle Beauregard, 31, of Warren, was arrested on charges of domestic assault.

Police were called to a home on Wood Street for a report that there was loud screaming in the area, and a possible broken window. It was just a loud TV.

Sunday, Dec. 15

John Butler, 38, of Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, violating a no-contact order, and two counts of domestic assault.

Animal Control was called to a Bradford Street home for a report that an unknown animal was inside the home. The caller locked herself inside. No animal was found.

Police were called to an area of Wood Street for a report that a car was doing donuts in the street.

Casey Steven Welch, 20, of 10 Francis St., Bristol, was arrested on charges of vandalism.



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