Bristol police logs: Rooster disrupts traffic


The following items are among the Bristol police log Dec. 16 - 23, 2013:

Monday, Dec. 16

Police responded to the Rhode Island Credit Union on Metacom Avenue for a report that the door to the ATM vestibule was vandalized.

A Berry Lane resident reported that his ex-wife was failing to comply with a court order.

Police responded to an area of Fox Hill Avenue for a report that a male wearing dark clothes was apparently upset over his car breaking down.

Police logged two complaints about noise from the Safeway Auto wind turbine.

Tuesday, Dec. 17

Police were called to a home on Hope Street for a dispute between first and second floor tenants.

Police responded to the Knotty Dog on Bradford Street for a report of possible shoplifting.

Wednesday, Dec. 18

A dog from Buttonwood Street was quarantined because it allegedly bit someone.

Alison E. Finucci, 21, of Somerset, Mass., was arrested on a 2nd District Court bench warrant charge.

Samantha Desimone, 27, of 196 State St., Bristol, was arrested on charges of domestic/simple assault.

A caller reported that a rooster was interfering with traffic on Annawanscutt Drive.

Thursday, Dec. 19

A caller reported that a portion of the road on Tower Street was vandalized with spray paint. DPW was called to paint over it or remove it.

Carlos Aponte, 18, of Pawtucket, was arrested on charges of willful trespassing.

Police were called about a well-check of two children in a red truck by the North Burial Ground. The caller said that the driver was yelling at the kids and it seemed suspicious.

Randy Edward James, 26, of Providence, was arrested on charges of failure to appear, and a warrant charge of resisting arrest.

Friday, Dec. 20

Firefighters were called to Jamestown Distributors for a strange odor in the building. National Grid Gas was called.

Police were called to an area of San Juan Drive for a neighbor dispute. A resident told police they were arguing because she had divided bushes in another's yard.

Police responded to a RIPTA bus stop on Old Ferry Road for a report that a woman was screaming toward the bus. It was believed she had missed the bus. Bristol Rescue was dispatched for a patient evaluation, and she was taken to Newport Hospital.

Aristina L. Pires. 19, of 40 Bourne St., Bristol, was arrested on charges of domestic/simple assault.

A caller wanted to speak to police about an argument he had with his neighbor, who had been yelling at something. The man went out to speak with his neighbor about it, and in doing so, the two got into an argument.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Police were called to a Richmond Street home for the removal of an unwanted person.

An Oliver Street resident reported that her roommate's boyfriend made threats toward her and punched a hole in the wall.

A caller reported seeing an elderly man walking in the middle of State Street and DeWolf Avenue. He was just walking home.

Police were called to Pearse Avenue for a report of a 76-year-old intoxicated, belligerent man.

Sunday, Dec. 22

A Metacom Avenue resident reported that their upstairs neighbor was playing loud music.

A High Street resident reported that she was trying to leave the home and her husband and his son weren't letting her go.


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