Bristol police logs: Wet socks, trimming town trees


Monday, July 22

A woman called police to Gooding Avenue to remove her ex-boyfriend from her car.

A Franklin Street resident reported that the landlord kicked the door in to his apartment.

A Hope Street resident reported a suspicious male party in front of their house, who was reading aloud in a different language. The caller told police the male looked to be of Middle Eastern descent. The male left before police arrived.

Police received an anonymous call that there was a possible narcotics violation on Center Street.

Tuesday, July 23

Police investigated an area of State and Thames streets for a report of a male yelling at cars.

A Monterey Road resident reported that a youth dumped a pair of wet socks and roller blades on his property and then ran off.

Wednesday, July 24

An officer was on bike patrol on Thames Street when he saw a male forcefully swing open a door at Finns Bar and Restaurant. The officer saw the male, identified as Jeffrey Gomes, 43, of Portsmouth, arguing with the staff, and then stagger in the direction of the Prudence Island Ferry Dock. Staff told the officer that Mr. Gomes was intoxicated and became confrontational, nearly striking one of the employees. The officer sought out Mr. Gomes, who was playing the drums on the ferry. Mr. Gomes was asked to stop playing the drums, but continued anyway. At one point, he stood up and nearly fell between the dock and the ferry. The officer called Bristol Rescue to evaluate him. Mr. Gomes became agitative toward officers and was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct.

Police advised a man who was picking up recycling off of the curb that per town ordinance he was not allowed to do that.

Police were called to check on a dog tied up outside of the Rogers Free Library on Hope Street. The dog was gone upon police arrival.

A Hamlet Drive resident reported that he received a call from his babysitter who claimed that their neighbors attempted to assault the family pit bull.

Police were called to Bristol Metals Company for a report of two suspicious cars parked on the property. Police responded and determined there was no problem, the car owners were just talking.

Thursday, July 25

An employee at Bristol Metal Company called police to report a larceny. A male, later identified as Jason Fortin, 37, of 55 Court St., Bristol, had tried to sell aluminum wire to Bristol Metal Company, which he had allegedly stolen from the rear of the building. The employee told the man that the weight machine used to weight the metal was broken, and he could not help Mr. Fortin. The employee noted that the wire Mr. Fortin was trying to sell bore the same resemblance and markings as the wire found in the rear of the company's building. When Mr. Fortin could not sell the wire, he left, and was later spotted at the Bristol Recycling Center, where he was successful in selling the wire, and a stainless steal pipe for $8. Police arrested and charged Mr. Fortin with larceny.

A caller reported that a male on Hope Street was trimming town trees, which were overhanging in his property. He was advised to respond to town hall.

There was a dispute between neighbors on Sherry Avenue.

A caller reported that there were two cars on Mt. Hope Bridge, and a male was hanging over the side. The caller told police that the male then got back into his car and fled the scene. Police tracked the car down. The male was evaluated and taken to Newport Hospital.

A passerby on Washington Street reported that there was a possible domestic violence issue on the first floor of a home nearby. Police investigated and determined there was no domestic issue, just kids playing video games.

A reckless driver almost struck an officer on detail on State and Wood streets.

Friday, July 26

A Bradford Street resident reported that a "college-aged male" pushed her air conditioner through her window and fled.

Police responded to the Herreshoff Museum on Hope Street for a report of smoke. Police determined that the smoke was coming from a clambake nearby.

A caller complained that a black Ford truck with Massachusetts license plates was taking recyclables from the sidewalk. The truck was gone upon police arrival.

Police received two calls about a male on a bicycle on the bike path who was threatening people. Several checks of the area resulted in nothing.

A Reid Street resident wished to speak to police regarding a scam.

A Hope Street resident reported that there were three intoxicated males fighting in front of his house.

Saturday, July 27

Police responded to an area of Metacom Avenue for a report that people were outside on a deck speaking loudly. The people were advised to go inside and keep it down.

Police responded to a home on Sherry Avenue for a report of a boundary line dispute.

An anonymous caller reported that Daryl Overy, 29, of 24 Robin Drive, Bristol, was in a residence and had an active warrant. Police discovered that Mr. Overy was wanted on a bench warrant for failure to appear for home confinement review. Police went to the address given by the caller and were let in to search for Mr. Overy, who was found in his bedroom.

A male party reported to police that he was involved in some sort of disturbance on Siegel Street.

Peace was restored between two employees on Wood Street.

Police responded to an area of Belltower Plaza for a report that a male shoplifted a tablet from the Verizon Store.

A caller reported that a male was operating a lawn mower with a trailer attached on Kickemuit Avenue, and there were five to six juveniles on the trailer.

Police responded to a Congregational Street home for a report of smoke in the area. The smoke was coming from an enclosed fire pit located behind the home.

Sunday, July 28

A caller reported that a female was yelling "help me, help me," behind the Guiteras School.

A West Street Apartments resident reported to police that she was assaulted by her 18-year-old son. Police determined there was an argument between the mother and son.

There was a report of two kayakers in distress behind Quito's Shellfish.

A Sousa Street resident reported that someone was cutting the grass after 6 p.m.

There was a well-being check on a dog that was tied up behind a Baker Street home. The dog was OK and brought inside.


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Breaking news: Mon. July 29th 5:15pm A mysterious odor was emanating from the corner of Hope and Church St.

Update: A pedestrian passed gas accidentally while turning the corner.

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