Bristol police: Man allegedly steals furnishings from where he lives; woman at bus stop ‘had to go’


Wednesday, Jan. 9

While the owner of a Sherman Avenue house was out of the country, a caretaker reported to police that upon checking the property, he found that there was no running water, copper plumbing had been cut from the house and furniture was missing. An investigation revealed that the sofa and chair had been taken to a Warren consignment shop by Luis C. Silva, 25, of 31 Sherman Ave. who was living in the house. Police issued a warrant for Mr. Silva and at 8:09 p.m. he turned himself in to police. Mr. Silva was charged with larceny over $1,500.

Thursday, Jan. 10

While traveling north on Metacom Avenue at 1:13 a.m., police observed a car in front of them allegedly cross the white fog line into the breakdown lane, nearly running onto the grass shoulder. Police pulled the car over and discovered that the driver, Kristie Carlson, 35, of Warren had a warrant issued by Second Division District Court for failure to appear for an ability to pay hearing on a Little Compton arrest. Ms. Carlson was charged on the warrant and for driving on a suspended license.

Police were patrolling in the area of Wood Street and State Street at 12:35 p.m. when they observed Collin A. Gaska, 26, of 14 Peckham Place walking in the area. Mr. Gaska was known to police as having a warrant issued for failure to appear in court on a Providence police charge for possession of narcotics. Mr. Gaska was charged on the warrant.

Friday, Jan. 11

While turning onto Hope Street from State Street at 12:20 a.m., police said that they observed a woman on the sidewalk with her pants down, urinating. According to police, the woman told them “She was waiting for the bus and really had to go.” Police issued a summons to Danielle Freeman, 22, of Middletown for disorderly conduct, urinating in public.

After receiving a call reporting that a vehicle was traveling 120 m.p.h. on Route 24, and 80 m.p.h. through Portsmouth, Bristol police were on the lookout for the vehicle crossing Mt. Hope bridge. Finding a vehicle that fit the description, police stopped it on Metacom Avenue. After checking the driver’s license, it was discovered that Joseph A. Squatrito, 27, of 41 Monterey Rd. was driving on a suspended license. He was issued a summons for that offense.

Monday, Jan. 14

At 2:33 a.m. police responded to a Wood Street residence to remove an unwanted party. When they arrived, police said that Robert J. DaSilva, 29, of 19 San Jose Drive was standing on the sidewalk where he told police he had an argument with a woman inside. The woman told police that during the argument, Mr. DaSilva held the woman down and wouldn’t let her leave the room. She told police that Mr. DaSilva hurt her shoulder. Based on the victim’s and a witness’s statement, Mr. DaSilva was charged with domestic simple assault/battery.


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