Bristol police nab 12 on warrants, DUI, assault


The following report is compiled from the Bristol Police Department call log for the week of Aug. 5-13, 2013. 


Monday, Aug. 5

Police responded to a complaint on Bayview Avenue because a truck was in the roadway with no hazards on.

A resident at the Rhode Island Veterans home filed a report about money stolen from his debit account.

A 1776 Liquors employee called police to report that a male had been sitting in his car outside the store for two hours. Police determined the male was on the phone with his credit card company.

A caller reported that he ended his relationship with his girlfriend, and that she was following him in her car. Police responded to the area of Crest and Kingswood roads because the girlfriend was having an anxiety attack. She was transported to Roger Williams Hospital.


Tuesday, Aug. 6

A Bristol Toyota employee reported that a homeless person walked in to the dealership and asked where the soup kitchen was. He told the employee that he was staying in the woods with his family.

Police responded to the Dunkin' Donuts on the corner of Hope and State streets to disperse a person, whom employees said was swearing at people on the corner. Bristol rescue also responded and transported the person to the hospital.

Police arrested David Powell, 25, of Pawtucket, on a warrant charge for failure to appear.

A Quenton Lane caller reported loud children playing in a pool.

Brandon Michael Vondera, 30, of 118 Franklin St., Bristol, was arrested on an affidavit warrant for charges stemming from an arrest in Newport. The charge was a third-degree domestic simple assault.

A caller reported a missing manhole cover on Jenkins Street.

A Sachem Road resident asked to speak to police at 8:59 p.m. about kids playing in a pool being loud.

Police responded to a home on State and Rock streets because it appeared someone was trying to push an air conditioning unit out of  a window on the first floor.


Wednesday, Aug. 7

Animal control was called to a Center Street home for a report of a bat flying loose.

A Bristol Woods Drive resident called police to report a suspicious car that was parked in his lot all day on Tuesday, and the car is back today. The driver appeared to be a private investigator, but had not registered with the police department.

Shannon Lee Bilodeau, 23, of Seekonk, Mass., was arrested on charges of DUI first offense, resisting arrest, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

Liza Martineau, also known as Liza A. Girard, 40, of 686 Hope St., Bristol, was arrested on a superior court bench warrant for charges stemming from a Barrington arrest. The charge was bank fraud.

An employee of Safeway Auto Sales reported that Arthur Pacheco, 31, of Seekonk, Mass., had rented a Chevy Malibu on May 21, and failed to return it May 23. The employee filed a report with police on July 23. On Aug. 7, police received a report that Mr. Pacheco was driving the car and it had dealer license plates on it, from a dealership in East Providence. East Providence police investigated and found the car in the back parking lot of the dealership. Mr. Pacheco was arrested on charges of obtaining a vehicle with the intent to defraud.

Police responded to an area of the Mt. Hope Bridge because a person was reportedly walking the bridge. Police determined it was a bicyclist changing a flat tire.

Police stopped a car on Roosevelt Drive because the driver was caught littering.

A Roseland Avenue resident called police to report that she and her husband were having an argument because he was accusing her of things.

While traveling in the area of State and Dominion streets, an officer noticed two males walking down State Street. The officer stopped the two because he saw what he believed to be a weapon. The weapon turned out to be a pick-axe, which the male told police he bought because he needed it for work as a landscaper, and the two were on their way home. Police ran an identity check on the pair, which resulted in the arrest of Kyle Laferriere, 22, of 10 Francis St., Bristol, on a warrant charge for failure to appear stemming from a Newport arrest.


Thursday, Aug. 8

An officer on bike patrol near Thames and John streets requested another patrol unit because of a suspected driver operating her car while intoxicated. The responding officer witnessed the driver, Elizabeth A. Donahue, 27, of 45 Thayer St., Bristol, travel across the center lane on Thames Street several times. She also allegedly failed to come to a complete stop at two stop signs. Officers reported they could smell an odor of alcohol on Ms. Donahue. She was asked to perform a field sobriety test, and was subsequently arrested on charges of DUI first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

A Monterey Road resident called police to report that a male was driving down the street very slowly. He was in a blue car with Massachusetts license plates and holding a clipboard. Police determined that the male was a newspaper delivery employee who was learning a new route.

Police arrested Nicholas G. Motta, 22, of 86 Bayview Ave., Bristol, on charges of conspiracy and vandalism to property. Mr. Motta's ex-girlfriend filed a report with police on July 29, alleging that Mr. Motta had keyed her car and wrote profanities on the driver's side door after the two had an argument. Police lifted latent prints off the car and processed them, leading to the arrest of Mr. Motta.

A Ballou Boulevard resident reported that raccoons were in the dumpster.

Police responded to an area of High Street for a dispute between neighbors.

Animal control was called to an area of Center Street for an animal caught in a trap.

A Roosevelt Drive resident called police to report that her daughter withdrew $4,000 from her joint-savings account and gave the money to a male the caller didn't know.


Friday, Aug. 9

Police responded to an area of St. Elizabeth and Wood streets because a caller reported that her husband was following her and that she has a no-contact order against him.

A caller reported seeing a suspicious car take scrap metal from businesses along Broadcommon Road.

A William Raveis Real Estate Co. employee reported that a bird was stuck in the air conditioning unit. The bird was recovered by workers.

Fire department personnel responded to an Andrews Court home for a boiler back fire.


Saturday, Aug. 10

Police responded to an area behind the Common Pub on Wood Street for a reported brawl.

Jason Furtado, 33, of 169 Franklin St., Bristol, was arrested on a superior bench warrant.

A caller reported that there was a sick cat on the side of the road on Magnolia Street.

A Central Street resident reported that a flag was torn from the house.

A Highview Avenue resident asked to speak to police about his landlord who blocked-in his car.

Police received a call about a barking dog on High Street.


Sunday, Aug. 11

Police were notified that a male was walking across Mt. Hope Bridge at 1:53 a.m. The male was headed to Bay Point. He was at a function in Bristol and missed the bus back to Portsmouth.

The landlord of a Mt. Hope Avenue resident called police to request they move the tenant from the home. The landlord said the tenant hadn't paid their rent and was threatening to destroy property.

A caller reported a puddle of paint in the roadway in an area of Church and Thames streets.

Animal control was called to the Stop and Shop parking lot for a report of a dog left inside a car. A warning was placed on the car.

A caller reported a juvenile driving a golf cart on Monterey Road.

Police responded to a Quenton Lane home for a report of a son destroying property.



Monday, Aug. 12

While on patrol, an officer saw Sean Burden, 23, of 28A Wall St., Bristol, riding his bike. Mr. Burden was wanted on a bench warrant and was taken into custody by the officer.

A Richmond Street resident reported someone hitting the walls of her home nightly after 11.

Police investigated a past assault report by a Wood Street resident and subsequently arrested Samuel Puckett, 60, of 529 Wood St., Bristol, on second-degree child abuse charges. According to police, Mr. Puckett and his grandson were in an argument, at which time Mr. Puckett grabbed his grandson by the back of his neck, leaving deep abrasions and scratches.

A San Jose Drive resident reported that golf clubs were taken from his car a couple of days ago.

A Metacom Avenue resident asked that police remove his girlfriend from his home because she was intoxicated.

The Bristol Police Department received an obscene message from a private number.


Tuesday, Aug. 13

Police responded to a Metacom Avenue home at 3:14 a.m. for a well-being check on a female. Police encountered a male, who told officers he found Katarzyna Finch, of 721 Metacom Ave., Bristol, seated at his kitchen table when he turned the light on. He told police she was holding a steak knife. He immediately called police and went to another residence. Police then found Ms. Finch asleep and she was asked to step outside. She then allegedly became combative with police and rescue personnel. She was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.




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