Bristol Police: Nuisance cat, decapitated mannequin


Bristol Police officers responded to the following calls in the past week:

Monday, June 16

Two outdrives were stolen from a boat at Balzano’s Familuy Restaurant on Mt. Hope Avenue.

A trailer was left unattended on Chestnut Street, a violation of a town ordinance. Police informed the owner who reattached the trailer to a truck.

Two dogs were found at Daponte’s Landscaping Services on Wood Street and returned to their owner on Perry Street.

A resident on Roma Street called police to report a wheelchair stolen. The caller did not want to file a report at that time however, in case a neighbor had borrowed the chair.

Tuesday, June 17

A caller reported hearing a chainsaw running in the neighborhood around Duffield Road at about 6:30 a.m. Officers were unable to find the early morning lumberjack.

A caller on Franca Drive called to report a suspicious van with a man inside in front of his home. Officers investigated and found the man was taking a nap in his van while visiting a friend on the street.

Two callers alerted police to dogs left in cars at Stop & Shop on Metacom Avenue and at Bristol County Medical Center on Hope Street. Both calls were made at around 2 p.m.

A caller reported a downed headstone at North Burial Ground on Hope Street with what appears to be wood under it. She thought it appeared suspicious.

A resident reported his wallet stolen at Dunkin’ Donuts on Gooding Avenue.

A resident on Bay View Avenue called to complain of a neighbor playing with a pellet gun. The neighbors were able to sort out their differences.

A group of young kids dressed in black were reportedly running in and out of traffic at Metacom and Butterworth avenues at about 9 p.m. They were gone when officers arrived.

A man at Hope and Tupelo streets was reportedly throwing things at passing cars at about 11:30 p.m. He was gone when officers arrived.

Wednesday, June 18

A skateboarder wearing a red shirt and blue checkered shorts was reportedly weaving in and out of traffic on Thames Street at about 9:30 a.m. Officers check Thames, Bradford and Hope streets, but could not find the daredevil skater.

A man on Griswald Avenue called to report a possibly sick or dead horse in a field off the road. Officers could not find the animal.

Two juveniles were seen throwing objects at passing cars on Roma Street at about 5 p.m. Officers spoke with the children’s parents to tell them of the complaint.

A caller on Constitution Street called to complain about a cat on her property. Police were unable to find the feline.

Thursday, June 19

A caller on Tupelo Street reported a suspicious man caught on camera at about 3 a.m. The caller handed over the tape and requested frequent patrols in the area.

Police investigated a potential road rage incident after a caller reported one driver threw a paper cup at another car while both were driving down Asylum Road. Officers spoke to one driver but were unable to find the other.

A large snapping turtle was interfering with traffic on Broadcommon Road at about 2:30 p.m. The turtle finished crossing the road before the cops arrived.

Officers responded to several noise complaints late Thursday night on Third Street, State Street, Thames Street and Murphy Avenue. Officers asked the offending partiers to turn down the music and keep their voices down.

Friday, June 20

A caller on San Jose Drive requested police assistance when her boyfriend returned home drunk and belligerent. Officers picked him up and bright him to the Bristol Harbor Inn.

A resident at Chilton and Franklin streets reportedly put up fake “No Parking” signs in front of the home. Police told them to remove the signs and not try to prevent people from parking in a legal zone.

A caller reported a person or animal screaming in the area around Peckham Place around 10:30 p.m. The complaint was unfounded.

Saturday, June 21

A caller on Wood Street asked for police assistance with a problem he was having with his neighbors. He complained that a neighbor had made a comment to him regarding the mannequin head he was holding while walking down the street. There was no word on what came of the decapitated mannequin’s body.

A woman reportedly brought her dog into Nacho Mam’s on State Street. She had left with her pet before officers arrived.

The 4th of July party has begun. Officers responded to noise and fireworks complaints on Ryan Avenue, Sousa Street, Thompson Avenue, Easterbrooks Avenue, all after 9 p.m.

Sunday, June 22

A caller from the Bristol Sports Club on Wood Street called to complain that a man was taking his clothes off inside the club. He had left before officers arrived.

Officers assisted with a man overboard underneath the Mt. Hope Bridge. Portsmouth rescue crews picked the man up.

A caller reported a child left unattended in a car at the Dollar Tree on Gooding Avenue around 2 p.m. The child was actually being watched by someone in the next car.

Interested in moire police news? Check out the latest police log out of Barrington here.


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