Noise complaints abound as party season begins


Bristol Police officers responded to the following calls last week:

Monday, June 9

A resident on Birchwood Road is out $3,500 after a contractor cashed a check for replacement windows on the home, but never returned to do the work. The resident is collecting all the documentation for the work and police are investigating the company, which is based in Warwick and Wakefield.

A driver on the Mt. Hope Bridge called to report a pedestrian standing on the bridge. A bicyclist riding over the bridge had stopped for a cigarette.

Tuesday, June 10

A caller reported a suspicious car with its trunk open on High Street. Officers responded and secured the trunk.

Officers assisted with a car fire at Interstate 195 and Route 114 East at about 9 a.m. The Seekonk, Mass. Fire Department extinguished the flames.

A caller requested to speak with police regarding her 16-year-old daughter who she found with "a male subject" at the Town Common. There was no crime reported.

Wednesday, June 11

A driver called to complain she was being tailgated by an oil truck while driving on Hope Street near Jefferson Lane at about 10 a.m. She could not see the license plate.

A caller on Sea Breeze Lane reported a potential fraud. It turned out to be a telemarketer, to whom the caller gave no personal information.

A driver called to report a pedestrian wearing a maroon shirt and tan pants walking along the center line on the Mt. Hope Bridge at about 10:30 a.m. Portsmouth Police responded and escorted the man off the bridge.

Officers responded to Jin's Asian Fusion restaurant on Wood Street for reports of a cash theft. The incident turned out to be civil.

Thursday, June 12

Officers responded to calls of nine used syringes found on Wood Street in a lot near Shaws Lane.

A woman on Robin Drive called police requesting to speak to an officer regarding an argument she had with her boyfriend. Officers filed a report.

A caller reported smoke by the Bristol Warren Regional School District administrative offices on State Street at about 8 p.m. A resident in the area was grilling dinner.

A resident at Prospect and Richmond streets called to complain someone had left a grill on the sidewalk. Offciers asked the homeowner to remove it.

Friday, June 13

A suspicious man was reportedly hanging around a vacant property at 60 Highland Ave. The owner died six months ago and the home has been empty since. No one was there when officers arrived.

A Thompson Street resident called to complain of a woman screaming in the area at about 5 p.m. Officers found the noise was coming from a group of children playing video games.

A resident on Baker Street called to report a man yelling at a child at about 7:45 p.m. The man was a father disciplining his child.

Saturday-Sunday, June 14-15

Officers responded to several noise complaints from late night parties on Saturday night, lasting into the wee hours Sunday. The complaints were on Bay View Avenue, Catherine Street, First Street, Easterbrooks Avenue and Wood Street.

Another called complained of party noise Sunday morning, this time at nearly noon. The noise was coming from Guiteras Field, where a baseball game was going on. Officers asked the DJ to keep the music down.

A caller reported thefts from two cars at Colt State Park near the soccer fields just before 1 p.m. Sunday. The caller chased the thieves on foot, losing them near Hope Street. Officers searched the bike path and surrounding areas for the two men wearing jeans, one partially bald, the other wearing no shoes. They could not find the men.

Want some more cop news? Check out Warren's police log here.


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