Police report: Swans stuck in the ice?


Monday, Jan. 20

Police got a call at 3:13 a.m. about a person rummaging through trash on Child Street.

A caller told police that delivery drivers dropping off sheetrock near Main and Child streets was unsafe. Police stopped by and instructed the drivers on how to deliver in the future.

Christian Glover, 43, of 6 Union St., first floor, was charged with domestic simple assault/battery and domestic disorderly conduct, after police were called to his home at 3:17 p.m.

Police got a call about a possible rabid animal on Taddy Avenue.

A Highview Avenue man asked to speak to police about his neighbors.

“Females being rowdy” came the complaint from Market Street, called in at 9:44 p.m.

Bailey T. Ziobro, 18, of 11 William Ave., Apt. 2, was charged with possession of alcohol by a minor, after police pulled over a car on Main Street just before 10 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 21

A caller reported a fire alarm at his Kickemuit Road Home. The fire chief came out and tracked it down; food left on the stove.

A vandalism call came in from Greenlawn Street.

Someone complained that a car parked on Main Street had not moved for several weeks.

“Car vs. building” called in at 10:21 on Main Street. It appears the building won; the driver of the car that struck it was treated by rescue crews for back spasms. Later, the building official was called.

A Massasoit Avenue resident reported seeing off-road vehicles on the road.

Wednesday, Jan. 22

The new day brought more calls about off-road vehicles; first from Massasoit Avenue at 12:30 a.m., then from Fatima Drive at 1:39 a.m.

A caller complained that a neighbor was pushing snow “from across the way” into his driveway.

A Wood Street resident reported being harassed on Facebook.

Another fire alarm call came in, this time from Main Street. Again, it was due to food left on the stove.

A man asked for an escort to his ex-girlfriend’s home to pick up clothes fro the children “and avoid any problems.” We assume he was referring to a police escort.

A caller from Child Street reported hearing loud noises coming from a second floor apartment. Police checked it out with the tenant, but she told them she was there herself and didn’t make any noise.

Thursday, Jan. 23

A caller got into an argument with his mom and asked for an officer to come out to his Union Street home.

Someone called police after seeing a juvenile walking around Child Street clad only in a T-Shirt and shorts.

Friday, Jan. 24

Officers got a call that a man was sleeping in a car parked on Vernon Street.

Police detained a man spotted breaking out a window at a Cutler Street apartment. He told them he’d just moved in with his roommate and lost his key; officers tracked down the roommate, checked out the story and released the man.

Police were called to Third Street for an “incoherent party.”

Someone reported that swans might be frozen into the water on the Kickemuit River. Officers checked it out and passed the call over to Bristol, as the swans were over the line in that town.

A Fairview Avenue man complained that his neighbor’s dog defecated on his lawn.

An anonymous tip about underage drinking going on at a Wood Street apartment was unfounded. Police checked it out and found a mother home alone with her children. Nobody else was home, and there was no drinking going on.

Grace V. Brinkerhoff, 22, of Barrington, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, first offense, and refusal to submit to a chemical test, after police pulled her over on Kickemuit Road at 12:55 a.m.

Bristol police picked up a woman wanted on a Warren warrant. Charged with larceny under $1,500 was Kaitlan Martel, 20, of Bristol.

Police got a call about an injured duck on Child Street. An officer responded and noted that “duck has been returned to owner.”

Sunday, Jan. 26

Two more cooking mishaps, one on Libby Lane and one on Company Street, drew firefighters.

Police got a call about an animal stuck in a trap on Laurel Lane.




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