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Gun discovery results in Bristol police pursuit through several communities

By   /  January 3, 2013  /  News  /  No Comments

Two men are in police custody after leading police on a high speed chase through several communities before the vehicle they were driving in crashed in Seekonk, Mass. According to Bristol Police Department Deputy Chief Steven Contente, police were called to 217 Wood Street on Wednesday night after a neighbor saw a man on the fire […]

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Truck overturns, closes Metacom Avenue during snowstorm

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  News  /  2 Comments

While the last snowstorm of 2012 was in full swing last Saturday night, a two vehicle collision sent two women to the hospital and left one truck on its side. According to police, a car driven by Rebecca Sampson of Bristol was traveling north on Metacom Avenue around midnight. As she approached a condominium complex […]

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Bristol police make felony gun arrest; woman charged for biting man’s chin

By   /  January 2, 2013  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Thursday, Dec. 27 Working with Portsmouth police, Bristol police officers responded to 15 Goulart Ave. to serve a search warrant on a vehicle owned by David E. Welch, 41, who resides there. While on the way to Mr. Welch’s residence, police observed him driving his pick-up truck and stopped him at the intersection of Metacom […]

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Dropped ‘blunt’ in Bristol puts man in hot seat; investigation leads to felony arrest

By   /  November 28, 2012  /  Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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Bristol police arrests for the week of Nov. 18-24, 2012 Tuesday, Nov. 20 As part on an ongoing investigation of a suspected drug dealer, police went to the home of Michael P. Braz, 38, of 7 Mason Ave. where they executed a search warrant on the suspect’s car at 5 p.m. During the course of […]

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Alcohol, marijuana and warrants top Bristol’s arrests

By   /  November 15, 2012  /  Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

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Tuesday, Nov. 6 Police were driving along Metacom Avenue at 12:07 a.m. when they observed the vehicle traveling in front of the police car swerve back and forth across the painted lines. When the vehicle was pulled over, police approached the driver, Christopher R. Barden, 20, of Greene, R.I. who smelled of freshly burned marijuana. […]

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Student-driven car crashes in front of Roger Williams University president’s house

By   /  November 9, 2012  /  News, Police & Crime  /  No Comments

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A car with three Roger Williams University students inside hit two trees and a one-way sign and spun to rest near the front lawn of the university president’s house late Thursday night. Though the car was mangled, none of the three males was seriously injured and all refused treatment from Bristol paramedics. According to Bristol […]

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Bristol police: A woman’s wrath wrecks classic Vette

By   /  November 1, 2012  /  Police & Crime  /  1 Comment

Monday, Oct. 22 Police were called to the US Post Office on Hope Street at 9:49 a.m. where political activists were set up on the sidewalk outside where they displayed signs with the image of President Obama. When police arrived, they observed Kenneth Orenberg, 62, of 39 Bourne St. pulling one of the signs down. […]

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Bristol police log: Man hits woman, woman bites man, man ends up in jail

By   /  October 25, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

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Bristol Police log: Oct 15 – Oct 21 Wednesday, Oct. 17 A 911 operator answered a call, only to hear a woman yelling in the background. When police went to the Siegel Street residence where the call was made at 10:14 p.m., found items damaged that had been thrown and scattered around the floor. The […]

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