Boom, boom, boom — fireworks bring neighbor complaints in Bristol

Posted 7/3/20

As has been the case in surrounding towns, fireworks are a frequent complaint from residents in Bristol. Following are excerpts from the Bristol police log of June 22 to 29.

Monday, June …

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Boom, boom, boom — fireworks bring neighbor complaints in Bristol


As has been the case in surrounding towns, fireworks are a frequent complaint from residents in Bristol. Following are excerpts from the Bristol police log of June 22 to 29.

Monday, June 22

Officers were called to a neighbor dispute on Beatrice Lane at 1:02 p.m.

Officers went to Tilbury Drive at 1:45 p.m. for an argument between family members. They requested rescue respond to the scene.

Someone called the animal control officer to Patricia Ann Drive at 4:25 p.m. for a reportedly injured bird. The ACO reported no problems with the bird.

Tuesday, June 23

An officer issued a no-trespass order following a complaint of a disorderly neighbor on Leila Jean Drive at 8:14 p.m.

Someone reported fireworks at Narrows Point at 11:16 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24

At 8:10 a.m., a resident on Easterbrooks Drive reported harassment from a neighbor.

Kenneth N. Boudreau III, 25, of 394 West Main Road, Portsmouth, was charged with domestic breaking-and-entering a dwelling on Richmond Street without consent.

A resident on Rosedale Drive reported fireworks at 9:23 p.m.

A resident reported smoke in the area of Union Street at 10:44 p.m. It turned out to be a small fire contained within a fire pit.

Thursday, June 25

Someone filed a complaint of a man who was taking pictures of females at the Bristol Town Beach at 5:03 p.m.

Someone reported a man outside yelling along River Street at 6:20 p.m. It turned out to be a man trying to corral two loose dogs.

The owner of a black Dodge reported that after returning to Independence Park following a walk along the bike path, their car had been keyed.

Police were called to the area of State and Rock streets for a reported fight between two males at 8:16 p.m. They were gone before officers arrived.

A resident reported loud music in the area of Mt. Hope and Mason avenues at 10:43 p.m.

Someone reported loud music at a Franklin Street residence at 11:11 p.m. An officer found a small backyard gathering with no music playing.

Friday, June 26

An officer dispersed people who were in a vehicle behind Cumberland Farms on Metacom Avenue at 12:41 a.m.

Officers responded to Michael Drive at 8:05 p.m. for an argument between two men.

A resident complained of fireworks in the area of State Street and Ryan Avenue at 8:59 p.m.

An officer spoke to someone after receiving a fireworks complaint in the area of Fatima Drive and San Antonio Avenue at 9:41 p.m.

A fireworks complaint came from Franklin Street at 10:11 p.m.

Someone complained of loud music from a live band playing at Hopeworth Park at 10:33 p.m.

A noise complaint on Hamlet Drive at 11:30 p.m. turned out to be people speaking loudly in a back yard.

Saturday, June 27

A caller reported fireworks in the area of Hopeworth Avenue and Verdi Lane at 12:21 a.m.

Someone called to report people were using chainsaws to cut down trees in preserved land off Narrows Road at 1:30 p.m. It turned out to be Boy Scouts who had permission to work on a project on the property.

A resident complained about smoke from a neighbor’s fire pit on Coggeshall Avenue at 1:49 p.m.

A Providence man was arrested after someone reported a car had passed two vehicles in the breakdown lane while driving into Bristol along Hope Street at 5:13 p.m. A patrolwoman pulled the car over and found an active Superior Court warrant for Dayman B. Jones, 58, of Providence. He was taken into custody and later transported to the ACI.

Police received multiple complaints of fireworks in the area of Congregational Street at 8:52 p.m.

Sunday, June 28

An officer dispersed people from the Town Common at 3:07 a.m.

Officers dispersed two men from Union Street Beach after they were involved in a verbal argument at 2 p.m.

Someone reported fireworks on Sherman Avenue at 3:21 p.m.

Someone reported fireworks in the area of Mt. Hope and Goulart avenues at 6:54 p.m.

An officer spoke to the homeowner after a report of fireworks on Second Street at 8:36 p.m.

There were fireworks complaints from Primrose Drive at 9:51 p.m. and at 10:13 p.m. A few minutes later, an officer spoke to someone on Platt Street and advised them of fireworks complaints in the area.

Officers spoke to residents at Third and State streets after receiving noise complaints at 11:21 p.m.

Monday, June 29

A caller reported neighbors being loud outside on Constitution Street at 12:24 a.m.

A caller reported loud people outside on Fesser Avenue at 2:39 a.m.

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