Bristol PD: A cyberstalking arrest and lots of noise complaints

Posted 2/24/23

Bristol Police made an arrest and responded to lots of noise complaints between Feb. 13-20, 2023.

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Bristol PD: A cyberstalking arrest and lots of noise complaints


Monday, Feb. 13
A motor vehicle accident resulting in injuries was reported at 3:23 p.m. near Gooding Avenue and Broadcommon Road.

A caller reported damage to a mailbox from a vehicle on Metacom Avenue at 8:02 p.m.

Police dispersed a loud group of Roger Williams students from Wood Street at 10:43 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 14
Police spoke to a man who was asking customers of a business on Metacom Avenue for money at 5:55 a.m.

Police looked for three individuals who were reportedly riding bicycles in the road near Ferry Road and Griswold Avenue at 10:01 p.m. but they didn’t locate them.

Wednesday, Feb. 15
Fraud was reported on Paddock Lane at 11:10 a.m.

Police spoke to a Reservoir Avenue resident who was burning leaves and causing smoke around 11:33 a.m.

The Bristol and Warren harbor masters were informed of a possible buoy that washed up near Poppasquash Road at 12:17 p.m.

An unruly juvenile was reported at the Rogers Free Library at 5:53 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16
Malik Arslan, 34, of Fall River, Mass., was arrested on Hope Street at 12:05 a.m. He was charged with cyberstalking and cyber harassment. He was arraigned and released later that morning.

A woman wearing black was reportedly going into peoples’ yards on Harrison Street around 12:21 p.m. She was unable to provide proof of who she worked for to officers.

Graffiti was reported on the Mt. Hope Bridge at 12:29 p.m.

A homeowner on Patricia Ann Drive was advised they were playing their country music too loud at 8:18 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 17
Police helped calm down a situation on Wood Street involving two men arguing over a bar tab at 12:09 a.m.

Police advised Roger Williams students on Wood Street at 1:07 a.m. They were allegedly kicking trash cans.

Police investigated a loud gathering on King Philip Avenue at 11:40 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 18
Police investigated a report at 1:23 a.m. of a woman throwing belongings on the front lawn of a house on Goulart Avenue.

Police looked for a dirt biker in the area of Lang Avenue and River Street at 11:39 a.m. but didn’t locate them.

The sewer department was contacted for a sewage backup on Wendy Drive at 4:55 p.m.

Police dispersed a large group of Roger Williams students from Linden Street at 10:16 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 19
Police spoke to a group of people who were being loud out on a porch near Dunbar and Woodlawn Avenues at 1:02 a.m. They agreed to take it in for the night.

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