Bristol PD: A scary hoax and two arrests

Posted 3/3/23

Bristol PD made two arrests and responded to a threatening message sent by a juvenile.

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Bristol PD: A scary hoax and two arrests


Monday, Feb. 20

A check on a dog on Thames Street at 2:45 p.m. concluded with the animal control officer transporting the canine to the Bristol Animal Shelter.

A found cat was put into the care of the Bristol Animal Shelter.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Police looked for a noisy group in a parking lot on John Street at 12:44 a.m. but they were gone when police showed up.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Bristol police received a report of a threatening Snapchat at 11:55 a.m., prompting a visit to the location of the sender, which turned out to be in Warren. Warren PD was advised.

Fraud was reported on Elmwood Drive at 3:24 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Police spoke to a noisy resident on Church Street at 12:31 a.m. They agreed to shut off the music for the night.

A call came in at 12:05 p.m. from a man who reported he was going to enter a school with a gun. After investigating, police determined the call appeared to be a hoax.

A motor vehicle accident that caused injuries was reported on Metacom Avenue at 1:59 p.m.

A dog was reportedly hit by a car after getting off its leash near High and Court Streets at 6:16 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24

Police intervened on three men arguing in the roadway near Prospect and Richmond Streets at 1:46 a.m.

A report came in at 8:16 a.m. that stated several vehicles reportedly had their tires slashed on Hamlet Drive. The complainant said they have a possible suspect vehicle on camera.

Vandalism was reported on Wardwell Street at 9:43 a.m.

Jared Chamberlain, 45, of Bristol, was arrested following an incident on Ryan Avenue at 11:19 a.m. He was charged with domestic violence (simple assault and/or battery, first offense). He was transported to court later that day.

Ericson Evora, 19, address listed as unknown, was arrested at the Citizens Bank at Stop & Shop on Metacom Avenue at 1:04 p.m. They were charged with fraudulent checks in excess of $1,500. They were arraigned and transported to the ACI later that day.

A North Lane resident reported they were knocked over by a vehicle in their neighborhood the previous day.

Police received a report of drones flying in the area of Rosedale Drive at 10:11 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Police checked on a report of wildlife being stuck in a chimney on DeWolf Avenue at 1:16 p.m. but it was apparently gone when they got there.

DPW was notified after a Duffield Road resident reported at 7:53 p.m. that a Town salt/sand truck had dumped a large amount of salt and sand in front of their residence.

Sunday, Feb. 26

A Hamlet Drive resident reported receiving harassing phone calls at 12:57 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 27

Police went to remove an unwanted party from an address on Mt. Hope Avenue at 2:37 a.m. but they left on their own accord without further issues.

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