Bristol PD: Loose chickens, bridge walkers and an arrest

Posted 9/23/22

Bristol police made one arrest, chased after loose chickens, and responded to multiple people trying to cross the Mt. Hope Bridge on foot between Sept. 12 and Sept. 19, 2022.

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Bristol PD: Loose chickens, bridge walkers and an arrest


Monday, Sept. 12
Police notified DEM after a caller reported that there was a seagull tangled up in fishing line near Narrows Point at 5:23 p.m.

A caller reported that a softball broke their car’s windshield at the Town Beach softball field at 7:35 p.m.

A vehicle struck a pole near Metacom and Griswold Avenues at 9:31 p.m. The driver refused a rescue and Rhode Island was notified about the pole.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
Police dispersed a man from the police station parking lot at 12:50 a.m.
Police transported a man who was walking on the Mt. Hope Bridge at 7:54 a.m.

A man was reported on Church Street at 4:10 p.m. for yelling at their neighbors. He was advised of the complaint.

A supposed “professional fireworks display” near Hope Street and Brookfarm Drive was reported as a noise complaint at 9:39 p.m. Police didn’t find anything after responding to the scene.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
Police looked for a person supposedly knocking over trashcans on Hilltop Street at 12:35 p.m. but didn’t find anyone.

The Bristol County Water Authority were notified of a water main break on Clipper Way at 3:04 p.m.

A Terrace Drive resident reported what they believed to be a fraudulent contractor at 3:18 p.m.

A three-vehicle accident was reported near Metacom Avenue and Broadcommon Road at 5:56 p.m. Some of the victims were transported to the hospital.

Police checked on another walker who was traveling across the Mt. Hope Bridge at 7:12 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 15
A High Street resident called police at 4:50 a.m. because there was an alarm coming from his residence and he was unsure of where it was coming from.

Police dispersed several juveniles from Veterans Park on Wood Street at 5:57 p.m. after a report came in that suspected they were drinking. Police described no such activity in the report.

Police dispersed juveniles that were hanging around Paull Park on Sherry Avenue at 8:19 p.m.

Verizon was notified after police witnessed an electrical box near Church and High Street begin sparking at 11:59 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 16
Police caught up with a recklessly speeding driver near Metacom and Gooding Avenues at 6:24 a.m. who allegedly struck objects in the area of Seasons gas station before fleeing the area.

A Fales Road resident reported at 10:39 a.m. that a man had threatened her and then struck her vehicle when leaving the area.

Two reports at 10:25 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. complained of large groups of Roger Williams University students congregating and causing noise. Both times, police found nobody at the scene.

Saturday, Sept. 17
Police dispersed a large group of what were reportedly Roger Williams University students from Vernon Avenue at 12:38 a.m. after receiving a complaint for a house party.

Police dispersed two loud individuals from Union Street beach at 1:19 a.m.
A resident reported that he found a mailbox opened with its contents on the ground at 1:57 a.m. on North lane. Shortly after, at 2:46 a.m., police spotted a person wearing all black that was looking into cars near North Lane and Hope Street, who fled when they saw police. Officers reported that multiple vehicles and mailboxes were broken into in the area.

A man was reportedly yelling and throwing trash into the roadway on Church Street at 2:55 p.m. He was dispersed by police.

Michael Brum, 52, of Bristol, was arrested following a fight that was reported at 3:50 p.m. on Jane Lane. He was charged with disorderly conduct, arraigned, and transported to the ACI.

A caller reported ATVs were driving on San Juan Drive at 6:18 p.m.
A neighbor on Coggeshall Avenue complained at 6:46 p.m. that a neighbor was draining their pool into the roadway. The pool drainer was advised to turn the pump off.

Sunday, Sept. 18
A caller on Gooding Avenue reported at 12:11 p.m. that there was an unknown person taking photos of their business.

Authorities were unable to capture loose chickens that wound up in the roadway on Tower Street at 2:58 p.m.

Police dispersed an intoxicated person from Brick Pizza Co. on Wood Street and issued a no trespass order at 7:36 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 19
Two men who were seen sitting at a picnic table at Union Street Beach at 5:20 a.m. “seemed suspicious” to a reporting caller, but police found nothing off at the scene.

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