Bristol PD: Police make five arrests, investigate pumpkin smashing

Posted 11/10/23

Bristol Police made five arrests and responded to a complaint of people smashing pumpkins between Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 2023.

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Bristol PD: Police make five arrests, investigate pumpkin smashing


Monday, Oct. 30
Police looked into a call regarding a vehicle stopping prior to the center span of the Mt. Hope Bridge at 8:34 a.m.

Police responded to Catherine Street at 10:28 p.m. for the report of a possible domestic situation involving a man yelling and a woman crying.

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Police dispersed a person who was sleeping near the ATM of the Citizens Bank on Hope Street at 12:47 a.m.

DPW was contacted to pick up a refrigerator that was reportedly left in the woods near Tower Street at 7:49 a.m.

Police received a report that a woman was riding a bike down the center of the road on Metacom Avenue near the Warren Town Line at 3:37 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1
Kasey Botelho, 23, of 11 Ursula Dr., Bristol, was arrested by Tiverton PD at 8:44 a.m. on a warrant active out of Bristol. They were charged with two counts of domestic violence (violation of a protective order, and cyberstalking/cyber harassment, both first offenses). They were transported to District Court.

An email scam involving a large amount of money was reported on High Street at 1:06 p.m.

Paint thrown on a deck on Rock Street at 1:13 p.m. was reported as an act of vandalism.

A man asking for money on Wood Street was reported at 2:05 p.m.

A package was reportedly stolen from a State Street address at 6:08 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2
James Ernest, born 1952, of 820 Main St., Apt. #D, Warren, was arrested at 1:35 a.m. on Metacom Avenue. He was charged with DUI of liquor (BAC .15 or greater, first offense).

A caller reported a vehicle driving in Vet’s Park on Wood Street at 6:37 p.m. Police informed them it was DPW doing routine maintenance.

Friday, Nov. 3
Bank fraud was reported on Stephen Drive at 1:48 p.m.

Elizabeth Coderre, 64, of 34 Elmwood Dr., Bristol, was arrested on a warrant at 3:27 p.m. She was charged with one count of willful trespass, and a report indicated the incident stemmed from an incident at North Farm on the Bay Condos that occurred on Aug. 31, 2023.

Joseph Squatrito, 37, of 41 Monterey Rd., Bristol, was arrested by the East Providence Police Department at 6:58 p.m. He was charged with reckless driving (2nd+ offense), and driving without a valid license (4th+ offense).

Saturday, Nov. 4
Police responded to San Juan Drive at 2:22 p.m. for a report that juveniles were riding ATVs at excessive speeds in the area. They were able to speak to the juveniles and their parents and advised them of the complaint.

Police advised loud partygoers on Constitution Street to lower the volume at 6:47 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5
Police received a report that people were in the area of the East Bay Bike Path near Falls Road throwing or breaking items at 1:11 a.m. Police dispersed people from the area.

Ana Shiel, 57, no address, was arrested at 7:59 a.m. on Church Street. They were charged with one count of domestic violence (simple assault and/or battery, first offense).

Police responded to a report of two men fighting on Charles Street at 12:25 p.m.

A Wood Street resident reported a man was knocking on his door and asking for money at 5:22 p.m.

Police responded to Old Ferry Road at 5:43 p.m. for the report of a cat in a tree.

Police spoke with people on Reid Street at 7:05 p.m. following the report that people were smashing pumpkins in the road.

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