Bristol Police: ‘Large’ gatherings and two domestic violence arrests

Posted 5/22/20

Bristol Police spent much of the weekend chasing down complaints of "large" groups gathering in violations of state restrictions. Some were legitimate complaints that ended with officers dispersing …

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Bristol Police: ‘Large’ gatherings and two domestic violence arrests


Bristol Police spent much of the weekend chasing down complaints of "large" groups gathering in violations of state restrictions. Some were legitimate complaints that ended with officers dispersing the group; many others were proper gatherings of residents or family members.

Monday, May 11

A Mulberry Road resident filed an online report of computer fraud.

A Charlotte Drive resident filed an online report of vandalism.

Vanessa M. Henry, 39, of North Kingstown reported to the station to be processed on a warrant for domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly conduct, based on an incident on Walnut Street.

Tuesday, May 12

An officer investigated a white box truck with New York plates at Belltower Plaza at 6:47 a.m. A patrolman spoke to the operator, who was resting prior to making an overnight pickup, before returning to New York.

A 411 tipster reported a large group of people on the bike path at 11:52 a.m. An officer responded but did not find them.

Someone on Metacom Avenue reported items taken from their vehicle.

An officer dispersed a man who was rollerskating on the basketball court at the Town Common at 1:36 p.m.

Several officers responded to Casey Drive at 2:15 p.m. after receiving a report of a reckless motorist. It turned out to be a driver upset over relationship issues with his girlfriend. There were no arrests or citations.

A caller reported a large gathering of juveniles by the tennis court at Gibson Road at 2:59 p.m. An officer reported that everyone was practicing social distancing and wearing masks.

An officer spoke to a State Street resident after receiving a fireworks complaint at 4:20 p.m.

Warren Police sent out a BOLO (be on the lookout) for an erratic driver at 8:53 p.m. A Bristol officer found the car in the area of Fales and Maywood roads. It turned out the driver had dropped a laptop while driving; the officer issued a warning but there were no citations.

Wednesday, May 13

Officers and firefighters responded to a small mulch fire at the Dunkin Donuts on Metacom Avenue at 1:53 a.m.

A Monroe Avenue resident filed an online report of fraud at 9:10 a.m.

Someone filed a report of a large gathering at a High Street business at 9:47 a.m. An officer investigated and found no problem — there were five people inside at a time and people in a line outside were social distancing.

A Sandra Court resident filed an online report of fraud.

Bristol Police filed charges against Jeremy Rudman, 35, of 18 Second St., Bristol, after he was picked up at the Middletown police station and driven to District Court. He was charged with two counts of domestic assault and one count of refusal to relinquish a telephone.

Someone filed a complaint about dust from a Wood Street construction site at 3:23 p.m. An officer responded and spoke to the construction crew.

A suspicious man was dispersed from the area of Buttonwood Street and Bay View Avenue at 4:32 p.m.

A caller from Dartmouth Street reported three males walking in the woods behind the high school at 7:42 p.m., two with backpacks and one with camouflage. They told the caller they were just walking in the woods. A patrolman responded and they were gone upon arrival.

Thursday, May 14

An officer dispersed three people from the baseball field at Vets’ Park at 12:08 p.m.

A caller reported a group of people on the basketball court at Guiteras School without masks. An officer responded and dispersed them from the area.

Officers dispersed several groups from the Town Beach area at 3:35 p.m.

A resident complained of loud music in the backyard of an Anthony Avenue residence at 7:41 p.m. An officer found four roommates in the backyard and advised them of the complaint.

After receiving a complaint about loud noise and smoke from a firepit on Goulart Avenue at 11:20 p.m., an officer responded and advised the group to bring things inside for the night.

Friday, May 15

A Roma Street resident reported that their car was keyed at 12:23 a.m.

After receiving a complaint about loud talking along Woodlawn Avenue at 12:56 a.m., an officer responded and found no disturbance, just four resident speaking loudly on a porch.

Officers assisted paramedics at the scene of a car accident, after a vehicle struck a pole at the intersection of Hope and Tupelo streets at 12:05 p.m. Two people were transported to Rhode Island Hospital. The traffic camera at the intersection was damaged in the accident.

A Tower Street resident reported a loose rooster at 2:05 p.m. The rooster was later caught and transferred to the animal shelter.

A 411 tipster reported a motorcycle and dirtbike being operated recklessly on State Street.

A 411 tipster reported a large gathering on Burke Road at 4:40 p.m. Officers dispersed the group and reminded them of the state’s executive order.

A Bradford Street resident reported unemployment fraud.

A caller reported a large gathering on King Philip Avenue at 5:06 p.m. Officers found four people, three of whom were residents. There were no violations.

An officer advised a group of children who were playing outside on Hopeworth Avenue at 5:23 p.m. to practice social distancing.

An officer dispersed a man who was crouching near a dumpster on Metacom Avenue at 6:32 p.m.

A caller reported a dirtbike being operated recklessly in the area of Monroe and Bay View avenues at 10:39 p.m. The operator was gone when officers arrived.

Saturday, May 16

A caller reported a man and woman outside yelling along Fairmont Avenue at 1:57 a.m. Officers responded and made no arrests but did call rescue to the scene.

The animal control officer was called to Dreadnaught Avenue to attempt to help a duckling in a storm drain at 1:19 p.m.

A 411 tipster reported a large gathering on Coggeshall Avenue at 1:28 p.m. A patrolman found a group of 10 people, who were dispersed with a reminder about the state’s executive order.

At 2:14 p.m., officers dispersed a group from King Philip Avenue, with a reminder of the orders against large groups.

Officers advised a large group of residents who were gathered on a front porch at the intersection of Bay View Avenue and High Street at 2:22 p.m.

A 411 tipster reported a group of juveniles with bikes on the boat ramp off Annawamscutt Drive at 3:22 p.m. A patrolman responded and found no problems.

An officer investigated a “large gathering” on Lafayette Drive at 3:28 p.m. There were no problems; all were residents.

An officer was unable to locate a motorcyclist who was allegedly doing wheelies up and down Wood Street at 5:12 p.m.

A caller reported a large group of people not wearing masks and playing loud music on Chestnut Street at 5:42 p.m. Officers advised them of proper protocols.

A caller from Anthony Avenue reported a loud party at 7:07 p.m., but he was unsure of the location. An officer found five people in the backyard of a residence.

Two 411 tipsters and a caller reported fireworks in the area of State and Wood streets and State Street and Ryan Avenue between 7:35 p.m. and 9:11 p.m.

An officer advised resident to extinguish an open burning on Bay View Avenue at 9:32 p.m.

A caller reported a lot of yelling and a domestic disturbance on Greenway Drive at 9:48 p.m. A patrolman investigated and found the dispute was verbal only.

Women stopped at police headquarters at 10:16 p.m. to report that they were being followed by a man in a white van.

Sunday, March 17

An officer spoke to someone who was yelling and screaming along Wood Street at 12:24 a.m.

A man from Goulart Avenue called police at 2:45 a.m. to say his girlfriend would not leave him alone and was throwing things at him. Officers responded and learned the dispute was verbal only; the man left for the night.

A State Street resident reported a bird in their basement at 9:13 a.m.

A caller reported a large gathering with loud music on Woodlawn Avenue at 5:48 p.m. A patrolman found a small group in the backyard with proper social distancing.

A visitor to the lobby of the station at 10:41 p.m. reported that someone had slashed his tire.

Monday, March 18

At 4 a.m., a River Street resident called to report a dog that had been outside barking for 30 minutes.

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