Bristol Police: Multiple arrests for domestic assault, plus noisy neighbors

Posted 10/4/19

Several people were arrested and charged with domestic assault by Bristol police officers from Sept. 23 to 29. Following are excerpts from the police incident log for the week.

Monday, Sept. …

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Bristol Police: Multiple arrests for domestic assault, plus noisy neighbors


Several people were arrested and charged with domestic assault by Bristol police officers from Sept. 23 to 29. Following are excerpts from the police incident log for the week.

Monday, Sept. 23

Christopher P. Fortmuller, 21, of Morristown, N.J., was charged with domestic assault, domestic cyberstalking/harassment and simple assault, following an incident over the weekend. Police learned of the situation Sunday night, Sept. 22, when the primary victim and a friend came to the station to file a report. They told officers that two days earlier, at about 12:30 a.m., they were at a party in a dorm on the Roger Williams University campus when Mr. Fortmuller showed up and got his ex-girlfriend to agree to speak with him outside near one of the dorms. According to her story, while they were outside walking, he kicked the back of legs, knocking her down, and then hit her phone out of her hand. She said she ran back to one of the dorms and fled inside. The other woman said Mr. Fortmuller pushed her down onto stairs in front of the building and kicked her in the face before stepping over her in an attempt to get into the building. He did not enter the dorm and left. The ex-girlfriend also told police that she had told Mr. Fortmuller not to contact her, but she had received 20 calls from him within the past six days. Based on their reports, Bristol Police obtained a warrant for Mr. Fortmuller arrest, which they executed at about 9:45 a.m. on Monday. Escorted by campus security, they found Mr. Fortmuller in class in the Engineering building and took him into custody. He was processed at the station and taken to District Court in Providence for arraignment. Roger Williams Security also provided surveillance footage of the incident. Mr. Fortmuller was issued a no-tresspass order for the Roger Williams campus.

Police transported an injured squirrel from Albion Street to the Warren Animal Hospital.

An officer dispersed juveniles who were riding bikes and and out of traffic in the area of Thames and Franklin streets at 3:51 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24

Joh A. Trites, 55, of Woonsocket, R.I., was charged with a Superior Court warrant and with driving on a suspended license at 9:20 a.m.

Michelle L. Patten, 51, of Bellingham, Mass., was charged with a court warrant at 9:40 a.m.

Officers and EMS responded to a domestic incident at St. Anna Avenue at 1:52 p.m. and made one arrest. Cecilia G. Cigarrilha, 60, of 6 St. Anna Ave., Bristol, was charged with domestic assault.

Police took an injured squirrel from High Street to the Warren Animal Hospital at 2:17 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 25

Officers responded to Catherine Street at 6:39 p.m. for an argument between a man and a woman. There were no arrests.

A caller reported a man wearing a gray hoodie and carrying a crowbar near a residence on Washington Street at 9:50 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 26

A caller complained of noise on Constitution Street at 1:12 a.m.

Silvia K. DeOliveira, 46, of 7 Prospect St., Bristol, was charged with domestic assault at 7:10 a.m.

A Wood Street caller reported a group of males outside their residence screaming and yelling at 10:37 p.m.

A caller from Doran Avenue reported loud people in the area at 11:58 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27

Officers dispersed four people from the area of Asylum Road and Hope Street at 11:13 a.m.

A resident was forced to extinguish an open burning on Mount Avenue at 11:26 a.m.

A man was dispersed from the area of Annawamscutt and Tilbury drives at 8:21 p.m.

A caller complained of loud noise from the Herreshoff Marine Museum at 10:19 p.m. An officer took a noise meter reading and found no violation.

A caller from Charles Street reported loud music at 11:20 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 28

Roger Williams security was called to transport an intoxicated man back to the campus after he was reportedly walking in the middle of Metacom Avenue at 1:43 a.m.

An officer dispersed a vehicle and its occupants from Belltower Plaza at 1:52 a.m.

Officers were called to Fox Hill Avenue at 3 a.m. for a report of people outside arguing.

A caller from Bradford Street reported waking up to a broken window at 7:38 a.m.

A resident reported fishing rods stolen at 1:57 p.m.

After a caller complained about two people in a white Toyota along Metacom Avenue at 3:41 p.m., Crystal A. Abreu, 39, of Barrington, was arrested on a court warrant.

Two 18-year-olds were cited for using fake IDs at Viola’s Liquors on Wood Street at 4:27 p.m.

People were dispersed after a noise complaint from Fales Road at 8:11 p.m.

A Catherine Street resident reported a passport stolen.

A caller reported a large group of males hitting people’s windows and running away in the area of Church and Hope streets at 10:23 p.m.

A Sousa Street resident reported loud music at 10:27 p.m.

Following a noise complaint on Prospect Street, a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old were cited for underage possession of alcohol and furnishing alcohol for minors.

Sunday, Sept. 29

A Butterworth Avenue resident reported a large group of people hanging out in her driveway at 12:32 a.m. They were gone when an officer arrived.

A Cooke Street resident complained about a loud group of people outside at 12:43 a.m. An officer responded and reported that a couple of people were just arriving home for the evening.

A caller reported loud music on Butterworth Avenue at 12:58 a.m.

A caller reported a loud group of people on Wood Street at 2:12 a.m.

Police helped corral a loose donkey on Poppasquash Road at 8:06 a.m.

A Reid Street resident reported money stolen at 6:50 p.m.

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