Bristol Police: Officers break up college party, arrest two

Posted 2/8/20

Bristol police officers made a few arrests and issued numerous citations after shutting down a party involving Roger Williams University students last weekend. Following are incident reports from the …

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Bristol Police: Officers break up college party, arrest two


Bristol police officers made a few arrests and issued numerous citations after shutting down a party involving Roger Williams University students last weekend. Following are incident reports from the week of Jan. 27 to Feb. 3.

Monday, Jan. 27

A caller reported a man with white hair and an orange hoodie looking into a window of their Roma Street home at 12:37 p.m. A patrolman responded and found it to be a misunderstanding.

A resident on Bristol Woods Drive reported larceny from their residence at 3:30 p.m.

A caller complained about noise coming from a dredging operation along Hope Street at 11:30 p.m. A patrolman spoke with a barge worker who agreed to shut down the operation.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

A caller on Annawamscutt Drive reported a black pickup parked across from her residence and taking pictures at 11:17 a.m. The vehicle was gone before officers arrived.

A caller notified Portsmouth Police about someone standing on the Mt. Hope Bridge at 1:43 p.m. Officers from both towns responded but did not find anyone.

Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance on Baker Street at 8:59 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

At 8:34 a.m., a caller from High Street reported that her vehicle was stolen overnight, with the keys possibly left inside it.

A Constitution Street resident reported money stolen at 9:40 a.m.

An officer spoke with a Bay View Avenue resident whose trash was put out shortly after 1 p.m. for the following morning’s pickup, and the trash had blown throughout the area.

Officers were called to Andrews School after a student left the building and walked away up Bradford Street at 1:29 p.m.

An officer dispersed a vehicle and its occupants from a dirt parking lot adjacent to the town beach at 4:11 p.m.

A Roger Williams University student reported theft of a backpack and laptop at 6:18 p.m.

A Cottage Street resident reported receiving a suspicious package in the mail at 8:13 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 30

An officer advised a dog owner about letting dogs run free in the tennis courts at the Town Common at 4:23 p.m.

An Elmwood Drive resident complained about ongoing issues with a barking dog at 10:34 p.m. There were no issues when an officer responded.

Friday, Jan. 31

At 6:17 a.m., an officer checked out the driver of a truck who reportedly parks in the Belltower Plaza daily while students wait for a school bus. It turned out to be no issue; the woman regularly sits there to drink her coffee before work.

Officers responded to the area of Ellen Street to check on an injured coyote at 9:55 a.m., but it was gone before they arrived.

Officers responded to Adelaide Avenue for a domestic verbal argument at 8:48 p.m. There were no arrests.

Officers responded to a Butterworth Avenue residence at 11:37 p.m. to break up a house party with college students. They requested Roger Williams Public Safety to dispatch a shuttle to the scene, and they made two arrests. Harry A. George, 21, of Chesterfield, Mass., and Matthew V. Lettieri, 21, of Scotch Plains, N.J., were each taken to the station and charged with procurement of alcoholic beverages for underage persons. They were arraigned by a justice of the peace and released from the station. In addition, two 20-year-olds were also cited for procuring alcohol (this is a citation, not an arrest, for those under 21), and a 19-year-old was cited for underage possession of alcohol. Officers estimated there were about 50 college students on the main floor of the house when they arrived.

Saturday, Feb. 1

An officer dispersed a car and its occupants from Independence Park at 2:11 a.m.

A Dimond Avenue resident reported missing money and Air Pods at 6:45 p.m.

An officer dispersed a car and its occupant from the Independence Park boat ramp area at 6:46 p.m.

An officer warned someone responsible for loud noises at the intersection of Mason and Mt. Hope avenues at 10:10 p.m.

A caller complained about a disorderly group of people on a RIPTA bus near the intersection of Ferry Road and Griswold Avenue at 10:39 p.m. Officers called Roger Williams University Public Safety to dispatch a shuttle to the scene.

A caller complained of noise on Magnolia Street at 11:11 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 2

A resident asked to speak to Animal Control regarding a raccoon that climbs a tree during the daytime.

A Poppasquash Road resident came to the station to report a larceny.

A Redic Court resident reported theft from a residence at 2:01 p.m.

Officers responded to Central Street at 10:34 p.m. while a man was attempting to retrieve belongings from an ex’s house.

A caller reported a young man attempting to gain access to people’s cars as they drove by on Wood Street at 11:41 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 3

A caller reported a dog being attacked in their backyard at 12:58 a.m. It turned out to be two raccoons fighting.

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