Bristol Police: Quiet week with no arrests, but a few erratic drivers

Posted 1/15/21

Bristol Police had no arrests from Jan. 4 to 10, though they responded to the usual array of neighbort complaints and reckless drivers. 

Monday, Jan. 4

A resident on Kickemuit Avenue …

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Bristol Police: Quiet week with no arrests, but a few erratic drivers

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Bristol Police had no arrests from Jan. 4 to 10, though they responded to the usual array of neighbort complaints and reckless drivers. 

Monday, Jan. 4

A resident on Kickemuit Avenue reported hearing gun shots at 8:34 a.m. Officers checked the area and determined they were from hunters across the water.

An officer spoke to residents in the area of Bay View Avenue and Wood Street after receiving a complaint about loud music at 11:16 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

A resident of Franca Drive reported unemployment fraud.

A King Philip Avenue resident reported being a victim of a phone scam, including sending money to the scammer.

An officer spoke to someone on Buttonwood Street after police received a complaint about a neighbor being loud while using a saw at 10:08 p.m.

An officer investigated a car at the Mt. Hope Boat Ramp at 11:12 p.m. It turned out the owner of the car was trying to fix a headlight on the vehicle.

Wednesday, Jan. 6

Officers were called to Dixon Avenue at 3:33 p.m. for an apparent problem between neighbors. It was a misunderstanding that was resolved peacefully.

Someone called in a large pothole in the area of Hope and Burnside streets at 4:49 p.m. A patrolman responded but did not find a pothole. Someone called the next day to report the same thing, and an officer identified an area of roadway with patchwork from recent construction. The Rhode Island DOT was notified of the situation.

Thursday, Jan. 7

An officer responded to the Town Common at 9:59 a.m. to investigate a report of someone with a metal detector who was digging holes.

Someone called to report a black pickup with trailer that routinely operates recklessly in the area of Belvedere Drive. An officer responded at 2 p.m. but there was nothing taking place at that time.

Friday, Jan. 8

A Fernwood Road resident reported vandalism to Christmas lights at 3:32 p.m.

An officer spoke to a resident of Oliver Street after a neighbor complained about banging on the floor at 8:05 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 9

A motorist was reportedly driving erratically on Asylum Road at 11:16 a.m. They were gone before an officer arrived.

A caller reported suspicious behavior at North Burial Ground. Someone was reportedly taking pictures at the cemetery but left before police arrived.

Officers spoke with people who were reportedly being loud on Franklin Street at 11:52 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 10

A juvenile was taken into custody in Portsmouth by Portsmouth Police after a pursuit that began in Bristol. It began when a Bristol patrolman reported a black truck being driven recklessly, making erratic lane changes, while traveling south on Route 114 at 4:12 a.m. According to the Bristol officer’s report, the vehicle at one point spun off the roadway and then returned to the lane of travel.

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