Bristol Police: Residents complain of noise, drones, and ‘large gatherings’

Posted 9/18/20

Bristol Police received a relatively large volume of "noise" calls last week, with neighbors reporting neighbors being loud, playing loud music, partying and gathering in large groups. There were …

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Bristol Police: Residents complain of noise, drones, and ‘large gatherings’

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Bristol Police received a relatively large volume of "noise" calls last week, with neighbors reporting neighbors being loud, playing loud music, partying and gathering in large groups. There were also two arrests, one for domestic vandalism, another for

Monday, Sept. 7

An officer responded to Cumberland Farms on Metacom Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. to remove an unwanted customer from the story.

Someone filed a report with police about a political candidate’s signs that were posted on utility poles along Chestnut Street and in the downtown area.

A bike was reported stolen from Hope Street.

A resident complained about loud music on Goulart Avenue at 11:38 p.m. An officer responded and heard no loud music, just people watching a basketball game. They were asked to keep the noise down.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

An officer spoke to a woman living on Constitution Street after a noise complaint at 1:10 a.m. She was advised to quiet things down.

An officer cited a driver for reckless driving and issued a summons at 5:02 p.m. on Viking Drive.

A Sandy Lane resident reported unemployment fraud at 5:31 p.m.

Someone reported a large gathering and party on Evelyn Drive at 5:41 p.m. A responding patrolman reported no noise and no large gathering.

A Hope Street resident reported unemployment fraud.

Someone reported drones flying along Thames Street at 9:05 p.m. A patrolman reported that the pilots were aware of the drone regulations. Police received a second report about the drones, and the patrolman reported again that the drones were not being flown near buildings or private residences.

A resident complained of a loud TV from a neighboring apartment on Francis Street at 11:06 p.m. An officer advised them to turn down the volume.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Someone reported a silver Cadillac operating recklessly on Ballou Boulevard at 4:52 p.m. It was gone when an officer arrived.

An officer dispersed a man who was asking people for money at the corner of Thames and John streets at 6:44 p.m.

Police and the state fire marshal were called to Harrison Street at 8:27 p.m. after someone initially reported that a shed had been lit on fire. Investigation revealed that it was just a brush fire in the backyard.

Thursday, Sept. 10

Someone reported green liquid pouring down the street in the area of State and Buttonwood streets at 3:19 p.m. An officer responded but found nothing showing other than rain water.

Someone called to complain about juveniles on bikes and skateboards at the intersection of River Street and Violet Court at 4:18 p.m. A patrolman responded but did not find anything unusual.

Officer were called to Belcourt Avenue at 5:51 p.m. to keep the peace.

Police were called to Franca Drive at 5:52 p.m. for reported problems with a family member who was intoxicated. They arrested Jason M. Estacio, 31, of 8 Franca Drive, Bristol. He was charged with domestic vandalism by a justice of the peace and released from the station.

An 18-year-old was cited for underage possession of alcoholic beverages at Bristol Liquors at 7:18 p.m.

A St. Elizabeth Street resident called police at 11:30 p.m. requesting to speak to an officer about an issue with her roommate.

A Woodlawn Avenue resident called police at 11:53 p.m. to report that his house was egged.

Friday, Sept. 11

An officer responded to Monterey Road and spoke to residents after a neighbor reported they were on the back porch and very loud at 12:31 a.m.

An officer dispersed a motor vehicle and its occupants from the Union Street Beach at 12:36 a.m.

An officer dispersed a man from State Street at 12:56 a.m.

An officer dispersed a man who was sleeping in his car, which was parked near Metacom Avenue apartments, at 6:17 a.m., after a resident called and reported that he did not live there.

A caller reported graffiti on the turf playground outside of the Colt School.

A caller reported a lawn sign stolen from Clipper Way at 10:13 a.m.

A caller along Hope Street reported that someone threw an egg out a window and struck his young son.

John C. Alves, 58, of Fall River, was arrested and charged with procurement of alcohol for a minor at 2:20 p.m. (see separate story).

An officer responded to Bristol House of Pizza at 4:40 p.m. to disperse a man who was allegedly harassing patrons.

Officers responded to Etelvina Court at 9:50 p.m. after a caller reported a domestic disturbance. No one was arrested, but rescue was called to the scene.

Officers were called to investigate juveniles in the woods near Sachem Road and Justin Street at 10:50 p.m. They found a small gathering at a residence in neighboring Warren.

Someone complained of a large gathering on Goulart Avenue at 10:50 p.m. Four residents were found to be watching TV.

A caller reported a large, loud gathering of people at the intersection of Coggeshall Avenue and Division Street at 11:20 p.m. A patrolman responded and found no Covid violations, as they were all family members, but they were advised to take things inside for the night.

Someone complained about noise on Williams Street at midnight. An officer found no one outside on their balcony, just an open slider door. The three people inside were advised to close the sliding door.

Saturday, Sept. 12

A caller complained about neighbor playing cornhole on Judy Drive at 12:06 a.m. An officer asked them to move things inside.

A caller reported a group of people under the Mt. Hope Bridge along Lower Ferry Road at 12:57 a.m. An officer responded and found three people and Roger Williams University security already on scene.

A caller reported a loud gathering on Mt. Hope Avenue at 1:26 a.m. A patrolwoman reported no noise upon arrival.

At 1:54 a.m., a caller reported people running and yelling and slamming doors along Mt. Hope Avenue. They were gone when officers arrived back there.

Someone complained of loud music coming from the Quinta-Gamelin Community Center at 10:02 a.m.

A State Street resident complained about unwanted campaign materials left at their residence.

A 32-year-old was cited for driving without a valid license following an accident along Metacom Avenue at 3:36 p.m.

A caller complained of loud music coming from a neighboring residence on Burton Street at 6:59 p.m. Police received another complaint about noise from Burton Street at 8:09 p.m.

An officer was flagged down for assistance with an intoxicated man at Thames Waterside Bar & Grill at 8:58 p.m. The man was removed and issued a trespassing order.

A 21-year-old was charged with consumption of alcohol in public after officers questioned four people at the corner of Wood Street and Mt. Hope Avenue at 9:43 p.m.

A patrolman spoke to resident along Mt. Hope Avenue who agreed to move things inside for the night, after a noise complaint at 9:58 p.m.

At 10:18 p.m., a Gladding Street resident complained about ongoing issues with neighbors being loud.

A caller from Congregational Street complained of a large and loud gathering of people at 10:21 p.m. They also reported that when people leave the residence, they often leave trash in neighbors’ yards.

An officer investigated a noise complaint in the area of Buttonwood and State streets at 11:46 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 13

An officer advised Primrose Drive residents to turn down the music and take things inside for the night at 12:06 a.m.

Two people called police at 12:25 a.m. to report loud music and noise on Rock Street. Officers spoke to the offending parties, who agreed to take things inside for the night. There were no Covid violations observed.

An officer dispersed someone from Asylum Road at 2:08 a.m.

Officers were called to Sunrise Drive for domestic disturbances at 7:07 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.

Someone reported loud people and reckless autos on Massasoit Avenue at 8:11 a.m.

One person was transported to Hasbro Children’s Hospital following a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Asylum Road at 12:42 p.m.

An officer dispersed trespassers from a dock on Griswold Avenue at 5:25 p.m.

Someone complained about a group outside of Wood Street Café being loud at 10:39 p.m. A patrolman reported no noise upon arrival, just a few patrons outside talking.

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