Bristol Police: Arrests for shoplifting, stolen vehicle and drunk driving

Posted 7/19/19

The Bristol Police Department arrested an alleged drunk driver after a crash on the Mt. Hope Bridge, cited a dog owner for leaving his pet in a hot, locked car, and nabbed a 15-year-old driving a …

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Bristol Police: Arrests for shoplifting, stolen vehicle and drunk driving


The Bristol Police Department arrested an alleged drunk driver after a crash on the Mt. Hope Bridge, cited a dog owner for leaving his pet in a hot, locked car, and nabbed a 15-year-old driving a car.  Following are arrests and incidents involving Bristol police officers from July 8 to 14.

Monday, July 8

A bike was reported stolen from Andrews School at 11:24 a.m.

Stephanie Marie Scuilla, 30, of 21 Goulart Ave., Bristol, was picked up on a warrant at the corner of State and Magnolia streets at 1:46 p.m., held at the station and later transported to the ACI.

Officers responded to the end of Low Lane, where a terminated employee was allegedly becoming disorderly at 2:45 p.m. There were no arrests, but an officer called EMS to the scene.

Someone called police after a black Nissan Rogue was left running on Church Street for two hours. It turned out to be an oversight by the owner.

A resident called to report juveniles jumping off docks on Viking Drive near Hopeworth Avenue at 6:22 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9

An officer dispersed a vehicle and its occupants from Narrows Point at 12:10 a.m.

After receiving a report of a white Toyota being operated recklessly in the area, an officer stopped a vehicle at Hopeworth Avenue and Verdi Lane at 1 p.m. and arrested a 15-year-old. The juvenile was charged with driving without a license.

A Richmond Street resident reported their wallet stolen.

A caller reported several juveniles who were on a private beach at the bottom of Hopeworth Avenue at 5:17 p.m. An officer responded and advised the youth to leave.

After officers questioned a man at the corner of State and Thames streets at 10:07 p.m., rescue later transported the man to Rhode Island Hospital.

Wednesday, July 10

Ana M. Crespo, 51, of Fall River, was charged with a Superior Court warrant at 12:31 a.m.

Someone called police at 10 a.m. to report that a case in the front seat of a vehicle on Goulart Avenue might be housing a firearm. An officer responded and determined it was not a firearm; it was a case holding a billiard stick.

Officers responded to Rock Street at 8:11 p.m. for a reported argument over a vehicle. They ended up arresting Colby Richard Bednarz, 27, of 426 High St., Apt. 1, Bristol. He was taken to the station, then brought to Rhode Island Hospital, then brought back to the station, charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, and released.

Thursday, July 11

Officers dispersed multiple vehicles from Narrows Point at 12:35 a.m.

A caller from Monterey Road reported their vehicle had been egged.

At 10:53 a.m., a Hopeworth Avenue resident reported ladders stolen.

After someone reported a dog left inside a vehicle at the Prudence Ferry parking lot on Thames Street at 1 p.m., an officer responded and helped release the dog from vehicle. The animal control officer took the dog, and police charged Louis E. Frattarelli Jr., 49, of 2 Hilltop Road, Bristol, with illegaly confining an animal in a motor vehicle.

Someone called to report a woman removing items from donation bins in the Sip ’n Dip parking lot at 1:44 p.m. She was gone when an officer arrived.

After she was picked up by Newport Police, Ashley L. Abreu, 31, of Silverlake, Mass., was charged with misdemeanor shoplifting and felony shoplifting. She was booked at the station and released.

Friday, July 12

An officer spoke with a group of people outside making noise on Court Street at 12:11 a.m. They were elected to take things in for the night.

At 10:51 a.m., Gina E. Calouro, 48, of 2 Addy Drive, Bristol, turned herself in on a warrant for violation of a no-contact order. She was transported to District Court in Providence.

Two juveniles were directed to leave a private beach on Viking Drive at the intersection with Hopeworth Avenue at 5:39 p.m.

After receiving a report of a single-car accident on the Mt. Hope Bridge at 10:18 p.m., officers and rescuers arrived to find Laura M. Backman, 44, of Newton, Mass. She was initially transported to Newport Hospital, before being brought back to the Bristol station and charged with DUI and refusal to submit to a chemical test.

A Sousa Street resident complained of loud music at 11:42 p.m.

Saturday, July 13

Officers dispersed a man from the corner of Hope and Franklin streets at 2 p.m.

Police received six separate calls about reckless or speeding vehicles, one fireworks complaint and one complaint about unruly or loud fans at Veterans Park during the court of the day. None resulted in arrests.

A Sousa Street resident complained of loud voices or music at 11:03 p.m.

Sunday, July 14

A Sousa Street resident reported people on a rooftop screaming and yelling at 3:01 a.m.

A Goulart Avenue resident reported a tool stolen at 7:36 p.m.

Officers spoke to a man and woman involved in a verbal argument at the corner of Hope and Summer streets at 9:54 p.m.

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