Bristol Police: Complaints about neighbors, plus car hits animal shelter

Posted 10/7/21

There were no arrests, but an array of calls about animals, neighbors and noise — plus a car that drove into the front lobby of the Bristol Animal Shelter. Below are excerpts from the Bristol …

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Bristol Police: Complaints about neighbors, plus car hits animal shelter


There were no arrests, but an array of calls about animals, neighbors and noise — plus a car that drove into the front lobby of the Bristol Animal Shelter. Below are excerpts from the Bristol Police incident log of Sept. 27 to  Oct. 3.

Monday, Sept. 27

Officers received two separate calls about a domestic disturbance on Church Street at 3:25 p.m.

Police took a complaint about a neighbor on State Street at 4:47 p.m.

An officer was called to Thompson Avenue for a neighbor dispute at 7:28 p.m.

Officers and then a rescue were called to Cliff Drive for a domestic situation at 8:19 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 28

Police received a complaint about noise from Church Street at 12:43 a.m.

Officers were called to the Mt. Hope Bridge at 5:40 a.m. for a report of a woman walking in the center span. She was transported off the bridge by Portsmouth Police.

Police were called to Seasons Market on Metacom Avenue at 9:41 a.m. to help trespass a former employee from the property.

Police were called to Constitution Street for a verbal argument at 10:46 a.m.

A car with one occupant was dispersed from the State Street dock at 4:40 p.m.

Police were called to Roosevelt Avenue for a reported domestic dispute at 7:11 p.m. An officer found no problems, just people speaking loudly.

Someone called police after an unknown man knocked on the door of a Wilson Street residence at 8:14 p.m. It turned out to be a delivery driver who had gone to the wrong address.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Police were called to the Bristol Warren Regional School District administrative offices at 8:58 a.m. to deal with an allegedly disgruntled parent.

A resident on Francis Street reported that an ex-boyfriend was harassing her.

Someone complained about noise on Magnolia Street at 9:04 p.m. It turned out to be a crew from National Grid doing road work to fix a sinkhole.

Thursday, Sept. 30

Someone reported a larceny from the Cup Defenders Association on Wood Street at 12:14 a.m. According to the complaint, a woman took a cash box from the establishment.

A resident complained about a car driving along Robin Drive and playing loud music at 2:17 a.m. A patrolman responded but the car was parked when he arrived.

Someone called police about a sick raccoon along the bike path, near Patricia Ann Drive, at 10:56 a.m.

Someone complained of loud music on John Street at 11:05 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 1

There was a second complaint about loud music from John Street at 12:11 a.m. An officer responded and reported that the music had been turned off for the night.

A man called police after seeing a woman take pictures of his house on Hattie Brown Drive at 12:28 p.m. He became suspicious after she stated she was taking pictures for a bank appraisal but could not identify the bank. She was gone when an officer arrived.

Someone reported that a gray Audi heading east on Hopeworth Avenue had driven around a stopped bus with children exiting at 3:38 p.m.

Police were called about a domestic situation on Prospect Street at 5:44 p.m.

Police were called to a domestic disturbance on Cliff Drive at 5:59 p.m.

Someone on Colonial Drive called police at 9:50 p.m. after seeing a car with one occupant stop in front of their house for about 30 minutes. An officer found someone had stopped to make a phone call.

An officer spoke to a large group of people who were in the middle of the road at Bay View Avenue and George Street at 10:19 p.m.

Officers dispersed a large group of people who were hanging out near the Mt. Hope Bridge at 10:55 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 2

Police were called to Old Ferry Road after a mailbox and street sign were reported stolen at 9:40 a.m.

Police and rescue responded to the Animal Shelter on Minturn Farm Road after a vehicle struck the building at 10:01 a.m. A 2021 Ford operated by a 56-year-old female resident of Bristol was pulling into a parking space in the front parking lot when it is believed the operator suffered an unknown medical event.  The front of the vehicle struck the foyer area of the building. The operator was transported to Rhode Island Hospital for treatment and was released later in the day. She did not sustain any injuries as a result of the collision. A passenger in the vehicle also did not sustain any injures. A representative from the Bristol Building Inspector’s Office checked the integrity of the building, and a construction company reinforced the foyer and partitioned off the front entrance of the building. A secondary entrance is being used at this time until reconstruction of the main entrance can be completed.

At 11:23 a.m., a resident on Gorham Place reported larceny from a vehicle overnight.

Someone complained of loud music from Magnolia Street at 12:30 p.m.

Someone called police after seeing a light on inside an unoccupied apartment on Coggeshall Avenue at 7:30 p.m. They thought someone might be squatting inside.

An officer spoke to a group after someone reported three people were trying to dislodge a manhole cover in the area of Bay View Avenue and George Street at 9:40 p.m.

An officer responded to Rosedale Drive after a complaint about loud music at 10:09 p.m. He found a small group in the backyard, with no loud music when he arrived.

Someone complained about a dark blue SUV driving around and playing music loudly on Robin Drive at 10:50 p.m.

Someone complained about loud music on Wood Street at 11:34 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 3

Officer searched for a man who had been standing in the front lawn of Linden Place at 12:16 a.m. but ran away when he saw a patrol car passing along Hope Street. Police were unable to locate him.

An officer spoke to someone at Wood and Congregational streets after a complaint that they were being too loud at 12:30 a.m.

An officer spoke to the operator of a Ford Mustang after a complaint that they were driving around and being loud at 1:34 a.m.

An officer dispersed six males who were attempting to walk across the Mt. Hope Bridge at 2:24 a.m.

A High Street caller complained of harassment at 2:47 p.m.

A St. Anna Avenue resident called police after finding a rabbit nest in their backyard at 3:34 p.m.

At 5:54 p.m., police received multiple reports of a motorcycle driving south on Hope Street at a high rate of speed. Units checked Route 114 but did not locate it.

A caller complained about loud music from a wedding at Mt. Hope Farm at 8:48 p.m. An officer responded and found the reception was just coming to an end.


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