Bristol Police: Assault, shoplifting, nude sun bathers ·

The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between June 5 and Jun 11:

Monday, June 5

Animal control responded to several calls regarding dead animals on Gooding Avenue, State Street, Hopeworth Avenue and Mount Avenue.

Police received two calls of a domestic disturbance at Ambrose Drive and Ferry Road just after noon, involving a man reportedly choking a female before leaving the scene northbound on Ferry Road. Officers investigated, filing a report but making no arrest.

A resident on Thompson Avenue called police after a man who said he was from National Grid had requested to check the gas meter. Police confirmed he was indeed from National Grid and there was no issue.

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Tuesday, June 6

Police dispersed a man who was sleeping on a bench on Asylum Road at 2:30 p.m.

A resident reported a group of suspicious juveniles in a white Subaru at Willcox Street and Kickemuit Avenue just before 4 p.m. They were gone when police arrived. There was no word on why the resident found the group suspicious.

Police assisted Walgreens Pharmacy employees with a disoriented man who was trying to get money from Western Union. Officers sent him on his way.

Wednesday, June 7

Officers responded to noise complaints on Anthony Avenue involving loud music at midnight, and on Franklin Street, where an alarm was sounding just after 3 a.m. Police investigated, finding nothing suspicious. A key holder responded to the business to shut off the alarm.

George H. Reekie, 50, of 102 King Philip Ave., Bristol, was charged with simple assault.
A disgruntled employee of an art gallery on Hope Street reportedly stole various items from the gallery overnight. Police are investigating.

Reports of a fire on Addy Street around 1:30 p.m. turned out to be a small blaze contained to a fire pit.

A resident on High Street requested police to confirm the identity of a National Grid employee who the caller’s daughter allowed in the house on High Street. There was no one home when police arrived.

A juvenile wearing blue shorts, a blue shirt and green sneakers reportedly smashed a window in a building at State and High streets, then fled on foot toward Town Common. Police filed a report.

Debbie A. Dasilva, 45, of 146 Bradford St., Bristol, was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and interference with fire alarm apparatus after police were called to Bradford Street for reports of an “unruly female” just before 10 p.m.

Thursday, June 8

Police responded to reports of two women threatening to physically harm a neighbor at 8:30 a.m. over loud music from the previous night. Officers dispersed the combatants but made no arrest.

Reports of a domestic dispute on Scott Lane at 9 a.m. turned out to be a misunderstanding. A mother and daughter were having a verbal disagreement.

Thomas Curtin, 56, of 4849 W Braddock Road, Apt. 101, Alexandria, VA, was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct after police were called to Roger Williams University for reports of a fight behind the rec center just before noon.

Some juveniles were reportedly riding an ATV in the road on Robin Drive at 8 p.m. The report was unfounded

Friday, June 9

Police again investigated a National Grid employee working in town, this time on High Street at 7:30 a.m.

A man and woman were reportedly sunbathing nude on the Hopeworth Beach dock on Hopeworth Road at 4 p.m. Police dispersed the couple.

A woman reported that her daughter was approached by a suspicious man in “cycling clothing” at Independence Park just before 5 p.m. There was no arrest made.

A loose dog reportedly tried to attack a resident near the former Reynolds School on High Street around 5 p.m.

William E. Holt, 42, of 50 Common St., Apt. 10, Providence, was arrested on a Superior Court bench warrant on Hope Street around 6:30 p.m.
A home was reportedly broken into on Sherman Avenue. Police are investigating.

Saturday, June 10

Antonio M. Dacosta, 41, of 377 Metacom Ave., Warren, was charged with driving under the influence and refusal to submit to a chemical test on Metacom Avenue just after 2:30 a.m.
Warren Police notified their Bristol counterparts of a possibly intoxicated woman wandering in and out of the road on Hope Street. Warren officers caught up with the woman at Terrace Drive, and rescue services were called to treat her.

A caller reported a dog locked in a car with the windows rolled up on Hope Street at 10:30 a.m. The car was gone when officers arrived. It is a crime in Rhode Island to leave a dog in a car without water and ventilation.

A man was reportedly walking on the Mt. Hope Bridge around 11 a.m. Portsmouth Police picked him up. Pedestrians are not allowed on the two-lane span.

Two men reportedly stole a bottle of Hennessy cognac from a liquor store on Hope Street around 3:30 p.m.

A caller reported a “large gathering of motorcycles” in Colt Plaza on Metacom Avenue just before 8 p.m. They were gone when police arrived. There was no indication why the resident called police.

Rito Silva Teixeira, 33, of 97 Elliot St., Brockton, Mass., was charged with shoplifting and receiving stolen goods at a liquor store on Hope Street.

Sunday, June 11

August John Almeida, 46, of 150 Franklin St., Bristol, was charged with shoplifting at Stop & Shop on Metacom Avenue around 12:30 p.m.

A group of juveniles were reportedly jumping off the dock at Independence Park while boats were trying to dock just before 1 p.m. Police sent them on their way.

A group of juveniles were reportedly playing music loudly on Town Common at 3:30 p.m. They were advised to turn the music down.

A resident on Spruce Lane reported a neighbor was conducting an open burn at 4:30 p.m. There was no issue; the fire was contained.

Police responded to complaints of fireworks being lit at 10 p.m. at State Street and Reservoir Avenue. There was no issue when police arrived.

Bristol Police logs


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