Bristol Police: Domestic vandalism, DUI, groundhog attack

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The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between June 19 and June 25:

Monday, June 19

Animal control officers responded to several animal incidents throughout the town, including helping chance down two loose dogs in the baseball field at Vet’s Park around 1 p.m.

A suspicious man was sent on his way from St. Elizabeth Street just before 1 p.m.
Police assisted with “problems with a juvenile” on Metacom Avenue around 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 20

An Ellen Street resident reported she is being harrassed. Police are investigating.

Animal control responded to reports of an injured groundhog that had been attacked by a dog. The groundhog died before officers arrived.
A bicycle was reported stolen on State Street just before 9 a.m., but was quickly recovered.

Another bicycle was stolen, this time on Murphy Avenue just before 11 a.m. Police are investigating.

Police assisted with an accident at Hope Street and Colt Avenue around 1:30 p.m. Two people were taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries.

A tree limb fell on a parked car at Thames and Bradford streets around 2:30 p.m. The Department of Public Works removed the branch.

Police dispersed a group of juveniles who were jumping off the dock at Independence Park at 3:30 p.m.

A woman was reported missing around 4:30 p.m. after walking in the water off Narrows Point before high tide came in. The woman was found soon after.

A woman was reportedly spotted in the water near Spar Island, off the East coast of Bristol, around 5 p.m. She was soon found on dry land and the search was cancelled.
Medication was reportedly stolen from a home on Wilson Street. The theft was reported just before 8 p.m.

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Wednesday, June 21

Robert G. Fraser, 20, of 17 Franklin St., Apt. 3, Bristol, was charged with domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly conduct after police were called to the area around 12:30 a.m. for removal of an unwanted person.

Police responded to a trespassing complaint on Magnolia Street around 4 p.m. Officers filed a report.

A group of juveniles reportedly stole a fire extinguisher from inside a tent at the Herreshoff Marine Museum around 5 p.m. They returned the extinguisher and were not arrested.

A resident reported several cars driving the wrong way on the one-way Court Street. The report was unfounded.

Officers responded to a fight on Harrison Street just after 10 p.m. One person was brought to Bristol Harbor Inn.

Marlene G. Teixeira, 52, of 20 Greenway Drive, Bristol, was charged with driving under the influence and failure to stop for a police car.

Police helped remove an unwanted person who was reportedly drunk and threatening other people at a house on Colonial Road at 11:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 22

Bushes were reportedly damaged in the municipal parking lot across from Robin Rug on Thames Street.

Two dogs were reportedly left in two separate vehicles in Gooding Plaza, both with the windows rolled up, around 11 a.m. One car was going when police arrived; the other driver was warned. It is a crime in Rhode Island to leave a dog in a car without water and ventilation.

A resident on State Street reported someone drew obscene pictures on the home’s driveway.

A resident on Metacom Avenue complained that a neighbor was continually reving his boat’s engine around 4 p.m. Police advised the boat owner of the complaint.

A caller reported spotting knives in the road at Hope and Tupelo streets. The report was unfounded.

A resident on Birchwood Road called police because a car was parked on the road around 7 p.m. There was no issue; the car was legally parked.

Residents on Tilbury Drive, Union Street and Church Street all complained of a solicitor going door-to-door. The solicitor was reportedly from a religious organization. A town ordinance prohibits door-to-door sales without a proper permit from the town.

A resident on Sousa Street complained of fireworks being lit in the neighborhood at 11:30 p.m.

Friday, June 23

Another door-to-door salesperson was dispersed, this time from Albion Street around 7 p.m.
A caller reported a tanker truck was leaking some fluid on the road on King Street. There was no problem; the truck was filled with pool water.

Marcia D. Pereira, 23, of 4 St. Louis Ave., Bristol, was arrested on a 6th District Court bench warrant for failure to appear in court on a previous charge of driving with a suspended license.

Officers assisted with an “unruly male” at a bar on Thames Street around 11 p.m., and helped remove an unwanted person from a club on Wood Street.

Saturday, June 24

Police investigted a suspicious driver on the side of Kickemuit Avenue around 12:30 a.m. who turned out to be an Uber driver.

A resident on Dewolf Avenue reported she sold her car but has not yet been paid for it. Police informed her that is a civil matter.

A resident on Sousa Street complained again of fireworks being lit in the neighborhood. The complaint was again unfounded. Police make frequent trips to Sousa Street for complaints about neighbors.

Sunday, June 25

Police helped two juveniles walking on Metacom Avenue after midnight who a caller said appeared to be lost.

A caller on Belvedere Drive called police after hearing a loud bang on the back deck at 3 a.m. It turned out to be a family of raccoons making the noise.

Police responded to complaints about noise from fireworks on Robin Drive at 8 p.m. and on Prospect Street just after 9 p.m.

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