Bristol Police: DUI, drag racers, coyotes and a hampster


The Bristol Police Department responded to the following calls between April 24 and April 30:

Monday, April 24

A resident on Sunset Road reported an identity theft.

Police issued a summons for a van on High Street that was unregistered in violation of town ordinances.

A package was reportedly stolen from the porch of a home on Catherine Street sometime before 11 a.m.

Police responded to calls of a man with a red shirt trespassing at the base of the Mt. Hope Bridge, sending the man on his way.

Mason A. Scott, 26, of 12 Paquin St., Warren, was charged with driving under the influence, .15 or greater, on Metacom Avenue around 10:30 p.m.

A resident on Catherine Street called police just before midnight because someone was knocking at the front door. It was a pizza delivery person at the wrong house.

Tuesday, April 25

Kristie Carlson, 39, of 5 Barker Ave., Warren, 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. She was taken into custody after being pulled over at High and Court streets just after 6 a.m.

Police issued more citations to junk and abandoned vehicles, this time on a property on Scott Lane.

Two cars — a green truck and a silver Dodge — were reportedly racing on Metacom Avenue around 4 p.m. The cars were gone when officers responded.

A resident reported spotting two suspicious people wearing dark hooded sweatshirts in the area of High and State streets a little before 10 p.m. They were college students waiting for the bus. There was no word on what made the caller believe they were suspicious.

Wednesday, April 26

Animal control officers responded to several animal complaints, including a loose husky on Beachmont Avenue around 9 a.m., a dead animal on Metacom Avenue at 9:30 a.m. and an injured coyote running northbound on Ballou Boulevard around 1:30 p.m.

Another injured coyote was reported a couple hours later, this time at Gooding Avenue and Broadcommon Road. Again, the animal was gone when officers arrived.

Thursday, April 27

Police investigated a tractor trailer truck on Ballou Boulevard at 2:30 a.m. It turned out the truck was making a scheduled delivery in the area.

A car was reportedly vandalized on Catherine Street.
Another unregistered vehicle was cited, this time on Hillside Road.

A group of juveniles was reportedly fighting at State and First streets at 2:30 p.m. The combatants were gone when police arrived.

A caller reported a man with a metal detector and shovel was digging up grade on the Town Common at 3:30 p.m. The man was using the metal detector to find a misplaced coin and was not digging up the grass.

Two other metal detector users were digging up the grass at Wood Street and Mt. Hope Avenue, according to police reports. They were ordered to leave the area.

More coyote calls came in, this time from Naomi Street at 6 p.m. and Dartmouth Street at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28

A group of five people hanging out at the corner of Thames and Bradford streets were dispersed at 1 a.m.

A number of traffic cones were reportedly stolen on Wood Street at 1 a.m.A man called 911 at 4:30 a.m. because he was lost somewhere on Hope Street “by a closed gas station.” Warren Police found the man in that town.

A resident called to report a driver in a black Volkswagen on Tupelo Street was texting while driving just before 11 a.m. The driver was gone when police arrived.

A worker at a restaurant on Mt. Hope Avenue called to report he had been assaulted at work. An investigation revealed merely a verbal argument between two employees.

A resident called police to report a man was flying a drone in Independence Park on Thames Street at 4:30 p.m.

Police dispersed a suspicious man and woman at Court and Hope streets at 9 p.m.

A woman wearing a bath robe was spotted walking across the Mt. Hope Bridge at 11:30 p.m. Portsmouth Police responded. Pedestrians are not allowed on the bridge.

Saturday, April 29

A reportedly intoxicated man was taken to Newport Hospital at 1:30 a.m.

Another man was brought to Newport Hospital after being found lying on the ground at Franklin and Buttonwood streets at 11 a.m.

A woman called police after finding a hampster in its cage at the playground at Cedar Crest Park on Fatima Drive around 6:30 p.m. The animal was taken to the animal shelter.

A resident on Thompson Avenue requested to speak with an officer about suspicious photos that were found on a computer. The report was informational only.

A woman wearing shorts was reportedly kicking a trash can into the road at Hope and State streets around 10:30 p.m. Police could not find the woman.

Police responded to noise and nuisance complaints on Thames Street, Hope Street, Fox Hill Avenue and Third Street.

Sunday, April 30

Police dispersed a group of 12 people who were hanging out under the Mt. Hope Bridge just after midnight.

A resident reported a man opened the door to his car on Rosita Avenue, and fled toward Metacom Avenue after being confronted. Police investigated but could not find the suspect.

A resident complained of a loud party at High Street and Bay View Avenue at 1 a.m. There was no party, just a group of people waiting for the Roger Williams University shuttle.
Six more people were dispersed, this time hanging out at High and Congregational streets just after 1 a.m.

An RWU public safety officer reported spotting a man at the base of the Mt. Hope Bridge at 1:30 a.m. Officers requested rescue personnel for the reportedly drunk man who was expressing suicidal thoughts. He was brought to St. Anne’s Hospital in Fall River.

A resident on Wood Street was reportedly chased by a raccoon at 3 a.m.

A little of kittens was reportedly found on Melrose Drive just before noon.

A group of kids was reportedly playing in the construction site at the Prudence Island Ferry dock on Thames Street at 1 p.m. Police sent the kids on their way.


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Sorry - If it is an animal you are talking about it is a Hamster not A Hampster! Hampsters don't exist in the real world.

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