Bristol PD: A mushroom hunter and fire truck looky-loos

Posted 11/18/22

Police responded to some unique incidents involving mushroom hunting and youths striking a fence with a hammer between Nov. 7-14, 2022.

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Bristol PD: A mushroom hunter and fire truck looky-loos


Monday, Nov. 7
Police spoke to a woman who was panhandling outside of the bank near Hope and State Streets at 2:52 p.m.

Four juveniles were issued a no trespass order from a High Street establishment after they were reportedly harassing someone at 3:43 p.m.

Police spoke to the father of a young child who was allegedly operating a bicycle in the roadway of Roma Street around 5:05 p.m.

Police dispersed a man who was reported as suspicious at 5:11 p.m. after allegedly being observed “pulling on doors of businesses and making noises.”

Tuesday, Nov. 8
A report was logged at 7:31 a.m. from the Quinta-Gamelin Community Center on Asylum Road that involved “a deer charging at subjects in the parking lot.” It was listed as gone on arrival when authorities showed up.

An injured goose was reported in the roadway of Mt. Hope High School at 8:06 a.m. The animal control officer reported it was deceased when they arrived.

A downed tree branch reportedly damaged a vehicle on Poppasquash Road at 8:55 a.m. DOT was contacted to remove the limb.

Police dispersed a man from Wood Street at 11:07 a.m. who was allegedly squatting at the property.

Police dispersed two juveniles from the area of Constitution and Wood Streets at 1:18 p.m. who were reported to be “striking a fence with a hammer.”

Police responded to a fight between two men on Siegel Street at 8:20 p.m. A rescue was called for one of them due to an ankle injury.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
DEM was notified for the removal of a dead deer near Metacom Avenue and Old Ferry Road at 4:55 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 10
Police dispersed a man who was going through a dumpster on Tupelo Street at 8:27 a.m.

A “romantic scam” was reported on Church Street at 11:44 a.m.

A man and woman who were identified as salespeople for Verizon were dispersed from Roosevelt Drive at 2:06 p.m.

Police searched for a man who was allegedly wearing all black but no shoes who was looking into vehicles near Murphy Avenue and Bradford Street around 11:18 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 11
Police dispersed individuals from Thames Street at 12:23 a.m. and 1:05 a.m., and dispersed people from the area of the Town Common at 1:06 a.m. and 1:09 a.m.

Police dispersed three skateboarders from Metacom Avenue at 2:53 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12
Police dispersed a man from a park on Sherry Avenue at 8:28 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 13
Police dispersed a woman from the base of the Mt. Hope Bridge at 12:09 a.m. She said she was looking for “edible mushrooms.”

Police questioned two men at 4:41 a.m. on Hope Street who were observed looking into the windows of the Defiance Fire Station. They said they simply wanted to look at the fire truck through the window.

Monday, Nov. 14
A young male juvenile who was walking over the Mt. Hope Bridge at 12:40 a.m. was returned safely to their mother.

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