Bristol PD: An unfortunate woodchuck and an arrest on Mt. Hope Bridge

Posted 9/16/22

Police made one arrest and dealt with quality of life issues throughout Bristol from Sept. 5-12, 2022.

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Bristol PD: An unfortunate woodchuck and an arrest on Mt. Hope Bridge


Monday, Sept. 5
Police were notified of a walker on the Mt. Hope Bridge at 2:51 p.m. Portsmouth PD was notified but nobody was found upon searching the bridge.

A Wood Street resident reported at 3:25 p.m. that someone had made threats regarding their child.

Tuesday, Sept. 6
Police advised Coggeshall Avenue residents to quiet their loud music at 3:20 a.m.

The animal control officer picked up a deceased cat from a Mason Avenue address at 8:36 a.m.

A delivery person reported being bitten by a dog at a Kickemuit Avenue residence while making a delivery at 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 7
Police investigated a report of a man and a woman arguing in the gazebo at the Town Common at 9:24 a.m. Police learned they were simply “filming content.”

A woman reported she was harassed by multiple men near High and State Streets at 11:09 a.m.

Authorities assisted a woodchuck on Congregational Street that had become stuck in a fence at 4:32 p.m. The animal was freed.

Thursday, Sept. 8
Possibly related to the previous day’s log, at 7:39 a.m. authorities checked on a woodchuck in the back yard of a residence on Congregational Street. Animal control requested that the animal be euthanized.

Police received a report at 12:04 p.m. that a woman was riding an e-bike in the roadway near Hope and Chestnut Streets causing traffic issues. She was advised by police of the complaint.

Friday, Sept. 9
DEM was notified of a dead deer near Metacom and Woodlawn Avenues at 3:50 a.m.

Police searched for an erratic operator of a purple motorbike on Metacom Avenue at 5:54 a.m. The biker left the area prior to officers arriving.

Police logged the report of a phone scam from a Wapping Drive resident at 9:48 a.m.

Police investigated an unoccupied bag left in the booth of a restaurant on Metacom Avenue at 1:18 p.m.

Police dispersed a large group of RWU students from a property on Lincoln Avenue at 11:10 p.m. following a noise complaint.

Raul Seixas, 30, of Fall River Mass., was arrested on the Mt. Hope Bridge after being seen driving recklessly on the bridge. He was charged with resisting arrest, assault of a police officer, disorderly conduct, two counts of DUI of liquor or drugs (BAC unknown), and refusal to submit to a chemical test (second offense). He was arraigned and transported to the ACI the following day.

Saturday, Sept. 10
Police received a report of a damaged mailbox on River Street at 9:34 a.m.

Police reported a phone scam on Hope Street at 12:36 p.m.

A resident reported at 6:12 p.m. that a kayak had been stolen from the Union Street kayak rack.

A Ferry Road resident complained about noise coming from another residence in the area at 11:02 p.m. Upon investigating, police found the house was being rented out on AirBnB, and the guests agreed to go in for the night.

Sunday, Sept. 11
Six people were dispersed from a patio area on State Street at 1:01 a.m. after being flagged down by staff.

Police looked for a man near Thames and Franklin Streets at 9:57 a.m. who was reportedly holding a sign that said “Jesus” and was yelling at pedestrians. They didn’t locate him.

Police assisted a Jane Lane resident who was having an “issue with a squirrel” at 12:36 p.m.

Multiple vehicles acting “reckless” and playing loud music at the Town Beach were dispersed by police at 7:01 p.m.

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