Bristol PD: Police make five arrests, including three in one day

Posted 4/5/24

Police arrested three individuals on March 27 and made a variety of stops for reports of fraud and other concerns by residents between March 25 and April 1, 2024.

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Bristol PD: Police make five arrests, including three in one day


Monday, March 25
Police received a call regarding the cell tower that collapsed on Peter Road at 8:42 a.m.

Police responded to Bliven Avenue for a disturbance and dispersed someone from the property around 10:14 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26
Fraud was reported on Hopeworth Avenue at 8:26 a.m.

Fineen O’Driscoll, 38, of 11863 Pleasant St., Apt. #802, Fall River, Mass., was arrested on a warrant at 10:15 a.m. They were charged with breaking/entering a place of business/public building (felonious intent).

An injured squirrel was tended to on Coggeshall Avenue at 1:51 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27
Christopher L. Ferreira, 38, of 300 Metacom Ave., Bristol, was arrested following a disturbance on Metacom Avenue at 11:33 a.m. involving a fight between a mother and son. He was charged with three counts of domestic violence (simple assault and/or battery, vandalism, and disorderly conduct, all first offenses).

Police dispersed a panhandler from Hope Street and Asylum Road at 1:12 p.m.

Police received a report of possible contractor fraud on Ferry Road at 1:37 p.m.

Eric. F. Vento, 32, no address known, was arrested on Hope Street at 5:44 p.m. for an active warrant from the 6th District Court. He was later transported to the ACI.

Stolen clothing was reported from Bristol Ace Hardware on Gooding Avenue at 6:28 p.m.

Joseph Carvalho, 51, of 14 Broad St., Apt. #1, Warren, was arrested by Warren police at 7:40 p.m. and transferred into the custody of Bristol Police for an active warrant out of Bristol. He was charged with one count of simple assault and/or battery, and was later transported to the ACI.

Thursday, March 28
Police dispersed two juveniles from Wood Street at 3:49 p.m. after they were reported for loitering.

Rhode Island Energy was contacted at 6:31 p.m. for an electrical wire that was making contact with a tree on Sherman Avenue, causing a small grass fire. The fire was extinguished without issue.

Friday, March 29
Police dispersed a vehicle from the State Street dock at 12:10 a.m.

Saturday, March 30
Police advised individuals on Kickemuit Avenue at 1:01 p.m. who were the subject of a call complaining about dirt bikes operating in the road.

Fraud was reported on Wood Street at 4:37 p.m.

Sunday, March 31
Colby R. Bednarz, 31, of 460 Pine St., Providence, was arrested following the report of a fight in the parking lot near Aidan’s Pub & Grill at 12:17 a.m. He was charged with an active Superior Court bench warrant, and was later transported to the ACI.

A dead deer was reported on Hope Street at 1:02 a.m. DEM was notified.

Hannah M. Butler, 22, of 49 Mt. Hope Ave., Bristol, was arrested at 2:06 p.m. following a disturbance. She was charged with one count of domestic violence (simple assault and/or battery, first offense). She was later released.

A Bourne Street resident told police at 11:35 p.m. she believed her husband put a “spell” on her and her children.

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