Bristol PD: Shoplifters and a supermarket scuffle

Posted 8/5/22

Bristol Police activity from July 25-31, 2022.

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Bristol PD: Shoplifters and a supermarket scuffle


Monday, July 25
Three expired animals were removed throughout the town between 8:27 and 8:39 a.m.

A loose goat was reported on Elmwood Drive at 10:17 a.m. Police weren’t able to locate it, and notified the Warren Animal Control Officer as it had reportedly come from the neighboring town.

Louie Figaratto, 65, of Bristol, was arrested following a fight at Stop & Shop on Metacom Avenue at 10:57 a.m. He was charged with disorderly conduct.

A loose rooster was picked up near Old Ferry Road at 11:55 a.m. and it was brought to Mt. Hope Farm.

Tuesday, July 26
Police investigated a report that someone was burning trash in the area of Franklin Street at 3:16 a.m. but found nothing at the scene.

A female was reportedly caught in the act of attempted shoplifting at Stop & Shop on Metacom Avenue at 11:15 a.m. but fled when confronted. She was last seen going north towards Warren on Metacom Avenue and Warren PD were notified.

Bristol Police received custody of a homeless individual arrested on a warrant in North Kingstown at 6:20 p.m. Rachelle Beauregard, 39, was charged with vandalism and disorderly conduct. She was arraigned later that evening.

Wednesday, July 27
Police searched for a motorist who was the subject of multiple calls reporting reckless driving along Metacom Avenue around 12:55 p.m. but they did not locate the driver.

A motor vehicle accident involving a deer was reported at Metacom and Griswold Avenues at 3:13 p.m. A rescue was ordered as a result, and the deer ran off.

Jason Carotenuti, 47, of Bristol, was arrested on a warrant at 4:41 p.m. and charged with two counts of simple assault and/or battery, and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned later that evening.

A caller on Franca Drive reported at 6:26 p.m. that their bike was stolen.

Thursday, July 28
Police searched for two juveniles who fled the area of State and Rock Streets around 1:06 a.m. after a suspicious activity report was made. They caught up with one and returned them to their parent.

An online scam was reported on Hope Street at 11:10 a.m.

Friday, July 29
A deer that was reportedly injured near Metacom and Griswold Avenues at 8:36 a.m. was found to be deceased by police. DEM was notified. It is unclear if the deer was the same from the accident that occurred in the same area two days prior.

A caller stated that she was followed by a drone to the beach at Colt State Park at 12:30 p.m. but apparently refused to cooperate with police. Police found nothing at the scene.

A loud group of people that were reportedly playing basketball on Sweeney Lane at 11:09 p.m. were gone when police arrived to check it out.

Saturday, July 30
A loud motorcycle revving its engine was gone on arrival when police checked out the area of Kickemuit Avenue and Smith Street they were last seen at around 3:25 p.m.

Police dispersed several people and vehicles from Lower Ferry Road at 4:05 p.m. after a report of suspicious activity was called in.

Police dispersed other reportedly suspicious people from Metacom Avenue at 4:46 p.m. and the corner of Mt. Hope Avenue and Second Street at 5:01 p.m. respectively.

Police dispersed a panhandler from Metacom Avenue at 5:31 p.m.

Sunday, July 31
Police dispersed multiple individuals from under the bridge near Lower Ferry Road at 8:56 a.m.

An elderly man was helped to the other side of the Mt. Hope Bridge when he was reported to be walking down the center span of the road at 12:16 p.m.

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