Bristol PD: Three arrests and an injured baby seal

Posted 5/3/24

Bristol Police made three arrests and also responded to a humorous call at a dock on Thames Street after a resident raised concerns about a "coyote" in the area.

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Bristol PD: Three arrests and an injured baby seal


Monday, April 22
Police responded to Colt Andrews School at 3:18 p.m. after receiving a report that someone brought a replica metal gun to the school.

William H. Krupa, 19, of 25 Canterbury Dr., Plymouth, Mass., was arrested at 3:21 p.m. due to having an active warrant. He was charged with two counts of simple assault and/or battery and one count of disorderly conduct. He was released following his arraignment.

Daniel J. Walsh, 43, of 12 Harrison St., Bristol, was arrested at 8:20 p.m, on Harrison Street following a disturbance. He was charged with three counts of domestic violence (two counts of simple assault and/or battery, and one count of disorderly conduct, all first offenses). He was arraigned and released later that day.

Tuesday, April 23
Police responded to High Street at 12:13 p.m. after a truck took down some cable/television wires belonging to Verizon.

Police responded to Hope Street at 4:06 p.m. to investigate a phone that was reportedly hacked.

Police spoke to a resident on Magnolia Street at 5:52 p.m. following a noise complaint.

Police spoke to a group of around 8 people on Siegel Street at 10:13 p.m. following a noise complaint.

Wednesday, April 24
Police checked the area of Baltic Boat Works, LLC on Franklin Street at 1:12 a.m. after receiving a report a “group of college kids” were seen “going onto boats.” They didn’t find anyone at the scene.

Police spoke with workers on Highview Avenue at 6:37 a.m. after receiving a report they had started noisy work at 6:30 a.m.

A patrolman reported finding a campsite in the woods behind Justin Street at 9:19 a.m.

Police responded to Hope Street at 8:34 p.m. after receiving a report there may have been a man with a gun in the area. They checked the area but found no one matching the description.

Thursday, April 25
Police responded to Duffield Road at 10:45 a.m. for a dog bite that had previously occurred.

An Elmwood Drive resident reported someone was flying a drone over his home at 12:09 p.m. Police spoke with the operator, who was taking photos for a real estate company and had the proper paperwork in place.

A parking dispute caused a possible road race incident on Tupelo Street at 4:59 p.m.

Friday, April 26
A caller reported seeing a coyote sitting on a dock at Rockwell Dock on Thames Street at 10:56 a.m. The harbor master informed the animal control officer that all docks have coyote decoys.

DPW was notified of a large pothole on Poppasquash Road at 3:44 p.m.
Nathan A. Iiams, 45, of 168 Wood St., Apt. #3, Bristol, was arrested on an active bench warrant from 6th District Court on Hope Street at 4:48 p.m. He was transported to the ACI later that day.

Police dispersed parties on Wapping Drive at 9:44 p.m. following a verbal dispute that generated two calls.

Police spoke to a large group on Court Street and a resident of Baker Street who both generated noise complaints at 11:28 and 11:48 p.m. respectively.

Saturday, April 27
Police responded to Metacom and Butterworth Avenues at 8:13 p.m. for the report of an accident between a motor vehicle and a motorcycle. They later learned there was no crash, the motorcycle had been dropped from the vehicle carrying it.

Sunday, April 28
Authorities responded to Lower Ferry Road at 12:26 p.m. for the report of a possibly injured seal near the shoreline. They were able to determine a baby seal was indeed injured, and they called in an employee from Mystic Aquarium to assist.

Police responded to Smith Street at 1:39 p.m. for the report of an argument ongoing.

Police responded to a neighbor dispute on Kickemuit Avenue at 3:27 p.m.

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