Bristol PD: An injured pitbull and exploitation of an elder

Posted 11/25/22

Police responded to vehicular accidents, theft, and a lively incident involving a pellet gun between Nov. 14-20, 2022.

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Bristol PD: An injured pitbull and exploitation of an elder


Monday, Nov. 14

Two people were transported to area hospitals (one to Newport and one to Rhode Island) after a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Metacom Avenue and Fatima Drive at 10:25 a.m.

Paulo M. Carvalho, 45, of 46 Mt. Hope Ave., Apt. 1, was charged with a warrant from District Court.

A resident on Washington Drive called police to report someone attempting to break in to their residence at 9:40 p.m. Officers responded and found a screen torn out of a window. They searched the area for a vehicle reportedly seen leaving the area but could not locate it.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

A caller from Franklin Street reported emblems stolen from their vehicle while it was parked overnight.

A resident on Adelaide Avenue reported fraud.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

A resident on Sweeney Lane called police because a juvenile was attempting to leave the residence at 12:18  a.m.

Corey Martinez, 49, of Johnson, was charged with simple assault, firing in a compact area, and disorderly conduct (see separate story).

A Mt. Hope Avenue resident called police to report that a man claiming to be from the Census Bureau had visited her house twice. She claimed he was verbally aggressive. An officer spoke to both parties and determined it was a miscommunication.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Officers responded to a Church Street residence at 2:03 a.m. after a complaint about someone playing the drums. The drummer refused to answer the door.

Someone from Baker Street reported a pass assault.

A caller from Primrose Drive complained about two people banging on their front door at 4:50 p.m. It turned out to be two juveniles playing around.

Friday, Nov. 18

An officer investigated a car stopped along Frankin Street at 12:51 a.m. It turned out to be someone taking a nap. They left the area without incident.

Bristol Police were notified that Cumberland Police had taken into custody a Warren man wanted on a warrant from Bristol. A detective picked up Richard A. McDermott, 38, of 300 Main St., Warren, and drove him back to Bristol for processing. He was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses (between $1,500 and $5,000) and exploitation of an elder. He was arraigned by a Justice of the Peace at the station and released.

A resident on Sullivan Lane reported fraud.

A caller from Ferry Road reported hearing loud popping sounds and believed someone was deer hunting. Officers responded but found no evidence of hunting.

Saturday, Nov. 19

Officers investigated a small brush fire in the wood near Cross Street at 12:02 a.m.

A resident on Verndale Circle called to speak to an officer about damage to property as part of a neighbor dispute.

A caller from Mason Avenue reported being assaulted at 5:10 p.m. An officer dispatched rescue to the scene as well.

Officers were called to Monroe Avenue for a reported domestic disturbance at 8:08 p.m. Paul Campion, 61, of 64 Monroe Ave., Bristol, was taken into custody, brought to the station and charged with domestic simple assault and domestic disorderly conduct. He was arraigned at the station and released.

Sunday, Nov. 20

An officer dispersed a car and its occupants from the Mt. Hope Boat Ramp area off Annawamscutt Drive at 1:41 a.m.

An officer spoke with residents on Greenway Drive about loud music at 1:50 a.m. They agreed to turn it off.

Police were called about a loose dog wearing a pink vest in the area of Metacom and Sherman avenues at 9:42 a.m. They were unable to located the dog.

A caller from State Street reported finding an injured brown and white pitbull at 5:11 p.m. It was picked up and reunited with its owner.

Police received three calls about a vehicle out looking for a missing dog in the area of Michael Drive and Fatima Drive. Residents were complaining because it was shining car headlights into their property between 8 and 9 p.m.

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