Bristol PD: Man with knife arrested at local coffee shop

Posted 12/8/23

Bristol Police made six arrests between Nov. 27 and Dec. 4, 2023.

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Bristol PD: Man with knife arrested at local coffee shop


Monday, Nov. 27
A Hope Street resident reported damage to their flag pole at 11:45 a.m.

Police assisted with an injured dog on North Lane who was subsequently transported to the vet by its owner.

A trespassing complaint on River Street turned out to be a non-issue as a nurse had simply gone to the wrong house.

Tuesday, Nov. 28
A dead deer was reported near Hope Street and Poppasquash Road at 3:56 a.m. DEM was contacted to pick it up.

A dog bite was reported on Belevedere Drive at 1:01 p.m.

Police looked for a man panhandling near Hope Street and Asylum Roads at 2:24 p.m. but he was gone upon their arrival. A second call regarding the man was logged a short time later but he had left the area again.

Police utilized a drone to check out a possible homeless encampment near Gooding and Metacom Avenues at 4:11 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 29
A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested at Mt. Hope High School at 9:41 a.m. and charged with possession of marijuana (less than one ounce by a person under the age of 18).

A King Street resident reported at 9:57 a.m. that a relative of theirs had been scammed.

An injured deer was reported on 12:09 p.m. on Mason Avenue. It was reportedly euthanized and removed from the area.

The Rhode Island Bridge and Turnpike Authority reported illicit signs were being put up at the kiosk at the Mt. Hope Bridge at 12:39 p.m.

Jeb Gagne, 39, of 1382 Hope St., Bristol, was arrested at 8:31 p.m. They were charged with one count of domestic violence (family court violation of a protective order, first offense).

Thursday, Nov. 30
Jeb Gagne, 39, of 1382 Hope St., Bristol, was arrested at 1:25 a.m. by Warren PD and transported to Bristol. They were charged with one count of violating a family court protective order, and one count of criminal violation of a no contact order. He was later transported to District Court.

Evan Gage, born 2004, of 171 Lindbergh Ave., Needham, Mass., was arrested at 12:08 p.m. at Roger Williams University. He was charged with two counts of second degree sexual assault.

Fire personnel responded to a report of smoke on Hope Street at 12:42 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 1
An Asylum Road resident reported at 6:58 a.m. that it appeared someone had forced entry into a shed on their property at some point prior to the call.

Matthew Silvia, 62, of 20 Libby Lane, Apt. #D53, Warren, was arrested at the Sip N’ Dip Donuts on Hope Street at 12:54 p.m. after police received a report that there was a man with a knife inside who was possibly trying to attack someone. He was charged with simple assault and/or battery, disorderly conduct, and possession of a prohibited weapon other than a firearm. He was later arraigned and released.

Police advised a small gathering of people at a house party on Bay View Avenue to quiet down at 11:00 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2
Another gathering, this time on Wood Street, was quieted at 12:24 a.m.

A damaged light structure in the parking lot of Rogers Free Library was reported as an act of vandalism at 12:52 a.m.

Lucas Wigley, born 2002, of 201 Pin Oak Ct., Shamong, N.J., was arrested at 3:50 a.m. on Metacom Avenue following a motor vehicle stop. They were charged with DUI of liquor or drugs (BAC .15 or greater, first offense).
A lottery scam was reported on Franklin Street at 2:22 p.m.

Police dispersed a man who was reportedly yelling loudly in the area of Wood and Bradford Streets at 8:33 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3
Christopher Ferreira, 38, of 300 Metacom Ave., Bristol, was arrested following an incident on Metacom Avenue at 2:17 p.m. He was charged with two counts of domestic violence (refusal to relinquish/damaging/obstructing a telephone, and disorderly conduct, both first offenses), and resisting arrest. He was arraigned and later released.

A resident reported at 4:57 p.m. that someone had exited their home and damaged their vehicle when they were utilizing a driveway to turn around in the area of High and Hope Streets.

Police advised players of loud music on Church Street to quiet down at 9:07 p.m.

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