Bristol PD: One arrested for DUI, vulgar sign holder dispersed

Posted 6/21/24

Police made one arrest and managed a variety of civil issues between June 10-17, 2024.

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Bristol PD: One arrested for DUI, vulgar sign holder dispersed


Monday, June 10
A caller reported finding spent ammunition in Coelho Park on Jenny Lane at 12:38 p.m.

A Viking Drive resident reported at 2:53 p.m. that their phone had been hacked into in order to acquire gift cards.

A Metacom Avenue resident called police at 4:34 p.m. after receiving a “suspicious letter”.

Police received a report that a suspicious van in the area was possibly placing skimming devices on nearby ATMs around 5:47 p.m. They looked into it but found no such devices.

Tuesday, June 11
Police spoke with a woman from St. Elizabeth Street around 1:49 a.m. after she pocket dialed 9-1-1 multiple times.

A Constitution Street resident reported their vehicle was taken without their consent at 8:23 a.m.

Vandalism to items outside an apartment on Metacom Avenue was reported at 12:24 p.m.

A caller reported that two people were breaking glass bottles near the walking path on Ferry Road at 5:57 p.m. Police reported they were gone when they arrived.

Wednesday, June 12
A rescue was requested to the Mt. Hope Bridge at 11:18 p.m. following the report of a person walking over it.

A caller reported a road rage incident near Metacom and Butterworth Avenues at 11:28 p.m.

Thursday, June 13
Bank fraud was reported on Stephen Drive at 6:02 a.m.

An online submission of fraud on Hope Street was logged at 9:33 a.m.

Property damage/vandalism to the Walley School on High Street was reported at 11:42 a.m.

A sick raccoon was reported in Colt State Park at 2:15 p.m.

Friday, June 14
Police received a report at 8:08 a.m. that there was a disgruntled customer inside the Bristol Food Mart on Wood Street. The person was gone when police arrived and they said to call back if they returned.

A Wood Street resident reported at 9:12 a.m. that they believed their car might have been broken into.

A man holding a sign with “vulgar language” near Metacom and Gooding Avenues was dispersed by police at 11:47 a.m.

A verbal dispute between a person and a person claiming to be a park ranger with DEM was reported at Colt State Park at 6:26 p.m.

Saturday, June 15
Richard Leger, born 1987, of 236 Walter St., Fall River, Mass., was arrested at the Mt. Hope Bridge at 1:53 a.m. He was charged with DUI of liquor or drugs (BAC unknown, first offense), and refusal to submit to a chemical test (first offense).

A leaky propane tank on a grill caused an investigation by fire personnel on Hope Street at 5:19 p.m. after a resident called in the smell of gas.

Police intercepted a person accused of shoplifting from CVS on Metacom Avenue at 6:25 p.m. They agreed to return and pay for the item.

Vandalism was reported on San Juan Drive at 6:31 p.m.

An Alma Avenue resident reported at 8:25 p.m. that the hubcaps were stolen off their vehicle.

Sunday, June 16
Police dispersed a large, loud group walking home on High Street from a bar at 1:03 a.m.

A rescue was called in to the area of Metacom and Griswold Avenues at 12:57 p.m. following an accident between a car and a deer.

Police were twice called to Sherman Avenue, at 2:16 and 3:03 p.m. for reports of juveniles riding motorcycles and golf carts in the road. No one was found either time.

A Dartmouth Street resident reported an animal had jumped through her window at 4:48 p.m.

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