Bristol PD: Stolen pot plants and loud students

Posted 9/30/22

Police broke up a fight, responded to a report of stolen marijuana plants and made multiple arrests between Sept. 19 and Sept. 26, 2022.

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Bristol PD: Stolen pot plants and loud students


Monday, Sept. 19
A Second Street resident reported at 8:30 a.m. that marijuana plants located outside their residence had been stolen.

Police dispersed a suspicious vehicle from Mt. Hope High School at 11:08 a.m.

A fraudulent check was reported near Peckham Place at 2:32 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
Police assisted a person walking over the Mt. Hope Bridge at 11:47 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 21
Police investigated a broken entryway door on Constitution Street at 3:42 p.m.

Police intervened during a fight between two men in the road on Wood Street at 8:07 p.m.

A shop owner on Metacom Avenue reported individuals using suspected fake IDs at 9:05 p.m. They left before police showed up.

Thursday, Sept. 22
The animal control officer checked on a possibly sick raccoon on Roslyn Avenue at 6:56 a.m. They reported it appeared in fine order.

Police received a noise report due to a wedding on Thames Street at 8:21 p.m. Management advised police the event would be over within the hour.

Friday, Sept. 23
Ryan Patrick O’Connell, 41, of Bristol, was arrested following a domestic incident near Murphy Avenue and Bradford Street at 1:14 a.m. He was charged with two counts of domestic violence (simple assault and/or battery, and disorderly conduct, both first offenses).

A woman on Bradford Street reported she was threatened by another woman on Bradford Street around 9:00 a.m.

The prior theft of a catalytic converter was reported on Ballou Boulevard at 11:08 a.m.

Police searched for a motorcycle that was reportedly driving recklessly in the area of Jane Lane at 7:02 p.m. but didn’t locate the rider.

Police spoke with three juveniles who had gathered in the road near Sullivan Lane at 8:11 a.m.

Two complaints regarding loud students from Roger Williams came in, one at River Street at 11:08 p.m., where the police requested a RWU shuttle, and one at 11:39 on Cottage Street.

Saturday, Sept. 24
Police dispersed RWU students from Cottage Street at 12:04 a.m.

Police went to intervene when a fight was reported near Hope Street and Vantage Point Drive at 8:11 a.m., but they were gone when they got to the scene.

A bright light in the sky thought possibly to be a flare from a vessel in distress near Prudence Island and Carnegie Tower at 7:06 p.m. turned out to be fireworks from a wedding on the island.

Aaron Braz, 31, of Bristol was arrested on a warrant at 7:53 p.m. on Waterman Avenue by the East Providence Police. He was charged with one count of domestic violence (criminal violation of a no contact order, second offense).

Four individuals were charged with possessing alcohol while underage as the result of police breaking up a house party near Viking Drive and Hopeworth Avenue at 11:32 p.m. All were aged 20.

Sunday, Sept. 25
One person was transported to the hospital following a motor vehicle accident near Hope Street and Usher Terrace at 11:09 a.m.

Police received a report from High Street at 5:06 p.m. regarding a man making harassing statements to residents.

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