Bristol Police: Arrests for sexual assault and child molestation

Posted 5/14/21

Bristol Police made three arrests from May 3 to May  9, including two in sexual assault cases.

Monday, May 3

Roger Williams University security called police to the campus at 8:17 a.m. to …

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Bristol Police: Arrests for sexual assault and child molestation


Bristol Police made three arrests from May 3 to May  9, including two in sexual assault cases.

Monday, May 3

Roger Williams University security called police to the campus at 8:17 a.m. to assist with an unruly student. The student left before police arrived.

An officer responded to the area of Verdi and Berry lanes after a complaint about people riding dirt bikes in the roadway at 6:20 p.m.

A resident complained about loud music coming from the back yard of a residence on Second Street at 7:18 p.m. An officer heard nothing upon arrival.

Tuesday, May 4

A motorist reported damage to their vehicle from construction on Mt. Hope Avenue.

A caller said two people were looking into the windows of a Range Rover along Metacom Avenue at 7:26 p.m. It turned out the vehicle was for sale.

Wednesday, May 5

After a man called police to say that a woman had thrown something at his window at 1:06 a.m. along Sowams Drive, officers responded and arrested Andrea I. Pannoni, 37, of Warren. She was charged with domestic vandalism and domestic disorderly conduct.

Emanuel L. Daponte, 74, of 141 Fales Road, Bristol, was charged with simple assault and three counts of second-degree child molestation.

Boat stands were reported stolen from  King Philip Avenue at 11:46 a.m.

After an ID check at Viola’s Liquors on Wood Street, a 19-year-old was cited for unlawful drinking and misrepresentation by an underage person.

Thursday, May 6

Officers responded to a Metacom Avenue residence after a 911 call at 10:04 a.m. A man and woman were found to be arguing, but no one was arrested.

Someone called police to report an elderly man driving around and staring at women in Colt State Park at 4:14 p.m. An officer responded and found nothing suspicious, just a man driving through the park.

William Edward Hartnett, 51, of 6 Belvedere Drive, Bristol, turned himself in at the station and was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

A resident complained of loud exhaust from a black Audi in the area of Kickemuit Avenue and Smith Street at 6:45 p.m.

Police received a call about a man wearing a black hoodie who was trying to get into cars as they drove past in the area of Hope Street and Asylum Road at 8:40 p.m. A patrolman said the man was having problems with his bike and was flagging down cars to assist.

Friday, May 7

An officer spoke to people in the back yard of a Bay View Avenue residence after a complaint about loud music at 1:07 a.m. They agreed to bring things inside for the night.

A patrolman spoke to residents on Magnolia Street after a complaint about loud music and fireworks at 1:14 a.m.

Five females were dispersed from the area of Bay View Avenue and Wood Street at 1:51 a.m.

A possibly sick skunk was reported on Constitution Street at 9:15 a.m.

A sick raccoon was euthanized after being found in a yard along Byfield Street at 9:41 a.m.

A sick raccoon was reported on Hopeworth Avenue at 3:14 p.m.

Officers responded to St. Elizabeth Street at 9:38 p.m. for a reported fight between two men. An officer determined it was a verbal argument.

Saturday, May 8

Officers investigated a loud music complaint on Burke Road at 1:08 a.m.

A woman was reportedly yelling in the area of Vantage Point Drive at 1:30 a.m. Officers responded but did not find her.

A caller reported a sign, possibly on town property, with profanity on it at the intersection of Wapping and Annawamscutt drives. An officer found a small sign that was on private property.

Sunday, May 9

Officers assisted at the scene of a dumpster fire against one of the Roger Williams dorms at 12:40 a.m.

A caller reported two men walking along First Street with a stop sign at 1:08 a.m. Officers responded and found the sign along Siegel Street.

A caller reported some type of fight outside the Kinsmen Tavern at 1:16 a.m. There were no arrests.

An officer spoke to someone riding dirt bikes along Verdi Lane at 2:21 p.m.

Officers responded to Easterbrooks Avenue at 5:28 p.m. for a reported disturbance in the roadway. It turned out to be an argument between two brothers. There were no arrests.

Fireworks were reported along Paull Street at 8:01 p.m.

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