Officers break up college party, cite three for providing alcohol

Posted 4/30/21

Among the numerous noise complaints and calls about sickly animals, Bristol police officers broke up a college party and cited three young men for providing alcohol to minors.

Monday, April …

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Officers break up college party, cite three for providing alcohol


Among the numerous noise complaints and calls about sickly animals, Bristol police officers broke up a college party and cited three young men for providing alcohol to minors.

Monday, April 19

An officer spoke to the owner of a dog running loose at the Town Beach complex at 3:12 p.m.

A caller reported the front hub assembly of their truck stolen while it was parked at the Rockwell Dock lock on Thames Street.

A man was transported to Newport Hospital for evaluation after officers were called to Siegel Street at 5:05 p.m. The reporting party said there were subjects in the road with firearms.

A patrolman spoke with a woman was yelling loudly outside on Hope Street at 10:02 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20

An officer spoke to someone who was yelling at vehicles at the intersection of Metacom and Gooding avenues at 9:04 a.m.

A sick raccoon was reported on Hope Street at 10:58 a.m.

A Bristol Woods Drive resident reported possible identity theft.

A sick raccoon was reported in the area of Butterworth and Metacom avenues at 2:35 p.m.

Someone complained of noise on Sowams Drive at 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21

A caller reported seeing a man dump items in the water near Fales Road. Officers checked the area but did not find anyone.

Officers were called to Collins Court for a dispute over property at 1:03 p.m.

Thursday, April 22

Roger Williams University public safety officers were called to Thompson Avenue after a complaint about residents making a lot of noise at 1:11 a.m. Three 22-year-olds were cited for procuring alcohol for minors.

Officers were called to Perry Street for a neighbor dispute at 9:16 a.m.

An officer gave a verbal warning to a dog owner letting the animal run free at the Town Beach complex at 2:19 p.m.

Officers were called to Lisa Lane to help disperse someone from the property at 9:12 p.m.

An officer spoke to someone on Hope Street after police received a noise complaint at 11:28 p.m.

Someone reported a fight in the area of Hope and Chestnut streets at 11:51 p.m.

Friday, April 23

Police received complaints about noise on Hope Street at 12:26 a.m. and 12:54 a.m. and about loud music on Center Street at 1:44 a.m.

At 1:46 a.m., a caller reported a woman outside breaking things on Hope Street.

An officer advised someone along Hope Street at 2:15 a.m.

Someone complaint about noise from commercial equipment on Constitution Street at 6:30 a.m. Nothing was running when an officer arrived at the scene.

An injured skunk was reported on Burton Street at 8:44 a.m.

A Bay View Avenue resident reported two broken windows in the home.

A sickly skunk was reported from Burton Street at 6:36 p.m.

Someone complained of the noise from a man playing drums at Independence Park at 8:51 p.m.

At 11:09 p.m., police received a complaint that a group of people were throwing things at cars in the area of Chestnut and Hope streets. A woman called to say a man was looking into cars at Benjamin Church Manor. Officers checked the area but could not find the suspects.

Officers spoke to the manager at Thames Waterside after a complaint about loud music at 11:32 p.m.

Saturday, April 24

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Thames Street at 2:27 a.m.

Officers dispersed people from the Ever-Ready fire station on Thames Street at 2:51 a.m.

A truck collided with a utility pole along Metacom Avenue at 8:15 a.m. The driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital and both National Grid and DEM were called to the scene. The southbound lane was closed throughout.

A resident on Naomi Street reported that their house and vehicles were egged while they were on vacation.

Officers were called to Second Street at 12:24 p.m. regarding a man who was yelling with vulgar language. It turned out to be a neighbor issue.

Someone complained about loud music on Primrose Drive at 4:06 p.m. A patrolman reported no loud music upon arrival. The residents were out in the backyard.

After a report of a man and woman yelling at each other on Mt. Hope Avenue, officers responded to the scene and eventually arrested Peter A. Barrasso, 41, of Franklin, Mass. He was charged with simple domestic assault, processed at the station and released.

An officer spoke to residents on State Street after a complaint about a loud party at 10:18 p.m.

Officers dispersed a loud group from the area of Hope and Franklin streets at 11:49 p.m. They were advised to keep it down for the night.

Sunday, April 25

Police received a complaint about people yelling on State Street at 12:41 a.m.

A caller reported that a vehicle drove through an intersection on Thames Street and almost struck his vehicle at 1:19 a.m. Officers searched but could not find the suspect vehicle.

A caller reported a man lying in the road on Dunbar Avenue at 1:53 a.m. A patrolman called Rescue to the scene, and the man was transported to an area hospital.

Matias Osorio-Avila, 34, of Providence was charged with violation of domestic protective orders after being taken into custody on Ferry Road at 5:14 p.m.

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