Top Stories of 2012 in Bristol and Warren: Police and Fire
Here's a look at the top police and fire stories of the past year on Bristol-Warren Patch.
Bristol Police Release Sex Offender Notice, Feb. 29, 2012
Lots of readers discussed the decision by the Bristol Police Department to notify residents that convicted level-three sex offender James McKay, 27, of 18 Ryan Ave., had relocated to the community.
Parts of Bristol Ordered Evacuated, Oct. 29, 2012
As Hurricane [later renamed Superstorm] Sandy approached Rhode Island after leaving New Jersey and New York underwater, residents of parts of Bristol took to higher ground.
Police Close Mt. Hope Bridge After Fatal Crash, Dec. 1, 2012
Barrington Man Dies In Crash on Mt. Hope Bridge, Dec. 2, 2012
An early-morning car crash forced the closure of the Mt. Hope Bridge on Saturday, Dec. 1. Police said alcohol was not a factor in the fatal collision.
Following their arrest for drug possession when Bristol Police found them sitting in a parked car, a Bristol man faces additional felonies after police searched his home and reported finding cocaine, steroids, and prescription drugs.
Manuel Chaves, of Peckham Place, is scheduled to appear at a status conference on Jan. 28. He is also due at a Jan. 14 pre-trial hearing in a separate case from January, 2012.
Man Pulls Gun In Road Rage Incident, Lands Three In Jail, Apr. 20, 2012
After receiving reports of two cars driving erratically and apprenty trying to run each other off the road, Bristol Police arrested three people, incuding a man who police said brandished a BB pellet gun.
State Police Arrest Former Coach on Molestation Charges, Dec. 17, 2012
Rhode Island State Police announced the arrest of Richard Perry, 55, a former Little League and Pop Warner football coach and former custodian at Kickemuit Middle School, on four felony counts of child molestation. Following the report of his arrest, State Police confirmed that additional reports have been received, and are currently under investigation.
Watch Bristol-Warren Patch this week for more reviews of the Top Stories of 2012.