Sunday, December 2, 2012
State Police are reportedly leading an investigation into a fatal crash on the Mt. Hope Bridge Saturday night.
Updated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Motorists were directed to find alternate routes Saturday night after police closed Mt. Hope Bridge to all traffic following a serious motor vehicle crash. Multiple sources from both the Portsmouth Fire and Police Departments confirmed the crash involved a fatality. Information about the victim or possible victims is unknown at this time. According to The Providence Journal, one man died and five other people were injured after a two-vehicle crash around 7 p.m. The identity of the deceased man and those injured have not been released. Multiple people were reported to be injured, according to Capt. Michael O'Brien, spokesperson for the Portsmouth Fire Department. Portsmouth and Bristol Rescues were called …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Suspect strikes three police officers, bites another officer’s hand during arrest.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A Bristol man is under arrest after leading police on a high-speed chase in Portsmouth early Tuesday morning ending in a crash according to the Sakonnet Times. Twenty-three year Cesar Smith of Burke Road in Bristol lead police on the chase after allegedly stealing a pickup truck from a Woodlawn Avenue residence in Bristol just after midnight Tuesday. During the chase Burke hit a Jersey barrier before crossing over the Mount Hope Bridge. According to the Sakonnet Times, the chase ended after Smith lost control of the truck after trying to make a right hand turn onto East Main Road from Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth, striking an occupied car then coming to rest near Clements market. The Sakonnet Times reports that police said Smith put up…
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Armin B. Christian had reportedly been on the run for more than 30 years after his escape from a South Carolina prison.
A South Carolina prison escapee, who was on the run for more than 30 years, reportedly chose Bristol as his hideout until his arrest Wednesday. Armin B. Christian, 65, of 289 High St., Bristol, had reportedly been on the run since he escaped from a South Carolina prison on Dec. 25, 1980. Christian was wanted on a South Carolina Department of Corrections warrant for a charge of Escape from a Correctional Facility. Christian had been sentenced in November 1980 to eleven months for Domestic/Non-Payment of Child Support. Members of the State Police Violent Fugitive Task Force and Bristol police tracked Christian, arresting him Wednesday about 8:45 a.m. as he was leaving the High Street home, according to Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell, …