The Bristol Police Department recently has assigned a detective to re-open investigations on cold cases.
We are asking the public for any leads that they may have, you may contact the Detective Division of the Bristol Police Department at 401-253-7766. Information may also be submitted via email to the following Detective:
Detective Adam Clifford: [email protected]
Listed below, are cases which are being profiled for re-examination:
- January 29, 2020 – An anonymous letter was received at a home of an employee of the Bristol Warren Regional School District. The letter containing an unknown white powdery substance was transported by the employee to the School Administration building, at that time the Bristol Police and Fire Departments as well as the East Providence Fire Department’s Haz-Mat Team responded to the scene to secure the item in question. The letter was later transported to the Rhode Island crime lab for analysis. The analysis determined that the letter did not contain an toxic substance. At this time there are no leads as to where the letter originated from.
- October 8, 2019 – Bristol Police were notified of a theft of a poor box from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 141 State Street. Police interviewed the pastor of the church who indicated that a metal collection box located inside the front of the church had been torn from the wall. The box, described as beige in color, measuring 5 inches by 10 inches with the wording “POOR BOX” on the front. The box was removed between the hours of 9:45 AM and 4:00 PM. At this time, it is unclear as to the identity of a suspect.
- September 28, 2019 – Bristol Police responded to 163 Bradford Street, Apartment A for a report of a broken window. The investigation determined that sometime around 2:25 AM two shots from an unknown weapon were fired into the window of the apartment. Local surveillance video was obtained and it showed several persons in the area during the time of the incident, however we are unable to positively identify the subjects on the video.