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City of Bristol
300 Lee Street
Bristol, VA 24201

Ph: (276) 645-7300

Eye Witness Tips
Being a Reliable Eye Witness
Information most often needed by the police include the following details:
  • What happened?
  • When?
  • Where?
  • Is anyone injured?
  • Vehicle license number
  • Vehicle description
  • Direction of flight
  • Description of persons including clothing

Suspicious Activity
Helpful tips for spotting suspicious activity to report include:
  • A stranger entering your neighbors house when it is unoccupied
  • Anyone removing car accessories, license plates or gasoline
  • Anyone peering into parked cars or houses
  • Apparent business transactions conducted from a vehicle
  • Anyone loitering around schools, parks, secluded areas or on the street
  • Any vehicle moving slowly and without lights or one following an apparently aimless course
  • Vehicles containing one or more persons parked at unusual hours
  • Vehicles being loaded with valuables in front of unoccupied houses
  • The sound of breaking glass or loud explosive noises
  • Persons being forced into vehicles

For More Information
If you have any questions, please contact the Bristol Virginia Police Department at (276) 645-7400.