BRISTOL — Bristol police on Aug. 13 initiated an investigation into a complaint that a Huntington woman had unlawfully removed money from a guardianship bank account controlled by the Vermont Probate Court.
Police Chief Kevin Gibbs reports that the department’s investigation showed that money had been withdrawn from the account between October 2010 and August 2012. He said bank records showed that Jamie Ellen Martell, 32, had completed 29 unapproved withdrawals totaling $15,758.63 during this period.
On Sept. 14 police cited Martell into court for grand larceny. She is due to answer the charge in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Nov. 4.
In other activity, Bristol police:
• On Aug. 14 cited a 16-year-old male with burglary following a report that he and two other males had entered a closed garage in the Kountry Trailer Park and removed property that didn’t belong to them. Police also cited two 14-year-old Bristol males as juveniles, though police did not specify the charge in a press release.
• On Aug. 28 at 5:43 p.m. spotted Joshua Adam Nelson, 18, of Bristol driving a 1999 Yamaha ATV on North Street at the intersection with Pine Street. Police attempted to stop him, but say he accelerated to in excess of 55 mph as the officer followed in his cruiser. Police ended up catching Nelson for negligent driving and attempting to elude police.
• On Sept. 4 at 2:34 a.m. responded to a West Pleasant Street home to a report that a woman had cut two screens in the rear of the home. The resident identified a suspect running from the home. While officers were on scene the suspect, whom they identified as 45-year-old Brenda Shores of Bristol, returned to the area, but then she fled on foot. Police apprehended her in Kountry Trailer Park and at 3:26 a.m. cited her for attempted unlawful trespass of a residence. She was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of $500 bail.
• On Sept. 7 detained Dwayne Lee Vukoder, 37, of Bristol during a traffic stop on West Street and cited him for driving with a criminally suspended license.