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Bristol Police Log: November a busy month for cops

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Posted on March 12, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police recently submitted a log of their activity from November 2013. The major offenses were reported closer to the times of the incidents, but the following is the full log for November, when Bristol police:

•  On Nov. 1 responded to a report of a suspicious man in the woods near Merchants Bank. The man was not found.

•  On Nov. 1 responded to 61 Pine St. for a reported burglar alarm and found an employee had unknowingly tripped it.

•  On Nov. 2 arrested town resident Melodie Campbell, 41, on suspicion of driving with a suspended license.

•  On Nov. 3 responded to an alarm activation at the Bristol Police Department, and discovered the door had not been shut properly and was opened by the wind.

•  On Nov. 3 arrested Lincoln resident Kimberly Rose Jimmo, 18, on suspicion of driving under the influence after a traffic stop on Stony Hill Road.

•  On Nov. 4 assisted the Vermont State Police with an accident on Bristol Road in Monkton that resulted in several injuries.

•  On Nov. 4 investigated a report at Mount Abraham Union High School that a student was in possession of prescription pills. A 15-year-old male student was cited for illegal possession of Oxycontin pills.

•  On Nov. 6 responded to a Pine Street business after receiving a report of a man peering through the window of a closed business. When officers arrived, an employee told them the man was simply waiting for the business to open.

•  On Nov. 6 swept a North Street home after a house sitter heard someone in the basement. Police found no one in the home.

•  On Nov. 6 conducted a records check for a Vermont Army National Guard recruiter.

•  On Nov. 7 responded to a Munsill Avenue residence after a resident said after she exited the shower, she discovered rolled cigarettes and tobacco were missing from her apartment. The resident told police that a neighbor breaks into her house and steals things. Police found the report to be unfounded.

•  On Nov. 7 responded to a two-vehicle crash on West Street by the post office, which resulted in no injuries and only minor damage.

•  On Nov. 8 issued court diversion paperwork and a ticket for possession of marijuana to a man parked in a vehicle on Stony Hill Road.

•  On Nov. 9 investigated suspected employee theft from a Bristol business. Police said video evidence and interviews were unhelpful.

•  On Nov. 9 checked the welfare of a Hardscrabble Road residence on behalf of the VSP.

•  On Nov. 10 issued a trespass notice to a resident after another resident complained of harassing, threatening and obscene text and voice messages.

•  On Nov. 10 assisted Middlebury police in handling a domestic assault. Police arrested one suspect.

•  On Nov. 10 arrested town resident Frank Meehan, 37, for violating the conditions of release.

•  On Nov. 11 responded to MAUHS for a reported sick or injured fox in the woods. Police located the fox and shot it.

•  On Nov. 12 received from a West Street business a wallet that had been left by a customer.

•  On Nov. 12 received an un-addressed letter left in the drop off point of the U.S. Postal Service, in which the author threatened to harm him/herself. An investigation revealed the identity of the author, whom police assisted.

•  On Nov. 13 responded to a two-vehicle accident on Prince Lane.

•  On Nov. 15 responded to an East Street residence for a report of a dead fox on a lawn. Police dumped the fox in the town landfill.

•  On Nov. 15 helped a citizen on Main Street file an application for an abuse prevention order.

•  On Nov. 15 responded to Champlain Farms on West Street to assist a disabled truck and trailer.

•  On Nov. 16 assisted VSP in determining if a residence on Burpee Road was ablaze. The alleged fire was reported by a motorist whom Bristol police said was traveling 100 miles per hour on Route 7; the driver was subsequently stopped by a trooper and arrested on suspicion of DUI. There was no fire at the residence.

•  On Nov. 16 responded to a reported domestic assault on Mountain Street. Police transported one intoxicated female to the Act 1 detox center in Burlington.

•  On Nov. 16 received a report of the theft a Nook electronic tablet from the Baptist Church in Bristol during a memorial service.

•  On Nov. 16 mediated a landlord tenant dispute. The tenant alleged the landlord was entering the apartment when only her children were home, and on one occasion had pushed them aside to gain entry. Police warned the landlord and encouraged both parties to brush up on landlord-tenant laws.

•  On Nov. 16 assisted VSP with a family fight on Hillside Drive in Starksboro. No arrests were made at that time.

•  On Nov. 18 began an investigation into the sale of prescription medications.

•  On Nov. 18 took information from a MAUHS staffer about an alleged underage drinking and drug party at a Monkton residence. Police forwarded the case to VSP.

•  On Nov. 18 responded to a call from the Mount Abraham campus safety aid and found five students in the woods near the town dump. Police cited two for marijuana possession.

•  On Nov. 19 transported a stray dog from a Taylor Avenue residence to the pound.

•  On Nov. 19, along with police from Vergennes and the VSP, executed a search warrant at an East Street residence. A young girl was alone in the residence. Police found drug paraphernalia related to the use of marijuana and heroin within reach of the child. A representative from the Department of Children and Families removed the child from the home.

This case remains open pending lab tests for heroin on the paraphernalia before charges are filed.

•  On Nov. 19 arrested Ernest Cushman of Bristol on suspicion of selling heroin after an extensive investigation. Cushman was jailed in lieu of $150,000 bail.

•  On Nov. 20 served a stalking order to a Main Street resident.

•  On Nov. 20 received information that Barre City resident Hassimiou Bandoura, 34, was in Bristol Nov. 11 in violation of a court order that he not enter Addison County. The Addison County State’s Attorney subsequently charged Bandoura with violation of conditions of release.

•  On Nov. 21 served a court order to a resident of a Main Street residence.

•  On Nov. 21 received a report of sexual assault. After an interview at the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations, officers believe the act was consensual.

•  On Nov. 21 unsuccessfully attempted to locate a vehicle involved in a crash on Route 116 in Bristol.

•  On Nov. 22 searched a car during a traffic stop for drugs, but found none.

•  On Nov. 23 arrested Bristol resident Arlene Denis, 67, on suspicion of DUI after a traffic stop on West Street at Stony Hill Road.

•  On Nov. 23 responded to Church Street for a report of suspicious activity at a construction site, and found that the men there were subcontractors working on the site.

•  On Nov. 24 responded to a car accident on Mountain Street where a rock wall was damaged. The vehicle had left the scene and was not located.

•  On Nov. 24 responded to a Main Street business to investigate a bounced check. The writer of the $25.49 check paid restitution to the business to avoid prosecution.

•  On Nov. 25 took a report from a Main Street resident who said prescription pills had been stolen.

•  On Nov. 26 received a call from a bus driver who reported her bus was passed by a car while unloading at MAUHS.

•  On Nov. 26 assisted VSP with a two-vehicle accident with injury on River Road at the intersection of Route 116.

•  On Nov. 27 responded to a tractor-trailer accident in the parking lot of Thad’s Automotive. The front passenger side of the vehicle sunk into a section of pavement that had just been dug out and re-graveled after work on a main. The vehicle was pulled out by a wrecker.

• On Nov. 28 completed a Click It Or Ticket patrol in Bristol that netted two speeding tickets, one no-insurance ticket and one citation for driving with a criminally suspended license.

•  On Nov. 28 cited Thomas Plantier, 27, of Bristol for driving with a criminally suspended license and violating conditions of release.

•  On Nov. 29 helped VSP locate a driver involved in a hit and run on Lincoln Road in Bristol.

•  On Nov. 29 assisted VSP with a domestic assault on Monkton Road. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

•  On Nov. 30 conducted a death investigation at a Crescent Street residence. Rescue personnel responded to an unresponsive male who had fallen in the bathroom. Police determined no foul play was involved.

•  On Nov. 30 responded to a two-vehicle crash on Main Street. No injuries and minor vehicle damage were reported. 

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