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Posted on April 22, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRISTOL — Bristol police had a busy March on traffic duty, according to a log of that month’s police actions released to the Independent last week. Police in March conducted 21 town-contracted patrols at various locations including: Monkton Road, Route 116, Hewitt Road, River Road, Burpee Road, Lower Notch Road and Daniel’s Four Corners.

During those patrols, police ticketed 12 drivers and issued five warnings.

In other action in March, Bristol police:

•  On March 2 at 1 p.m. took a report from a citizen who said they were being harassed, and informed the citizen how to obtain a stalking order.

•  On March 2 just before 2 p.m. helped Middlebury police return a wallet to a Bristol resident.

•  On March 3 at 9:15 p.m. investigated a tip that a white Jeep was doing doughnuts in the Mount Abraham Union High School parking lot, but the vehicle was gone when police arrived.

•  On March 4 just before 1 a.m. ordered a vehicle towed from Main Street for defying the winter parking ban.

•  On March 4 at 3 p.m. helped the Monkton Central School truancy officer talk to a student’s parents.

•  On March 4 at 9:39 p.m. picked up a dog that was running loose in traffic. Police took the pooch to the pound.

•  On March 3 followed up on a tip that a Volkswagen drove on Pleasant Street around 6:30 each morning and paid no heed to stop signs. Police staked out the location and on March 5 witnessed a vehicle matching that description drive through the stop sign at West Pleasant and Maple streets. Police ticketed the driver.

•  On March 5 at 3 p.m. met with Mount Abraham staff to discuss what to do about a truant student.

•  On March 5 at 5:30 p.m. took a report of a possible assault involving two students on a school bus. Police said the school was handling the matter internally.

•  On March 6 at 7:18 a.m. responded to a minor, two-vehicle accident on Main Street. One vehicle driving east clipped a parked car and drove off. The vehicle that was struck was gone when police arrived.

•  On March 6 began an investigation into a report of drug dealing by a Mount Abraham student at the school. The case was transferred to the county sheriff, who had an open case already involving the suspect.

•  On March 6 at 2:30 p.m. on behalf of the Addison County State’s Attorney served subpoenas to two South Street residents.

•  On March 6 determined that a 911 call was a false alarm.

•  On March 6 at 8:33 p.m. helped state troopers with a consent search of a vehicle on Plank Road.

•  On March 8 at 11:16 a.m. cited town resident Jason P. Vincent, 30, for driving with a suspended license on Briggs Hill Road.

•  On March 8 at 12:28 p.m. mediated a landlord/tenant dispute at a North Street residence. Police told the parties that the nature of the dispute appeared to be civil, rather than criminal.

•  On March 9 at 12:30 p.m. reset the town traffic light.

•  On March 9 at 1 p.m. picked up a dog that was wandering in the Shaw’s parking lot and later returned it to its owner.

•  On March 9 cited Mary B. Brouillard, 45, of Bristol for failing to ensure her 17- and 18-year-old children attended school. Police warned her back in December, but her children continued to have unexcused absences.

•  On March 10 at 3:33 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle crash on East Street. Police said a Richmond driver backed his vehicle into a parked car, causing minor damage.

•  On March 10 at 11:30 p.m. helped state troopers chase a fleeing driver. Police abandoned the chase, but did note the driver’s license plate number.

•  On March 11 just after 1 p.m. searched for a student who staff said had walked out of Bristol Elementary School. Police discovered the child had been recovered by a parent.

•  From March 8-13, with Vermont still in the throes of winter, an officer attended the National Drug Interdiction Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.

•  On March 11 at 3 p.m. an Addison woman reported that she had hung her wool coat with keys in it on a tree while hiking to the Bristol Ledges, but discovered it missing upon her return. Police have not yet found the coat.

•  On March 12 at 4:50 p.m. on behalf of Mount Abraham staff served a no-trespass notice to an “out of district resident.”

•  On March 12 at 6:35 p.m. responded to a Main Street apartment to help a state trooper investigate a drug complaint. Police found a small amount of marijuana and ticketed the alleged smoker.

•  On March 13 at 2:23 p.m. received a report of a significant amount of trash, including hazardous waste and electronics, in the trash at Woodland Apartments. Police cited a former tenant for littering.

•  On March 14 at 3:12 p.m. called a locksmith to help a Munsill Avenue resident get into her home after she locked herself out.

•  On March 15 at 1:41 p.m. responded to a Lifeline activation, but determined it to be a false alarm.

•  On March 15 just before 3 p.m. helped Bristol Rescue with a 52-year-old woman who fell and complained of neck and back pain.

•  On March 16 at 5 p.m. referred a former Bristol resident concerned with a landlord-tenant dispute to her attorney and to the Vermont Renters’ Handbook.

•  On March 16 at 7:38 p.m. responded to Main Street near Snap’s Restaurant to help a man who’d fallen out of his wheelchair and injured his hip. Police stood by until Bristol Rescue arrived.

•  On March 17 from 8 to 10:45 a.m. helped the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations execute a search warrant in New Haven.

•  On March 18 at 8:30 a.m. took a report of a car accident on Prince Lane after which a driver had fled the scene. Police described the vehicle that fled as an “older model with rust on the rear passenger side,” and encouraged witnesses to call them at 453-2533.

•  On March 19 at 4:30 p.m. helped state troopers find a missing teen from Lincoln, last seen at Mount Abraham. Police found the boy at a Bristol home and notified his parents.

•  On March 20 just after noon responded to Mount Abraham to seize marijuana found on a student that morning. Police pledged to follow up.

•  On March 20 at 12:25 p.m. cited a Mount Abraham student for smoking on school grounds.

•  On March 21 at 8 p.m. responded to the recreation field off Liberty Street after a resident reported hearing loud voices and someone calling for help. Police found nothing matching that description.

•  On March 22 at 11:13 a.m. helped the FBI by providing information related to a 2009 criminal case.

•  On March 22 at 7:30 p.m. provided first aid to a resident at an East Street residence during a medical call until Bristol Rescue arrived.

•  On March 22 just before 8 p.m. followed up on the odor of burning trash near Carlstrom Road and Route 116 South, but were unable to locate anyone burning trash.

•  On March 22 at 9:15 p.m. cited 31-year-old Williston resident Sabrina Ann Germaine for driving with a suspended license and violating conditions of release. Police stopper her for driving a car on Prince Lane and found out that she had conditions of release from three separate cases ordering her not to drive.

•  On March 24 at 7:11 p.m. took a report of the theft of an iPad from the bag of a Lawrence Memorial Library employee.

•  On March 25 at 11:45 a.m. cited a 15-year-old male Mount Abraham student on suspicion of possessing marijuana. The case will be handled in juvenile court.

•  On March 25 responded to a town home where a man said someone, in February, had taken a check from his checkbook and used it at the National Bank of Middlebury. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

•  On March 26 at 12:43 p.m. responded to a Pleasant Street home for a not-so-pleasant incident, where a couple was fighting over a pet. Police said the woman refused to turn over a dog to her ex-boyfriend, but police were able to convince her to hand over the hound without any further trouble.

•  On March 26 at 1:19 p.m. responded to a Lifeline activation at a Fitch Avenue home and discovered the resident had sustained a minor head wound after a fall. Police stood by until Bristol Rescue arrived.

•  On March 26 served a truancy notice to a town resident whose two sons were regularly skipping class.

•  On March 27 at 1:50 a.m. helped Vergennes police on a call in Ferrisburgh transport seven suspects arrested on suspicion of unlawful trespass to the station for booking. Middlebury police and state troopers also helped.

•  On March 27 at 9:44 a.m. showed a class from Lincoln Community School the inside of the police station and answered questions.

•  On March 27 at 2:39 p.m. responded to Bristol Elementary School for a 911 hangup. Police determined there was no emergency but could not find out who placed the call.

•  On March 28 at 11:15 a.m. responded to a landlord/tenant dispute on North Street. Police separated the parties and told them to take up the issue in civil court.

•  On March 28 at 10 p.m. at the request of Vergennes police searched a camp on Quaker Road in Starksboro for an elderly woman with dementia who was missing. Police did not find the woman there.

•  On March 28 at 10:30 p.m. responded to a noise complaint at ND’s Bar on Main Street, but found nothing that would warrant action. Police told the bar staff to be mindful of noise.

•  On March 29 at noon picked up a hypodermic needle in the parking lot of a West Street business and disposed of it.

•  On March 29 at 8:50 p.m. checked area businesses and found one unsecure. Police notified the owner.

•  On March 30 at 9 a.m. picked up a truant student and took the student to Mount Abraham at the request of school staff.

•  On March 30 at 7:17 p.m. found a stray dog on Fitch Avenue. Police earlier took a report from a resident who was missing their dog, so they knew who to return the pup to.

•  On March 30 at 9:38 p.m. responded to an East Street residence where a drunken family member was reportedly causing trouble. Police said the intoxicated family member was removed from the residence by other family members.

•  On March 31 at 10:38 p.m. responded to a North Street business for a report of a black-and-white stray dog eating compost. The pooch was gone by the time police arrived.

•  On March 31 at 5:35 p.m. helped state police determine the identity of a driver suspected of driving with a suspended license. Police “visually identified” the driver, and state police arrested the driver. Police did not disclose any information about who the driver was.

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