BRISTOL — Bristol police last week cited an employee of Champlain Farms for embezzlement from the state liquor store in the Main Street business.
The Vermont Department of Liquor Control conducted an audit of the store after flagging suspicious activity related to sales transactions on the liquor store cash register, and on March 22 handed the results to the Bristol Police Department. Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said it was determined that liquor inventory worth more than $5,000 was unaccounted for.
After investigating further, including using closed circuit surveillance video footage from the store, Bristol police cited Jeffrey Keith Wallace, 42, of Essex Junction for embezzlement.
Gibbs said he has additional leads and suspects, and his investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bristol police at 453-2533.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
• On March 11 received a request from Mount Abraham Union High School to serve a truancy notice to a police district resident whose child was still failing to attend school regularly after a meeting on the subject with a parent.
• On March 11 at 5:24 p.m. were dispatched to a reported fight in the park involving several subjects. Upon approach police observed a group of four male subjects walking toward the old high school building. Investigation revealed at least two of the subjects had been fighting. This case remains open.
• On March 11 served an abuse prevention order at the request of the Addison Superior Court.
• On March 12 at 6:52 p.m. were called to a Main Street apartment to investigate the odor of marijuana. After obtaining a search warrant and performing a search, police cited Debra Elizabeth Foley, 42, for possession of marijuana and violation of conditions of release. Foley has two prior charges pending for possession.
• On March 13 at 12:58 p.m. investigated a report that someone had left Maplefields without paying for $20 in gasoline. The driver reported that it was accidental.
• On March 14 at 3:20 p.m. responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries on West Street near Liberty. Two female operators, one from Middlebury and the other from Starksboro, were both injured. The crash resulted when the Starksboro woman failed to notice the Middlebury woman making a turn onto Liberty Street. Both vehicles were towed due to damage. The Middlebury woman was transported to Porter Hospital with possible back injuries. The Starksboro woman was checked at the scene by the Bristol Rescue Squad and released. No court action is planned.
• On March 14 at 2:34 p.m. stood by at a Bristol residence while awaiting counseling help for a local person.