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Bristol Police Log: Police look into report of cat shot by BB gun

BRISTOL — Bristol police on Sept. 27 received a report of a man shooting at a domestic cat with a BB gun.
A resident on Pleasant Street admitted that he had been shooting at the cat, which he claimed had urinated “all over” his property. According to the police report, the resident had shot at the cat to scare it off of his property and had not intended to hurt it.
The officer warned the man about cruelty to animals and advised him to contact the Addison County Humane Society for alternative ideas on how to deal with the situation.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•  On Sept. 27 assisted a St. Albans woman who had planned to meet her mother on the town green. The woman was having car trouble and would be an hour delayed. Police located her mom and passed along the message.
•  On Sept. 28 responded to a complaint from a Mountain Street resident who was concerned that he might have been scammed. A child had come to his door around 5:30 p.m. claiming to be selling jewelry for a school fundraiser. The resident didn’t want to buy jewelry, but offered the child $10. Since he didn’t have change, he gave the youth a $20 bill. The youth was supposed to return with the change and never did.
Police contacted the school and determined the fundraiser was legitimate. As of Tuesday, the resident had not received his change. The school is looking into the matter.
•  On Sept. 29 checked the welfare of a female Pine Street resident. The complaint was that the subject was being abused by a domestic partner. When police followed up, the subject denied being abused.
•  On Sept. 29 participated in an event for what Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs described as the “Drug Drop” program. The public was encouraged to drop off any expired medication at the police station throughout the year.
•  On Oct. 1 investigated a report of an assault on a teenage female by her mother. The investigation revealed that the two struggled on Saturday after an argument. The struggle was broken up by a family member. No charges will be filed at this time.
•  On the evening of Oct. 1 assisted a Vermont State Police trooper who was pursuing a suspect in the Vergennes area. The vehicle got away somewhere around Church Road in Monkton.

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