Bristol Police Log: Woman robbed in June, police seek more information
BRISTOL — On June 24 Bristol police responded to a report of an armed robbery on South Street.
A white male wearing a hooded sweatshirt had confronted a woman as she came out of the alley behind Green Mountain Shoe and Apparel, where she had disposed of household trash. The woman was forced to the ground and to give up her wallet.
Police reported last week that one suspect was identified, but they had insufficient evidence for an arrest. Anyone with information on this matter is still encouraged to contact police at 453-2533.
In other activity since the last log, Bristol police:
•On June 12 followed up on a report of possible vandalism on Hewitt Road and South Street after a citizen reported two subjects in the area with what the citizen believed to be a spray can. Police located the possible suspects, one carrying a travel mug. No damage was found in the area.
•On June 13 responded to Champlain Farms where it was determined that a theft of two bottles of liquor had occurred on May 30. Follow-up is being conducted.
•On June 13 served two notices against trespass on behalf of an elderly couple against one person who had been terminated from employment as their property manager and another person who had been a former guardian of the couple.
•On June 13 received a citizen complaint about a suspicious phone call that police were advised was a recorded message claiming to be an insurance company, though when the citizen called the insurance company, it said it was not conducting calls. Police offered advice on procedures if future calls were received.
•On June 13 received a report from a Munsill Avenue resident who reported receiving a suspicious phone call. The complainant dialed *57 to determine the number from which the call was made and contacted their phone company, which will forward call trace paperwork.
•On June 14 cited Michael Malone, 34, of Bristol for domestic assault, in connection with an investigation conducted by the state’s attorney’s office.
•On June 15 assisted the Bristol Rescue Squad with an elderly female complaining of abdominal pain, who was transported to Porter Hospital.
•On June 15 conducted property checks of all local, district businesses beginning with Mount Abraham Union High School and ending with business on Park and School streets. All buildings appeared secure.
•On June 16 responded to a Kountry Trailer Park residence to investigate a reported custody dispute. A review of the court order was completed and the dispute was settled with minimal law enforcement assistance.
•On June 16 arrested a 17-year-old male, a Bristol resident, and cited him for dispensing regulated drugs on school grounds, possession of marijuana and contributing to juvenile delinquency. Police cited a second 17-year-old male for unlawful trespass. They were lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center on $500 bail. A third individual was taken into custody and police said juvenile prosecution procedures were being handled in that person’s case.
•On June 19 responded to the Hub teen center, where a male teen had been observed at the skate park in violation of multiple notice against trespass orders. The teen, who police say had been banned for failing to comply with the Hub’s rules and mission, was located and issued a juvenile citation for unlawful trespass.
•On June 19 responded to a reported hit-and-run on Garfield Street. A North Ferrisburgh woman had returned to her parked car to find that it had been struck. No suspect was initially identified; however, a person was later located who reported that she had thought she had backed into a different part of the vehicle and, upon checking, had found no damage. A state crash report was completed and no court action was taken.
•On June 19 received a report from a resident who had seen a man sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle in the Shaw’s parking lot, drinking a beer. Police located the vehicle and gave the man a ticket for being a driver in possession of an open container. His blood alcohol level was checked and found to be well under the legal limit, police said.
•On June 20 responded to the Bristol Beverage Store on Prince Lane where a woman had allegedly altered a bottle redemption slip and made off with $150. Police later identified and cited Marley Heath, 25, of New Haven for false pretenses.
•On June 20 received ammunition and an air pistol with pellets from a Lincoln resident who did not want the items.
•On June 21 checked on a Main Street streetlight after a business owner reported concern that it was in danger of falling over. Police found the streetlight base to be loose, and notified the Town Highway Department.
•On June 21 conducted a town-contracted patrol for stop sign violations at the intersection of Lincoln Road and Briggs Hill Road. Police issued tickets for one stop sign violation and a seatbelt violation.
•On June 23 arrested David Ciulla, 25, of Bristol for giving false information to law enforcement officials and violating his conditions of release, and lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center for lack of $2,500 bail.
•On June 23 assisted an East Street resident with a child who was “failing to adhere to parental guidance and direction.” The situation was calmed and no law enforcement action was necessary.
•On June 24 helped a motorist who had gone off the road due to weather conditions.
•On June 25 responded to a report of a dog left in a vehicle behind MAUHS. The dog was located and did not appear to be in immediate distress. The owner arrived and was warned against leaving the dog in a vehicle.
•On June 26 investigated a threatening incident at a Main Street apartment. A woman told police she had been forcibly fondled by a male friend who she did not wish to get in trouble. Another male friend reportedly brandished a knife to stop the advances of the first male. Bristol police forwarded the case to the Addison County State’s Attorney’s office for review.
•On June 26, with Vergennes police, conducted a traffic stop on Rockydale Road that resulted in a consent search of the vehicle. A substance consistent with that of heroin was recovered and a citation was issued by Vergennes police for possession of heroin.
•On June 27 retrieved a dog from a Main Street apartment where it had been abandoned by its owner. The complainant was a family member of the owner who was not allowed to keep a dog at her apartment, and released it to police. The owner did not recover the dog, which was turned over to the Addison County Humane Society.
•On June 27 received a checkbook that a Bristol teen had found on North Street.
•On June 30 assisted Vermont State Police with a reported drug overdose in Lincoln, as all on-duty troopers were tied up on other calls for service. The subject was transported to Porter Hospital by the Bristol Rescue Squad for medical treatment and mental health screening.
•On June 30 responded to the Kountry Trailer Park when a female teen reported being threatened by a male teen. The male had reportedly told her he had her iPod and would have her harmed if she did not buy it back from him. A follow-up investigation was planned.
•On July 1 received a report of a hit-and-run on South Street. The victim’s vehicle sustained minor damage, and no evidence could be found to identify a suspect.
•On July 1 assisted an investigator from the Vermont Department of Liquor Control by intervening in a pre-arranged purchase of stolen property in a field at MAUHS. Two 13-year-old males, one of whom was allegedly in possession of the stolen property, were taken into custody. The property was recovered and positively identified. The boys were released to guardians and cited to appear in the juvenile division of Addison Superior Court.
•On July 1 received a report from a district resident that her daughter had been threatened in connection with a recent juvenile arrest. Police said they were following up.
•On July 2 investigated an incident of yellow graffiti on the South Street Bridge. No suspects have been identified.
•On July 2 responded to Champlain Farms after a vehicle struck the building. Police obtained information for a crash report.
•On July 3 and 4 assigned an officer to oversee the fireworks at the recreation field, and one for traffic and security details for Fourth of July activities. No problems were observed.
•On July 4 responded to Bartlett Falls along with VSP after receiving a report that a man had been swept away in fast water. Bristol police assisted with a missing person investigation. The missing person was identified as 26-year-old Steven Orvis of Bristol.
•On July 5 assisted VSP and other emergency services in the recovery operation of Steven Orvis, who had drowned while swimming in Bartlett Falls on July 4. Bristol police notified Orvis’ next of kin.
•On July 5 received a report of a hit and run at Shaw’s on July 4. No suspects were identified.
•On July 5 received a report from a man who said his truck was stolen by a local resident while he was in the hospital. The man alleged that the thief had taken the truck for its parts. Police found no evidence to support the allegation.
•On July 6 received a report of an erratic driver on West Street. The vehicle was gone upon arrival and registration information was passed on to area departments in an attempt to locate the vehicle. Police later assisted VSP with a motor vehicle accident on Route 116 South in Bristol related to the same driver. VSP handled the investigation.
•On July 8 received a cell phone from a female teen who had found it near the swings on the town green. Police could not identify the owner because the battery was dead. Police posted a photo on their Facebook page and kept the phone at police headquarters.
In more recent activity, Bristol police:
•On July 21 cited Amanda Jo Baslow of Burlington for giving false information to a police officer. Police allege that on July 13 Baslow initiated a theft complaint to Bristol police, but that their investigation showed that the theft did not occur as reported nor was the person implicated in the alleged theft responsible for a theft.
•On July 26 cited Trish H. Anderson, 31, of Middlebury for giving false information to a police officer relating to a traffic stop on Monkton Road. Police said Anderson gave a false name implicating another person as the driver of a car stopped for a motor vehicle violation. Police said they found that her license was suspended (civil violation).
•On July 30 cited Melody Lois Roell, 41, of Bristol for driving with a criminally suspended license.
•On Aug. 5, during a traffic stop on Lovers Lane, arrested Deanna Michelle Miller, 31, of Bristol on two outstanding warrants in Oklahoma. She was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
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