Bristol police have a busy February

BRISTOL — Bristol police on Feb. 19 arrested Chastity Pecor, 29, of Bristol, on suspicion of stealing a wallet from a car parked outside of the Baptist Church in Bristol three days earlier. In other action in February, Bristol police:
On Feb. 1, responded to Maplefields for a report of a gas drive off. Police took down a copy of the transaction and will conduct a follow up.
On Feb. 1, provided security for a basketball game at Mount Abraham Union High School, and encountered no problems.
On Feb. 1, served a subpoena to a Starksboro resident on behalf of the Addison County State’s Attorney.
On Feb. 2, arrested town resident Raymond Germain, 38, for failing to appear. Bristol police transferred custody to the Addison County Sheriff’s Department.
On Feb. 3, provided security for a basketball game at Mount Abraham Union High School, and encountered no problems.
On Feb. 4, investigated two bad checks written at a West Street business. A Burlington woman made restitution for the two checks, totaling $53, to avoid prosecution.
On Feb. 4, fielded a report of a tobacco theft from a Munsill Avenue apartment, but found no evidence to support this.
On Feb. 4, provided security for a basketball game at Mount Abraham Union High School, and encountered no problems.
On Feb. 5, assisted rescue personnel at a Main Street apartment with a man who had difficulty breathing.
On Feb. 5, ticketed a vehicle on Mountain Street for violating the winter parking ban.
On Feb. 6, responded to a burglary alarm at a South Street business and discovered the alarm had been set off accidentally by an employee.
On Feb. 6, responded to Maplefields after the manager said a vehicle had run over a fuel tank filling line and left. The driver was located and warned.
On Feb. 7, picked up a dog that wandered to a Main Street business and returned the hound to its owner.
On Feb. 8, provided security for a basketball game at Mount Abraham Union High School, and encountered no problems.
On Feb. 8, assisted Vermont State Police on Plank Road for a roadside stop, where the driver was arrested and processed for DUI.
On Feb. 10, responded to Bristol Internal Medicine to assist staff concerned about a drunk patient.  
On Feb. 10, responded to a Munsill Avenue apartment complex where a resident claimed a neighbor had been kicking her door, but found no evidence to support the allegation.
On Feb. 10, received a report from a citizen who said a suspicious package had been mistakenly delivered to their home. A police dog indicated the package may have contained narcotics. Police sought and were granted a search warrant for the package, but discovered no contraband within it.
On Feb. 11, completed an applicant fingerprint card for a resident for licensing and permit needs.
On Feb. 12, notified a parole officer that a parolee on house arrest was seen around town.
On Feb. 13, received a report from a resident who said they received an email that said he would be “terminated” if he did not send $5,000 in two installments. Police informed the FBI, and said anyone who has also received such emails should contact the Bureau directly at 1-800-225-5325.
On Feb. 13, responded to a medical call on a Route 116 North residence for a man having seizures. The man was taken to an area hospital by the Bristol Rescue Squad.
On. Feb. 14, responded to a burglary alarm at the Lathrop Bandmill, and were informed by an employee that the alarm was accidental.
On Feb. 14, assisted Vermont State Police with traffic control at the scene of a single vehicle crash on Monkton Road.
On Feb. 15, towed a vehicle on Main Street for violating the winter parking ban.
On Feb. 17, spoke with a Main Street apartment building owner who found a loaded syringe in an apartment from which tenants had been evicted. Police suspected the syringe contained drugs and began a follow-up investigation.
On Feb. 17, completed a directed patrol on Lincoln Road and Briggs Hill Road. A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Cassandra Fraser-Brown, 23, of Bristol for an outstanding warrant. Police lodged Fraser-Brown at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
On Feb. 18, received a call from a North Street resident reporting the resident’s ex-husband was attempting to gain access to the home. A visit by police found no one home and no damage to the home.
On Feb. 18, assisted Bristol firemen in rescuing a dog stuck in a culvert on Route 116 South.
On Feb. 17, responded to a West Street business after an employee called to report a drunk woman on the premises. Police determined the woman was not drunk. However, officers later discovered she did have a criminally suspended license, and forwarded an affidavit to the Addison County State’s Attorney.
On Feb. 19, responded to a local business for a report of a fake ID. Police determined the license was fake and issued a ticket to a Middlebury College student.
On Feb. 21, provided security for a basketball game at Mount Abraham Union High School, and encountered no problems.
On Feb. 21, received a lost wallet and called the owner.
On Feb. 21, assisted Vergennes police in a car chase, but neither department was able to catch the fleeing vehicle.
On Feb. 23, took a report of a lost wallet its owner said was last seen at a Main Street business.
On Feb. 23, took a report of a clothing theft from a dryer at the Bristol Laundromat. Police contacted the owner of the business and reviewed surveillance tape. As it turned out, the clothing was taken by another person who forgot which machine he used and was returned to its rightful owner.
On Feb. 23, assisted Vermont State Police in responding to an attempted suicide on States Prison Hollow Road in Monkton. Dispatch reported a vehicle on the side of the road with a hose connected to the exhaust running into the vehicle. Police determined the vehicle had fled while they were en route.
On Feb. 23, patrolled Upper Notch Road and issued two tickets. One vehicle was found to have license plates that were not assigned to it. Police confiscated the plates and towed the vehicle.
On Feb. 23, responded to a car alarm on West Street, and determined the vehicle had not been broken into.
On Feb. 24, received a report from a man who said he left his wallet on the counter of the National Bank and when he returned for it, it was missing. The man said the wallet contained $1,400 in cash and credit cards. An hour after making the report, the man called back and said he’d found his wallet.
On Feb. 25, served a temporary relief from abuse order to a Monkton resident.
On Feb. 26, responded to the Shaw’s parking lot to a disoriented senior citizen who was not dressed for the harsh winter weather. Police discovered the man had left his residence without notifying caretakers. Bristol Rescue Squad provided the man with care.
On Feb. 26, received a 911 hang-up from Mount Abraham Union High School, but determined it was an accidental misdial.
On Feb. 26, began an investigation into the sale of drugs in Bristol.
On Feb. 26, patrolled Hardscrabble Road and issued one speeding ticket.
On Feb. 26, responded to a shoplift-turned-car theft in the heart of town. According to police, Kevin Williams, 40, of Bronx, N.Y., shoplifted from Champlain Farms and then stole a car parked behind Cubbers. Police were unable to catch Williams before he fled the scene, but federal marshals later arrested Williams.
On Feb. 27, assisted the Vermont medical examiner with a death investigation, which found that an elderly woman had died due to accidental causes.
On Feb. 27, checked a suspicious vehicle in the Rite Aid parking lot, but found there was nothing suspicious about it.
On Feb. 27, followed up on a report of an erratic driver on East and Main streets, but discovered the driver had no issues.
On Feb. 27, cited a 15-year-old student at Mount Abraham Union High School for possession of marijuana.
On Feb. 27, conducted a welfare check on a district resident, and found the resident alive and well.
On Feb. 28, cited a 14-year-old Mount Abraham Union High School student for possessing marijuana and a pipe. The student twice prior been cited on possession of marijuana charges.
On Feb. 28, a resident reported an erratic driver on West Street, but police were unable to locate the driver.

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