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Bristol police kept busy in May

BRISTOL — Bristol police recently issued a log recounting the large number of incidents with which they dealt during the month of May — some of great importance, others were routine police work.
The Independent has already published the first part of that log. Also during the that month, Bristol police:
•  On May 10 at 4:39 a.m. responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the area of Route 116, just north of Lincoln Road. Police discovered the two suspicious individuals had just purchased the property, which had been vacant for some time. Police ended their investigation.
•  On May 10 an officer conducted security without incident at the MAUHS prom in Bridport.
•  On May 11 captured a loose dog in the area of Airport Drive and released it to the owner after levying fines and dog registration fees.
•  On May 11 at 2:03 p.m. found a black checkbook on North Street and called its owner to pick it up.
•  On May 11 at 3:35 p.m. patrolled Plank Road and issued one warning for an obstructed windshield.
•  On May 11 at 5:43 p.m. conducted a patrol of Hardscrabble Road and issued one speeding ticket.
•  On May 12 at 8:05 a.m. took a complaint from a Church Street resident who reported the theft of items from an unlocked car. The items included cash, fuel, three silver necklaces and a cell phone. Police believe the theft occurred between 11 p.m. on May 11 and 6 a.m. on May 12. Police believe the thefts could be related to similar burglaries in Starksboro.
•  On May 12 at noon conducted a welfare check on a South Street resident, but found no one at the home.
•  On May 12 at 1:39 p.m. responded to the parking lot near the Marble Works Pharmacy on Pine Street where a man in a car was reportedly yelling at kids on the curb. Police found neither kids nor an angry man in a car.
•  On May 12 at 3:11 p.m. investigated a hole in the wall of a home on Mountain Terrace that was determined to be from a BB or pellet gun. Police identified no subjects.
•  On May 13 two officers attended REID School of Interview and Interrogation at Vermont Police Academy.
•  On May 13 at 4:45 p.m. went to drive a Bristol Elementary School student home, but the student was being driven home by a teacher.
•  On May 13 at 6:12 p.m.  warned individuals for passing stopped school buses with red lights flashing at MAUHS.
•  On May 14 at 12:45 p.m. responded to the Park and Ride in Vergennes for a Vergennes officer’s request for help with a traffic stop. Bristol police provided security for the stop, which resulted in one arrest for an outstanding warrant.
•  On May 14 at 9:20 a.m. patrolled Burpee Road and issued one speeding ticket.
•  On May 14 received a report of a stolen boat at the South Street bridge construction site, which had been used by the construction crew to cross the river. The boat had been secured by cable. On June 24, a citizen found the boat abandoned downstream.
• On May 14 at 4:46 p.m. found a woman wandering in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union parking lot. Police said they determined the woman, Andrea Pray, 36, of Waterbury, had been drinking earlier in the day. Police found her car abandoned in the Rite Aid parking lot. Police arrested her on suspicion of DUI and later determined her blood alcohol content to be 0.197 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
•  On May 15 at 2:43 p.m. issued a citation to a resident who, at Rite Aid, turned in a prescription bottle for a refill that was full of marijuana.
•  On May 16 checked the welfare of a Mountain Street resident.
•  On May 16 at 12:20 p.m. responded to MAUHS for a student who refused to leave. The student ultimately chose to leave with a staff member rather than in the back of a police car.
•  On May 16 at 12:57 p.m. responded to a report a drunk man who had driven away from Champlain Farms on West Street. Police found the man, James D. Hanf, 62, of Bristol at his home on Mountain Street.
Hanf initially resisted arrest, police said, but an officer was able to subdue him and bring him to the station. Police later determined he had a blood alcohol content of 0.312, nearly four times the legal limit. Police also found that Hanf did not have a license to drive and took the car he drove without permission. He was issued citations of DUI, resisting arrest and operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent.
•  On May 17 responded to Adirondack View apartments for a reported theft. The resident said items taken included bedding plants, pots and soil. Police looked for the items in the area, and could not locate them.
•  On May 17 at 7 p.m. received a noise complaint from a resident about ND’s Bar. Police notified the staff at the bar and filed a complaint with the Department of Liquor Control.
•  On May 18 at 12:14 a.m. responded to an alarm at the Lathrop Mill, but found it secure.
•  On May 18 responded to the recreation field for an unresponsive 75-year-old man, and found him awake and Bristol Rescue Squad already on scene.
•  On May 18 at 12:19 p.m. patrolled Monkton and Burpee roads and issued one speeding ticket.
•  On May 18 at 5:24 p.m. responded to a Munsill Avenue residence where a resident said someone had taken beer and tobacco from her apartment. Police found the report to be unfounded.
•  On May 18 at 10:12 p.m. responded to North Street for an abandoned vehicle blocking one lane of traffic. Police determined the parking brake had failed, causing the vehicle to drift into traffic. Police moved the vehicle out of the road.
•  On May 19 at 2:56 responded to Rite Aid where construction materials were found in the store’s Dumpster. No suspects were identified, and police vowed to patrol the area more thoroughly.
•  On May 19 removed a dead possum from under a tree at a West Street business.
•  On May 19 at 6:23 p.m. investigated a damaged security chain at the Kountry Trailer Park. Officers helped the resident better secure their trailer, and tightened the screws on their front door.
•  On May 20 at 10:21 a.m. met with kids at the Bristol Family Center about safety and the role of police.
•  On May 20 at 5 p.m. investigated a bad check at a West Street business, and cited Cory V. Jennings, 36, of Bristol for writing a back check. Police said he wrote the bad check totaling $67.81 on Feb. 23 and failed to make it good after being told it was bad.
•  On May 20 began an investigation into a bad check issued at a West Street business. A Vergennes woman had written the bad check, which totaled $165.83. The woman made restitution to avoid prosecution.
•  On May 20 investigated a truant Mount Abraham Union High School student, and told the parent that further absences would result in their prosecution.
•  On May 20 investigated a two-vehicle, no injury crash in the Rite Aid parking lot. No citations were issued.
•  On May 20 picked up a lost cell phone from a West Street business and attempted to locate its owner.
•  On May 20 at 10:09 a.m. responded to Bristol Elementary School where a kindergartener had made a run for it. Police located the student on Fitch Avenue and lectured the student about the dangers of leaving school grounds.
•  On May 21 a Kountry Trailer Park resident came to Bristol police seeking a no trespass notice against a Middlebury resident. The Bristol resident said the request stemmed from assaults on her daughter by the Middlebury resident, and that those assaults occurred in Middlebury. Bristol police took evidence from the resident and forwarded it to Middlebury police, and suggested that Middlebury police also issue a no trespass notice against the Middlebury resident.
•  On May 22 at 1 p.m. conducted a seatbelt patrol and issued one warning and one ticket.
•  On May 22 at 2 p.m. took part in the Click It Or Ticket task force in Middlebury, and issued 9 warnings at 5 tickets.
•  On May 23 at 6 a.m. took part in the Click It Or Ticket task force in Ferrisburgh and Bristol, and issued 2 warnings.
•  On May 23 at 11 a.m. received from MAUHS staff a bottle containing marijuana. Staff told police they found it on a 16-year-old female student. Police issued the student court diversion paperwork.
•  On May 23 at 10:20 p.m. conducted a consent search on Route 7 with Vermont State Police.
•  On May 23 accepted $100 for a restitution payment from a subject who had stolen a wallet from a vehicle at a local church function.
•  On May 24 assisted state police with a DUI traffic stop of Lower Notch Road in Bristol.
•  On May 24 at 6 a.m. took part in the Click It Or Ticket task force in Bridport, and issues 4 warnings and 6 tickets.
•  On May 24 at 2:44 p.m. received a wallet found by a citizen that found the wallet in the park. Police located the owner and returned the wallet.
•  On May 25 at 9 a.m. conducted a seat belt patrol and issued three warnings and one ticket.
•  On May 25 at 11 a.m. took part in the Click It Or Ticket task force in Monkton, Starksboro and Bristol, and issues 12 warnings and two tickets.
•  On May 25 at 5:17 p.m. allowed the Addison County Sheriff’s Department to use the Bristol Police Department offices to process Dylan Devoid of Starksboro, who attempted to flee from police and crashed his vehicle into a parked car.
•  On May 26 escorted the Memorial Day Parade through Bristol without incident.
•  On May 26 at 2:05 p.m. investigated a possible graffiti incident by a School Street business.
•  On May 26 at 4:45 p.m. responded to the Lathrop Mill for a report of an alarm activation. Officers arrived and found a door unsecure. The business owner arrived and determined the door had not been secured by employees.
•  On May 27 at 3:30 p.m. received a call of several youths running from yellow smoke near Lord’s Prayer Rock. A trooper told police that the kids had set off a smoke bomb.
•  On May 27 an officer attended in-service training on interrogation techniques sponsored by John E. Reid & Associates.
•  On May 27 investigated bullying on Facebook, where a user who would not identify themselves was bullying another person. Police ensured the Facebook page of the offender was deleted. The parties involved are juveniles, police said.
• On May 28 at 10:31 a.m. Bristol Elementary School staff reported that a parent had transported a child unrestrained to and from the school. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.
•  On May 28 at 2:41 p.m. received a report that Milton Hemingway, 79, of East Montpelier had contacted a family member in jail in an attempt to get his ex-wife to drop charges against him. Hemingway was previously arrested after making contact with his ex wife, in violation of probation conditions. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
•  On May 28 at 5:21 p.m. received a report that a vehicle parked in the south parking lot of the Bristol Works had a broken passenger side window. Police determined the window was broken by a stone kicked up by a lawnmower.
•  On May 28 pulled over a vehicle with an expired inspection sticker. The woman driver consented to a search, where officers found marijuana. Officers ticketed the driver for marijuana possession and the inspection violation.
•  On May 28 began an investigation that resulted in a June 17 citation issued to Melissa Ann Gebo, 36, of Bristol for writing a bad check, totaling $60, and lying to police.
•  On May 28 patrolled Monkton Road and issued two speeding tickets.
•  On May 29 at 9:26 a.m. patrolled Monkton, Burpee and Stoney Hill roads and issued one speeding ticket.
•  On May 29 at 10:32 a.m. took part in the Click It Or Ticket task force in Salisbury, and issues six warnings and one ticket.
•  On May 29 at 12:35 p.m. cited Nathan C. Dearing, 26, of Whiting for driving with a suspended license, negligent operation and excessive speed after police said he drove by officers on Route 7 in Leicester at 90 miles per hour. Police said Dearing then pulled into a business parking lot in an apparent attempt to avoid detection.
•  On May 29 at 12:30 p.m. issued a no trespass notice to a male suspect who is no longer welcome at the Hub Teen Center. Police had been unable to find the suspect to serve the notice, because he is homeless.
•  On May 29 at 1:01 p.m. received a report from an East Street resident that she was receiving harassing letters from an ex-boyfriend. The ex-boyfriend is currently jailed in Vermont, so police referred the case to the Department of Corrections.
•  On May 29 at 3:58 p.m. assisted ACTR by clearing parking spaces on South Street so ACTR drivers could park their buses as a memorial to a driver who had recently died.
•  On May 29 at 7 p.m. conducted a seat belt patrol and issued five warnings.
•  On May 30 a Lauritsen Lane resident reported that his newspaper deliveryman neighbor woke him up every morning with his loud muffler. Police attempted to contact the driver to warn him about his muffler.
•  On May 30 at 2 p.m. took part in the Click It Or Ticket task force in Vergennes, and issues 11 warnings and four tickets.
•  On May 30 at 10:18 a.m. investigated a shoplifting incident at Maplefields. Security footage showed a woman stealing a bag of cookies. The officer was able to identify the man who accompanied the woman, but police don’t know the identity of the cookie thief.
•  On May 31 at 9:14 a.m. an officer pulled over a vehicle at the town dump for speeding and issued the male driver a warning.
•  On May 31 at 10:22 located a runaway child and returned him or her to his or her guardian at the Kountry Trailer Park.

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