Bristol cops busy this January
BRISTOL — Bristol police had a busy month in January, in which they responded to a variety of calls.
On Jan. 8 at 8:05 p.m. police arrested town man Dustin W. Quade, 23, on suspicion of sexual assault. Police, with the assistance of the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations, believe Quade sexually assaulted a woman at his apartment the previous evening.
Police conducted 13 town-contracted patrols of roads that included Route 116, Hewitt Road, Burpee Road, Monkton Road and Lovers Lane. During those patrols police wrote 10 tickets and issued six warnings for a variety of violations. Police also towed a number of cars throughout the month for violating the winter parking ban on town streets.
Police on four evenings provided security at Mount Abraham Union High School basketball games. They wrote one speeding ticket, but otherwise observed no law-breaking.
In other January action, Bristol police:
• On Jan. 1 at 1:23 a.m. helped state police with a drunk driving accident on Upper Notch Road.
• On Jan. 2 at 10:51 a.m. completed a background check at the request of the federal government.
• On Jan. 3 at 12:45 a.m. assisted Middlebury police and state troopers with a Bristol man who was threatening himself and others with a gun. Police did not say where the incident took place, but said cops were able to calm the situation and found a .380 pistol hidden underneath a couch at the home in which the incident took place.
• On Jan. 4 at 12:30 a.m. ticketed a driver on Taylor Avenue for both being parking in the roadway and also being in violation of the winter parking ban.
• On Jan. 4 at 4:30 p.m. calmed a domestic dispute at a Mountain Street home, and referred the case to the Addison County State’s Attorney for possible charges.
• On Jan. 5 at 2:20 p.m. took a report of minor damage to a vehicle parked in front of the Kountry Trailer Park. The driver was able to identify who hit her vehicle, and police filled out a report for insurance purposes.
• On Jan. 6 at 9:21 p.m. took a noise complaint from a Munsill Avenue resident who reported a banging sound coming from a neighboring apartment, possibly from slamming cupboards. Police found the source of the noise to be a tenant washing dishes and then putting them away. Police told the tenant to be mindful of neighbors.
• On Jan. 7 at 11:54 a.m. responded to East Street where a delivery truck had backed into phone and television lines leading to a home, ripping the wires from their moorings. The truck wasn’t damaged but siding on the house was.
• On Jan. 7 at 5:33 p.m. responded to an alarm at a Munsill Avenue business and determined it had been set off by the wind.
• On Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. responded to an alarm at a West Street business but found the building secure.
• On Jan. 8 at 1:43 a.m. responded to a family disturbance at a Pine Street apartment, where cops determined two women who lived there had been in an argument. They drove one of them, who was reportedly drunk, to a family member’s residence on North Street.
• On Jan. 8 at 3:43 p.m. responded to a minor car accident on Mountain Street. The drivers had exchanged insurance information and driven away before cops arrived.
• On Jan. 9 helped the Bristol Fire Department with traffic control during a structure fire on Pleasant Street.
• On Jan. 10 at 2:51 p.m. began investigating a theft from a business on Prince Lane.
• On Jan. 12 just before midnight ordered four vehicles towed from town streets for violating the winter parking ban.
• On Jan. 13 at 12:27 p.m. responded to the Shaw’s parking lot where a woman had locked herself out of her car with her puppy and infant inside. Police jimmied the lock, and no one was injured.
• On Jan. 13 at 7:52 p.m. responded to a report of a suspicious man in the northern lot of the Bristol Works on Pine Street, but police were unable to locate the man.
• On Jan. 14 at 2:22 a.m. responded to a report of two vehicles “suspiciously parked” in the side lot of Shaw’s, but they were gone when police arrived.
• On Jan. 14 at 10 a.m. looked, on behalf of New York State Police, for a male suspected of stealing a car, but couldn’t find him.
• On Jan. 15 just after 7 p.m. responded to a Taylor Avenue home where a man complained of being harassed over the phone by his ex-girlfriend. Police got in touch with the woman and her mother, and told her she could face charges if she didn’t knock it off.
• On Jan. 16 at 1:55 a.m. responded to a tripped alarm at the police department, but found it secure.
• On Jan. 16 at 2:24 p.m. responded to a Mountain Street resident suffering a medical emergency. Police provided first aid until paramedics arrived.
• On Jan. 16 at 11:43 p.m. arrested Dylan Devoid, 19, of Bristol on an outstanding warrant from the Department of Corrections. Police stopped a car in which Devoid was a passenger, and took him into custody without incident and lodged him at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.
• On Jan. 17 spoke with local Boy Scouts and, when the officer was off-duty, helped them earn various merit badges.
• On Jan. 18 at 5:30 p.m. responded to two siblings fighting with each other at a Mountain Street apartment. Police spoke with the siblings and their mother; the kids agreed to stop fighting.
• On Jan. 19 at midnight ticketed three vehicles parked on Park Place in violation of the winter parking ban.
• On Jan. 20 at midnight ordered two cars defying the winter parking ban towed from the street.
• On Jan. 20 at 3:12 a.m. responded to a Munsill Avenue home for a report of a suicide attempt by overdosing on medication. Police found no evidence of an attempted suicide. Three hours later, police responded again to that apartment and found a resident had reportedly overdosed on insulin and collapsed. The Bristol Rescue Squad took the resident to the hospital.
• On Jan. 20 at 9:18 a.m. responded to a tripped alarm at the police station, and determined that an attorney had accidentally set it off by entering the station lobby, which was supposed to be locked.
• On Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. took a complaint of attempted phone fraud from a Pine Street resident, who said a man with a foreign accent had told her she had won $5,000, but in order to get it, she’d have to pony up $1,700. The woman said no thanks, and promptly called police.
• On Jan. 20 at 7:30 served a subpoena to a resident of the Maple Ridge Trailer Park.
• On Jan. 20 at 6:11 p.m. checked on a resident to make sure they were abiding by their conditions of release set by a judge, and found them in compliance.
• On Jan. 20 just before midnight came across a youth at Champlain Farms and suspected he was intoxicated. Police had him take a breath test, which determined his blood alcohol level to be 0.054 percent. Since he was under 21 years old, police issued the youth court diversion paperwork.
• On Jan. 21 just after midnight responded to the Maple Ridge Trailer Park for an unconscious man. Police helped perform CPR before Bristol Rescue arrived.
• On Jan. 21 at 1:03 p.m. responded to Bristol Elementary School where a student was threatening to leave and refusing to let staff get near them on the playground. Police coaxed the student into going inside.
• On Jan. 21 at 8:27 p.m. arrested town resident Amanda M. Benson, 34, on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, after a traffic stop on Main Street. Benson’s car had no tail light, prompting the stop, and police also issued her a ticked for possession of marijuana.
• On Jan. 22 at 1 p.m. responded to Mountain Street where neighbors were arguing. Police said the pair have a history of disputes, and issued a no trespass order against one of them.
• On Jan. 22 at 1:30 p.m. supervised the removal of two infants from a South Street residence by the Department of Children and Families, by court order.
• On Jan. 23 took a report from a Pleasant Hills Development resident who said someone had violated a no trespass notice, but determined no crime had occurred.
• On Jan. 23 just before noon took a report from a citizen who said they’d seen someone with the tools needed to break into a vehicle. Police vowed to follow up.
• On Jan. 23 just after noon took a report from a Williston woman who said someone had hit her parked car on Prince Lane and then fled the scene, sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 9 p.m. the previous day. Police weren’t able to catch the driver.
• On Jan 23 at 1:47 p.m. a Church Street resident reported suspicious footprints in the snow around her home. Police determined they were probably from a propane delivery person.
• On Jan. 23 at 4:30 p.m. responded to a 911 call at a local home and determined the elderly resident had accidentally activated their lifeline.
• On Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. helped the Department of Health hold a drug take-back program at the Marble Works Pharmacy. Police helped residents dispose of their expired or unused medication.
• On Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. cited a Mount Abe student for possessing a pack of cigarettes.
• On Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. took a report from a resident of an accident in the Shaw’s parking lot the previous day.
• On Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. spoke with a woman who said she and her boyfriend were being accused of stealing property from a South Street home. Police said they hadn’t received any such complaint. The woman also said someone had taken some of her property from the residence. Police asked her to call back with more details, but she did not.
• On Jan. 26 at an undisclosed time looked for a sex offender at his registered residence, but couldn’t find him. Police pledged to follow up. Police did, however, find that two other sex offenders in Bristol were living at the addresses they listed with the state.
• On Jan. 26 at 9:23 a.m. responded to a village residence where a senior citizen known to have Alzheimer’s was found by a resident. The elderly person was injured and complained of being assaulted. Police could not find any evidence for that claim, and turned the senior citizen over to the custody of a family member.
• On Jan. 27 at 12:47 p.m. responded to Bristol Elementary for an out-of-control first-grader who was threatening staff. Police helped calm the situation until a parent arrived to pick the student up.
• On Jan. 27 at 3:06 p.m. responded to Route 116 South to pick up a wandering dog and took it to the pound. The owner later picked it up.
• On Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. received a wallet from a woman who found it in the Rite Aid parking lot. The owner later arrived to pick it up and was pleased to find that nothing had been removed from it.
• On Jan. 30 cited Middlebury resident Rebecca M. Steinhauer, 25, for driving with a criminally suspended license. Police stopped her on West Street for having an expired registration. They said her license was suspended after a DUI conviction.
• On Jan. 30 ordered one vehicle towed for defying the winter parking ban.
• On Jan. 31 helped Middlebury police get information from Bristol businesses for a bad check case they were trying to crack.
• On Jan. 31 at 9 a.m. responded to a family dispute at a Garfield Street home where one family member refused to leave. Police gave that person a ride to the station until they could be picked up by a relative. Police said they forwarded the case to the Addison County State’s Attorney for possible action.
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