Bristol Police Log: Bristol police aid troopers in New Haven incident
BRISTOL — On Feb. 18 a Bristol police officer was dispatched to South Street in New Haven, where the officer and two Vermont State Police troopers found an agitated man, according to Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs’ recently released log of February activity.
The man, identified by state police as 25-year-old Kyle Mcquarrie of Proctor, had significantly damaged two vehicles with a baseball bat by the time the Bristol officer arrived, and was threatening to harm a female, male and possibly a child, who were locked inside the residence. Police took Mcquarrie into custody.
At the troopers’ request, the Bristol officer continued to assist with Mcquarrie during transport to the New Haven VSP barracks and stood by while Mcquarrie, who continued to vacillate between agitation and remorse, was cited for driving under the influence (DUI) and unlawful mischief.
Bristol police conducted 16 town-contracted patrols outside the police district during February, including on Lovers Lane; Route 116; and Hewitt, Lincoln, Burpee, Monkton and Stoney Hill roads. On these patrols, officers issued three speeding tickets, three tickets for stop sign violations and one ticket for driving with a suspended license as well as several warnings. During one such patrol on Feb. 22, police stopped a vehicle driven by Timothy Taylor of Bristol for speeding on Monkton Road. The officer cited Taylor for driving with a suspended license, issued him a ticket for speeding, and had his vehicle towed and plates removed.
Police were contracted to provide security at Mount Abraham Union High School basketball games on four occasions. Officers issued three parking tickets and several parking warnings and posted notices on three vehicles to alert drivers of expired inspections.
In other action in February, Bristol police:
• Checked the construction site for the new Bristol Fire Station on Feb. 2.
• Located a male student who had left MAUHS and checked on his welfare on Feb. 2.
• Worked out of the resource office at Bristol Elementary School (BES) on Feb. 2. Police met informally with teachers and students during class changes.
• Assisted school staff with an assault investigation at BES on Feb 3. Police found that a sixth-grade student, subject of prior bullying allegations, had assaulted a classmate and caused an injury. Juvenile court action was taken. Police also met with teachers and students informally in the resource office.
• Worked out of the resource office at Bristol Elementary on Feb. 4, when they followed up with staff on a juvenile matter, spoke with the principal and visited students and teachers. The health educator requested a class visit. Later the same day, police conducted a two-hour ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) active-shooter training program for after-school staff.
• Responded to MAUHS, where staff found a 13-year-old student in possession of marijuana on Feb. 4. Police seized 0.08 grams of marijuana; juvenile court action is pending.
• Investigated a reported assault at MAUHS on Feb. 4. Officers determined that a 16-year-old male student had assaulted a female student in front of several witnesses and policed issued a citation.
• Investigated a reported assault at MAUHS on Feb. 5. Officers determined that a 13-year-old had assaulted another student, and issued a juvenile citation.
• Responded to a Liberty Street residence, where a subject was reportedly threatening to harm himself on Feb. 5. Police found no one there.
• Searched, on Feb. 5, for a Norwich resident’s wallet reported lost near Bristol Beverage and Redemption. The wallet was not located nor was it turned in to the police.
• Received a lock blade knife found in the parking lot between the Bristol Police Department and Addison Northeast Supervisory Union offices on Feb. 5. Police posted a picture of the knife to the department’s Facebook page, but no owner has come forward.
• Sent a warning letter to a motorist seen transporting children to BES in the bed of a pickup truck on Feb. 5.
• Responded to a medical call on North Street where a subject was reported unconscious on Feb. 5. Police administered care until the Bristol Rescue Squad arrived and transported the patient to Porter Hospital.
• Responded to a reported allergic reaction at Kountry Trailer Park on Feb. 5. The juvenile patient was transported to Porter Hospital by the Bristol Rescue Squad. When police tried to talk to the juvenile’s parent, the parent appeared intoxicated and slammed the door without concern for the child. Police notified the Vermont Department for Children and Families about the incident.
• Conducted a security check of MAUHS at 9:05 p.m. on Feb. 6.
• Assisted state police in screening a suspected impaired driver on Lovers Lane on Feb. 6. State police cited the motorist for DUI.
• Responded to a call for assistance from Vergennes police on Feb. 6, but the request was cancelled before the Bristol officer could get there.
• At BES on Feb. 8 spoke with several students passing by the office and read a book to a second-grade class.
• Checked a vehicle reported as abandoned for over a month at a location off South Street on Feb. 8. Police found the vehicle did not have plates but was not reported as stolen. Officers towed the vehicle.
• On Feb. 9 received a report from Bet-Cha Transit of a vehicle passing a stopped school bus and contacted and warned the drivers.
• Assisted the MAUHS assistant principal in speaking to a student who brought Airsoft pellet gun materials to school on Feb. 9. The materials were seized and the laws and school policy were explained to the student. No court action was taken.
• Took in a cell phone reportedly found in the Shaw’s parking lot, identified the owner and returned the phone on Feb. 9.
• Served three subpoenas on Feb. 9.
• During time spent at BES on Feb. 10, interacted with students and teachers in the hallways and lunchroom. Later the same day, police met with school staff and the family of a truant student and developed a plan to ensure attendance.
• Received a complaint at 8:07 a.m. on Feb. 11 that a vehicle had been struck while parked on West Street and Main Street. The vehicle had been parked at that location since 6 a.m. that morning. Damage to the vehicle included a transfer of bright green paint. Anyone with information regarding this incident is requested to contact Bristol police at 453-2533.
• Checked a police department cruiser that a resident said he had backed into while it was parked at a West Street business on Feb. 11. Police found no damage to either vehicle.
• Stopped a vehicle doing doughnuts in the MAUHS parking lot after a basketball game on Feb. 11. After finding that both the driver’s license and the vehicle’s registration were expired, the officer issued multiple tickets and towed the vehicle.
• Spent time at BES interacting with students and teachers in the hallways and lunchroom on Feb. 12.
• Began an investigation into suspected drug activity on Feb. 12.
• Assisted state police on Feb. 15 by locating a vehicle and operator involved in a motor vehicle incident earlier in the day on Bristol Road in Monkton.
• Checked security at local businesses on Feb. 16.
• Completed a fingerprint card for a district resident in connection with an out-of-state gun-carry permit on Feb. 16.
• Responded to a Mountain Street residence for a report of a male who was unresponsive and possibly deceased on Feb. 17. Police found that the man was deceased. A joint investigation with the medical examiner found that the man was in poor health and there was no appearance of foul play.
• Stopped a driver whose license was suspended and issued a ticket for civil suspension on Feb. 17.
• Two officers attended mediation training at the South Burlington Police Department on Feb. 18.
• Responded to an alarm on South Street and determined that it had been tripped accidentally on Feb. 18.
• Responded to a medical call on Fitch Avenue and waited with the patient until the Bristol Rescue Squad arrived to transport the patient.
• Helped a resident who had locked her keys in her car, at 7:18 p.m. on Feb. 19.
• Helped a woman who was locked out of her residence, at 7:49 p.m. on Feb. 19.
• Responded to a report of a disorderly male at MAUHS, following a basketball game on Feb. 21. When police arrived, the male had already calmed down and left.
• While working at BES, discussed truancy issues with the principal and visited with students passing to and from lunch and recess on Feb. 22.
• On Feb. 22 had an officer re-certified as a full service terminal operator.
• Investigated a possible family fight on North Street on Feb. 22. The caller had heard loud noise coming from a neighboring residence, but police found that although the man and woman had been drinking, no altercation had occurred.
• At BES on Feb. 23 checked on the welfare of a truant student and discussed follow-up with school administrators.
• Conducted foot patrol on Main Street on Feb. 23.
• Investigated a report of a school bus that had been speeding and tailgating other vehicles on its morning route, on Feb. 23. A directed patrol was ordered to watch for violations, and the matter is pending.
• Checked up on a U.S. Department of Justice Report of multiple sale or other disposition of pistols and revolvers from a local gun dealer on Feb. 23. The dealer is required to file such a form with local police when selling more than one handgun to a customer at the same time. No problems were noted.
• At BES on Feb. 24 discussed truancy matters with the school counselors and visited with students and staff between lunch and recess.
• Investigated a claim by a non-district resident that her child had been held down on the floor by staff at Bristol Elementary School on Feb. 24. The police investigation appears to show that BES staff used approved safe restraint to control an out-of-control student.
• Assisted a local resident whose spouse was suffering with dementia and was wandering from the home on Feb. 25. Police located the spouse and returned him/her home.
• Received a U.S. passport, contacted the owner and returned the passport on Feb. 25.
• On Feb. 26 discussed safety matters with BES administration and visited with students passing in halls.
• Assisted the Addison County Sheriff’s Department with a vehicle stop on Mountain Road in Monkton on Feb. 27.
• Assisted Williston police on Feb. 27 by locating a district resident involved with a case where someone may have left the scene of an accident without notifying authorities.
• Investigated a report of a vehicle parked in a driveway on High Street with the driver’s door open and found no suspicious circumstances, at 10:09 p.m. on Feb. 27. Police found the car in question, contacted the owner and told the owner that the door would not shut due to ice.
• Stopped a car on Rockydale Road for a defective equipment violation and conducted a consent search with probable cause. The search yielded a marijuana pipe and a small amount of marijuana. Police issued a ticket along with a warning for defective equipment.
• Took possession, on Feb. 28, of a large quantity of medication that had been cleaned out of a residence after a family member had died. The medications will be disposed of properly at the Bristol Police Department.
• At BES on Feb. 29 met with parents, school officials and community support services to develop a plan to assist a student with truancy issues.
• Received a record check on a Bristol resident applying for employment with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Feb. 29. No problems were found.
• Received, on Feb. 29 at 3 p.m., a backpack that had been found in the woods behind the old landfill. The backpack contained drug paraphernalia consistent with the use of heroin and items that were identified as stolen property cases from the Bristol area as well as New York and Rutland. Police identified the owners of the backpack, using documents located inside the backpack. Additional investigation is pending and criminal charges are expected to follow.
While investigating items in the backpack, police identified the owners of a checkbook. Police determined the owner was attending a barbecue in the park on Aug. 12 when they misplaced their checkbook. A different resident told police that items belonging to him had been taken from his home over the summer during an unreported burglary.
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