Bristol Police Log: Man with suspended license cited for DUI
BRISTOL — Bristol police last week reported that, during an April 2 patrol, an officer saw 53-year-old Stanley Early Mayo of Lincoln speeding on Stoney Hill Road, Lovers Lane, Lower Notch Road and Carlstrom Road. The officer caught up with Mayo on Carlstrom Road and signaled for him to pull over, activating lights and siren.
Mayo allegedly ran a stop sign at an intersection and continued onto Route 116, where he was eventually stopped and taken into custody.
The officer processed Mayo for driving under the influence and reported that a preliminary test showed that Mayo’s blood alcohol content was 0.128 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
Police cited Mayo for eluding police, a criminal count of driving with a suspended license, and driving under the influence, third offense. An April log released by Chief Kevin Gibbs said that Mayo is on probation for a DUI conviction in 2015 and was operating a vehicle without a required interlock device.
After being cited on April 2, Mayo was lodged at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $2,500 bail.
Bristol police conducted four town-contracted traffic patrols in early April, covering O’Connor Drive; South Street; Route 116; and Monkton, Burpee, Hewitt, Notch, and Lower Notch roads. On these patrols, an officer issued one speeding ticket.
Police conducted late-night foot patrols of downtown businesses on April 1, 2 and 12.
At the resource office at Bristol Elementary School, police worked a part of the morning or afternoon on 10 occasions. While working from Bristol Elementary, police visited informally in the halls with staff and students, attended a staff vs. student basketball game, and answered questions from a parent volunteering for an upcoming school field trip. Police also followed up on a vandalism report, discussed concerns about a student with the school counselor, received fliers for reporting child sexual abuse to be distributed districtwide, assisted with a disruptive student, investigated a report of aggressive driving by a parent picking up a child, and discussed several concerns with the principal, including bullying.
From April 4 to April 8 a BPD officer attended and completed a 32-hour Homeland Security Investigations Task Force Officer Certification at Hanscom Air Force Base, in Bedford, Mass.
In other action April 1-15, Bristol police:
• Began an investigation of a small fire set at Mount Abraham Union High School on April 1. Staff extinguished the fire and the fire department was not called.
• Received a suspicious substance found by a staff member in a Mount Abe restroom on April 1. Police will hold the item while school officials follow up.
• Assisted Vermont State Police with a driver stopped on Rockydale Road at 12:06 a.m. on April 2, who was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol.
• Picked up a dog that was wandering on West Street on April 2. An hour later, the owner’s granddaughter paid the fine and retrieved the dog.
• Observed sitting at a bar in a Main Street business at 11:33 p.m. on April 2 a person who is on conditions of probation and parole not to enter an establishment that serves alcohol. Police will provide the bodycam video to state parole officials, as this is the second similar violation within the last several weeks. Police had already notified state officials of a previous violation. However, after numerous notifications of the violation on several dates, the Vermont Department of Corrections has opted not to enforce the violations, Gibbs said. The police department will continue to document future violations and notify the Department of Corrections.
• Investigated a domestic dispute at the Kountry Trailer Park on April 4 at 11:28 p.m.
• Took steps to identify the owner of a debit card found at Maplefields on West Street on April 5.
• Fingerprinted applicants for employment with the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union on April 5 and again on April 12.
• Contacted the owner of a wallet that had been left in the police department’s emergency phone box on April 5.
• Provided traffic control at the scene of a reported propane leak on Main Street for the Bristol Fire Department on April 6.
• Responded to a West Street home where a resident was in crisis on April 6. Police talked the resident into going to Porter Hospital for evaluation.
• Began an investigation, still ongoing, involving possible prescription drug dealing on April 6.
• Found an elementary school student who had run away from the school and returned her to the school on April 8.
• Cited a juvenile for twice vandalizing property at the Bristol Elementary School on April 8. A school staff investigation found that the student had damaged school property on March 29 and March 30.
• Rendered medical aid to an injured student at Mount Abe on April 8, until the Bristol Rescue Squad arrived. The student was transported to UVM Medical Center.
• Responded to a call from Bristol Rescue that the subject of a medical call was throwing knives at rescue squad members, close to 1 p.m. on April 9. When police arrived, the patient was found locked in a bedroom. Police gained access to the bedroom, disarmed the patient and removed the person from the room. Bristol and state police officers secured the patient so that the person could be treated. Troopers took the patient into protective custody and Bristol Rescue transported the person for medical and mental health evaluation.
• Spoke on April 9 with a resident about prank calls received, possibly a scam, from the same person but with different numbers every time.
• Took a report of a water leak in front of 34 Main St. on April 10. Police notified the water department and coned off the area.
• Responded to a reported medical alarm on Fitch Avenue on April 10. Police arrived to find the male resident uninjured and refusing transport from the rescue squad.
• On April 10 advised a resident who reported he had been receiving harassing phone calls from his ex-girlfriend to get a relief from abuse order.
• Responded to a report of an intoxicated male at Maplefields at 10:27 p.m. on April 10. Police found that Gavin Eriksson, 29, of Underhill had driven to the store and had a blood alcohol content of 0.256 percent. Police cited Eriksson for DUI, third offense, and lodged him at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility on $1,500 bail.
• Responded to a report of an apartment dweller playing the drums at 3:34 a.m. on April 12. Officers arrived to find that all was quiet and that the neighbor did not answer to repeated knocks. When police were called out a second time, they made contact with the drummer, who agreed to stop playing the drums.
• Took a complaint on April 12 from a person conducting traffic control for road work on West Street of a driver who had failed to stop when signaled and who had made comments at the road workers.
• Checked on reported suspicious activity in the Shaw’s parking lot on April 12. The caller had been seeing a lot of foot traffic near the bottom of an adjoining fence, which turned out to be workers from a nearby business.
• Confirmed a report of a female Mount Abe student driving to school on a learner’s permit without being properly accompanied and began follow-up on April 12.
• Assisted the state police in locating an impaired driver, who had parked and exited his car to avoid police detection, on April 14. Police watched the man’s car until he returned and state police could take him into custody.
• Investigated an incident at Mount Abe in which a female student had reportedly assaulted a male student at 11:22 a.m. on April 14. The mother of the female student alleged the male student had bullied her daughter. But school administrators found that allegation to be unfounded. Juvenile court action is pending.
• At the request of the Mount Abe administration, prepared a truancy notice to be served to a student with significant absences on April 14.
• On April 14 began an investigation, still ongoing, into possible illegal use of computers and the Internet by a Bristol resident.
• Had a vehicle that was blocking street sweeping towed from Main Street at 11:50 p.m. on April 14.
• Sent a warning letter to the owner of a vehicle reported as passing a stopped school bus on Airport Drive at 8:20 a.m. on April 15.
• Completed a trespass notice to restrict a student’s access to Mount Abe on April 15. The student had been reported as coming onto campus and disrupting others when not in a scheduled class.
• Responded to Shaw’s, where an intoxicated male kept reentering the store after being asked to leave. Police spoke to the man, who was also a Shaw’s employee, and advised him not to reenter the store or bother patrons or he would be detoxed.
• Assisted a state police trooper in processing a DUI at 10 p.m. on April 15.
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