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Bristol police log: Police assist with a report of bank fraud

BRISTOL — Among other incidents in the month of May, Bristol police assisted a district resident who reported bank fraud. According to a Bristol resident, several thousand dollars had been transferred from a bank account without permission. People’s United Bank instigated an on-going criminal investigation.
In other action, Bristol police:
• On May 1 at 1:15 p.m. responded to a report of collectable coins used in a purchase at a district business. Police suspected that coins are related to a burglary under investigation by Vermont State Police and made coins available to VSP.
• On May 2 at 2 p.m. assisted a disoriented female with a head injury from falling down. Police reported that the woman had been found walking on River Road in New Haven and identified her as a local resident with Alzheimer’s. Police contacted the caregiver and Bristol Rescue transported her to Porter Hospital.
• On May 6 at 6:37 p.m. responded to a property damage report at a Kountry Trailer Park residence. Complainant reported several small holes on the side of his home. Police determined that the damage was caused by a BB or pellet gun.
• On May 6 at about 11:10 p.m. assisted VSP with a driving under the influence of alcohol case in Lincoln. VSP Trooper brought the driver to the Bristol Police Department.
• On May 7 at about 4:24 p.m. responded to a report of domestic assault at a Bristol residence. Police put the complainant in touch with Womensafe of Addison County and forwarded the case to the Addison County State’s Attorney.
• On May 10 at about noon responded to South Street, where a local resident had found a pink and blue woman’s bicycle at the end of the wooded path near the old coffin factory. Police determined the bicycle had not been reported stolen. Anyone with information regarding the bicycle is encouraged to contact Bristol police.
• On May 24 at 9:24 a.m. assisted a nest of baby robins on the ground at the playground. Police moved the baby birds and the nest back to its original location.
• On May 25 pursued a bad-check complaint filed by the town of Bristol. A town resident paid $1,000 of taxes with a check returned for non-sufficient funds. The resident has been unresponsive to the town’s attempts to resolve the issue, officials said, and action is pending.
• On May 26 at 1:57 p.m. responded to a call from a Counseling Service of Addison County employee of a 18-year-old female client who was reportedly enraged and hitting CSAC employee’s car. Police determined that the female has a mental illness and provided her a ride home without further incident.
• On May 31 at 8:28 a.m. responded to a report of possession of stolen property at Bristol Elementary School. The property involved was reported to be stolen from the Rock of Ages Visitor Center and to be valued at $200. Police cited a juvenile involved.
• On May 31 at 3:28 p.m. responded to a report of breaking and entering and stolen property at Mount Abraham Union High School parking. The vehicle in question belongs to a student and was reportedly entered by a former student. Police identified an eyewitness, executed a search warrant, and then charged a juvenile male with petit larceny. Police said the recovered the stolen property.

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