Bristol Police Log: R.I. man cited for domestic assault

BRISTOL — Bristol police arrested Elisier Hidalgo, 50, of Woonsocket, R.I., this past Saturday and cited him for domestic assault.
Police were dispatched to the Bristol Suites on Main Street (an extended-stay hotel in the Dunshee Building) for a reported assault on Jan. 28 at around 5:51 p.m. Officers found the woman who had called, and she had a cut on her face. The woman told police that Hidalgo, her son-in-law, had hit her with a picture frame, and that he had left the scene in an out-of-state vehicle.
A Vermont State Police trooper, who was assisting in the investigation, located Hidalgo and stopped his car on Stoney Hill Road. Hidalgo was cited and lodged at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $10,000 bail.
The woman was transported to Porter Medical Center, where she was treated and released.
In an unrelated incident, Bristol police on Jan. 16 arrested James Fredrick Morrow, 45, of Monkton and cited him for voyeurism and for disseminating indecent material to a minor.
The police department received a complaint on Jan. 9 from a juvenile reporting that Morrow knowingly and purposely observed the juvenile nude while changing in a place with an expectation of privacy. Bristol police and the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations researched the incident. A search warrant was executed at Morrow’s home on Jan. 16.
Morrow was arraigned in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Jan. 17 and released with court-ordered conditions.
Between Jan. 16 and Jan. 22, Bristol police conducted seven town-contracted traffic patrols, covering Burpee, Hewitt and Monkton roads. Officers issued seven tickets for speeding, one ticket for marijuana possession, three warnings for speeding, and two warnings for lack of insurance.
On Jan. 17, 18, 19 and 22, Bristol police conducted security checks at Mount Abraham Union High School. Officers found the building secure on all occasions but one. On Jan. 22 at 5:36 p.m. a door to the wood chip furnace area was unlocked. Police contacted the key holder and secured the building.
In other recent activity Bristol police:
•  Conducted a quarterly Sex Offender Registry check on district residents on Jan. 16 and 17.
•  Responded to the Living Well Residence to investigate a reported assault. Police found there had been a verbal dispute between two residents, but no evidence of a physical assault. According to police, staff there followed all protocols and made contact with the family of the resident who was the primary aggressor to notify them of the incident. No court action was taken.
•  Checked the welfare of a South Street resident on Jan. 17.
•  Ticketed and towed a vehicle found parked on Main Street in violation of the winter parking ban on Jan. 18, at 12:01 a.m.
•  Assisted an elderly man who had fallen and could not get up on Jan. 18.
•  Took fingerprints in two separate cases on Jan. 18.
•  Were notified of a parking lot accident with minor damage at a West Street business on Jan. 18.
•  Received a theft report from Champlain Farms on Jan. 19. Police found that a woman had taken a bottle of liquor valued at $25.59 on Jan. 11. Vergennes police later located Tiffany Bedard, 28, of Vergennes and cited her to appear in court on Feb. 6 for retail theft. A trespass notice was also issued for the store.
•  Worked out of an office at Bristol Elementary School on Jan. 19. The officer visited with students and staff, passing to and from lunch and recess.
•  Responded to a motorist’s report of a domestic dispute in progress in a vehicle on Bristol Road on Jan. 19.
•  Assisted the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations (ACUSI) with an investigation into an alleged sexual assault by an 18-year-old MAUHS male student against a 12-year-old female student during an after-school event. Bristol police spoke with MAUHS administration on Jan. 19. Police said the accused student has been suspended pending expulsion.
•  Responded to an alarm activation at a West Street business on Jan. 20, but found no signs of attempted entry.
•  Informed the Department for Children and Families of reported drug use at a Munsill Avenue apartment on Jan. 20. Police learned from the intake worker that the person who reported the drug use was herself suffering from medical problems and had made numerous false reports.
•  Responded to a West Street business, where a stray dog had been secured on Jan. 20. The dog had no tags and was not recognized from the neighborhood. Police posted photos on the department’s Facebook page and advised Bristol’s animal control officer. The owner later claimed the dog after paying related fees and registration.
•  Received, on Jan. 20, a U.S. Department of Justice Report on the sale of multiple guns from a local firearms dealer. No issues were encountered.
•  Investigated, on Jan. 21, reported vandalism to a residence on Maple Street.
•  Took part in a firearms training on Jan. 21.
•  Took part in online training on effective technology safety messaging on Jan. 19.
•  Checked on the welfare of a Kountry Trailer Park resident on Jan. 21, after a concerned family member was unable to reach them. A Bristol officer contacted the resident, learned that they had been away from home for the day and had just returned, and notified the concerned family member.
•  On Jan. 21 located and stopped a vehicle on Route 17 near the intersection with Sawyer Road; police said it was traveling all over the roadway and crossing the centerline. The driver was issued a citation for the operation.
•  Checked in with the bartender at the American Legion on Jan. 22, and checked other local businesses that day.

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