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Bristol Police Log: Bad parking leads to bigger citation

BRISTOL — Bristol police arrested Shawn B. Bedard, 26, of Bristol on March 31 and cited him for a criminal charge of driving with a suspended license.
A Bristol police officer was in the process of warning Bedard for having parked illegally, when the officer identified Bedard and confirmed the suspension.
Police processed Bedard and released him on citation.
Between March 27 and April 2, Bristol police conducted five town-contracted traffic patrols. Coverage included Burpee and Monkton roads and the Daniel’s Four Corners area. Police issued four tickets for speeding, one ticket for vehicle not inspected, and one ticket for a violation not specified, along with one warning for speeding. On the April 4 patrol, police also checked for a reported erratic driver, who had left the area prior to the patrol’s arrival.
Over this period police conducted five security checks at Mount Abraham Union High School and took fingerprints for two individuals interested in working in the Addison Northeast Supervisory Union.
In other action between March 27 and April 2, Bristol police:
•  Took a report from a Burlington man involved in a minor crash in the Shaw’s/Rite Aid parking lot on March 27.
•  Together with a school counselor, on March 27 visited the home of an eighth-grade Mount Abe student to speak to the parent and child about attendance. The child refused to go to school. Court action is pending.
•  Worked out of the office at Bristol Elementary School on March 27.
•  Received a call on March 27 from a Pleasant Street resident who had found a silver bracelet in the Rite Aid parking lot.  The owner has not been identified.
•  Assisted the Vermont State Police in intercepting a possible impaired driver on March 28.
•  Investigated a March 29 report of a motorist that had spun tires from the stop sign on Airport Drive and lost control on West Street while continuing to spin tires. A westbound motorist on West Street was forced to go right to avoid a collision. A traffic ticket will be issued to the violator.
•  Processed a required U.S. Department of Justice report from an area firearms dealer regarding multiple sales of pistols on March 29.
•  On March 29 investigated a parking problem on Maple Street involving two vehicles, one of which was parked on the sidewalk, and issued two parking tickets.
•  Attended, on March 30, a workshop hosted by the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program as part of applying for VGHSP grants.
•  Read a story to a third grade/fourth grade class at BES and then answered questions about police work.
•  Investigated a report of a “strange animal” near the intersection of North and Elm streets on March 31. Police found a dead turkey on the edge of North Street and asked the Bristol Highway Department to remove the dead bird.
•  Checked on businesses along Main Street and the surrounding area at 12:39 a.m. on April 1.
•  Hosted a police department open house for a local Cub Scout troop on April 1. State Police Trooper Justin Busby brought state police dog Vincent for a K-9 demonstration.
•  Began investigating an April 2 report from a local man that another police district resident had sent a harassing message about him and a family member. The investigation is ongoing.
•  Investigated an overturned manhole cover at MAUHS on April 2, the day after the last snowfall. Police were dispatched to the school at around 3:19 p.m. after someone noticed the overturned manhole cover. Police noted tire tracks in the area of the cover and notified the maintenance department. Bristol police believe a plow truck damaged the cover while plowing snow, and it was not an act of vandalism.

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