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Bristol Police Log: Police helped with bicycle safety

BRISTOL — On May 12 a Bristol police officer assisted in coordinating and completing a bicycle rodeo with a volunteer group at the Bristol Elementary School.
Students were instructed on safety checks and practiced safe operation of their bicycles without incident.
Between May 8 and 14, Bristol police conducted town-contracted traffic patrol in the area of Daniels Four Corners, Route 116 North near O’Connor Drive, Lincoln Road (twice) and Lover’s Lane and issued one ticket for speeding, and a warning for stop sign violation, speeding and lack of insurance.
Officers also checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School and found no issues on May 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14. On one of these checks a door was found unlocked.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•  On May 8 completed fingerprints for a Starksboro resident scheduled to attend a school field trip and collected the out-of-district fee for the service.
•  On May 8 received a report of a vehicle entering the village and operating erratically. An officer stopped the vehicle and the driver was found not to be impaired other than having difficulty seeing.
•  On May 8 assisted state police by responding to Monkton Road for a vehicle that had struck a deer. The deer had run off and there was minor damage to the vehicle.
•  On May 9 took fingerprints for a background check for the local schools.
•  On May 9 began an investigation into a report of contact by a defendant in a Bristol police case. Investigation is ongoing and multiple court order condition violations are involved.
•  On May 9 checked a vehicle identification number for a police district resident.
•  On May 9 started looking into a hit-and-run crash reported to have occurred April 17. A Williston man reported the incident at the Bristol town offices. No suspect is known.
•  On May 9 served notice of truancy to the parents of 10th-grade students from Monkton and Bristol.
•  On May 10 worked out of the office at Bristol Elementary School. The officer assisted two students with a school project, and visited with students and staff.
•  On May 10 received a report from a North Street resident about a vehicle on her property. Police confirmed the vehicle was not stolen, identified the owner and the vehicle removed.
•  On May 11 at 7:28 a.m. responded to a report of an untimely death at a Kountry Trailer Park residence. Police found the Michelle Calcagni, 45, was deceased. Police said investigation revealed her death was accidental.
•  On May 11 at 7:39 received a report of a school bus broken down on Briggs Hill causing a traffic hazard. Bristol officers were tied up with an untimely death and referred the bus break down to state police.
•  On May 11 received a request from state police to be on the lookout for a vehicle, but did not locate it.
•  On May 11 at 2 p.m. received a report from a motorist that three children were walking on North Street unsupervised, the oldest estimated as 7 years old. The children were found with family and investigation revealed a parent had been monitoring the children as they walked.
•  On May 12 fingerprinted a woman applying for a job in the schools.
•  On May 12 examined an electronic device as part of an investigation.
•  On May 12 at 11:50 p.m. checked businesses on Main Street, West Street, Prince Lane and surrounding areas and found no issues.
•  On May 13 at 6:10 p.m. responded with fire and rescue officials to a car crash near the Lord’s Prayer Rock on Route 116 east of the village. Although police found the car on its roof in the westbound lane, no one was injured. Police cited the driver, Benjamin Scott Fitzgerald, 32, of Bristol, for driving under the influence and for careless and negligent driving. Bristol police report that Fitzgerald’s blood alcohol content was 0.089 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
• On May 14 stopped a vehicle driven by a Williston man on West Street for an inspection violation and ended up issuing tickets for driving a car that was unregistered and uninsured. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
•  On May 14 investigated a 911 hang-up call at a Maple Street home. A resident said it was an accident.

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