Bristol Police Log: Police help rescue dogs left in hot cars

BRISTOL — Bristol police responded to two incidents of dogs being left in hot cars during the week of June 12.
On June 12, police responded to the American Legion for a report of a dog in distress. Police found the vehicle windows down and the dog was fine. The officer contacted the dog’s owner and warned him about leaving dogs in hot vehicles.
On June 18, when outside temperatures were between 90 and 95 degrees, police responded to a vehicle parked at Shaw’s with a dog in the back seat. Police warned the dog’s owner, provided additional information, and advised the owner that another incident would result in prosecution.
Between June 12 and 18, Bristol police conducted two town-contracted traffic patrols, covering Monkton and Carlstrom roads. On June 18, an officer saw an ATV in the road in front of a residence. Police issued one ticket for refusal to produce an ID and another for operating the vehicle in the road.
Officers patrolled downtown on foot on June 13 and 15, patrolled local bars on June 16, and checked businesses on Main Street and in the surrounding areas on June 17.
On June 17 and 18, Bristol police conducted three security checks of Mount Abraham Union High School.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•  Took fingerprints for a district resident seeking employment with the local schools on June 12.
•  Investigated a reported theft of $200 from a backpack left in the boy’s locker room at MAUHS on June 13.
•  Provided records to the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System on June 14.
•  Investigated a June 14 report of a student found by MAUHS staff to have consumed intoxicants while on a field trip. Juvenile court action is pending.
•  Received a cell phone found near the town park on June 14 and posted a picture of the phone to the department’s Facebook page. The owner remains unidentified.
•  Investigated a report of a three-year-old riding a bike down the road by himself on June 14. Police found the three-year-old with a slightly older child near the sidewalk of a residence. Police warned the mother.
•  Received, on June 14, a pair of sunglasses found near the fountain on the town park. The owner has not been identified.
•  Worked out of office at Bristol Elementary School on June 15. The officer visited with students and staff, including a farewell visit with guidance counselor Jere Urban, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police with the consent search of a tablet on June 15.
•  Checked the welfare of a Lauritsen Lane resident on June 15 at the request of Windsor police. Bristol police found the resident to be home and safe.
•  Logged a June 15 complaint of speeding vehicles on Plank Road. The complainant asked for extra speed enforcement patrols. All officers were notified and directed patrols will be conducted.
•  Investigated a reported hit and run crash in the MAUHS parking on June 16 at 9:03 a.m. in which a student’s vehicle was damaged. No suspect was identified.
•  Deliver an emergency message to a Pleasant Street residence on June 16. Burlington police were attempting to notify family members that a subject was in the UVM Medical Center following a heart attack. Bristol police found no one at home and advised Burlington police.
•  Conducted a property check at Bristol Elementary School on June 17.
•  Provided contracted security and detour traffic control for the Pocock Rocks Music Festival and Street Fair on June 17.
•  Investigated the smell of burnt marijuana coming from a Main Street apartment on June 17. Police seized marijuana and gave the resident a ticket for possession.
•  Found a vehicle still parked on Main Street after the street was closed for Pocock Rocks on June 17. Police tried to contact the owner, got no answer and then summoned a tow truck. Prior to its arrival, the owner came forward. Police issued the vehicle owner a parking ticket.
•  Participated in a Click It or Ticket detail on June 17. The officer made nine traffic stops, issued one ticket for marijuana possession and issued five warnings.
•  Spoke to a town resident about someone owing rent on June 17 and advised the caller that their concern was a civil matter.
•  Spoke, on June 18, with the owner of an apartment building in which a disturbance had occurred the night before. A tenant had been given notice to move out and reportedly became disruptive in the early morning hours.
•  Responded to a burglary alarm at Holley Hall on June 18 at 2:40 p.m. A class was beginning in the hall upstairs. Police found that someone had opened the rear door and set off the alarm, and that someone had deposited fresh human feces against a storage door just outside. No one present admitted being in the area of the door.
•  Contacted the owner of a debit card found in the Rite Aid parking lot on June 18.

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