Bristol Police Log: Police assist senior with suspected phone scam

BRISTOL — On Dec. 2, a Bristol police officer met with an elderly citizen who had provided credit card information to a suspected phone scam. The officer assisted the citizen in contacting the bank to flag the transaction and cancel the citizen’s credit card.
The Bristol Police Department would like to remind citizens to refrain from providing personal banking information over the phone.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•  Completed foot patrol on Mountain Street and around Bristol Elementary School on Nov. 27, 28, 29, 30 and Dec. 1, and on Main Street and environs on the same days plus Dec. 3.
•  Checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School on Nov. 27, 28, 29 and 30.
•  Completed 30 minutes of town-contracted traffic patrol on Nov. 28 and 45 minutes on Dec. 3. Police issued two warnings and one ticket for speed violations.
•  Completed fingerprint requests for a total of six individuals on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.
•  Found money in the town park during a regular foot patrol on Nov. 2. Please contact police to recover.
•  Received a Gary Fisher bike that was found on Rockydale Road on Nov. 27.
•  Helped resolve an issue between a juvenile and an adult on Nov. 27.
•  Helped resolve a situation involving a juvenile on Nov. 28.
•  Attended a training on 2018 grants financial reporting on Nov. 28. The training was hosted by the Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program and held at the Essex Police Department.
•  Were dispatched to assist another law enforcement agency at a traffic stop on Nov. 28. While en route, it was determined that assistance was no longer required.
•  Received a vandalism complaint from a Pine Street business on Nov. 29. The business reported that a delivery vehicle was damaged while parked in the parking lot over the holiday weekend. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Bristol police at 453-2533.
•  Returned a lost cell phone on Nov. 29.
•  Received a found debit card on Nov. 30. Police contacted the owner who said the card had been cancelled. Police then destroyed the card.
•  Looked into a report of a dispute between neighbors in the village on Nov. 30. Police reported that the dispute was over a property line and would be resolved with the assistance of property management.
•  Responded to South Street where someone had locked their keys in their vehicle on Nov. 30. Police provided the person with contact information for local towing companies that can unlock cars.
•  Advised a former resident on Dec. 1 that a dispute with a moving company said to be holding their property would be a civil dispute.
•  Patrolled the Main Street area on foot during the Chocolate Walk and associated festivities on Dec. 1.
•  Helped the Vermont State Police search Burpee Road to locate a vehicle on Dec. 2.

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