Bristol Police Log: Police, wardens respond to report of shots fired

BRISTOL — Bristol police cooperated with Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife game wardens with gun incidents twice in two days earlier this month.
On Dec. 8 a Bristol police officer responded to a request for assistance looking into a report of shots fired on Plank Road in New Haven. The Bristol officer helped locate the vehicle of interest and a Vermont Fish and Game official conducted an investigation.
The next day, Dec. 9, a Bristol police officer discovered a loaded long rifle during the course of a traffic stop and notified the on-duty game warden who responded to the stop for investigation of Fish and Wildlife violations.
Between Dec. 4 and 8, Bristol police completed daily foot patrols on Main and Mountain streets, near Bristol Elementary and surrounding areas without incident. On Dec. 7 an officer also patrolled downtown on foot a little before midnight.
Between Dec. 4 and 10, a Bristol officer checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School daily except for Dec. 8.
Also during that period police completed fingerprint requests three times for people needing them for volunteer purposes and once for immigration purposes.
In recent activity, Bristol police:
•  On Dec. 4 received from a citizen a set of Vermont vehicle registration plates that were found on Monkton Road.
•  On Dec. 5 were advised of damage to a resident’s vehicle in another jurisdiction. The officer made contact with the jurisdiction and ensured a report was filed regarding the incident.
•  On Dec. 5 attended mandatory first aid and CPR training at the Addison County Sheriff’s Department instructed by a member of the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad.
•  On Dec. 6 at 2:20 a.m. responded to a Mountain Street residence for a report of a verbal domestic argument; an officer assisted in mediating disagreement.
•  On Dec. 6 completed 15 minutes of town-contracted patrol and issued one ticket for speeding.
•  On Dec. 7 monitored traffic at the intersection of North and West streets for 30 minutes in the afternoon and warned two drivers for red light violations.
•  On Dec. 7 responded to a local business for an alarm activation.
•  On Dec. 7 assisted Vermont State Police in reviewing an electronic device related to an active investigation.
•  On Dec. 8 instructed a training session at the Vermont Police Academy.
•  On Dec. 8 heard from a community member that a cell phone she had recently purchased was possibly stolen.
•  On Dec. 9 monitored traffic at the intersection of North and West streets and issued one ticket and two warnings for red light violations. Later that day an officer monitored the same spot, but issued no tickets.
•  On Dec. 9 at approximately 7:25 p.m. assisted Vermont State Police with a vehicle that had gone off the road and into a field due to icy conditions.
•  On Dec. 10 received a report of a dog running lose in the area of Lower Notch Road and Vincent Drive. The dog was impounded and later released to the owner without incident.

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