Bristol Police Log: Police seek help with attempted bank robbery

BRISTOL — Bristol police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who allegedly tried to rob the National Bank of Middlebury branch on Main Street in Bristol this past Saturday, Jan. 13.
Police allege the woman entered the bank at around 11:10 a.m. and presented to a teller a note demanding money. Authorities said the woman fled the scene without any money, and was last seen leaving the area in what was described as a green, older-model Subaru Imprezza.
The woman was described as being around 5 feet, five inches tall, wearing a heavy coat with a red and dark colored checkered pattern, as well as a baseball style hat, with beanie and hoody.
Police believe the woman might be the same person who successfully demanded cash that same morning at the TD Bank in Richmond, Vt.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Bristol Police Department at 453-2533.
Between Jan. 1 and 7 Bristol police completed 12 patrols, including several on Mountain and Main streets and in the area around Bristol Elementary School. Four separate directed or town-contracted patrols netted four warnings for speeding, one ticket for speeding and one ticket for expired inspection sicker.
During that same period, police conducted security checks at Mount Abraham Union High School five times and officers took fingerprints eight times, mostly for volunteers in the schools.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•  On Jan. 1 at 1:10 a.m. responded to a North Street apartment for a report of a cat clawing and meowing at a neighbor’s door disturbing her. The caller was concerned about the welfare of the cat as it was minus 4 degrees outside. The owner located and retrieved the cat.
•  On Jan. 1 responded to a malfunctioning alarm.
•  On Jan. 2 an officer initiated an investigation related to child exploitation via internet technology.
•  On Jan. 2 worked with the restorative justice representative for Addison County to finalize development of a Sexting Diversion program.
•  On Jan. 2 an officer assisted the Bristol Rescue Squad with a medical call at a district residence without incident.
•  On Jan. 2 an officer issued a juvenile Diversion paperwork after a small quantity of marijuana was recovered from them.
•  On Jan. 3 two officers attended training at the Bristol Police Department.
•  On Jan. 3 at 9:43 p.m. responded to West Street for a possible intoxicated person walking in the street, but police couldn’t find the person.
•  On Jan. 4 an officer issued paperwork to a juvenile after the investigation of a reported assault.
•  On Jan. 4 responded to a Prince Lane business for a report of suspicious text messages from an unknown number. Investigation showed that the messages were sent to the complainant in error and were intended for someone else.
•  On Jan. 4 at 1934 assisted state police with two vehicles off the road in Monkton due to road conditions.
•  On Jan. 5 completed a compliance check for a New Hampshire court for an individual living in Bristol.
•  On Jan. 5 noted a vehicle was partially in the roadway of Mountain Street after not being able to pull completely into a driveway. The vehicle’s owner said they would remove the vehicle from the roadway.
•  On Jan. 5 looked into a report of a car weaving on West Street and Liberty Street. An officer found the vehicle and detected no signs of impairment or intoxication in the driver.
•  On Jan. 5 at 10:42 p.m. met with an intoxicated man after he called for police assistance. Police took the man to an alcohol detox facility.
•  On Jan. 6 received an anonymous complaint of suspected animal abuse at a district residence. In speaking with the animal’s owner no signs of neglect or abuse were apparent.
•  On Jan. 6 responded to a report of an on-going landlord tenant issue. The citizen was advised of the civil process to address their concerns.
•  On Jan. 6 assisted Vermont State Police in attempting to locate a subject wanted in a domestic assault investigation.
•  On Jan. 7 at 11 p.m. responded to a Mountain Street residence for a dispute between roommates. Officer facilitated resolution to the dispute.

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