Bristol Police Log: Dept. assists in Middlebury massage voyeurism case
BRISTOL — On April 10 Bristol police assisted Middlebury police by conducting a preliminary forensic search of electronic devices belonging to Roger Schmidt, a Middlebury masseur accused of voyeurism.
An evaluation of the evidence by Bristol officers yielded 70 digital images and videos that appear to have been taken without the consent or knowledge of the customers involved, according to an affidavit filed in Addison Superior Court.
The investigation is ongoing.
Between April 9 and 15, Bristol police completed 17 foot and car patrols at various locations, namely on Mountain Street, Main Street and surrounding areas including near Bristol Elementary School.
Officers also completed 1 hour and 30 minutes of directed patrol, traffic enforcement and patrols of the police district and the town under a contract funded by Vermont Governor’s Highway Safety Program.
During that same period, officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School six times and completed a total of nine fingerprint requests.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
• On April 9 completed an accident report for insurance purposes.
• On April 9 at 5:15 p.m. met at the police station a female district resident who wanted to report an incident involving an ex-boyfriend at her residence. An investigation determined the incident did not rise to the level of a crime and she was referred to family court to apply for court orders.
• On April 10 an officer taught a computer class at the Vermont Police Academy.
• On April 11 spoke with a parent and the administration of Mount Abraham Union High School regarding an incident. No criminal charges resulted.
• On April 12 in the afternoon completed a property watch in the district.
• On April 12 participated in a regular multi-disciplinary meeting at the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations.
• On April 12, along with a member of Bristol Rescue Squad, spoke to Girl Scout Troop 30344 about first aid and responding to emergencies.
• On April 12 facilitated a resolution between a landlord and former tenant in a dispute over property.
• On April 13 at 8:08 a.m. investigated a motor vehicle crash on West Street that had resulted in property damage.
• On April 12 at noon received a call expressing concern for the safety of a dog running down Lower Notch Road dragging a chain. Police were unable to locate the dog.
• On April 13 initiated three truancy investigations.
• On April 14, in the evening, checked security at local businesses.
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