Bristol Police Log: Dept. patrols district, keeps peace

BRISTOL — Between Aug. 27 and Sept. 2, Bristol police completed 11 foot and car patrols at various locations, namely on Mountain Street, Main Street and surrounding areas, including near Bristol Elementary School while children were arriving at and departing from school.
Officers also completed four hours and 30 minutes of directed patrol, traffic enforcement and patrols outside the police district under a town contract and two hours and 40 minutes of directed patrol in various areas inside the police district.
During that same period, officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School at least once each day, completed nine fingerprint requests, verified one vehicle identification number and conducted eight business checks on Main Street and surrounding areas during which an officer secured three buildings.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•  Aug. 27 received a payroll check that was found near Main Street and contact the owner of the check.
•  Aug. 27 assisted Vermont State Police.
•  Aug. 27 served a refrain from abuse order on a person.
•  Aug. 28 assisted Bristol Rescue Squad.
•  Aug. 28 located a building that was not secure and contacted the owner.
•  Aug. 28 discovered graffiti on bandstand at town park and started investigation.
•  Aug. 28 received a report of a vehicle parked in the travel lane of local road. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.
•  Aug. 28 got a report that a citizen was getting harassing and unwanted phone calls from a person out of state. A referral was made for a court order.
•  Aug. 29 received an assault complaint and opened an investigation.
•  Aug. 29 logged a report that someone stole money from a purse in the Rite Aid parking lot around 3:15 p.m. this past Wednesday. Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact Bristol police at 802-453-2533.
•  Aug. 30 initiated a littering investigation.
•  Aug. 30 responded to a complaint that a dog had been left in a car outside a business.  The owner was contacted and warned regarding the incident.
•  Aug. 30 received a report of a threat. Police determined the incident occurred outside the police district so he was referred to state police.
•  Aug. 31 initiated an investigation into child exploitation material distributed through the internet.
•  Aug. 31 got a complaint regarding a family court order.  The incident did not occur within the jurisdiction and follow-up was conducted by another agency.
•  Aug. 31 was notified of a vehicle operating erratically while traveling into Bristol. Police stopped the vehicle and warned the driver.
•  Sept. 1 assisted the Vermont State Police, Bristol Fire Department and Bristol Rescue Squad with a one-vehicle crash on Lower Notch Road.
•  Sept. 1 responded to a report that a dog had been left in a car and found the dog was not in distress.
•  Sept. 2 completed a traffic detail on Main Street for a bicycle race.
•  Sept. 2 began an investigation into a suspected incident of disorderly conduct.  
•  Sept. 2 assisted the Vermont State Police.

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