Bristol Police Log: Police look into reported assault

BRISTOL — On Oct. 1, at 7:41 p.m., Bristol police responded to the report of an assault on a female in the parking lot Champlain Farms on West Street. The suspect, Lawrence F. Bloom, 32, of Fort Wayne, Ind., fled the scene before police arrived.
Later that evening, Bloom is alleged to have attempted to rob a Jiffy Mart on Kennedy Drive in South Burlington and, after that, to have created another disturbance at a Maplefields on Williston Road.
Bloom was arrested by South Burlington police and cited for attempted assault in Bristol and attempted robbery in South Burlington; lodged at the Chittenden County Regional Correctional Facility on $30,000 bail; and ordered to appear in court on Oct. 2.
Between Oct. 1 and 7, 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, as well as in the eastern part of the police district.
Officers also completed one hour and 30 minutes of directed patrol, traffic enforcement and patrols of the police district and the town under a town contract.
During that same period, officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School five times, completed 19 fingerprint requests, conducted three business checks on Main Street and surrounding areas and one time secured an unsecured building.
Bristol police assisted Vermont State Police on Oct. 4 and the Bristol Fire Department on Oct. 6.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•  On Oct. 1 initiated an investigation into tobacco offenses.
•  On Oct. 1 identified the owner of a cellphone found on Fitch Avenue and facilitated its return.
•  On Oct. 2 gave a presentation on internet safety and healthy choices at a district elementary school.
•  On Oct 2 met with a family regarding truancy-related issues.
•  On Oct. 2 initiated an investigation into suspicious online communication.
•  On Oct. 2 initiated an investigation into a violation of conditions of release.
•  On Oct. 3 received a report of a truancy-related problem at a district school.
•  On Oct. 3 assisted a local school and met with children during a safety day.
•  On Oct 3 conducted a child car seat inspection.
•  On Oct. 4 initiated an investigation into a motor vehicle complaint.
•  On Oct. 4, at 10:42 p.m., initiated an investigation into a report of possible stalking.
•  On Oct. 5 assisted a resident who was locked out of their vehicle.
•  On Oct. 5, during a motor vehicle stop, determined the operator to be a felon in possession of a firearm who was driving with a suspended license. Charges are pending.
•  On Oct. 6 received notice of truancy-related concerns from a local school.
•  On Oct. 7 completed quarterly sex-offender checks and found all to be compliant.

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