Bristol Police Log: Police cite Burlington driver for drunk driving

BRISTOL — On Oct. 23, at 5:11 p.m., Bristol police arrested Dana Lewis, 62, of Burlington for suspicion that he was driving drunk.
After receiving multiple reports of a vehicle traveling south from the Hinesburg area, police stopped the vehicle on Route 116 at the intersection of Stoney Hill Road and took Lewis into custody without incident. Police cited Lewis for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Between Oct. 22 and Nov. 11, Bristol police completed 52 foot and car patrols at various locations, particularly on Mountain Street, Main Street, North Street and surrounding areas during student arrival and dismissal at Bristol Elementary School.
Officers also completed six hours and 45 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 16 times, completed 12 fingerprint requests, verified two vehicle identification numbers, conducted eight business checks on Main Street and surrounding areas and eight times secured unsecured buildings.
Bristol police assisted Vermont State Police on Oct. 26 and Nov. 4, and Bristol Rescue Squad on Oct. 27.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•  On Oct. 22 identified and warned a driver after receiving a motor vehicle complaint.
•  On Oct. 22 responded to an alarm activation and determined it to be an employee error.
•  On Oct. 22 attempted to check on the welfare of a local resident but did not locate them.
•  On Oct. 22 received found property. The owner may contact Bristol police at 453-2533 to claim it.
•  On Oct. 23 an officer instructed a computer-related program at the Vermont Police Academy.
•  On Oct. 23 investigated a trespassing complaint.
•  On Oct. 23 investigated a juvenile problem.
•  On Oct. 24 destroyed tobacco-related paraphernalia whose owner could not be identified.
•  On Oct. 24 investigated a tobacco-related complaint.
•  On Oct. 24 assisted someone who had locked themselves out of their vehicle.
•  On Oct. 24 assisted a local business with procedure and protocol development.
•  On Oct. 24 issued a civil ticket following a tobacco-violation complaint.
•  On Oct. 25 assisted a motorist with a disabled vehicle.
•  On Oct. 25 monitored traffic and assisted students crossing Main Street during a school drill.
•  On Oct. 25 investigated a suspicious complaint.
•  On Oct. 25 investigated a juvenile problem.
•  On Oct. 25 issued a civil ticket following a reported tobacco-related offense.
•  On Oct. 25 assisted in a truancy issue.
•  On Oct. 26 assisted Vermont Utility Management Services with traffic control while it was working in the roadway.
•  On Oct. 26 facilitated the return of a youth bicycle to its owner.
•  On Oct. 26 conducted traffic control on Main Street for a children’s Halloween parade.
•  On Oct. 26, during a traffic stop on Main Street, arrested Matias Garcia-Simmons, 33, of Lincoln for driving with a suspended license. Garcia-Simmons was processed, released and ordered to appear in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on Dec. 11.
•  On Oct. 27 searched the area around Woodland Drive but was unable to locate a dog reported to be running in the road there.
•  On Oct. 28 opened an investigation into a reported larceny at a local business.
•  On Oct. 29 searched Mountain Street but was unable to locate a dog reported to be running in and out of traffic there.
•  On Oct. 29 opened a larceny investigation.
•  On Oct. 30 received the report of a motor vehicle collision that had occurred earlier that morning at a West Street business, in which both drivers had deemed police involvement unnecessary. One driver later decided to report the incident but attempts to identify the second vehicle were unsuccessful. Anyone with information regarding the crash is asked to contact Bristol police at 453-2533.
•  On Oct. 31 monitored pedestrian and vehicle traffic on North Street and surrounding areas for Halloween.
•  On Nov. 1 issued multiple civil tickets for reported tobacco-related offenses.
•  On Nov. 1 assisted a local business with a training exercise.
•  On Nov. 2 assisted an agency with traffic control on West Street.
•  On Nov. 3 investigated an accident that occurred on Monkton Road. Report forthcoming.
•  On Nov. 4–9, assisted with training at the Vermont Police Academy.
•  On Nov. 5 completed a request for a public records check.
•  On Nov. 5 assisted a resident who had locked their keys in their vehicle.
•  On Nov. 6 assisted a town agency.
•  On Nov. 6 opened a truancy case.
•  On Nov. 6 investigated a possible trespass, identified a person of interest and determined no offense was committed.
•  On Nov. 6 started a property watch for a local resident.
•  On Nov. 7 responded to an alarm and determined it to be false.
•  On Nov. 7 investigated the report of a missing child who was later located at a friend’s house.
•  On Nov. 7 conducted a welfare check, learned the person had moved to another town and relayed their information to that town’s law enforcement.
•  On Nov. 8 responded to and resolved an animal problem.
•  On Nov. 8 attended a local meeting related to pedestrian and bicycle safety.
•  On Nov. 8 served court-issued paperwork.
•  On Nov. 9 served court-issued paperwork.
•  On Nov. 9 identified and left a message with the owner of keys that were turned into the police.
•  On Nov. 9 completed officer training.
•  On Nov 11 checked on a 911 hangup call and determined that it was a misdial.

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