Bristol Police Log: Lincoln man jailed after skipping court

BRISTOL — On Nov. 12 at 1:25 p.m., Bristol police arrested Timothy Sousa, who turned himself in. The 31-year-old Lincoln man turned himself in for failing to appear in Addison County criminal court to answer charges of second-degree aggravated domestic assault, reckless endangerment, cruelty to a child, unlawful mischief and operation a motor vehicle without the consent of its owner.
Sousa was lodged without bail at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility.
Between Nov. 12 and 25, Bristol police completed 24 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 10 hours and 45 minutes of directed patrol, traffic enforcement and patrols of the police district and the town under a town contract, six hours of which were conducted as part of a national campaign during the Thanksgiving holiday.
During that same period, officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School seven times and Bristol Elementary school once, completed nine fingerprint requests, verified one vehicle identification number, conducted four business checks on Main Street and surrounding areas and three times secured unsecured buildings.
Bristol police assisted Vermont State Police on Nov. 15 and 18, and Williston police on Nov. 22.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
•  On Nov. 12 helped train staff members of a school district on active shooter response.
•  On Nov. 12 investigated a complaint of erratic driving and determined the driver was not impaired.
•  On Nov. 13 attempted to contact the owner of found property that was turned in to the department.
•  On Nov. 13 investigated a bad-check complaint at a local business and assisted that business in completing notice to the customer for payment prior to initiating criminal action.
•  On Nov. 14 assisted Bristol Elementary School personnel during an alarm activation.
•  On Nov. 14 opened a truancy case.
•  On Nov. 15 an officer provided computer training to the department.
•  On Nov. 15 assisted with a truancy case.
•  On Nov. 15 started a property watch for a local resident.
•  On Nov. 16 investigated an alarm that turned out to have been activated by accident.
•  On Nov. 16 returned to its owner a wallet that had been turned in to the department.
•  On Nov. 16 facilitated with information exchange related to a minor vehicle collison on Main Street.
•  On Nov. 16 investigated a motor vehicle complaint, but the vehicles had left prior to police arrival.
•  On Nov. 19 checked on the welfare of someone at a local residence but observed no issues or concerns.
•  On Nov. 20, began invesitating a Nov. 19 complaint  from Maplefields, and ended up citing Allen Amery, 25, of Starksboro for retail theft and ordered him to appear in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, to answer the charge on Jan. 14, 2019.
•  On Nov. 20 opened a fraud investigation.
•  On Nov. 20 towed an abandoned, unregistered trailer from a local street.
•  On Nov. 21 recovered an abandoned 26-inch Giant mountain bike on Pleasant Avenue. The owner may contact Bristol police at 453-2533 to claim it.
•  On  Nov. 21 assisted with lockouts.
•  On Nov. 23 investigated an alarm at Mount Abraham Union High School and determined it was activated by accident.

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