Crime

Bristol Police Log for Jul. 16

BRISTOL — On July 5, after a preliminary investigation of a motor vehicle and assault complaint, Bristol police arrested Chad Jerome, 29, of Bristol and cited him for aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, unlawful mischief and gross negligent driving.
The charges stemmed from an alleged incident in which Jerome, believed to have been driving a white Dodge Durango, followed a Red GMC Jimmy towing a homemade wooden trailer along West Street, Stoney Hill, Burpee Road, Monkton Road, North Street, School Street and Park Place.
Jerome was transported to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland and bail was set at $5,000.
Bristol police, who were assisted at the scene by Vermont State Police and an off-duty Addison County Sheriff’s deputy, are still investigating the case and ask that anyone who witnessed the incident contact them at (802) 453-2533 or [email protected].
Between June 22 and July 5, Bristol police completed 14 foot patrols and more than one hour of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 13 times, at Bristol Elementary School five times, and at local businesses 13 times; completed at least four fingerprint requests; and facilitated the return of two loose dogs.
The department also assisted Vermont State Police once, Bristol Rescue once, Middlebury police once and Vergennes police once.
In other recent activity, Bristol police:
• On June 22 responded to a minor motor vehicle accident and will complete a report.
• On June 23 recovered lost money from the Main Street area. The owner may contact police at (802) 453-2533.
• On June 23 began investigating a report of harassment.
• On June 23 investigated a report of possible theft and determined that the property had been recovered.
• On June 23 received a report of an ongoing issue with a dog wandering around and warned the dog’s owner that it violates an ordinance.
• On June 23 received a report of a dog in a hot parked vehicle and found that the vehicle was parked in the shade, the windows were open and the dog did not appear to be in duress.
• On June 23 helped someone with transportation.
• On June 24 investigated a report of theft, located the items, and found no indication of a crime.
• On June 27 received a motor vehicle complaint but were unable to locate the vehicle.
• On June 28 responded to a citizen dispute and determined that no action rose to the level of an offense.
• On June 29 began investigating a threatening complaint.
• On June 29 served someone with court paperwork.
• On June 29 conducted a welfare check and found no issues or concerns.
• On June 29 began investigating an unlawful mischief complaint.
• On June 29 responded to a 911 hang-up call, which turned out to have been an apparent misdial. 
• On June 29 responded to an alarm, which appeared to be caused by a malfunction.
• On June 30 helped a local business locate someone who had driven off without paying for gas. The person returned and paid.
• On July 1 responded to an alarm activation at a local business and determined that it had been triggered by employee error.
• On July 2 removed a low-hanging cable wire across a roadway.
• On July 2 assisted with a motor vehicle accident in the Shaw’s parking lot.
• On July 2 conducted a welfare check and observed no issues or concerns.
• On July 3 directed traffic while the American flag was raised over West Street.
• On July 3 responded to two separate noise complaints related to fireworks, but in both cases the activity stopped before police arrived.
• On July 4 responded to a fireworks complaint and issued a warning to someone whose fireworks were landing on a neighbor’s residence.
• On July 4 began investigating a suspicious complaint.
• On July 4 issued tickets in response to a parking problem in the Bartlett Falls area.

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