Crime

Bristol Police Log: Man facing embezzlement charges

BRISTOL — On Sept. 13, after investigation, Bristol police arrested Harry Doner III, 33, of Bristol for embezzlement.

Doner is accused of embezzling from the Maplefields gas station and convenience store on West Street and was ordered to answer the charge in Addison Criminal Court on Nov. 8.

Details of the case against Doner won’t be released until after his arraignment.

Between Aug. 30 and Sept. 19 Bristol police conducted 25 foot and seven car patrols, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 19 times, at Bristol Elementary School 19 times, and at local businesses 19 times.

Police also completed at least 24 fingerprint requests, monitored traffic during school dismissal four times, responded to two false, conducted one welfare check without incident, verified one vehicle identification number, served court paperwork twice, issued five no-trespass orders, and facilitated the return of one lost wallet.

During this period the department assisted Vermont State Police twice and Bristol Rescue once.

In other recent activity, Bristol police:

•  On Sept. 1 helped someone on Pleasant Street obtain mental health services.

•  On Sept. 1 delivered a message to someone on Main Street.

•  On Sept. 2 responded to a report of a barking dog and contacted the owner, who let the dog inside.

•  On Sept. 2 responded to a report of a person yelling in the South Street area but did not locate anyone.

•  On Sept. 3 responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on South Street causing traffic issues, but the vehicle was gone when police arrived.

•  On Sept. 4 began investigating a motor vehicle complaint on Airport Drive.

•  On Sept. 5 provided traffic control on Main and North streets during the Green Mountain Stage bicycle races.

•  On Sept. 6 helped someone on Prince Lane obtain transportation to receive medical services.

•  On Sept. 8 checked on the welfare of someone on West Pleasant Street and gave them a ride home.

•  On Sept. 8 took a report of erratic vehicle operation, contacted the owner and determined no action rose to the level of a criminal offense.

•  On Sept. 9 responded to a complaint about a barking dog on Sugar Maple Lane and spoke to the owner, who is a new resident; police explained the dog ordinance.

•  On Sept. 9 began investigating a theft complaint from a North Street resident.

•  On Sept. 10 responded to a report of someone walking on West Street who appeared to be confused and asking for a ride, but police were unable to locate the person.

•  On Sept. 11 responded to a minor two-car crash on Prince Lane.

•  On Sept. 11 directed traffic at a crash site on Route 116 North until VSP arrived.

•  On Sept. 13 received a report that the stop sign at the intersection of Firehouse Drive and West Street was struck by a dark-colored truck on the night of Sept. 12. If anyone who has information about this incident is asked to contact Bristol police at 802-453-2533.

•  On Sept. 14 helped Mount Abraham with a truancy concern.

•  On Sept. 14 began investigating a report of theft on Main Street.

•  On Sept. 16 received a report of a minor motor vehicle crash that had occurred the previous night on Prince Lane.

•  On Sept. 16 responded to a minor motor vehicle crash on West Street.

•  On Sept. 16 helped someone on West Street get transportation home.

•  On Sept. 17 responded to and helped a juvenile trying locate a lost item on West Street.

•  On Sept. 17 helped Mount Abraham with a truancy concern.

•  On Sept. 17 completed a foot patrol during an event at Mount Abe.

•  On Sept. 18 completed a foot patrol during a football game at Mount Abe.

• On Sept. 18 helped someone get a ride home from West Pleasant Street.

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