Crime

Bristol Police Log: Man turns himself in for warrant

BRISTOL — On Oct. 25 Bristol police arrested Isaac Liberty-Hanlon, 43, of New Hampshire and cited him for felony unlawful mischief. Liberty-Hanlon had turned himself in upon learning there was a warrant for his arrest in connection with damage inflicted upon the ATM at the Bristol branch of the National Bank of Middlebury, which had occurred on June 6, 2021.

Liberty-Hanlon was processed and turned over to Addison Criminal Court for arraignment.

Between Oct. 18 and 31, Bristol police completed 18 foot patrols, conducted eight car patrols, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 14 times, at Bristol Elementary School 10 times, and at local businesses 12 times.

Police also processed eight fingerprint requests, monitored traffic during school dismissal five times, responded to one 911 call made in error, verified one vehicle identification number and facilitated the return of two lost cellphones and two loose dogs.

During this period the department assisted Vermont State Police once.

In other recent activity, Bristol police:

  • On Oct. 18 helped Bristol Elementary School with a truancy concern.
  • On Oct. 18 received a complaint about a motor vehicle on Rockydale Road, but could not locate the vehicle.
  • On Oct. 18 in the afternoon completed a foot patrol at Robinson Elementary School in Starksboro during student dismissal.
  • On Oct. 19 helped Mount Abraham Union High School with a truancy concern.
  • On Oct. 19 took a report of a possible burglary on South Street and continue to investigate.
  • On Oct. 19 helped staff at Mount Abe with a truancy issue.
  • On Oct. 19 responded to a welfare check on West Street, but the individual declined help.
  • On Oct. 20 responded to a suspicious complaint on West Street and provided a courtesy ride to someone.
  • On Oct. 21 responded to a complaint of vandalism on West Street, which appeared to be accidental. The person responsible will pay for the damage.
  • On Oct. 21 began investigating a report by a Spring Street resident of credit card fraud.
  • On Oct. 21 responded to a citizen dispute on West Street, facilitated the return of property for a person experiencing a mental health crisis, and offered that person mental health services, which were refused.
  • On Oct. 21 responded to a suspicious complaint on West Street and offered mental health services to someone, who declined.
  • On Oct. 21 provided a courtesy ride to someone experiencing a mental health crisis in the West Street area.
  • On Oct. 22 helped Mount Abe with a truancy concern.
  • On Oct. 22 received a complaint about unreasonable noise from East Street involving a driver excessively revving their engine and driving through town in a vehicle that has a loud exhaust. Police began a disorderly conduct investigation.
  • On Oct. 23 participated in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, collected about 100 pounds of unused medication, and turned it over to the DEA.
  • On Oct. 23 responded to a minor two-car crash on Main Street.
  • On Oct. 23 completed a foot patrol during a football game at Mount Abe.
  • On Oct. 24 responded to a vehicle causing a traffic hazard on Main Street. The vehicle was moved.
  • On Oct. 24 initiated a property watch for a North Street resident.
  • On Oct. 25 began investigating a report of fraudulent checks being written.
  • On Oct. 25 directed traffic on Mountain Street during student dismissal at Bristol Elementary.
  • On Oct. 25 investigated a report of juveniles sounding distressed in the area of the Mount Abe football field, and determined the juveniles were climbing various pieces of sports equipment that had been left outside, and were not in distress.
  • On Oct. 27 fulfilled a welfare check request on Park Place but the vehicle involved was gone before police arrived.
  • On Oct. 28 directed traffic on Mountain Street during bus drills at Bristol Elementary.
  • On Oct. 28 dealt with a two-car crash with property damage at Route 116 and Hunt Farm Road.
  • On Oct. 29 investigated a threatening complaint at Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School and determined no action rose to the level of an offense.
  • On Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m., monitored pedestrian and vehicle traffic during community trick or treating, and helped participants cross North Street at Spring Street.

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