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Bristol Police Log: Police investigate break-in

BRISTOL — On Jan. 21 at 3 a.m. Bristol police responded to a burglar alarm at the Walgreens Pharmacy on 1 Prince Lane and determined two unknown males had forced entry, entered the store and left the area in what appeared to be maroon-colored Jeep Liberty.

During investigation police also learned the suspects may be connected to similar burglaries in Vergennes and Brandon.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Bristol Police Department at 802-453-2533.

Between Jan. 10 and 23 Bristol police completed 42 foot patrols, conducted two car patrols and three traffic stops, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 14 times, at Bristol Elementary School 14 times, and at local businesses 14 times.

Police also processed six fingerprint requests, verified two vehicle identification numbers, helped three people get into their locked vehicles, responded to one false alarm, facilitated the return of one loose dog and conducted three welfare checks without incident.

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

In other recent activity, Bristol police:

  • On Jan. 10 served a no-trespass order on a person on West Street.
  • On Jan. 11 investigated a suspicious vehicle on Pine Street but found nothing of concern.
  • On Jan. 12 were dispatched to a custody dispute on Airport Drive and referred the parties to family court to resolve their disagreement.
  • On Jan. 12 issued tickets for vehicles on Park Place for violating the town’s winter parking ban.
  • On Jan. 14 helped someone with their disabled vehicle on Lovers Lane.
  • On Jan. 14 issued tickets for vehicles on Park Place for violating the town’s winter parking ban.
  • On Jan. 15 checked on suspicious vehicles on Airport Drive and found nothing of concern.
  • On Jan. 15 helped someone with their disabled vehicle on Prince Lane.
  • On Jan. 15 received a report of someone not returning from an excursion on West Street, but the person was located elsewhere with no issues or concerns.
  • On Jan. 16 took a report from a concerned citizen.
  • On Jan. 16 responded to a single-vehicle crash without injuries on South Street and will complete a report.
  • On Jan. 17 helped someone with their disabled vehicle on South Street.
  • On Jan. 18 responded to a vehicle disabled in the pull-off area of Route 116 and directed traffic until it was removed.
  • On Jan. 18 issued a no-trespass order to a Raven Cliff property.
  • On Jan. 19 issued warnings to vehicles parked in a no-parking area on Park Place and School Street.
  • On Jan. 19 received a complaint about an animal on Meehan Road and determined no action rose to the level of an offense or required police involvement.
  • On Jan. 19 helped the Department of Public Works move vehicles hindering snow removal on Main Street.
  • On Jan. 20 responded to the report of a residential smoke alarm, which turned out to have been triggered by cooking bacon and was no longer active when police arrived.
  • On Jan. 20 responded to repeated reports of a loose dog on North Street and warned the owner about leash law violations.
  • On Jan. 22, on multiple occasions, issued tickets for vehicles on Park Place for violating the town’s winter parking ban.
  • On Jan. 22 four officers completed online training on fair and impartial policing.
  • On Jan. 22 removed construction debris from the travel lane on Route 116.
  • On Jan. 23 investigated a report of a theft on West Street and determined it to be a civil dispute rather than a criminal violation.
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