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Bristol Police Log: Police investigate stop sign thefts

BRISTOL — Bristol police are investigating a theft and an attempted theft, both on Sept. 3. In one incident an officer was told someone tried to steal a speaker from a vehicle in the Shaw’s parking lot. In the other, an officer received information about stolen speed signs. 

Anyone who may have information on either incident may contact Bristol police at 802-453-2533.  

Between Aug. 15 and Sept. 11 (the most recent dates for which we have information), Bristol police completed 55 foot patrols and seven car patrols, conducted 61 traffic stops and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 23 times, at Bristol Elementary School 22 times and at local businesses 22 times. 

Police also processed 38 fingerprint requests, responded to one false alarm and one inadvertent 911 call, conducted six welfare checks, verified two vehicle identification numbers and facilitated the return of three wallets and three loose dogs. 

In other recent activity, Bristol police: 

• On Aug. 15 helped Middlebury police find a person on South Street. 

• On Aug. 16 served a notice against trespass to a person at the Bristol Police Department. 

• On Aug. 18 checked on a vehicle parked on Morgan Horse Lane. The officer determined the vehicle was just dropping a person off. 

• On Aug. 18 received a late motor vehicle complaint for an incident on Prince Lane. 

• On Aug. 19 received three found street signs from Lower Notch Road. The signs were turned over to the Department of Public Works. 

• On Aug. 19 found golf clubs at the Bristol Recreation Field and placed them in the lost and found. 

• On Aug. 19 responded to a dispute on Lovers Lane and determined no action rose to the level of an offense. 

• On Aug. 20 checked a vehicle parked at a closed business on West Street and determined the operator was making a phone call.

• On Aug. 20 provided traffic cones and a speed radar cart for a Cub Scout soapbox derby on Fitch Avenue. 

• On Aug. 20 assisted Vermont State Police on Route 17. 

• On Aug. 20 and 21 issued parking tickets on Lincoln Road. 

• On Aug. 22 an officer did two hours of grant-funded traffic patrol. 

• On Aug. 22 took a property damage report for insurance purposes on West Street. 

• On Aug. 22 completed a death investigation on Mountain View Street and determined Roy Davignon, 64, died of natural causes. 

• On Aug. 24 responded to an animal complaint on Hermit Thrush Lane. Police did not observe any violations. 

• On Aug. 25 issued parking tickets on Main Street. 

• On Aug. 25 reminded people at Bartlett Falls and Eagle Park that town park areas close at dusk. 

• On Aug. 25 saw a vehicle parked behind a West Street business with its hazard lights activated. Police determined the vehicle was secure and it appeared someone forgot to turn the lights off. 

• On Aug. 26 served a subpoena upon a person at the Bristol Police Department. 

• On Aug. 27 received a pellet gun found on Monkton Road. Police have not yet located the owner. 

• On Aug. 28 issued parking tickets on Lincoln Road. 

• On Aug. 29 received and returned property that was found on West Street. 

• On Aug. 29 responded to a motor vehicle complaint on Airport Drive. Police found the vehicle parked on West Street and warned the operator. 

• On Aug. 31 assisted the Bristol Fire Department on South Street. 

• On Aug. 31 responded to a report of an animal problem on Pine Street and determined no action was a violation of local ordinance. 

• On Sept. 1 assisted with traffic control while a utility was working in the roadway on West Street. 

• On Sept. 1 served court paperwork to a person on Taylor Avenue. 

• On Sept. 1 reminded people at Bartlett Falls town park areas close at dusk. 

• On Sept. 2 assisted at Bristol Elementary School with a truancy concern. 

• On Sept. 2 received report of a possible social media threat and determined there was no offense. 

• On Sept. 2 completed three hours of grant funded patrol in Bristol. 

• On Sept. 2 received a motor vehicle complaint on South Street and determined no action rose to the level of an offense. 

• On Sept. 2 received a report of a cell phone that may have been lost on Airport Drive. No phone was located or turned in. 

• On Sept. 3 completed 90 minutes of grant-funded patrol in Bristol. 

• On Sept. 3 assisted the Counseling Service of Addison County with a mental health call with someone who requested to speak to an officer. 

• On Sept. 4 provided traffic control at the intersection of Main Street and South Street during the Green Mountain Stage Race.  

• On Sept. 4 recovered a red Next Wipeout bicycle from Plank Road. The owner can recover the bicycle from the Bristol Police Department.

• On Sept. 4 responded to a verbal dispute on South Street and found that no offense. 

• On Sept. 5 received a found credit card. The card institution was notified, and the card was destroyed. 

• On Sept. 5 removed a traffic hazard on East Street. 

• On Sept. 5 took a theft report on Main Street. An investigation is ongoing. 

• On Sept. 7 served court paperwork upon a person on South Street. 

• On Sept. 7 provided emergency lights and traffic control at the scene of a one car crash until the Bristol Fire Department and Vermont State Police arrived. 

• On Sept. 8 responded to East Street for a car vs. deer crash. 

• On Sept. 8 responded to a home in the Taylor Avenue and Pine Street area following a 911 report of a loud argument. The officer checked on the welfare of those involved and assisted them in reaching an agreeable solution. 

• On Sept. 8 reminded people at Sycamore Park that town parks close at dusk. 

• On Sept. 9 assisted Bristol Elementary School with a truancy concern. 

• On Sept. 9 told a person on Taylor Avenue they were not allowed to remove another person’s flowers or plants.

• On Sept. 10 asked people at Mount Abraham Union High School to not ride their bikes on sculptures in front of the school. 

• On Sept. 10 assisted Vermont State Police on Hunt Farm Road. 

• On Sept. 11 received a chainsaw found in the Airport Drive area. 

• On Sept. 11 assisted state police at Blaise’s Mobile Home Park. 

• On Sept. 11 assisted state police on Colin Drive. 

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