Bristol Police Log: Dog problems keep police busy

BRISTOL — Bristol police continued to respond to a variety of animal problems in recent weeks. 

On July 24, police recovered a dog at large on West Street and returned the animal to its owner, who was issued an ordinance violation for second offense. Later that day, police received a dog complaint on Church Street. The owner was issued a warning for first violation of a dog on the loose. 

On July 25, police received a report of aggressive dogs on Stonewall Drive and planned to submit a request for a vicious dog hearing before the Bristol selectboard. 

Between July 16 and 29, Bristol police completed six foot patrols and one car patrol, conducted seven traffic stops and checked the security at Mount Abraham Union High School 11 times, at Bristol Elementary School seven times and at local businesses 12 times. 

Police also processed nine fingerprint requests, conducted one property watch, verified one vehicle identification number, facilitated the return of one lost wallet and responded to one alarm that was activated by an employee error. 

In other recent activity, Bristol police: 

• On July 16 received a report of child abuse on Prince Lane and determined no action rose to the level of an offense. 

• On July 17 discovered fishing poles that were left at the Bristol Police Department. The owner can contact the department to retrieve the items. 

• On July 19 tried to check the welfare of someone on Lincoln Road, but the individual was gone when police arrived. 

• On July 19 responded to a report of a family fight on Frances Place and found that the incident did not rise to the level of a crime. 

• On July 22 investigated a motor vehicle complaint on North Street. The vehicle was gone when police arrived. 

• On July 22 investigated a trespassing issue on Basin Street and determined no action rose to the level of an offense. 

• On July 22 served a notice against trespass to someone on North Street. 

• On July 23 responded to the report of a citizen dispute on Prince Lane. An investigation is ongoing. 

• On July 27 received a report of a dog allowed to run in Greenwood Cemetery. An investigation is ongoing. 

• On July 27 responded to a motor vehicle complaint on East Street and located the involved vehicle on Prince Lane. Police cited Travis Huestis, 43, of Bristol for driving under the influence, second offense. 

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