Bristol Police Log: Police investigate stolen & vandalized vehicles

BRISTOL — Bristol police are asking for information related to recent incidents of vehicles being vandalized, stolen and having items taken from them. 

Police received a report of a wallet and shotgun being stolen from a car on West Street during the evening of Oct. 17. The wallet was located nearby. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Bristol police at 802-453-2533 and cite incident 23BR002846. 

Bristol police were also told of multiple instances in which vehicles on Spring Street were searched during the evening of Oct. 18. 

Police are asking residents to contact the department with any information regarding these recent incidents and to check their doorbell and surveillance cameras. Anyone with recordings of suspicious activity is asked to contact the Bristol Police Department. 

Between Oct. 1 and 14 Bristol police completed 48 foot patrols and two car patrols, conducted 15 traffic stops and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 10 times, at Bristol Elementary School 10 times and at local businesses eight times. 

Police also processed 28 fingerprint requests, helped two individuals gain access to their locked vehicles and conducted two welfare checks. 

In other recent activity, Bristol police: 

• On Oct. 1 helped two individuals resolve a dispute on Main Street. 

• On Oct. 2 issued paperwork to a juvenile in possession of marijuana on Airport Drive. 

• On Oct. 2 received a report of unlawful mischief on North Street. An investigation is ongoing. 

• On Oct. 2 received a motor vehicle complaint on Briggs Road. Police identified and warned the driver. 

• On Oct. 2 assisted a person on West Street. Police offered the individual mental health services, which were declined. 

• On Oct. 3 participated in the health fair at Beeman Elementary School in New Haven. 

• On Oct. 4 assisted someone in need of transportation from Munsill Avenue. 

• On Oct. 5 received a report of aggressive driving on Liberty Street. Police found and warned the driver. 

• On Oct. 6 responded to a juvenile problem at Mount Abe. 

• On Oct. 6 responded to a dispute on Main Street. Police determined no action rose to the level of an offense. 

• On Oct. 6 responded to a complaint of an individual growing marijuana in an open area on Hermit Thrush Lane. Police spoke with the individual about the laws regarding securing the plants. 

• On Oct. 6 received a report of a possible trespass on West Street. Police found no individuals in the area upon arrival and observed no indication that anyone had trespassed on the property. 

• On Oct. 7 received a report of loose horses on Hardscrabble Road. The animals were returned. 

• On Oct. 8 received a late report of a motor vehicle crash that had occurred on Main Street. 

• On Oct. 8 looked into a report of suspicious activity at the Bristol Public Works Department. Police determined that the individual in question was associated with a solar company and authorized to be at the property. 

• On Oct. 11 helped with traffic control during bus evacuation drills at Bristol Elementary School. 

• On Oct. 12 recovered a stolen vehicle on Lincoln Road. 

• On Oct. 13 responded to a dispute between neighbors on Main Street. Police determined no action rose to the level of an offense. 

• On Oct. 14 received a report of an iPhone 12 Mini that was taken on Airport Drive during an Oct. 12 sporting event. An investigation is ongoing. 

• On Oct. 14 responded to a two-car collision at the intersection of North and South streets. 

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