Bristol Police Log: Officers kept busy with routine incidents

BRISTOL — Bristol police handled a variety of typical calls between June 6 and June 12. During that period, officers:

•  On June 6, responded to Hinesburg. A Hinesburg officer was pursuing a wanted subject on foot. No one could reach the Hinesburg officer by radio and the Bristol officer was closest to him. En route, the Bristol officer found that the subject was in custody but the officer didn’t have backup. He and a state trooper assisted the Hinesburg officer.

•  On June 6, received a request from the Vermont Department of Children and Families to see if a male sex offender was staying at a West Street residence with children. The woman who lived there indicated that the man had been to the house but wasn’t staying there. 

•  On June 6, located a person for the Richmond Police Department and instructed the individual to call a Richmond officer.

•  On June 7, received report of a domestic dispute on Pleasant Street. Apparently there were pots and pans being thrown around, but the officer did not find any criminal activity.

•  On June 8, conducted a START (Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team) patrol with the county sheriff’s department, Bristol police and state liquor control officials. Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs said the team broke up a small private party with underage drinking.

The location of the party was not reported, and one person was ticketed after it was discovered that she had two prior involvements with similar situations and three or four others who were drinking were given court diversion paperwork. A follow-up is being conducted to possibly charge the homeowners with enabling underage consumption.

•  On June 8 and 9, START was activated for graduation weekend. No other underage consumption was identified.

•  On June 8, assisted state police with Jason Kimball of Bristol at Rockydale Pizza, who was issued a trespass notice.

•  On June 9, assisted state police with a domestic disturbance on Hardscrabble Road.

•  On June 9, assisted a Munsill Avenue resident with a dispute over her cat. She pointed to a house across the street and said that the residents of that house have her cat. Chief Gibbs is renting the house that the woman pointed to, and he did not have the cat.

•  On June 9, responded to a two-vehicle crash on West Street. The first vehicle stopped at a crosswalk and the second vehicle rear-ended the first vehicle. Damage was moderate and no one was injured.

•  On June 9, assisted with traffic and crowd control at high school graduation.

•  On June 10, assisted the VSP with an intoxicated subject on Meehan Road in Bristol. Police received a complaint from the subject that someone was burning in a car. When the police arrived there was no vehicle or fire.

En route to the barracks the subject collapsed and was transported to Porter Hospital. The Bristol police report does not indicate whether the man was charged with any crime.

•  On June 10, received a report that roughly $250 was stolen from purses at Mount Abe during graduation. The money was taken from the large cafeteria. The door was not locked, leaving open access to the room. So far, no suspect has been identified.

•  On June 11, responded to a theft at Maplefields. Apparently, a male stole some merchandise from the store, including soda and beef jerky. The police are following up on the incident and no charge has yet been filed.

•  On June 12, found a wallet belonging to a Pine Street resident.

•  On June 12, received a 911 call from outside the Bobcat Café and Brewery. The alleged caller said he was outside the restaurant trying to get a signal, but did not dial 911.

•  On June 12, received a report of vandalism at the old Bristol High School. A gate was broken and it appeared that property had been rummaged through outside the building, but nothing was missing. No suspect has been identified.

•  On June 12, received a report that a silver sedan, described as looking like a Mercury with newer Vermont plates, drove away from Maplefields without paying for $45 worth of gas. The Hinesburg Police Department is following up on the case because it seems the plates belong to a Hinesburg resident.

•  On June 12, just before midnight, responded to a Pleasant Street domestic disturbance. The mother of the homeowner said the girlfriend of her son showed up and was yelling and refusing to leave. When police arrived, the woman left on a bicycle, yelling as she rode away.

An officer spoke to the homeowner, and apparently the couple was breaking up. The woman was there to collect her belongings and it didn’t appear that anything criminal occurred.

The homeowner requested a trespass notice, and his keys were recovered from the ex-girlfriend. By the time of publication, Gibbs expected the trespass notice to have already been served

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