Bristol Police Log: Sobriety checkpoint nets zero DUIs

BRISTOL — On July 5 Bristol police, along with Vermont State Police, Vergennes police, the Chittenden County Sheriff’s Department and the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, conducted a sobriety checkpoint in the eastern part of Bristol. 

Officers spoke to 626 vehicle operators but made no DUI arrests. 

Between June 10 and July 7 Bristol police completed 33 foot patrols, more than 26 hours of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety P r o g r a m . O f f i c e r s checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 19 times, conducted 14 business checks, secured five unsecure buildings, processed at least 21 requests for fingerprints and verified one vehicle identification number. 

In the normal course of their business, they also facilitated the return of one lost cellphone, four lost wallets, two loose dogs and one other piece of property. 

The department assisted Vermont State Police twice and Bristol Rescue Squad once. 

In other recent activity, Bristol police: 

• On June 10 recovered a two-way radio that had been found in the area of West Pleasant Street and Munsill Avenue. The owner can retrieve it by calling Bristol police at 453-2533. 

• On June 10 provided traffic control while Bristol Public Works painted crosswalks on Main Street. 

• On June 10 received information about a suspicious activity at a district residence. 

• On June 11 received a motor vehicle complaint and continue to investigate. 

• On June 11 cited Timothy L. Taylor, 53, of Bristol for driving with a suspended license. Taylor was ordered to appear in Addison Criminal Court on July 22. 

• On June 12 received a harassment complaint and continue to investigate. 

• On June 12 logged a trespass complaint and continue to investigate. 

• On June 12 assisted a citizen with accessing a public building. 

• On June 13 assisted a citizen in resolving a non-criminal neighbor issue. 

• On June 13 assisted the A d d i s o n County State’s Attorney’s office with service of a subpoena. 

• On June 14 monitored traffic in the afternoon while students participated in a fun day in front of Bristol Elementary School. 

• On June 14 responded to a family fight and continue to investigate. 

• On June 14 checked the welfare of a person but observed no issues. 

• On June 15 responded to an abandoned vehicle complaint and located the owner, who will remove it. 

• On June 15 received a report of the theft of a DeWalt cordless drill with charger, in a DeWalt bag, from the Rite Aid parking lot area. Anyone has information on this matter is asked to call Bristol police at 453-2533. 

• On June 16 responded to a citizen dispute at a local address but determined that no action rose to the level of an offense. 

• On June 17 received a theft complaint and continue to investigate. 

• On June 19 recovered a firearm. 

• On June 19 received a complaint about a vehicle blocking the way of a tractor-trailer at Shaw’s. Police contacted the owner and the vehicle was moved. 

• On June 20 investigated the report of someone yelling at a local address and determined that no action rose to the level of an offense. 

• On June 20 received a 911 hang-up call, contacted the owner, checked the residence and found nothing suspicious. 

• On June 21 served someone a no-trespass notice. 

• On June 22 investigated a noise complaint. Music was turned down. 

• On June 23 facilitated a resolution to a dispute between a juvenile and an adult. 

• On June 24 initiated a theft investigation. 

• On June 24 started a property watch for a local resident. 

• On June 24 assisted a person in recovering property. 

• On June 28 received a citizen complaint and continue to investigate. 

• On June 28 responded to a report of someone yelling on West Street but upon arrival found no one. 

• On June 28 investigated a harassment complaint but found that no action rose to the level of an offense. 

• On June 29 investigated an alarm activation at a local business and determined that it was an employee error. 

• On June 29 provided traffic control for the Gran Fondo biking event. 

• On June 29 responded to a vandalism complaint and continue to investigate. 

• On June 30 investigated a motor vehicle complaint and issued the driver a warning for a red-light violation. 

• On June 30 facilitated the resolution of a verbal dispute. 

• On July 1 investigated the report of a bicycle accident in the area of Stoney Hill but found no one upon arrival. 

• On July 1 investigated a 911 hang-up call and determined that it had been made by a young child, and that there was no emergency. 

• On July 1 investigated a report of two very young people soliciting a ride in the area of Main Street but found no one. 

• On July 2 received a report of fraud and continue to investigate. 

• On July 2 received a report of vandalism and continue to investigate. 

• On July 2 responded to a suspicious complaint and determined there were no issues. 

• On July 3 assisted a motorist with vehicle trouble. 

• On July 3 received a theft complaint and continue to investigate. 

• On July 4 received a motor vehicle complaint and searched the area, but did not find the vehicle. 

• On July 4 directed traffic during Fourth of July events. 

• On July 5 received a report of parking along Lincoln Road, which was causing traffic congestion, and issued tickets to illegally parked vehicles. Reminder: Parking is prohibited on pavement along Lincoln Road and on the travel portion of highways. 

• On July 5 investigated a two-car crash with damage on Main Street and will issue a report. 

• On July 6 completed a security check of Bristol Elementary School. 

• On July 7 investigated a report of fireworks in the western part of the district, but did not locate any. 

• On July 7 recovered a nuisance dog, placed it in the pound and will contact the owner. 

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