Bristol Police Log

BRISTOL — On Dec. 27 Bristol police received a report of gunshots in the vicinity of Mount Abraham Union High School. Upon investigation police determined that target practice was occurring at a nearby range, which gave the impression the shooting was closer than it actually was. No further action by police was necessary. Between Dec. 21 and 27, Bristol police completed six foot patrols and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School seven times, at Bristol Elementary School six times, and at local businesses seven times. The department also assisted Bristol Rescue twice and were in...
BRISTOL — Between Dec. 7 and 20, Bristol police completed 15 foot patrols and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 13 times, at Bristol Elementary School nine times, and at local businesses 14 times; completed at least 12 fingerprint requests; verified one vehicle identification number; and facilitated the return of one lost wallet, one item of “found property” and one loose dog, whose owner was subsequently ticketed for violating the town ordinance. The department also assisted Vermont State Police twice and Bristol Rescue once. In other recent activity, Bristol police: •  On...
BRISTOL — On Nov. 23, after responding to a report of a family fight, Bristol police arrested Tyler Eddy, 28, of Bristol and cited him for domestic assault. Eddy was ordered to appear in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to answer to the charge. Between Nov. 16 and Dec. 6, Bristol police completed 26 foot patrols and four car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 17 times, at Bristol Elementary School 19 times, and at local businesses 14 times; completed at least...
BRISTOL — Like so much sound and fury signifying nothing, false alarms continue to plague the Bristol Police Department. On Nov. 6, a motion-activated alarm was triggered by a hanging sign, on Nov. 8 one was activated by a balloon, and on Nov. 10 police received notice of an alarm activation only to have it later rescinded by the alarm company. Between Nov. 2 and Nov. 15, Bristol police completed 21 foot patrols and three car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School (MAUHS)...
BRISTOL — On Oct. 20, Bristol police responded to a report of attempted burglary at the Bobcat Café on Main Street. At around 6:15 a.m. two people were seen attempting to burglarize the restaurant and were last seen running onto South Street. Bristol police are requesting public assistance. Anyone who saw or has information about the attempted burglary is asked to call 802-453-2533 and reference case number 20BR01944. Between Oct. 19 and Nov. 1, Bristol police completed 19 foot patrols and six car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety...
BRISTOL — On Oct. 7 Bristol police responded to a welfare check on Taylor Avenue and determined that Edward Cushman, 67, had passed away. Subsequent investigation by police and the medical examiner determined that Cushman had died of natural causes and his death was not suspicious. Between Sept. 28 and Oct. 18, the Bristol police completed 25 foot patrols and nine car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 16 times, at Bristol Elementary School 13 times, and at local...
BRISTOL — Between Sept. 14 and 26 Bristol police were kept busy with a number of citizen disputes. Of the six occasions police responded during that period, one was a disagreement over garbage container use, one was a disagreement over property control and a third turned out to be civil in nature. In all but one of the disputes, police determined that no action rose to the level of an offense. A sixth case, of unspecified nature, is still under investigation. During that same period Bristol police completed 20 foot patrols and five car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part...
BRISTOL — On Sept. 13, Bristol police arrested James S. Thorpe, 19, of Bristol for domestic assault, after responding to a report of a domestic conflict. Thorpe was ordered to appear in Addison Criminal Court on Sept. 14. During processing, police discovered that Rutland Criminal Court had issued a warrant for Thorpe for failing to appear for a previous charge of unlawful trespass, and ordered him to appear in that court on Sept. 21. Between Aug. 31 and Sept. 13, Bristol police completed 17 foot patrols and more than 17 hours of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of...
BRISTOL — On Aug. 22 Bristol police cited Arlene Denis, 73, of Bristol for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police had stopped Denis after observing her driving down the road dragging something beneath her vehicle. Investigation determined that she had struck an unknown object, damaging the undercarriage of her vehicle, part of which was hanging loose. Denis was ordered to appear in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on Sept. 8. Between Aug. 17 and 30, Bristol police completed 13 foot patrols and more than 10 hours of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which...
BRISTOL — Between July 27 and Aug. 16, Bristol police completed 21 foot patrols and more than 16 hours of car patrols in various parts of town, some of which were part of the Governor’s Highway Safety Program. Officers checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 19 times, at Bristol Elementary School six times, and at local businesses 14 times; conducted six welfare checks without incident; completed at least 10 fingerprint requests; facilitated the return of one lost debit card, one lost wallet and two dogs at large; and verified two vehicle identification numbers. The department...

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