Bristol Police Log: Police deal with boulder in the road


BRISTOL POLICE STOOD by while Bristol Public Works employees removed a traffic hazard by rolling this boulder off Lovers Lane.

BRISTOL — On Feb. 25 Bristol police responded to a report of a traffic hazard on Lovers Lane and found that a small boulder had rolled down the hill and into the road.

The Department of Public Works had initially planned to remove the boulder with a front end loader, but it was close enough to the edge of the road that, after rocking it a couple of times, town officials were able to roll it into the ditch.

Between Feb. 24 and March 8 Bristol police completed 21 foot patrols and more than three 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 14 times, conducted eight business checks and processed at least 12 requests for fingerprints, and facilitated the return of one loose dog and one lost wallet.

During the same period, Bristol police conducted three sex offender checks and found everyone to be in compliance.

The department also assisted Vermont State Police once and Bristol Rescue once.

In other recent activity, Bristol police:

• On Feb. 24 investigated the report of a threat but found that no action rose to the level of an offense.

• On Feb. 27 responded to an alarm at a local business and found it was the result of a malfunction.

• On Feb. 27 served someone a notice against trespass.

• On Feb. 28 opened an investigation into a motor vehicle crash that occurred in a parking lot.

• On Feb. 29 helped someone who was locked out of their vehicle.

• On March 3 completed a local records check.

• On March 4 conducted a foot patrol during a basketball game at Mount Abraham Union High School.

• On March 4 started a property watch for a local resident.

• On March 6 responded to an alarm, which turned out to have been activated accidentally.

• On March 6 opened an investigation into a motor vehicle complaint.

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