Bristol Police Log: River draws swimmers, parking violations

BRISTOL — Last month, Bristol police dealt with parking issues in the Bartlett’s Falls area of Lincoln Road on at least seven separate occasions, sometimes after having received complaints.

Police issued a total of 86 parking tickets on Lincoln Road in July — 52 for vehicles registered in Vermont and 34 registered out of state, according to Police Chief Bruce Nason.

Drivers should beware that parking is not allowed in any part of the travel lane.

Between July 6 and 26, Bristol police completed 19 foot patrols and more than nine 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 seven times, and at local businesses 19 times; completed at least six fingerprint requests; facilitated the return of one lost wallet, one lost phone, one loose dog and unspecified other found property; and verified two vehicle identification numbers.

The department also assisted Bristol Rescue four times, Vermont State Police once and Burlington police once.

In other recent activity, Bristol police:

•  On July 6 investigated a noise complaint but observed no violations.

•  On July 7 investigated a report of two people arguing and determined that no action rose to the level of an offense.

•  On July 9 began investigating a report of unauthorized access to a credit card.

•  On July 10 began investigating a motor vehicle complaint.

•  On July 10 responded to a minor one-vehicle crash — a car rolled from a parking space into a light pole — and will file a report.

•  On July 13 processed a request for issuance of a no-trespass order.

•  On July 15 began investigating a report of possible trespass.

•  On July 15 checked on a dog and found that it was not distressed.

•  On July 16 warned a driver against pulling away from a stop sign in an unsafe manner.

•  On July 17 began investigating a theft complaint.

•  On July 18 monitored traffic on North Street for speeding, but issued no tickets.

•  On July 19 began investigating a theft complaint.

•  On July 20 responded to a report that a vehicle had been hit while parked in the parking lot of 61 Pine St., sometime between 10:45 and 11:30 a.m. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Bristol police at 802-453-2533 or email Bruce.Nason@vermont.gov, and cite incident number 20BR01227.

•  On July 20 located and contacted someone whose gasoline purchase had failed to complete properly.

•  On July 20 investigated two 911 hang-ups that turned out to be misdials.

•  On July 22 helped someone get into their locked vehicle.

•  On July 24 investigated a 911 hang-up, which appeared to be an issue with the phone line.

•  On July 24 responded to a report of a motorcycle crash and determined that the bike had not crashed but had fallen over during a turnaround in a gravel pull-off.

•  On July 26 investigated a report of an abandoned vehicle and advised the parking lot owner that they could have the vehicle towed away.

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