Crime

BRISTOL — Between March 15 and 21 Bristol police completed nine foot patrols and 11 car patrols, monitored traffic during school dismissal three times, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School seven times, at Bristol Elementary School seven times, and at local businesses seven times. Police also completed at least six fingerprint requests and served court paperwork on one person. The department also assisted Vermont State Police once. In other recent activity, Bristol police: •  On March 15 issued a ticket for possession of tobacco under the age of 21. •  On March 16 helped...
VERGENNES — After receiving a March 17 tip late in the day about a possibly suicidal city resident, Vergennes police worked hard to find her, but ultimately once they found her were told by the resident she felt OK. Acting on a tip from a concerned acquaintance, police first went to her residence. Not finding her, they decided to trace her phone and discovered it was in a remote area. With help from Vermont State Police, Vergennes police searched that area unsuccessfully. They asked the phone to be pinged again and discovered she had returned to her residence. Police then went there and spoke...

MIDDLEBURY POLICE LAST week put its first hybrid police cruiser into action. Chief Tom Hanley said it had taken awhile, but he was glad to have the vehicle in service. The town selectboard has approved the purchase of a second hybrid police cruiser, which Hanley said is on order.
MIDDLEBURY — Have you lost a bike or had one stolen during the past several months? The Middlebury Police Department is currently holding a number of recovered bicycles, the owners of which are unknown. There will be a public viewing of these bikes on Wednesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Middlebury PD off Seymour Street. Anyone who has had a bicycle lost or stolen is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. All unclaimed bicycles will be donated to the Middlebury Bike Swap to benefit Midd Safe Routes. If you have any questions, please contact Officer Sousa at 388-3191...
ADDISON COUNTY — On March 17 at around 6:30 p.m. a Vermont State Police trooper saw a speeding vehicle northbound on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh near Stage Road. The officer clocked the vehicle at 72 mph in a 40 mph zone. The trooper stopped the vehicle and cited the driver, identified as 27-year-old Allison Dana of Winooski, for excessive speed. Dana was ordered to answer the charge in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, on May 10. Between March 14 and 23, this was the only incident about which state police operating out of the New Haven barracks issued a press release.
BRISTOL — Between March 1 and 14 Bristol police completed 20 foot patrols, conducted 13 car patrols, monitored traffic during school dismissal six times, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School 14 times, at Bristol Elementary School 13 times, and at local businesses 11 times. Police also completed at least four fingerprint requests, conducted one welfare check without incident, helped one person get into their locked vehicle and responded to one alarm that turned out to be false. The department also assisted Bristol Rescue twice and the Shelburne Police Department once. In...
VERGENNES — Vergennes Police on March 11 hosted a Project Vision North meeting via Zoom, and since then the program has marshaled resources from the group of participating government and nonprofit agencies to help three local residents, according to Vergennes Police Chief George Merkel. Merkel said 18 representatives from 15 of the 17 member agencies attended the Zoom meeting, and he’s in the process of recruiting an 18th agency, Adult Protective Services, into the fold. Between March 8 and 14, Vergennes Police conducted 11 car patrols and one Vehicle Identification Number inspection,...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited James R. Thurston, 32, of Middlebury for first degree aggravated domestic assault and violating court-ordered conditions of his release, following a family fight at a Jayne Court residence on March 10. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Responded to a report of someone possibly overdosing at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on March 8. Police said the person was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment. •  Searched in vain for a person who a witness alleged was “holding what appeared to be a handgun out a window” while driving on Route 7 South...
ADDISON COUNTY — On this past Saturday, March 13, at around 6:45 p.m. a Vermont State Police trooper observed a vehicle travelling southbound on Route 7 near South Middlebrook Road in Waltham at 90 mph in a posted 50 mph zone. Troopers stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Routes 7 and 17 in New Haven Junction and identified the drive as 20-year-old Kayli Manning of Middlebury. While speaking with Manning, the police officer detected indicators of impairment and screened Manning for driving under the influence. After the screening, the trooper cited Manning for suspicion of driving...
BRISTOL — Between Feb. 22 and 28 Bristol police completed eight foot patrols, conducted four car patrols, monitored traffic during school dismissal three times, and checked security at Mount Abraham Union High School seven times, at Bristol Elementary School seven times, and at local businesses six times. Bristol police announced those numbers in its most recent release. Police also completed at least two fingerprint requests and helped one person get into a locked vehicle. The department also assisted Vermont State Police once. In other recent activity, Bristol police: •  On Feb. 24 began...
VERGENNES — Between March 1 and 7, among other calls, Vergennes police dealt with a complaint of persistent speeding on a city street, helped evict an unruly Valley Vista patron and find her housing, calmed a neighbor dispute, and tried to help a resident with a fraud complaint. During that week, Vergennes police conducted 13 car patrols, two foot patrols and one property watch; ticketed two cars for parking overnight on city streets in violation of the city’s wintertime parking ban; and: On March 1 accepted a cellphone a citizen found on Panton Road and returned it to its owner. On March 2...

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