2014-04-10 / Police Report

Police Report

March 26

3:16 a.m. - Parking Problem - Northfield Police enforced the Winter Parking Ban. Two vehicles were observed in violation in the Village, and were subsequently ticketed. Nothing Further.

8:04 a.m. - Agency Assistance - The Northfield Police Department's assistance was requested by the Northfield Fire Department to direct traffic at a residence on VT Route 12, where the Fire Department personnel were fighting a chimney fire.

8:09 a.m. - Family Fight/Domestic - The Northfield Police Department received a report of a citizens dispute that had already taken place and both parties were separated. Officers spoke to the complainant and explained to them what some of their options were for further handling the situation.

9:58 a.m. - Lost Property - A citizen of Northfield called to see if a cell phone had been brought to the police department. The friend's Verizon phone had been missing and they were looking for it.

12:32 p.m. - Lost Property - The Northfield Police Department received a report of suspicious activity.

1:34 p.m. - Search Warrant - Police executed a search warrant in the village as a result from an arrest for larceny from automobiles. Nothing further.

6:05 p.m. - Service of APO - The Northfield Police Department received an APO for service from the Washington County Family Court. The defendant of the APO was contacted, and arrangements were made for service. The order was later served upon the defendant without incident.

March 27

10:20 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - The Northfield Police Dept. received a complaint from a Northfield business regarding the termination of a former employee. The complainant advised the former employee has not returned property that was issued to them. An officer advised the complainant about their options as an employer.

2:22 p.m. - Public Speaking - Northfield Police Officers were at Norwich University for the Criminal Justice career fair. The two officers spoke with students and staff about a career in law enforcement.

4:22 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - The Northfield Police Dept. received a walk-in complainant concerning a juvenile problem. An officer spoke with the complainant who advised since the incident happened in another town they would have to speak with that agency.

4:58 p.m. - MV Complaint - Northfield Police Officers were dispatched to assist a motorist parked on the side of the road that was partially blocking the roadway. Vehicle had left the area prior to Officers arrival.

March 28

12:03 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Police are conducting a joint investigation with DCF about possible child abuse. Pending.

3:14 p.m. - Juvenile Problem - The Northfield Police Department received a complaint regarding a juvenile problem which had just taken place in Northfield. Officers responded and spoke the individuals involved explaining the severity of the situation.

5:04 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Officers were dispatched to the falls mobile home for a citizen dispute. On arrival, officers met with both involved parties and officers were able to resolve the situation. Nothing further.

6:41 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers responded to a residence for a complainant that someone was inside in the residence and the owner was away on vacation. On arrival, Officers cleared the residence and did not notice anything unusual to have been taken or broken. Nothing further.

7:24 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Officers responded to a residence in the falls for a person who had entered a residence and assaulted members of the residence. On scene after investigation, Officers arrested Jessica Laforest of Berlin for Unlawful Trespass. Laforest was cited to appear in Washington County Criminal Court to answer to the charges.

March 29

2:08 a.m. - Accident PD - An Officer responded to the report of a car/deer crash located on VT Rte 12A near Wellfield Lane. The deer did not survive the crash. The local Vermont Fish and Game Warden was notified. The damage to the vehicle was minor, and no injuries were reported. This incident was generated for documentation purposes only.

2:53 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Officers were advised that Barre Town had a home invasion and the subject had left the area. The description of the subject was circulated for all officers to be on the look out.

12:17 p.m. - Foot Patrol - Northfield Police Officers conducted a foot patrol of the Shapiro Field House and Andrews Hall where Norwich University's Organization and Management Class organized the 12th Annual Norwich Basketball Tournament for the Vermont Special Olympics. The tournament provided a high quality competition experience for all of the Vermont Special Olympic athletes.

1:08 p.m. - Traffic Hazard - The Northfield Police Department received a report of a traffic hazard. Upon arrival, there was no traffic hazard found.

8:36 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Northfield Police responded to the Cabot Hosiery Factory for a report of an active assault occurring at the building. Police did not observe any signs of altercation. Nothing Further.

March 30

3:08 a.m. - Parking Problem - Northfield Police enforced the Winter Parking Ban. Four vehicles were observed in violation. Nothing Further.

3:20 a.m. - Noise Disturbance - Northfield Police responded to the area of Warren Ave in the Village of Northfield for a report of gunshots being heard in the area. Police were unable to determine the source of the noise. Nothing Further.

5:54 p.m. - MV Complaint - A call was received in reference to a possible impaired motor vehicle operator. Police canvassed the area, but were unable to locate the vehicle after speaking with the complainant.

7:02 p.m. - Unlawful Mischief - Northfield Police responded to a residence in the Village of Northfield for a report of a vandalism. Statements were taken and damage documented. The incident is currently under investigation. Nothing Further.

March 31

8:03 a.m. - MV Complaint - The department was advised of a vehicle that was off the road on Vt Rt 64. The officer responded to the area and located the vehicle. The operator was not with the vehicle. The operator later contacted the police department to advise that the roads had been slippery. There was no damage or injury.

April 1

12:51 a.m. - Family Fight/Domestic - Northfield Police responded to a residence in the Northfield Falls for a report of a verbal domestic dispute. During the investigation, police determined the dispute was strictly verbal, and both parties were intoxicated but non-violent. Also during the investigation, police observed and seized marijuana from the residence, which was later destroyed at the Northfield Police Department. Nothing Further.

11:37 a.m. - Citizen Assist - A Northfield Officer took a complaint regarding the theft of a construction tool. The complainant advised they were not looking for law enforcement help just yet wanted to let the police dept. know he was talking to the suspect. The officer advised he would be in contact the complainant to follow up.

12:29 p.m. - Agency Assistance - Northfield Police Officer assisted the Washington County States Attorney's Office with serving paperwork in the town of Northfield.

9:22 p.m. - Burglary - Northfield Police Officers received a complaint from a resident of Northfield advising when he arrived home his house had been broken into and property was gone through. Incident still under investigation.

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