2016-05-26 / Police Report

Police Report for week of May 11

May 11

12:14 a.m. - Alcohol Offense - A Northfield officer was working a security detail at Norwich University. While on a foot patrol, school officials heard loud noises and the smell of alcohol coming from a dorm room. Upon investigation, an underage party was broken up
and violations of underage drinking tickets were issued.
12:37 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - A report of suspicious circumstances
were received. Upon arrival and investigation, nothing was found to be amiss and all was in apparent good order.
7:39 a.m - Directed Patrol - Northfied Police performed a Directed Patrol at the Northfield
7:59 a.m. - MV Complaint - Northfield Police received a motor vehicle complaint.
9:01 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Northfield Police provided an Agency Assist.
11:59 a.m. - Citizen Assist - Officers spoke with a parent concerning a juvenile matter.
2:01 p.m. - Public Speaking - Northfield Police were requested at a Public Speaking engagement.
5:35 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - Northfield Police received a Noise Complaint. There was no observable offense; no violation.
7:58 p.m. - MV Complaint - A traffic stop was initiated after the license plate reader hit upon the expired registration of a passing vehicle. During the stop, the registration
plates were found to be mis-assigned, and in fact, belonged upon a different truck.
Therefore, the plates were seized and the operator ticketed for "plates not assigned." The DMV was notified of the seizure, and the plates will be returned to the DMV at a later date and time.
10:22 p.m. - SOT - An Officer conducted patrols of the Norwich University Campus at their request due to finals week and the impeding graduation ceremonies
11:14 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - A noise complaint was received. The complainant advised that there were several people gathered around a campfire nearby, and they were being loud. Upon arrival, the individuals were asked to keep the noise down. They advised they would do so. No other complaints were received.

May 12
11:11 a.m. - Directed Patrol - Northfield Police Department brought important time sensitive
court work to the State's Attorney Office.
11:12 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Another agency requested assistance. Service provided.
11:26 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Police were contacted by a state agency reporting suspicious activity. Under investigation.
2:09 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - An officer was contacted by a citizen
regarding a situation. 

5:03 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - A concerned resident of Water St called to report some suspicious circumstances regarding a potential scam. The caller reported a young man came to the door selling magazine subscriptions. The called recalled a
scam concerning this type of activity and thought it prudent to notify the local authorities. No
other calls concerning this have been made. At this time it is uncertain if the man was legitimate or not.
5:16 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - A concerned resident of Route 12
south called concerning some suspicious circumstances. She had received some jewelry and
thought it was potentially stolen. The items were mailed to the local police department where
they came from.
8:53 p.m. - Assault - An Officer was dispatched to the report of a citizen dispute complaint. The complainant had left the location of the incident. The complainant completed a written statement about what occurred. The Officer later met with the other parties involved. There were a number of inconsistences between the stories and witnesses.
9:40 p.m. - SOT - A contracted security detail was conducted at Norwich University for finals week.
10:27 p.m. - Directed Patrol - An Officer brought evidence to the state crime lab for submission
10:35 p.m. - Directed Patrol - An Officer conducted directed patrol, conducting high visibility traffic enforcement to detect and deter impaired operators.
10:36 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An Officer on foot patrol on the town common, detected a strong odor of rotten eggs. This is an indicator a potential propane leak. The Northfield Fire Department was requested and responded to evaluate the propane tanks in the area,they were evaluated and corrected by the fire department staff.
11:58 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - An Officer responded to a noise complaint on S. Main St. Upon arrival, the Officer could hear loud music and numerous people talking too loudly outside. The Officer spoke with the tenant and informed her of the complaint. She said she would keep the noise down. The Officer followed-up some time later, and the noise continued. The Officer remained in the area until the party goers dispersed.

May 13
7:13 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An Officer responded to the interstate to assist the Vermont State Police with the report of a possible car crash. Reports indicated
the two operators involved were yelling at each other. This was possibly a road rage incident. Upon arrival in the area, no vehicles were found.
7:47 p.m. - 911 Hangup Call - An Officer was advised of a 911 hang-up call. While en route more information was received about the call. It was determined a potential medical emergency was thought to be occurring. The patient resolved the issue, and no police response was required. The caller was referred to EMS.

May 14
6:24 a.m. - Dead Body - Northfield Police responded to a call of the passing away of a citizen or "untimely". An investigation was performed by Northfield Police and the AME (an investigation is standard). My deepest condolences to the families affected.
7:15 a.m. - Theft - Northfield Police received a Theft complaint.
1:01 p.m. - Phone Problem/Harrassment - Northfield Police received a Phone Problem complaint.
3:20 p.m. - SOT - Traffic control was provided upon a contractual basis to Norwich
University for their Commencement ceremonies. Services rendered without incident.
Nothing further.
4:02 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Northfield Police received a Suspicious Complaint.
4:44 p.m. - Accident PD - Northfield Police were called to an accident on Route 12A. An
unknown individual had run into a telephone pole and left the scene. A BOL was sent out for a possible vehicle. The vehicle was not found.
8:26 p.m. - SOT - An officer did traffic control.
11:49 p.m. - Phone Problem/Harrassment - An officer received a report of a phone
problem. The complainant advised that they received a series of unwanted text messages
from someone that they did not want text messages from. The officer explained the statute
regarding the disturbance of the peace via electronic communications, and that this was not likely a violation. The complainant was urged to contact her phone carrier to have the number blocked.

May 15
4:25 p.m. - Unlawful Mischief - A report of a vandalism was received. The officer is investigating.
6:52 p.m. - Training - Firearms training was conducted under the direction of the Department Firearms Instructor. Nothing further.
7:55 p.m. - Theft - A complainant called the Northfield Police Department to report a
theft. The caller advised that her purse had been stolen from her vehicle while parked. Under

May 16
1:22 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Assistance was provided to the Berlin Police Department with a motor vehicle crash on VT RT 12. Nothing further.
2:41 p.m. - Phone Problem/Harrassment - An Officer was advised of a phone problem. The
complainant called to report her daughter had received a suspicious/odd text message and was looking to speak with an Officer. The Officer arranged an appointment
with the complainant.
3:53 p.m. - Accident PD - Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a Subaru's steering locking up causing the vehicle to cross the center line and striking an oncoming vehicle and then coming to final rest on its side after hitting a house.
9:22 p.m. - 911 Hangup Call - An E911 hang-up was received. Upon arrival and investigation, it was determined that there was no emergency. A child at the residence
had admitted to dialing E911. Police spoke with the child about the appropriate usage of
E911 prior to departing. Nothing further.

May 17
8:13 a.m. - Public Speaking - An officer went to the Northfield Middle and High School to speak as requested by the school.
11:01 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - An officer was advised of suspicious
activity. Under investigation. 

6:04 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An Officer responded to VT Route 12 in Berlin for the report of a single vehicle crash. The Officer assisted with securing the crash scene, taking photographs and traffic control.
8:24 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - An Officer responded to a convenience store on North Main St. for the report of a citizen's dispute. Upon arrival, one of the parties had left. The Officer
spoke with the other person involved who said the altercation was verbal in nature. The Officer later saw security footage which showed otherwise. The Officer will attempt to speak with the other people involved for their side of the story.
Total Incidents for This Report: 50

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