2014-12-11 / Police Report

Police Report

November 26

8:30 a.m. - Directed Patrol - Officers performed a directed patrol of the rural roads of Northfield. Officers checked several abandoned residences and performed motor vehicle stops.

9:49 a.m. - Accident PD - Officers responded to a report of a one car collision on Route 12A. On arrival officers observed the vehicle to have collided with a guard rail. The vehicle was totaled and towed by North Main Towing. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.

11:49 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers located several tires and empty paint cans on Aseltine Road. If anyone has any information regarding this incident about illegally dumping trash, please contact the Northfield Police Department.

2:21 p.m. - Animal Problem - Officers received a complaint about large dogs in town appearing to be aggressive and chasing a person down the road. Officers spoke with the owners and clarified the issue. The owners advised it wouldn't happen again and they would watch their dogs closer.

2:39 p.m. - Accident PD - Officers received a walk in complaint at the officer regarding an accident with a tree. The vehicle received little damage and the tree was not damaged. The operator received the appropriate paperwork.

3:41 p.m. - Accident PD - Officers responded to a report of a one car collision on Berlin Pond Road. On arrival officers observed the vehicle to have collided with a tree. The vehicle was totaled and towed by North Main Towing. No injuries were reported at the time of the incident.

3:48 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Officers provided traffic control for a motor vehicle that went off the road. North Main Service arrived and removed the vehicle from the culvert. The vehicle was able to drive away from the scene.

4:04 p.m. - Accident PD - The caller advised that she had slid into the vehicle in front of her. There was minor damage and no injuries. Because of the weather and other weather related accidents the officer was not in the immediate area. The parties were advised to exchange information.

6:33 p.m. - Animal Problem - Northfield PD received an anonymous call regarding a dog being chained up outside during a snow storm. A officer spoke with a neighbor who let the dog inside.

November 27

3:50 a.m. - MV Complaint - An officer received a report of a vehicle off the road. North Main Service was contacted to assist getting the vehicle back on the road. No report of injuries or damage.

6:15 a.m. - Agency Assistance - An officer assisted with traffic while the Northfield Fire Department was on scene with wires down.

4:22 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - The department was advised of a dispute. The officer responded.

8:56 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - An anonymous caller contacted the Police Department with information. Further investigation will be necessary to verify the credibility of the information received.

November 28

12:41 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Assistance was provided to the Northfield Ambulance Service in locating a residence after they had been called there for a medical emergency.

12:39 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An officer assisted the Northfield Ambulance with a medical call.

1:01 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - An officer received a report of suspicious circumstances which had occurred outside of town. An officer responded to the scene and spoke with the complainant, who had found property belonging to another individual in his vehicle which hadn't been there prior to arriving at their destination.

8:56 p.m. - Unlawful Mischief - An officer responded to the Northfield Country Club on VT RT 12A following a report that a golf cart was observed in a snowbank at the edge of VT RT 12A. Kennison advised that he had gone by the golf course earlier in the day and had not seen anything amiss. After an investigation it was determined that there was no damage.

9:51 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - An anonymous call was received in referenc to suspicious activity. Police investigated the complaint finding that a domestic disturbance had occurred. Investigation found that no criminal activity was afoot.

November 29

12:25 a.m. - Agency Assistance - A request was received from the local VT Fish & Wildlife Warden to dispatch an injured deer. The deer was dispatched and the Warden advised he would retrieve the deer later in the morning.

2:48 p.m. - Trespassing - An officer received a report of trespassing. Under investigation.

6:50 p.m. - SOT - Northfield Police participated in the Highway Safety Program campaign. Police patrolled the Town of Northfield and the surrounding towns enforcing several traffic violations.

November 30

1:20 p.m. - Agency Assistance - Officers of the Northfield Police Department assisted Berlin Police Department with an citizen dispute. Upon investigation, it was determined there was an assault, which lead to an arrest of an individual. Berlin Police Department took the individual into custody without incident.

2:45 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers assisted Norwich University Security with a report of a odor of marijuana inside a dormitory. On arrival, officers were unable to locate the area of the odor. Several dorms were checked without incident.

December 1

10:26 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers responded to a local business for a report of a suspicious male possibly intoxicated or impaired. Officers spoke with the individual of interest, checking for warrants or any illegal activity. Officers were able to find a responsible adult to transport the individual to his residence.

3:50 p.m. - Found Property - A helpful resident who found a snow board on Union Brook Road to the Police Station in the hopes it could be reunited with its owner. The board will be kept at the Police Station in safekeeping until it can be identified and claimed by the owner.

6:50 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - A concerned citizen flagged down an Officer to report a suspicious incident which had occurred the night prior. The Officer documented the complaint and circumstances and provided the complainant with some potential remedies to the issue. An incident report was created for documentation purposes.

6:59 p.m. - Public Speaking - Officers attended the Northfield Falls Neighborhood Watch meeting at the Brown Public Library. The members met newly graduated Officer Dan Withrow.

8:45 p.m. - Accident PD - Northfield PD received a complaint regarding a minor motor vehicle accident on Norwich University. Both parties met at the Northfield PD and exchanged information and filed a report.

December 2

8:56 a.m.. - Animal Problem - A walk in brought a dog that had been following them around the village and would not return to its own home. The dog used the lobby of the building to wait while its owner was located.

9:14 a.m. - Unlawful Mischief - A report of vandalism was received. The officer met with the complainant and determined the damage.

2:15 p.m. - Animal Problem - A caller advised that there was an unleashed dog in their yard. The officer responded to the area to talk with the owners of the wandering animal.

3:17 p.m. - Agency Assistance The Northfield Ambulance was responding to a medical call. There was a request for an officer to respond. The officers were able to assist as needed.

7:02 p.m. - SOT - Officers performed a highway safety detail performing numerous motor vehicle stops. Officers seized a small amount of drugs. Officers also arrested an individual for driving under the influence of alcohol. Two inspections stickers were also seized as they were not assigned to the appropriate vehicles.

8:43 p.m. - MV Complaint - fficers performed a motor vehicle stop for defective equipment. Officers, through investigation, seized two marijuana pipes, a small amount of marijuana, and two misapplied/altered inspections stickers. Several Vermont Civil Violation Complaints were issued to the operator.

9;09 p.m. - DUI - fficers of the Northfield Police Department responded to a one vehicle motor vehicle collision on Route 12A in Northfield, Vermont. Upon investigation, it was determined that Matthew D. Hartman, age 25 of Montpelier, VT was operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

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