2014-09-11 / Police Report

Police Report

August 27

10:40 a.m. - Citizen Assist - The Northfield Police Department received a complaint regarding an ongoing motorist. An Officer responded speaking with the complainant and contacted the motorist regarding the ongoing issue.

2:48 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - The Northfield Police Department received a complaint from a concerned citizen regarding a suspicious individual. Officers responded and spoke to the individual regarding their actions. They understood the reasoning for a response and appreciated the concern.

8:30 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - An officer was dispatched to the report of a citizen dispute. Upon arrival I was advised from the complainant that apt 2 had been banging around and thus had made her dogs bark. Apt 2 advised that her dogs bark constantly and there are 5-7 dogs living in the apartment at any one given time. Both parties were told to make their subsequent sides quiet for the night and advised they would.

9:35 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - A citizen calling want to have an officer respond to the common for suspicious activity. Under investigation.

August 28

8:01 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers received a complaint referencing a suspicious vehicle that appeared to be monitoring a local residence. The complaint advised the vehicle, unknown description or license plate waited outside the residence and when approached by the complainant, the vehicle left the area.

9:39 a.m. - Animal Problem - Officers received a suspicious animal complaint reference several complaints about missing cats. It appears, there is a suspicious cases where local resident's cats go missing. The missing cats are suspicious and currently being investigated by the Northfield Police Department.

10:54 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers responded to a local residence for a report of elderly female that was combative with care takers. On arrival, officers controlled the situation and assisted the elderly female. The female, gave officers a thank you card and thanked us for helping her.

1:32 p.m. - Agency Assistance - Police received information from VSP about property that needed to be returned to a resident of Northfield. Left a message with a family member and waiting to hear from owner.

12:01 p.m. - Foot Patrol - Officers performed a foot patrol on Depot Square. Officers provided businesses with a drug drop off poster, that informs individuals of the date and time of the pill drop off. The pill drop off will be September 27, 2014, at the Northfield Police Department.

August 29

1:55 p.m. - Animal Problem - Officers assisted the Humane Society with a welfare check on a report of several un healthy cats at a residence in Northfield. On arrival, officers spoke with the responsible owners and observed no cats. The owners advised they own no cats, but there is a lot of stray cats around their residence.

3:11 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An officer responded to I89 at the request of the Vermont State Police to assist for a report of a dog on the interstate. The officer went to the area and patrol both North and South Bound lanes. The dog was not seen.

3:34 p.m. - Found Property - A citizen of Northfield brought a checkbook to the police department that had been found on the sidewalk on the Depot Square. The checks had the name of the account and a home phone number. A call to the owner and arrangements were made to pick it up. The owner was very appreciative to the citizen to return the item.

5:33 p.m. - Accident PD - Officers responded to North Main street for a report of a two car motor vehicle collision. On arrival officers observed damage to both involved vehicles. There were no injuries reported. The involved operators received uniform crash reports and both drove from the scene of the accident.

5:50 p.m. - SOT - Northfield Police Department provided law enforcement manpower support to the Northfield Labor Day Festivities and Events.

7:13 p.m. - Directed Patrol - Officers performed a traffic enforcement detail, providing presence and traffic stop procedures in the town of Berlin and Northfield.

10:50 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - An Officer responded to the area of Dole Hill, Terry Hill and Water Street for a noise complaint. The Officer checked several locations, but was not able to determine the specific source location of the noise. Not long after responding the noise ceased.

11:27 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - An Officer responded to an address on Washington Street for the report of a noise complaint. The Officer determined the level of noise coming from the residence constituted an unreasonable level and spoke with the tenants. The Officer explained the Northfield noise ordinance, and how it was enforced. The Officer issued written warnings for the incident.

11:42 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - An Officer responded to the area of VT Rte 12 and Rte 12A for the report of a suspicious male who seemed lost and or confused. The Officer met with the male and identified him. The Officer located a roommate and the Officer arranged for the roommate to care for the male and gave him a ride home.

August 30

9:0 a.m. - Found Property - Property was located on the Northfield Common. The owner was identified and located.

11:15 a.m. - Found Property - An ATM card was recorded as found property.

3:13 p.m. - Agency Assistance - The Northfield Police Department responded to assist the Northfield Ambulance Service regarding a report of an intoxicated male on the side of the road. The individual was ultimately transported to Central Vermont Hospital.

3:25 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Officers received a report of a trespassing violation. Under investigation.

3:50 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Police advised that a call was received by dispatch about concerns and questions about a registered sex offender. When Police attempted to telephone the complainant to follow-up about the complaint, there was no answer. A voicemail was left for the complainant, but a return call was never received.

8:24 p.m. - SOT - Northfield Police Department provided traffic enforcement detail providing a presence and traffic stop procedures in the area.

8:39 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - Police responded to a report of a noise disturbance. Police were advised of approximately 15 minutes of continued noise, specifically what was believed to be semi automatic gunfire. Police arrived in the area, and stood by for approximately 15 minutes without hearing any noise. No further action was taken.

August 31

12:23 a.m. - Intoxicated Person - An officer responded to a report of an intoxicated individual. The complainant was concerned about his welfare due to he level of intoxication. The individual was located nearby and Police provided him with a ride home.

2:16 a.m. - Citizen Assist - An officer assisted an elderly pedestrian by providing her a ride home from the Northfield Labor Day festivities, after her arranged transportation never arrived

2:49 a.m. - Intoxicated Person - A report of a passed out, intoxicated individual was received. A canvass of the area did not yield contact with the individual.

4:19 a.m. - Intoxicated Person - A report of a two unresponsive individuals laying in the roadway was received. Investigation yielded that they were intoxicated and had fallen asleep in the travel portion of the highway, and were uninjured upon exam by EMS. Police issued two underage alcohol violations as a result of the investigation into the incident. The two individuals were transported home at the conclusion of the incident.

4:19 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - An officer received a report of gun shots that the caller thought were too close to the houses.

8:09 p.m. - Fireworks - An officer was dispatched to fireworks being set off on Water Street. The citizens had been issued a fireworks permit by the town and were only asked to make sure and pick up any debris from the fireworks.

September 1

12:04 a.m. - Disorderly Conduct/Noise - Police responded to a an E911 call about a large group of individuals engaged in a confrontation and were appearing to be ready to fight. Upon arrival, several of the individuals fled. Police investigated the incident, and several individuals eventually moved along avoiding further issues for the evening. No criminal arrests were made. One municipal violation was issued during the course of the investigation.

12:54 a.m. - Citizen Dispute - Officers were contacted by Norwich Security about a possible fight in progress. On arrival, the four males involved advised they were only fooling around. All four were of age but had been consuming alcohol. Only one attended Norwich and per Security the other three were asked to leave campus for the night.

3:01 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Police were dispatched to a report of a male breaking a fence. Police responded but were unable to locate the individual involved.

10:12 a.m. - Found Property - While at the Northfield Labor Day Parade, a citizen turned in a Vermont Express card that was found. Police will get the card back to it's owner.

12:10 p.m. - Medical Emergency - Police were on bicycle patrol when they were alerted to a medical emergency taking place. Police were able to stand-by with the patient while EMS responded to begin patient care.

2:30 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Northfield Officers received a call stating that there was a very heated,verbal altercation which took place today and they would like the Officers to investigate. Officers responded and spoke with one of the 2 parties involved and came up with a resolution. No further involvement at this time.

3:10 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Northfield Police received a call about a possible restraining order violation which just occurred. Officer responded to the area and was able to determine through Dispatch that the Restraining Order was expired. Officer advised caller on how to apply for another TRO.

6:25 p.m. - DLS - Officers of the Northfield Police Department performed a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling on North Main Street, in Northfield Vermont. The vehicle bearing a misapplied and altered inspection sticker was removed from the vehicle. The operator, Jean Smith of Northfield Vermont, was arrested and released on a citation for operating after suspension, criminal.

8:44 p.m. - DLS - Officers of the Northfield Police Department observed a Jeep Wrangler travelling on Route 64 with Vermont Truck plates attached to the vehicle. The inspection sticker, appearing to be alter or misapplied to the vehicle. Officer performed a traffic stop on the above vehicle. Upon investigation, it was determined, Lawrence Griffen was operating while criminal suspended. Griffen was taken into custody, and processed and

8:53 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers responded to a local residence for a report of a stolen Kindle Fire. The complainant advised she had a friends residing with her and when the friend moved out of the residence, the Kindle went missing. The investigation is currently being investigated.

9 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Police responded to a report of a suspicious circumstance. Investigation yielded that an individual was no longer wanted a residence. Police assisted the individual in departing from the area and gave him a ride to nearby residence.

September 2

12:13 p.m. - Parking Problem - Officers received a report of a vehicle blocking thegeneral flow of traffic on King Street. Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle and the vehicle was moved to a safer location.

1:13 p.m. - DLS - During a routine traffic stop it was determined that the operator was suspended.

2:05 p.m. - Fraud - Officers received report of an identity theft that had occurred to a local resident. Officers issued the complainant the appropriate paperwork to resolve the issue. The complainant was able to solve this issue with the help of the Northfield Police Department.

3:59 p.m. - Juvenile Problem - Police are investigating a report of suspicious activity. More to follow.

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