2014-07-17 / Police Report

Police Report

July 2

12:15 p.m. - Unlawful Mischief - The department received a report of vandalism. Under investigation.

2:01 p.m. - Phone Problem /Harrassment - Northfield PD received a complaint regarding an on going phone problem. The complainant advised her exboyfriend would not stop texting her. The officer spoke with the complainant and advised her of her legal options. The offender was contacted and advised to stop contacting the complainant.

9:55 p.m. - Trespassing - Police assisted a citizen in reference to an ongoing trespassing violation. Options were discussed to help mitigate the violations that were occurring.

10:23 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - An officer on patrol observed suspicious activity at an establishment that had closed for the day. Investigation into the incident yielded that all was in good order.

July 3

9:15 a.m. - Found Property - A citizen of Clark Road brought a package left by FedEx that was not correctly addressed. The citizen tried to locate the recipient and also tried calling FedEx. After making a few phone calls to the sender and the recipient of package the correct address was found and the officer delivered the package.

9:22 a.m. - Traffic Hazard - The department was advised of a traffic hazard in the road on Turkey Hill. The officer arrived to find that there was household trash strewn on the travel portion of the road. Apparently an animal had been rummaging through trash can beside the driveway. The officer cleared the road.

9:48 a.m. - Animal Problem - While returning to the station an officer came upon a traffic problem that was being created by dogs and their owner. Officers help coral the dogs and spoke with the owner about our leash laws. Nothing further.

11:24 a.m. - Cond of Release - Northfield PD is investigating a contempt of court incident with a pervious Northfield case.

4 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - A report was received of a fight in a parking lot. The officer responded but there were no vehicles or people in lot when he arrived.

4:23 p.m. - Trespassing - A caller advised that there was suspicious activity behind their building. Under investigation.

7:59 p.m. - Assault - An Officer responded to the report of a citizen's dispute complaint occurring on King Street. The Officer determined the dispute was verbal. The Officer separated the parties involved.

July 4

10:39 a.m. - Theft - Northfield PD responded to Water St for a theft of service.

July 5

1:34 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - An Officer responded to the report of a heated dispute at a residence on Vine St. Initially a weapon was reportedly present. The officer spoke with the parties involved. The Officer mediated the situation. No weapon was found to be involved. No criminal activity was deemed to have occurred. The officer assisted in separating one of the people by arranging transportation back to his residence out of town.

2:44 a.m. - Animal Noise - A caller advised a dog had been barking for a long time.

1:25 p.m. - Directed Patrol - Northfield Police took part in a Independence Day highway safety detail, emphasized on highvisibility traffic enforcement. Police conducted a total of 10 traffic stops for various violations, and encountered 21 individuals. All individuals were found to be in compliance with required seat-belt usage. Police issued 10 written warnings, and 0 traffic violations.

8:16 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - A noise complaint was received. The complainant reported that the downstairs neighbor was banging on the ceiling of the apartment, causing a disturbance. Police spoke with the parties involved to prevent any further issues in the future.

July 6

12:24 a.m. - Controlled Substance Problem - A vehicle was stopped following the observation of a speeding violation. During the traffic stop, Police were able to detect an odor of unburnt marijuana emanating from within the vehicle. Police conducted a consent search of the vehicle, recovering a quantity of illegallypossessed marijuana. The operator was issued Diversion paperwork for the marijuana offense, and a traffic violation for an additional traffic offense.

3:52 a.m. - Unsecure Premise - An unsecured premises was located during a foot patrol. The property owner was contacted and upon his arrival, the business was secured.

7 a.m. - Runaway Juvenile - Northfield PD responded to the Norwich University campus for the report of ajuvenile missing from a youth summer program. The juvenile was determined tohave made her way to the Burlington airport where she was intercepted by theBurlington Police Dept. and returned to the custody of her parents.

6:21 p.m. - Controlled Substance Problem - Police conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation. During the stop, Police located and seized a quantity of illegally possessed marijuana and paraphernalia following a consent search ofthe vehicle. It was found that the operator and passenger were underage and had consumed alcohol. Additionally, the operator was found to be under suspension. Enforcement action was taken for the observed violations.

9:19 p.m. - Juvenile Problem - A report was received about juveniles jumping out in front of cars. Upon arrival, it was determined that three juveniles were assisting a citizen with retrieving an item that they had dropped into a storm drain. The juveniles were cautioned about their presence in the roadway. Nothing further.

9:39 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Police met with two citizens in reference to an ongoing citizen dispute. Police spoke with the two and offered some suggestions since the incident was civil in nature.

10:15 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - Two complaints about noise were received. Police arrived in the area and located the source of the noise coming from a nearby party. Police spoke with the host of the party and made them aware of the complaint. The host agreed to keep the noise down to prevent any further complaints. No further complaints were received.

July 7

3:05 a.m. - Animal Noise - A complaint of animal noise was received. The complainant reported hearing an animal near his residence for the past several nights, that did not sound friendly. A later check of the area did not yield any contact with the animal. The information was forwarded to the local Vermont Fish & Wildlife Game Warden for further action if warranted.

10:08 a.m. - Family Fight/Domestic - A caller advised that there was yelling and arguing at a neighboring residence. The officers determined that there was a verbal altercation regarding an ongoing situation. Options were discussed and the group dispersed.

11:14 a.m. - Citizen Dispute - Police were called to the Falls Trailer Park for help resolving a landlordtenant dispute. The tenants were given the number for Vermont Legal Aid.

11:42 a.m. - Animal Problem - An officer was advised of a possible animal abuse situation. Under investigation.

12:23 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Police were called over a child custody issue. Parties were advised any existing court order must be followed, and police could only follow the court order.

1:44 p.m. - Animal Problem - The department received a call about a dog bsrking that sounded like the animal was in distress. The officer located the dog and determined all ok. The dog has an unusual bark, and is very vocal.

7:07 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An officer served paperwork on a resident for the Lamoille Superior Court.

9:45 p.m. - Family Fight/Domestic - Officers were dispatched to a reported family fight in Northfield Falls. After investigating all parties were calm and no one was injured. One individual was under the influence of alcohol was instructed to go and sleep it off after all parties agreed that it would be fine and they felt safe.

July 8

5:41 p.m. - DLS - Northfield Police conducted a traffic stop in Northfield. During the stop, police determined Walter Foley, age 31, of Northfield, had committed the offense of Driving on a Suspended License due to failure to comply with Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Ignition Interlock Device regulations.. Foley was arrested, processed at the Northfield Police Department, and cited to appear at the Washington County Superior Court.

10:48 p.m. - Traffic Hazard - Officers responded near the Northfield ElementarySchool for a tree in the roadway. Officers were able to move the tree so vehicles could continue driving.

11:06 p.m. - Threatening - A clerk at a store refused sale of alcohol to subjects. The would be customers threw items at the clerk, made rude and threatening remarks and gestures. The officer is investigating.

11:17 p.m. - Traffic Hazard - Officers responded to a large tree with phone linesdown on Berlin Pond Road. The road crew was paged and the tree and wires were properly removed.

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