2014-08-21 / Police Report

Police Report

August 6

6:06 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Officers assisted other agencies with an on going case. People were co operative and the officers were able to return to patrol shortly.

8:22 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers received another report of two young children near the road on Route 12 A. The children were gone on officers arrival.

9:07 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers checked a local residence as there were reports of the house being targeted for the stealing of wood.

10:57 a.m. - Accident PD - Officers received report of a vehicle that was in an accident two days prior, the owner just realizing the damage occurred.

11:18 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Officers assisted Berlin Police Department with a incident. The officer took a report of a suspicious activity regarding drugs. The location was Berlin and thus the officer advised the appropriate department.

4:15 p.m. - Animal Problem - Officers performed a welfare check on a local horse in town that was possibly being abused. Officers spoke with the owner, checked the horse's condition and evaluated the horse's stable and recreational area. The horse appeared to be in good health and no other action was needed.

4:17 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Officers assisted a resident in retrieving her dog. The dog was captured, and returned to its responsible owner.

6:52 p.m. - Unlawful Mischief - Officers responded to a local small business for a report of vandalism. Upon our arrival, it was determined two young teenagers were found by the business owner, removing items from a metal container on the property. The business owner expressed his concerns for the youths safety, and asked that we speak with the youth if we should see them. The youth were unable to be located. Nothing further.

10:35 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Officers were dispatched to the report of a citizen's dispute complaint. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with the parties involved. One of them was transported to the hospital for a mental health evaluation and screened by Washington County Mental Health.

August 7

12:04 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Complainant called to advise she was having neighbor issues and would like to speak to a police officer.

9 a.m. - Directed Patrol - An Officer conducted high-visibility traffic enforcement as part of a grant initiative by the Governor's Highway Safety Program. Several vehicles were stopped during the patrol for various violations,

1:13 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - A caller advised that there were two small children in a car without an adult. The officers responded to the area but the vehicle was no longer there.

4:43 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Two citizens came to the Northfield Police Department to discuss a situation. The officer met with them and discussed options.

August 8

1:25 a.m. - MV Complaint - Police stopped two vehicles in connection with the investigation into suspicious drug activity. A consented search of one vehicle was conducted. Several traffic tickets were issued after the discovery of several traffic violations. No arrests were made at the time. Ongoing investigation is being conducted.

2:33 a.m. - Phone Problem /Harrassment - An officer received a report of a phone problem. Police learned that the complainant had reportedly been threatened. Police offered advocacy programs to the complainant for further assistance, and also provided statements so an investigation could commence.

5 a.m. - Agency Assistance - The Berlin Police Department requested assistance with the activation of a residential alarm. Assistance was provided, and the residence was found to be secure.

9 a.m. - Directed Patrol - Aan Officer conducted highvisibility traffic enforcement as part of a grant initiative by the Governor's Highway Safety Program. Several vehicles were stopped during the patrol for various violations.

1:36 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - The onduty officer was contacted about suspiciousitems found at a local store. Under investigation.

3:41 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Northfield police are conducting a joint investigation with DCF into an allegation of possible child abuse. More to follow.

7:26 p.m. - Directed Patrol - An Officer conducted a directed patrol focusing on DUI enforcement. The Officer conducted motor vehicle enforcement and high visibility patrol. In addition the Officer assisted another Northfield Officer with a DUI arrest and processing.

10:41 p.m. - DUI - - Northfield Officers arrested Michael C. Canas, age 44 of Northfield for DUI. An officer conducted a motor vehicle stop of Mr. Canas. As a result of the subsequent investigation, Canas was transported to the Northfield Police Department. He was processed and released on a citation to appear in Washington Criminal Court on August 28th.

11:05 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Police observed possible suspicious activity. Upon checking, all was found to be OK.

August 9

9:02 a.m. - Burglary - Officers received report of a residence with property stolen over the night. The approximate value of stolen items was approximately $750.

10:31 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Officers assisted Berlin Police Department with an accident investigation. There was a reported road rage incident with a resulting crash. Berlin officer was assisted as need on scene.

11:28 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Officers assisted the Berlin Police Department with a suspicious male who ran into the woods.

3:16 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Officers assisted Berlin Police Department and a local resident with some on going issues. The Berlin Police Department responded to the Berlin Mall for a report of a male causing a disturbance. The male, a resident of Northfield was transported back to Northfield by Berlin police department and an officer assisted with getting the resident back to his home.

5:48 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Officers responded to a residence in town for a report of a vehicle leaking hazardous materials in the roadway. On arrival, officers located the vehicle of interest and evaluated the situation. Officers did not notice any fluids and spoke to the responsible owner of the vehicle. The vehicle was in the process of going to the salvage yard and all the fluids had been removed.

August 10

12:32 p.m. - Animal Problem - Officers received a call that a stray dog had been found in the Northfield Falls. The caller had already made rounds trying to locate the owner, however was unsuccessful. Officers met with the homeowners who found the dog, and gave them option on available resources to house the animal. Nothing further.

1:21 p.m. - Found Property - A resident found a black pocket book on the hood of her vehicle on the Wall Street near Depot Square. The purse, was empty and it is unknown who the responsible owner is at this point of time. The owner can claim the purse at the Northfield Police Department.

4:20 p.m. - Wanted Person - Officers met with a complainant who wanted to report a crime. During the interview with the male, it was found he had a warrant out for his arrest. Officers took the male into custody without incident. He was transported to Barre City Police Department, and held for lack of bail.

5:16 p.m. - Agency Assistance - Officers responded to the Northfield Falls for a male interfering with emergency services. On arrival, officers noticed a resident in a wheel chair that emergency services advised was blocking the ambulance from leaving. Officers were able to talk to the person of interest and the ambulance departed the scene without further incident.

August 11

8:48 a.m. - Found Property - Officers received a license plate from a local resident who advised they located it on Roue 12A in Northfield. The license plate, from New Hampshire was held together by duct tape and the license plate was not currently registered anymore and the responsible owner was not able to be contacted as the plate was not valid.

12:51 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Officers assisted two local residents with an on going dispute. Officers were able to control the situation and speak to both involved parties and settle the on going issue.

2:26 p.m. - Directed Patrol - An Officer participated in a Governor's Highway Safety Detail focusing on high-visibility traffic enforcement.

3:38 p.m. - Agency Assistance - Oficers assisted a local resident with an on going need for emergency services. Offices assisted the resident with legal issues, and assisted the resident in receiving medical treatment from Central Vermont Medical Center.

4:06 p.m. - Citizen Assist - The department had received a request for options regarding a package that had been delivered to an incorrect address and was now missing. Before the officer was able call back the citizen to discuss the options, they had received a call from the shipping company the the package was recovered and their order would be shipped to the correct address.

5:57 p.m. - Agency Assistance - Officers responded to the Northfield Falls Trailer Park to assist the Northfield Ambulance Service with a patient who seemed to be having an altered mental status, in addition to his other complaint. Officers assisted the ambulance crew, and the patient was transported to the hospital without further assistance.

6:14 p.m. - Found Property - A resident stopped at the Police Station to drop off a purse she had located in town. Attempts have been made to contact the owner.

8:07 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - The department was advised of an operator that was squealing their vehicle's tires. The caller gave a plate of the vehicle. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle and at check with DMV did not show the plate valid.

9:21 p.m. - MV Complaint - An Officer on Directed Patrol for the Governor's Highway Safety Program conducted a traffic stop on South Main St. During the subsequent investigation, the Officer determined the vehicle was not registered or insured. The operator was ticketed and the vehicle was towed.

August 12

1:44 a.m. - Directed Patrol -An Officer conducted a directed patrol, focusing on highway safety and seat belt enforcement. The Officer conducted a number of motor vehicle stops, and issued tickets of violations. One vehicle was towed during this patrol for being unregistered and uninsured.

8:19 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - An officer requested an incident to be started for suspicious activity.

9:10 a.m. - Animal Noise - A neighbor in the area of Pearl Street advised of a barking dog that seemed to be continuous. The officer responded to the area and parked for a short period of time. There was no barking dog and thus the officer was unable to determine the source of the noise.

10:37 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Northfield Police cited Patrick Sherman, 20, of Duxbury for the Violation of Conditions of Release. On the morning of August 12th, 2014, Sherman was observed walking in Northfield and reported to the Northfield Police Department. Sherman, was cited to appear at the Washington County Superior Court; Criminal Division for Violation of Conditions of Release.

2:38 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - An officer was flagged down and told that a person was shooting a rifle toward the woods and there were children around. The officer responded and found a father teaching children to shoot a BB gun. Nothing further.

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