2014-07-31 / Police Report

Police Report

July 16

- An officer made a record of found property.

9:37 a.m. - Citizen Dispute - The Northfield Police Department received a complaint about an ongoing citizens dispute. An officer spoke to the complainant about the issue at hand and contacted the second party. The incident was handled and both parties understood what they needed to do.

2:13 p.m. - Traffic Hazard - Officers were contacted about a potential traffic hazard on Water St as a tractor trailer with an oversized load had got hung up on the railroad tracks. On arrival, the truck had gotten free of the tracks, and there appeared to be no damage to the tracks.

4:23 p.m. - Accident PD - Officers responded to the report of a two car motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Vt Rt 64, and Vt Rt 12S. Upon our arrival, we met with the operators of both vehicles and completed all necessary crash report paperwork. Northfield Ambulance Service responded to evaluate the occupants, however none were transported for injuries. Nothing further

5:30 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Police received a request to assist acitizen with an juvenile problem. Police attempted to speak with the complainant multiple times, but the complainant had not contacted Police as requested. No further action was taken.

8:42 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Officers were contacted about a dispute between neighbors on Rt 12A. On arrival, officers spoke with both sides of the dispute and determined that nothing was occurring that violated State Law or any municipal ordinances of Northfield. All parties went their separate ways for the evening and it was recommended they contact their landlord in the morning about the issues they each had.

July 17

10:03 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Northfield PD received a complaint regarding an going issues with a ex-spouse. A officer spoke with the complainant and discussed help options.

11:52 a.m. - DUI - Northfield Police arrested Ryan L. Flint, 23, of Northfield for driving under the influence. He was stopped for speeding and the officer detected the odor of intoxicants. He was taken into custody, processed, cited into court in August and released to a family member.

1:16 p.m. - Citizen Assist - On the above date and time, Northfield PD assisted two citizens that were involved in a on going dispute.

2:02 p.m. - Traffic Hazard - Northfield PD responded to VT RT-12S for a traffic hazard. The town garage was notified of the incident.

July 18

1:34 p.m. - Vicious Animal - Northfield PD responded to a dog bite complaint. All information was gathered from both parties and given to the Northfield Health Officer.

3:10 p.m. - Theft - Northfield PD received a complaint regarding packages being stolen from their apartment building. This incident is currently under investigation.

8:34 p.m. - Unsecure Premise - Officers performed property checks on residence's in town and located an unlocked door. The building was cleared and nothing suspicious was revealed.

July 19

6:22 p.m. - SOT - An officer was detailed to a high visibility DUI enforcement detail in the Town of Northfield. Several vehicles and operators were stopped, and one operator was screened for suspicion of DUI, but was found to be under the legal limit. Two traffic tickets were issued for different traffic related infractions.

8:54 p.m. - MV Complaint - DLS - Police issued a citation to Karen Preis, age 69, of Northfield, VT for a Criminal- DLS. Police responded to South View Road for a report of a vehicle towing a boat that had struck a mailbox. Subsequent investigation yielded contact with the operator of vehicle, identified as Preis. According to the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, Preis’ license was under criminal suspension for a DUI conviction. Therefore Preis was issued a citation to appear at Washington County Superior Court; Criminal Division on 9-4-14 at 12:30 to answer to this offense.

9:54 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - A report of a citizens dispute was reported to an officer while on patrol. Police responded to the area of the reported dispute, but found that all involved parties had since dispersed. A check of the vicinity did not yield any contact with those involved.

July 20

1:57 a.m. - Assault - An officer received a report of an assault. The victim was in a safe place and would meet with the officer at a later time. Investigation to continue.

9:58 a.m. - Agency Assistance - The Northfield Police Department received a report of an injured deer in the backyard of a residence. The owner had requested the deer be put down. Officers responded and saw the deer's hind leg was broken, and had the deer put down peacefully. The deer was reported to Fish & Game and given to another resident.

3:20 p.m. - Property Damage, Non Vandalism - The Northfield Police Department received a report of an unoccupied residence being trespassed by others and possibly causing damage to the property. Officers responded finding a door unsecured, and conducted a search of the house as a result. There appeared to be no damages done. The residence was secured and the complainant was contacted.

11:31 p.m. - Agency Assistance - Police assisted Norwich University Security. Services rendered.

July 21

10:07 a.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - The Northfield Police Department received a complaint of suspicious activity taking place in a commercial business in town. Officers responded speaking to the managers about the different options they had and could peruse.

11:20 a.m. - Citizen Assist - The department was contacted by a citizen who was with a grandparent that had accidentally locked the door of the vehicle after putting the grandchild in a car seat. The police do not have the tools to open doors and North Main Service was contacted to release the child. Before the police officer could respond the child and grandparent were reunited.

12:17 p.m. - Animal Problem - The department was advised that there were two dogs behind the callers house. They believed that the dogs were caught in the brook and appeared to be in dire straits. Before the officer could arrive on scene the complainant called back to advise the owner of the dogs had come to their rescue and all were okay. The officer's response was cancelled.

4:33 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - The Northfield Police Department received a complaint of juveniles throwing debris in the roadway. Officers responded to the area and contacted the nearby residences speaking to the owners about the dangers and consequences that behavior could cause.

7:17 p.m. - Restraining Order - The Defendant of a final abuse prevention order contacted Northfield Police regarding a possible violation by the Plaintiff. Under investigation.

July 22

2:02 a.m. - Unsecure Premise - An unsecured premises was located during a foot patrol. The building was checked, and the key-holder was contacted to secure the property.

11 a.m. - ACT - The Northfield Police Department arrested James Freeman Jr. (DOB: 12/5/1981), age 32 of Brookfield, VT for Operating a Motor Vehicle after Suspension, Northfield Police Dept. stopped Freeman for display of plate violation. During the traffic stop, a records check of the Department of Motor Vehicles showed Freeman’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle in the state of Vermont was criminally suspended. Freeman was taken into custody and transported to the Northfield PD for processing. Freeman was cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court- Washington Criminal Division on 9/4/2014 to answer to the charge of Driving While License Suspended- Criminally.

11:02 a.m. - Litter/Pollution/Public Health - Northfield PD received a complaint from theNorthfield Highway Dept. about littering at the intersection of Water St and Union St.

11:38 a.m. - Theft - Northfield PD received a complaint regarding theft. This incident is currently under investigation.

2:27 p.m. - Threatening - Northfield PD responded to a citizen's dispute between two neighbors. Officers spoke with both parties about their behavior.

2:35 p.m. - Accident PD - Northfield PD received a complaint regarding a two vehicle crash. Insurance information was exchanged between both parties and there were no injuries.

3:09 p.m. - Accident PD - Northfield PD responded to a two vehicle crash on N. Main St. There were minor injuries and operators were transported to Central Vermont Hospital.

8:07 p.m. - DLS - Northfield Police conducted a traffic stop in Northfield. During the stop, police determined Travis Shuttle, age 31, of Northfield, had committed the offense of Driving on a Suspended License and Operating Vehicle under the influence of intoxicating liquor. Shuttle was arrested, processed at the Northfield Police Department, and cited to appear at the Washington County Superior Court; Criminal Division, on August

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