2014-10-23 / Police Report

Police Report

October 8

4:38 a.m. - Accident PD - A report of an unoccupied, overturned vehicle was received. Investigation yielded that the incident was actually in Williamstown. Northfield Police assisted the Vermont State Police with the investigation of the crash.

6:04 a.m. - Sex Offender Registy - Northfield Police conducted quarterly sex offender registry compliance checks upon registered sex offenders living in Northfield, VT. Checks revealed all were in compliance with registry reporting requirements.

4:07 p.m. - Citizen Assist - The department received a call from a citizen that needed assistance. The officer discussed options.

7:53 p.m. - Illness - An Officer was on patrol and observed an ill individual. Police stopped to check upon them, and found that they were simply not feeling well. The subject declined EMS.

8:50 p.m. - Controlled Substance Problem - Police received a report of suspicious drug activity. Police received the information from the complainant and will be investigating further as needed.

9:20 p.m. - Controlled Substance Problem - 21:19, Police received a call about an odor of illegal substances emanating in a common area of a local apartment building. Police arrived on scene and were only able to detect a very faint odor. The source of the smell was not specifically located. No further action taken.

October 9

6:50 a.m. - Directed Patrol - Police assisted the Northfield Elementary School with traffic control during the annual "Walk to School Day."

11:47 a.m. - Vehicle towed - Officers performed a motor vehicle stop on a motor vehicle on North Main Street. The operator of the motor vehicle currently had a suspended license, no insurance, altered inspection sticker and the plates were not assigned to the vehicle. The vehicle was towed by North Main Service.

2:41 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers received a report of a homeless individual that they wanted the individual to be removed from their property. The complainant also wanted the officers to check the welfare of the individual. The individual was contacted and advised she could no longer stay on the property. The individual vacated the premise and no further action was taken.

3:01 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Officers responded to the South Village of Northfield for an on going issue with several neighbors. Officers spoke to the involved parties and resolved the issue without further incidents occurring.

11:50 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An Officer was requested to meet with a couple in Northfield in order to obtain sworn written statements concerning an incident which had occurred outside of Northfield. Statements were obtained and forwarded to the requesting agency.

October 10

10:08 a.m. - Theft - Officers received a complaint about a vehicle throwing trash into town trash containers. Upon investigation, it was determined the individual of interest had permission to use the trash containers.

11:02 a.m. - Citizen Assist - Officers received report of a female that appeared to be homeless being disruptive at a local business. Officers arrived on scene and the female was gone. Officers later confronted the female and provided corrective counseling and alternative options.

12:16 p.m. - Citizen Dispute - Officers took a report of disorderly conduct in town. An investigation has been opened and is continuing.

12:35 p.m. - Citizen Assist - A citizen brought in a doorknob to have inspected. The complainant believed that someone had tampered with it. The officer was unable to collect any evidence of any criminal behavior.

1:39 p.m. - Wanted Person - Northfield Police arrested Steven Rippon, 28, of Montpelier on an outstanding warrant. He was taken into custody without incident, and transported to court where he was arraigned and released. Nothing further.

8:58 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - A resident called to report receiving a suspicious phone call he believed may have been an attempt to scam him. The complainant told me the caller stated he was from the Knights of Columbus and was selling life insurance. The officer is investigating if any similar type incident have occurred.

9:39 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An Officer received an order which needed to be served on a resident. The Officer spoke with the defendant of the order and issued him the order without incident.

10:28 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An Officer responded to a residence on VT Rte 12A and located a run-away juvenile. The juvenile was taken into custody and transported back to their residence without further incident.

11:56 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An Officer responded to a residence on Richardson Road for the report of a medical patient who was being disorderly and was acting out of control. The Officer arrived, and assisted as needed. However, due to the patience and professionalism of the ambulance crew, police intervention was not needed.

October 11

12:45 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - A citizen advised that they had given a female subject a ride to the area. They were concerned for her well being and requested an officer to check on her.

1:37 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - The department was contacted regarding unreasonable noise from a neighboring apartment. The officer responded and was able to mediate the situation.

6:10 p.m - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Police responded to a report of a female transient knocking on a residential door, seeking assistance. The female subject was later located as part of the proceeding incident.

6:56 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Police responded to a report of a female transient knocking on a residence door. Upon arrival, Police assisted the female by transporting her to Montpelier to seek shelter.

7:13 p.m. - Found Property - A resident of Northfield turned in a set of keys. The keys were located in the South Northfield Area. If you are missing a set of keys, please stop by the police department to identify.

9:12 p.m. - Phone Problem /Harrassment - A phone problem was reported by the complainant. Police spoke with the parties involved for the communications to cease. No further complaints were reported.

October 12

3:08 a.m. - Foot Patrol - A foot patrol and business checks were conducted in the Depot Square area. One property was found to be unsecured.

3:17 a.m. - Unsecure Premise - An unsecured premises was located during a foot patrol. A check of the property showed nothing amiss. The keyholder was contacted to secure the building.

10:37 a.m. - Citizen Assist - An officer spoke with a complainant regarding suspicious behavior that had occurred the previous evening. Under investigation.

10:52 a.m. - Agency Assistance - Northfield Police responded to South Village Mobil to assist Northfield Rescue who had been called for a man who had fallen in the bathroom and has a firearm on him. It was determined that the subject was deceased and died from a self inflicted gun shot wound.

6:02 p.m. - SOT - An Officer conducted a special high visibility traffic enforcement detail in an effort to deter impaired driving. This detail was funded through a grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Program.

7:23 p.m. - Assault - Police were informed about an assault that had taken place on the prior evening. Information was obtained from the victim, and the investigation is ongoing at this time.

October 13

3:18 p.m. - Citizen Assist - Police took a report concerning a civil matter involving rental property.

7:13 p.m. - MV Complaint - Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle complaint. It was reported that when a vehicle passed another, the drivers side window abruptly shattered. Initial reports were that the passing vehicle had thrown and object at the other, but investigation determined that was inaccurate. It was suspected that a rock had likely been 'kicked up,' and when it struck the glass, it caused it to break.

October 14

4:41 a.m. - Intoxicated Person - The department was contacted for an intoxicated person that was out of hand. The officer responded and discussed options with the offender who was over 21. He was provided with assistance that gave him a safe place for the night.

9:05 a.m. - Citizen Assist - Officers assisted a local resident of Northfield with an issue that has been on going. Officers were able to contact both parties of the incident and resolve the issue.

10:27 a.m. - Lost Property -The department received a call regarding a lost item. The complainant advised that while in Northfield he lost a money clip. He would like to get the item returned for sentimental reasons. If anyone has information please contact the Northfield Police Department, 802-485- 9181.

10:56 a.m. - Citizen Assist - Officers assisted a local resident with a civil matter that the complainant thought could turn criminal. Officers explained the process, and explained the issue was civil and would need to be handled in civil court.

12:45 p.m. - DLS - Officers of the Northfield Police Department observed a Nissan Altima travelling on South Main Street in Northfield, Vermont. Officers observed the driver, Lyndsey Greenslit, age 29 of operating the motor vehicle. Greenslit was criminally suspended. Greenslit was taken into custody, processed an released on a citation to appear in Washington County District Court to answer to the charges.

7:23 p.m. - Suspicious Person/Circumstance - Officers responded to a residence off of South Main Street to meet with a complainant who reported receiving unwanted messages on Facebook. The Officers met with the complainant to discussed options.

9:45 p.m. - Agency Assistance - Officers were advised of a runaway subject from Berlin that could be in Northfield. The officers assisted.

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