2011-05-26 / Police Report

Police Report

May 11

11:22 a.m. - Found Property - A set of keys were given to the police officer that had been left at a store. A call to the local dealership confirmed that they were keys to a vehicle that had been purchased in the area. The dealership will contact the owner and advise of the location of their keys.

11:43 a.m. - Theft - An officer received a report of missing property from a family lot at the cemetary. The item had been on the lot for ten years and was now gone. Unknown why anyone would take the item.

3:46 p.m. - Suspicious Person/ Circumstance - A Northfield landlord called to report suspicious behavior at one of his apartment buildings, and that he suspected drug activity. He wanted to report it because he wants his buildings to be safe. Officers will be investigating.

10:54 p.m. - DLS - Katie M. Torres, age 26, of Burlington was arrested for driving while criminally suspended.

May 12

12:24 p.m. - MV Complaint - Police were notified of inappropriate driving behavior at Dogwood Glen. An officer spoke with both parties involved. Both parties had witnesses and both witnesses and those involved had two completely different stories. Everyone was told that patience and tolerance would have been a better approach, and to avoid further confrontation.

4:24 p.m. - Threatening - A resident called to report he had been threatened for speaking to someone’s girlfriend, and he wanted to report the threat, along with the fact that it was untrue. He was told to call back if any further threats were made, and an officer spoke with the other party involved.

9:45 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An officer responded to West Berlin in the area of the fire department to assist a Berlin Police Officer, who was screening a driver for DUI and asked for assistance. The officer stood by while the Berlin officer screened the operator.

11:37 p.m. - Alcohol Offense - While on patrol, I came across a small gathering around an open fire. There were approximately 12 individuals standing around with alcohol in their hands. I determined I needed to check IDs to make sure all were of age to consume alcohol. One individual gave false information regarding her date of birth. Eventually it was determined she was under 21, had a BAC of .068% and was referred to The Teen Alcohol Safety Program.

May 13

1:12 p.m. - Animal Problem - A woman called to report that while walking her dog on a leash a neighborhood dog that was loose attacked her dog, biting its ear. An officer spoke with the loose dog’s owner and a warning was given. Both dogs were licensed and up to date on shots.

5:07 p.m. - Citizen Assist - A Northfield resident wanted to report damage to his residence caused by neighbors. He said they were in the process of working out restitution by the neighbors, but wanted to report the incident in case things didn’t work out. An officer will be following up to ensure the matter was settled.

5:44 p.m. - Litter/Pollution/Public Health – The department was contacted by a citizen concerned about littering by the waters edge of the river. The officer responded and found about 10 empty cans of beverages. The complainant advised that the littering is an ongoing problem and that would like to see something to deter the probable trash that will be deposited all summer. Under investigation.

6:37 p.m. - MV Complaint - An officer responded to a complaint of a fuel pump being damaged by a motor vehicle. The officer responded and spoke with all parties involved. The operator of the vehicle had driven from the pump area before removing the gas pump hose from her vehicle. The emergency release on the hose failed to release and the vehicle pulled the pump up and off its mounts severing the pump from the fuel line cueing an automatic shutdown of the pump.

10:36 p.m. - Noise - Police were advised of a noise disturbance on VT RT 12 S. The Police responded and spoke with the renters of the property. They were advised of the complaint and any further complaints would result in an enforcement action. No further complaints.

11:45 p.m. - Alcohol Offense - While on patrol, I observed a group of people walking on Vermont Route 12 S. As I drove by the group, I saw one male holding a beer can. I turned around and waited from them to walk by. I again saw that one of the males was holding a beer can. I checked all of their licenses, and determined they were all over the age of 21. One of the other people in the group also had an open container of beer. I emptied the open beers roadside and let the group on their way.

May 14

12:38 a.m. - MV Complaint - I was travelling down VT Route 64. I observed a white

Jeep travelling up Route 64, as the vehicle passed by us, I could hear an unusual sound coming from the vehicle, and then I saw sparks emitting from the undercarriage. I initiated a motor vehicle stop, and discovered the passenger side rear tire was flat, and the operator had been driving on the rim. North Main Service was called to change the tire. Nothing further.

8:45 a.m. - Family Fight/Domestic - Police were notified of an altercation between granddaughter and grandfather. DCF was contacted and arranged care for the child until a court hearing could be arranged.

12:26 p.m. - Suspicious Person/ Circumstance - Police were notified that a resident was concerned that his neighbor was gaining access to his apartment through a connecting door twice in the past few days. An officer spoke with the neighbor, who denied any attempts. She was warned to make sure no one in her apartment even thought about going uninvited into a residence.

2:27 p.m. - Property Damage, Non Vandalism - Police were notified of a broken rear window in a vehicle, and the owner was concerned it had been broken into. However, nothing was missing from the vehicle, and the glass had been pushed out instead of in. The officer suspected there had been a stress crack in the glass and it had simply broken when the car door was shut.

3:39 p.m. - MV Complaint - While on patrol an officer came across a vehicle stuck in a ditch. The operator said she was making a u-turn and did not see the ditch. An attempt was made to push the vehicle out, but the frame was resting on the ground, so a wrecker was called.

6:11 p.m. - Theft - The complainant contacted the department because someone had just been to his house and had taken property that was not theirs to take. The officer talked with the other subject and suggestions were made to resolve the misunderstanding of the proper ownership of the property.

9:48 p.m. - Noise Disturbance - I was dispatched to the report of a noise complaint at the Falls Trailer park. Dispatch advised the complainant had called advising there was loud noise coming from the a neighbors’ residence. Upon my arrival we parked in several places in the trailer park, but we could hear no noise what so ever. We cleared shortly after arrival, once determining there was no noise violation.

May 15

1:14 a.m. - DUI - Police arrested Richard B. Hayner,age 23, of Rock Hill, South Carolina for Driving Under the Influence. An officer stopped a vehicle for speeding on South Main Street. On speaking with Hayner, identified by his South Carolina drivers license, the officer later arrested the suspect.

6:02 p.m. - Parking Problem - The department was notified of a parking problem on Spring Street. When the officer arrived at the location, the vehicle had already been moved.

May 16

10:09 a.m. - Fraud - The complainant advised that he was having trouble collecting an item that he had purchased through Craig’s List. The officer is investigating.

4:47 p.m. - Theft - An officer met with a care taker of a residence in Northfield. The caretaker had noticed property missing and property damage since his last visit to the property. Under investigation.

5:03 p.m. - MV Complaint - An officer was advised of a motor vehicle complaint on VT Rt 64. The complainant advised that another vehicle was operating erratically and making hand gestures. A possible plate was remembered. Under investigation.

5:10 p.m. - Agency Assistance - An officer received a complaint about a large amount of acrid smelling smoke. The officer could see the smoke and responded to the scene. The officer was arriving in the area and met with Fire Department personnel who stated that the source of the smoke was from smoke bombs. It was advised that kids had ignited two smoke bombs.

May 17

12:48 a.m. - DUI - Patrick Sheehan age 48 of Conway, NH was arrested for

DUI. The clerk at Cumberland Farms expressed his concern about a vehicle parked oddly in the lot. Upon further investigation Mr. Sheehan was found to be asleep behind the wheel of the vehicle which was running. Upon speaking with him the officer could smell a moderate odor of intoxicants emitting from his breath. He preformed the standardized field sobriety exercises.

10:11 a.m. - Assault - While on scene at the Middle High School I was advised of an assault that had happened. I was given the information regarding the students and will be following up.

10:13 a.m. - Suspicious Person/ Circumstance - While at the school I was advised of another situation. After a short investigation it was determined that the school would handle in house as covered by the school policy and nothing criminal was reported.

11:01 a.m. - Citizen Dispute - Northfield police were dispatched to an apartment house for a report of a dispute between tenants being evicted and the caretaker. An officer contacted one of the tenants and asked that a mess left behind be cleaned up. Officers were called back a short time later for a continued argument. Officers mediated the dispute and all parties went their own way.

3:34 p.m. - Found Property - An officer was advised of found property. The items were in a concealed location, built into a bookshelf. Under investigation to see if the items are reported stolen.

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