20 Speeding
10 Uninsured drivers
7 Driving with suspended license
6 Using portable electronic device
4 Counterfeit plates, stickers, etc.
4 Operating without license
4 Uninspected vehicles
1 Condition of vehicle
1 Display of plate
1 Driver with open container
1 Improperly passing vulnerable user
1 Junior operator using electronic device
1 Obedience to traffic control devices
1 Operating without learner’s permit
1 Operation along public highway
1 Regulations in municipalities
1 Stop sign
1 Underage drinking
1 Unreasonable/imprudent speed for hazards/conditions
1 Unregistered vehicle
1 Using electronic device in work zone

7 Driving with criminally suspended license
1 Cruelty to animals
1 Eluding police officer
1 False information to officer
1 Violation of release conditions


Note: This log contains two weeks of entries

8/22, 6:18 p.m., Suspicious, Clapper Rd.
Officer Sam Noel responded to a report of a juvenile who appeared to need assistance. He gave the juvenile a ride to meet with a parent.

8/22, 11:15 p.m., Missing Person, Sanderson Rd.
Cpl. Jason Porter took a call about a missing 17-year-old, who was listed as a missing person. Contact was made with the teenager several hours later, and no further police assistance was needed.

8/23, 9:21 a.m., Eluding Police, Falco Rd.
Officer Jareco Coulombe attempted to stop an ATV operating on North Road. The ATV did not stop for him and continued into a field. He was later able to identify the operator as a juvenile. The case was referred to the Essex Community Justice Center.

8/24, 7:49 p.m. Threats/Harassment, Hummingbird Ln.
Officer William Bosworth is investigating a dispute between neighbors.

8/25, 12:27 a.m., Unsecured Premises, Herrick Ave.
Officer Bosworth located an open window at the elementary school. The building was checked, and there were no signs of illegal entry. Responding officers secured the window.

8/25, 2:18 a.m., Suspicious, Middle Rd.
Sergeant LaFountain checked on a vehicle that was parked on the grass at a business. Investigation revealed the vehicle belonged to the property owner.

8/25, 10:51 a.m., HazMat Incident, River St.
Milton police and fire responded to a report of a fuel spill. The spill was determined to be small, and fire personnel were able to clean it up.

8/25, 5:30 p.m., Drugs, Route 7
Sgt. Gordon LaFountain responded to a report of suspected drug use at a business. Upon arrival, the involved individuals had already left in a vehicle. An employee obtained a license plate, but the records did not match the vehicle description provided.

8/25, 9:03 p.m., Fireworks, Dewey Dr.
Officers responded to a report of gunshots on Dewey Drive. Upon arrival, contact was made with several residents who reported seeing large fireworks being set off in the area. The source of the fireworks was not located.

8/26, 1:52 a.m., Suspicious, Westford Rd. at Leclair Dr.
Sgt. LaFountain responded to a report of juveniles being loud in the area. Investigation revealed this complaint was likely related to a loud party that was already being investigated by officers.

8/26, 9:14 a.m., Vandalism, Route 7
Officer Ed Larente is investigating a report of a parking lot that was damaged due to a vehicle operating erratically. The case is still active and under investigation.

8/26, Animal Problem, Middle Rd.
Officer Larente responded to a report of a dog running on Middle Road. He was unable to locate the dog in the area, and no other complaints were received.

8/26, 9:16 p.m., Suspicious, Legion Rd.
Officer Charles Brown responded to a report of a vehicle that was parked in a parking lot with lights flashing inside the vehicle. The vehicle was gone upon his arrival.

8/27, 8:31 a.m., Retail Theft, Route 7
Officer Coulombe is investigating a theft of merchandise from a convenience store. Photos of the suspects were obtained, and Coulombe is in the process of identifying them.

8/27, 10:37 a.m., Agency Assist, McMullen Rd.
Officer Coulombe assisted the Vermont State Police by relaying a message to a Milton resident.

8/27, 12:19 p.m., Trespass, Route 7
A business called and requested a former employee be trespassed. Officer Corbin located the former employee and issued a trespass notice on behalf of the business.

8/27, 12:48 p.m., Accident – Property Damage, Route 7
Officer Richard Corbin is investigating a minor two-car motor vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Route 7.

8/27, 2:52 p.m., Threats/Harassment, Middle Rd.
Officer Coulombe answered questions in reference to a harassing complaint.

8/28, 1:27 p.m., Vandalism
Officer Coulombe is investigating a report of an attempted break in of a trailer. Evidence was processed, and lab results are pending.

8/28, 3:42 p.m., Cruelty to Animals
Officers responded to a report of a dog left in a vehicle. Upon arrival it was determined the temperature inside the vehicle was over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The dog was panting and appeared to be in distress. The owner was located and was issued a citation to appear in Chittenden Superior Court – Criminal Division for cruelty to animals.

8/28, 7:07 a.m., Boating Incident, Cold Spring Rd.
Emergency crews responded to a report of an overturned boat. Responding officers determined the vessel was a sailboard, and that the two occupants had already been assisted by another boater. No further emergency response was needed.

8/29, 10:34 a.m., Disturbance, Green St.
Officer Larente responded to a report of a man and woman arguing. He spoke with both parties who advised it was only a verbal disagreement and no police assistance was required.

8/29, 1:36 p.m., Public Assist, Rebecca Lander Dr.
SRO Kendra Raymond took a report of a student who had lost their school-issued iPad over the summer break. The iPad was deactivated to make it inoperable if found.

8/29, 6:24 p.m., Domestic Disturbance, Ira Pl.
Officer Matthew McQueen responded to a dispute between a man and woman. He determined no assault had occurred, and one of the parties was trespassed from the residence as he did not live there.

8/29, 10:28 p.m., Citizen Dispute, Rita Way
Sgt. LaFountain responded to a neighbor dispute where one party was reportedly throwing rocks at the other’s house. No damage was caused. Sgt. LaFountain remained in the area to ensure the parties did not escalate their behavior.

8/30, 12:40 p.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Middle Rd.
Officer Larente handled a complaint about a vehicle that had passed the complainant on a double yellow line. Larente explained the statute, which allows passing on a double yellow line in certain circumstances, including if there is no intersection, rail crossing, curve or other hazard in that location and the pass can be done in a safe manner.

8/30, 2:36 p.m., Fraud, Haydenberry Dr.
Officer McQueen spoke with a complainant who felt a local business had charged him for services he did not request. The investigation is still ongoing.

8/30, 8:09 p.m., Suspicious, River St.
Officer Brown responded to a report of a suspicious male who had been looking in store windows at a local business. Upon arriving, the male was gone and could not be located.

8/30, 9:10 p.m., Suspicious, Landfill Rd.
Sgt. LaFountain responded to a report of loud banging from a local business after hours. Upon arriving, a vehicle was seen leaving the area. The operator advised they were an employee of the business and had likely been the one who made the noise. Sgt. LaFountain confirmed the operator was an employee with the business owner.

8/30, 9:57 p.m., Juvenile Problem, Sanderson Rd.
Officer Brown was asked to transport a juvenile for DCF as part of a transfer to an alternate foster home as the juvenile had been aggressive.

8/31, 12:22 p.m., Juvenile Problem, Rebecca Lander Dr.
SRO Raymond responded to an argument between two students, which had escalated to pushing. The incident was handled administratively by school officials.

8/31, 2:26 p.m., Public Assist, Merrill Ln.
Officer Corbin spoke with a subject who reported his keys were stolen. He later called back and reported he had simply misplaced them.

8/31, 3:25 p.m., Found/Lost Property, Bombardier Rd.
An anonymous person turned in a set of keys found in the middle of the roadway. Officer Corbin is still attempting to get the keys returned to the owner.

8/31, 3:57 p.m., Noise, Railroad St.
Officer Coulombe responded to a report of suspicious noise from the residence next door to the complainant. Coulombe spoke with the neighbor, who advised they are a tin knocker and were doing work on a furnace.

8/31, 11:24 p.m., Suspicious, Bombardier Park
Officer Noel checked on a car parked in the back of the Bombardier Park. He spoke with several young adults and did not observe any criminal or suspicious behavior. No further action was taken.

9/1, 1:58 a.m., Suspicious, Route 2
Officer Noi Jones responded to a report of either gunshots or fireworks near Sandbar State Park. The area was checked and no signs of either activity were noted.

9/1, 11:58 a.m., Animal Problem, Murray Ave.
Cpl. Porter responded to a report of a dog bite. It was determined the bite did not puncture the skin, so no bite report was completed. The parties involved, who were residing in the same location, advised they would be all set and were planning on finding another home for the dog.

9/1, 2:58 p.m., Citizen Dispute, Eagle Mtn. Harbor Rd.
Officer Coulombe responded to a dispute between a hunter and resident about the hunter walking along the lowered shoreline of Lake Champlain. The parties involved were advised of the applicable laws and to try and respect one another’s activities and property.

9/1, 9:23 p.m., Assist Motorist, Route 7
Officer Corbin stopped to check on a motorist who had pulled to the side of the roadway. The operator advised she was attending to a sick child.

9/1, 10:10 p.m., DUI, Route 7 at West Milton Rd.
Officer Noel and several other officers responded to a motor vehicle crash in which a motorcycle had collided with a pedestrian. Both the pedestrian and motorcyclist were transported to the hospital. The crash is still under investigation. Blood results are pending from the Vermont Forensic Laboratory, and alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash. The crash is still under investigation.

9/2, 1:22 a.m., False Information to Police, Nancy Dr.
Officer Corbin arrested 26-year-old Jesse McGuire of Essex after he determined he provided a false name and it was determined he had a warrant for his arrest. He was lodged on the arrest warrant and issued a citation for providing false information to a police officer.

9/2, 7:26 a.m., Public Assist, Route 7
Officer Coulombe responded to a complaint from a business manager who was upset because the employees were allowing customers to use the private bathrooms and had also left the fry machine on. Officer Coulombe explained these were human resource concerns, not a police matter.

9/2, 3:08 p.m., False Information to Police, Railroad St. at Barnum St.
This incident involves a juvenile suspect who was referred to the Restorative Justice Board. No other information is available for release at this time.

9/2, 5:48 p.m., Vandalism, McMullen Rd.
Cpl. Porter dealt with a complaint about a mailbox that was run over sometime during the day. The case is still active.

9/2, 8:18 p.m., Noise, West Milton Rd.
Officer Jones responded to a report of either gunshots or fireworks in the area. He was unable to locate the source.

9/2, 8:28 p.m. Domestic Disturbance, Westford Rd.
Officer Jones responded to a domestic dispute between a woman and her mother. Both parties advised there was minor shoving, but no injuries had occurred and no crime had occurred. Jones spoke with the parties about the seriousness of domestic violence and that they needed to resolve their disputes without putting hands on each other at all.

9/3, 9:09 p.m., Public Assist, Route 2
Officer Brown responded to a report of a subject walking on U.S. Route 2, which is closed to pedestrian traffic. He was unable to locate the subject.

9/3, 9:47 p.m., Larceny, Meadow Rd.
Officer Bosworth spoke with a complainant who reported her dog and several puppies were given away while she was away from the residence. The person was given them later returned the dog and puppies. The case is still under investigation to determine if any criminal charges are necessary.

9/4, 10:16 a.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Boysenberry Dr.
Sgt. Scott Philbrook responded to a vehicle operating erratically. He was unable to locate the vehicle involved.

9/4, 9:07 p.m., Noise, Rita Way
Officer Brown responded to a report of loud music. He spoke with the subjects who were playing music, and they agreed to turn it down

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