Note: This log contains two weeks’ worth of entries.
1 Condition of vehicle
1 Counterfeit plates, stickers, etc.
1 Driver possessed open container
1 Inspection sticker not assigned
1 Misuse of number plates
1 Operating without learner’s permit
1 Texting while driving
1 Uninsured motorist
1 Uninspected vehicle
4 Negligent operation
3 Petit larceny
2 Driving with criminally suspended license
2 DUI, 1st offense
1 Excessive speed
1 DUI, criminal refusal
1 DUI, 2nd and subsequent
1 Violation of release conditions
7/18, 10:01 a.m., Arrest on Warrant, Murray Ave.
Officer Sam Noel, with the assistance of Detective Cpl. Frank Scalise and Detective Nick Hendry, arrested Michael J. Rich, 23, on an outstanding warrant. He was transported to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.
7/18, 10:16 p.m., Citizen Dispute, Arrowhead Ave.
Cpl. Gordon LaFountain responded to a dispute between neighbors regarding noise. No criminal action was taken.
7/19, 1:29 p.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Main St.
Officer Noel responded to a complaint of a motor vehicle with excessive speed. He made contact with the driver and educated them about safe driving.
7/19, 8:41 p.m., Noise, Centre Dr.
Sgt. Paul Locke responded to a noise complaint of a vehicle horn going off for a long period of time. The alarm of the vehicle appeared to be faulty.
7/19, 10:21 p.m., Noise, Westford Rd.
Officer Mathew McQueen responded to a report that vehicles have been leaving Bedard Lane and doing burnouts and speeding on Westford Road. He did not locate any cars upon arrival.
7/20, 12:39 a.m., Suspicious, Route 2 at Clay Point Rd.
Cpl. LaFountain observed what appeared to be vehicle off road. Investigation revealed a for sale sign in the window and no one with the vehicle. The vehicle was parked in a manner that made it appear it had gone off the road but no indication of an actual accident. The vehicle was likely parked there purposely for sale.
7/20, 7:01 a.m., Citizen Dispute, Sweeney Farm Rd.
Cpl. Jason Porter spoke with a complainant regarding a neighbor dispute with parking and graffiti.
7/20, 4:15 p.m., Juvenile Problem, Route 7
Cpl. Porter responded to a report of two juveniles looking in cars in the parking lot of Midtown Mobil. Upon arrival, he did not locate any juveniles. He also did not see any in the immediate area matching the description given.
7/20, 7 p.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Route 7
Officer Richard Corbin responded to a report of a vehicle driving all over the road and almost hitting another vehicle. Officer Corbin and Sgt. Locke were unable to locate the vehicle.
7/20, 7:07 p.m., Suspicious, Route 7 at Racine Rd.
Sgt. Locke responded to a report of vehicles racing on the old drag strip. Upon arrival the vehicles were gone on arrival, and there was no sign of racing.
7/21, 6:41 a.m., Suspicious, Route 7
Officer Corbin and Officer Jareco Coulombe responded to the EZ Access storage units for a report of a burglary. Upon arrival, the complainant had left and was now in Essex. He was instructed to return by dispatch but did not do so.
7/21, 2:27 p.m., Public Assist, Pecor Ave.
Officer Noi Jones responded to a citizen reporting she had a yard sale on July 20-21. She advised yesterday a male was interested in a stereo unit they were selling. On the 21st, the male returned and bought the stereo. After a few hours he returned and told them the stereo did not work and he wanted his money back. She advised it worked when they sold it.
7/21, 5:27 p.m., Public Assist, Villemaire Ln.
Cpl. Porter responded to a call that a complainant had found some drugs while mowing at the Milton Family Community Center. Upon arrival Cpl. Porter observed the plant and confirmed that it was not marijuana; however, he did pull the plants and destroy them.
7/21, 8:27 p.m., DUI, Route 7
Officer Coulombe arrested a 38-year-old Alburgh woman on suspicion of DUI.
7/21, 9:20 p.m., Suspicious, Boysenberry Dr.
Officer Corbin responded to a report of possible child abuse. He met with the complainants, who advised they hear adults yelling at the children very often. Corbin spoke with the father and children. The children were laughing, and he did not notice any observable injuries.
7/22, 2:24 p.m., Citizen Dispute, Slim Brown Rd.
Cpl. Chris Grenier responded to a citizen dispute where the father of one subject had showed up at a party and was reportedly unwanted. The parties had already separated prior to him arriving. No criminal activity was reported, and Grenier later served the father with a trespass notice for the property at the owner’s request.
7/22, 6:29 p.m., K9 Assist, Williston Rd.
Cpl. Porter and K9 Hatchi responded to assist South Burlington PD with a subject who had fled on foot from a traffic stop. Shortly after they arrived, SBPD located the individual.
7/22, 9:13 p.m., Public Assist, Main St.
Cpl. Grenier responded to a report of a bus that was parked too close to the train tracks. Upon arriving, he spoke with the owner of the bus who agreed to move further from the tracks.
7/23, 1:01 p.m., Suspicious, Ira Pl.
Officer Ed Larente spoke to a complainant about questions regarding issuance of a trespass on her son’s girlfriend from her residence.
7/24, 3:08 a.m., Retail Theft, Route 7
Officer McQueen responded to a report of a theft of alcohol from a convenience store. The case is still under investigation.
7/24, 7:41 a.m., Fraud, Green St.
Officer Larente spoke with a complainant about a question he had regarding an item he was trying to sell on Facebook. The buyer had sent a check for far more than he was asking for the item. Larente advised the complainant it was a common scam and not to respond to the offer.
7/24, 7:44 a.m., Suspicious, Route 7
Officer Larente responded to a report of a male pulling a female down the side of the road. He was unable to locate anyone in the area, and no other calls were received.
7/24, 11:07 a.m., Domestic Disturbance, Route 7
Detective Cpl. Scalise responded to a report of a vehicle operating erratically that appeared to be trying to run over a pedestrian. He arrived on scene and spoke with the parties involved who advised they had been arguing. Ruth Waite, 51, of Milton, was arrested for negligent operation and issued a citation to appear in Chittenden Superior Court on August 21.
7/24, 1:09 p.m., Drugs, Hemlock Rd.
Officer Noel received a late report of a non-fatal drug overdose. The case is currently under investigation.
7/24, 4:45 p.m., DUI, Route 7 at Edgewater Terr.
Officer Noel responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash into a tree. The operator of the vehicle was subsequently transported to UVMMC for treatment of minor injuries and was later arrested for DUI – Alcohol and issued a ticket for texting while driving. He was cited to appear in Chittenden Superior Court on August 14.
7/24, 7:04 p.m., Public Assist, Murray Ave.
Officer McQueen responded to an anonymous report of someone burning tires on Murray Avenue. He checked the area and could not locate anyone burning tires.
7/24, 7:31 p.m., Larceny from Building, Pinewood Ln.
Officer McQueen attempted callbacks to a complainant regarding a theft 11 days prior. He never received a response.
7/24, 9:57 p.m., Suspicious, Cherry at Railroad St.
Officer McQueen responded to a report of a juvenile who was playing “chicken” with a passing train, by standing on the tracks and then moving out of the way at the last moment. The train was forced to stop. Officer McQueen checked the area and could not locate the juvenile.
7/25, 2:24 p.m., Suspicious, Woodcrest Circ.
Cpl. Porter spoke with a father who was upset with a picture someone had posted on Facebook with his daughter in a public place. Porter advised this is not illegal.
7/25, 9:35 p.m., Larceny, Route 7
Cpl. Grenier responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash involving a cyclist. Upon arriving, the cyclist refused to remain at the scene after providing their information and left on foot, leaving the bicycle behind. Grenier determined the bicycle had just been stolen from a residence a short distance away. The cyclist, a 28-year-old man from Milton, was later located and issued a citation to appear in court on August 30 for petit larceny.
7/26, 2:04 p.m., Accident – Leaving Scene, Gonyeau Rd.
Sgt. Locke responded to a late report of a vehicle that had been hit by another vehicle resulting in very minor damage and no injuries. The case is still under investigation.
7/26, 9 p.m., Domestic Disturbance, Legion Rd.
Officer Charles Brown responded to a domestic dispute between a man and woman. He spoke with both parties, who advised the argument was only verbal in nature. No criminal violation was observed.
7/26, 11:44 p.m., Juvenile Problem, Route 7
Cpl. Grenier observed three juveniles riding their bicycles in an unsafe manner at night. He spoke with them about actions they could take to make themselves more visible, safe riding habits and not darting across the roadway to keep themselves and motorists safe.
7/27, 10:27 p.m., Public Assist, Ted Rd.
Officer McQueen spoke with a complainant about his neighbor’s shooting habits and concerns he had for the backstop. The complainant wanted the incident documented in case of future issues.
7/27, 1 p.m., Suspicious, Bombardier Rd.
Officer Larente spoke with a complainant who reported a friend posting a suicidal message on a social media account. Larente spoke with the friend and her father about the message. The friend advised she had no intention of harming herself, and she’d copied the message from another website.
7/27, 5:43 p.m., Lake Rd. at Manley Rd.
Officer McQueen responded to a report of a camper operating with the sewage cap off, allowing a small amount of sewage to spill out onto the roadway. He was unable to locate the camper. The registration plate provided was invalid.
7/28, 7 p.m., Suspicious, Marcoux Rd.
Officer McQueen responded to a vehicle that was left in a ditch. He was unable to locate the owner, and the vehicle was towed. There did not appear to be any damage to the vehicle.
7/28, 4:09 p.m., Animal Problem, Smith Rd.
Officer McQueen responded to a report of a dog barking. Upon arriving, he spoke with the owner who advised it was a new puppy and was not used to being in the outside pen. The dog was in good health and had all the requirements necessary for a new puppy. The owner was asked to do their best to limit the barking.
7/28, 9:16 p.m., Suspicious, Rebecca Lander Dr.
Officer Noel responded to a report of a suspicious man with a backpack who was on the high school property. Noel checked the area and could not locate the subject.
7/29, 12:58 a.m., Suspicious, Main St.
Officer Noel located a female sleeping in her vehicle. She advised she was currently homeless but did not need assistance.
7/29, 1:35 p.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, McMullen Rd.
Officer Coulombe responded to a complaint of a motorcycle speeding. He spoke with the operator about safe driving in the future.
7/29, 3:44 p.m., Public Assist, Bombardier Rd.
Officer Coulombe spoke with a man who sent a gift card to someone, who was now threatening him if he did not send more. Coulombe spoke the man about not sending money or gifts to strangers.
7/29, 6:12 p.m., Intoxication, Route 7
Officer Coulombe responded to a report of a man who had fallen off his bicycle. He found the man was intoxicated, and the man declined assistance from Milton Rescue.
7/29, 7:53 p.m., Larceny from Vehicle, Railroad St.
Officer Noel spoke with a woman who believed someone may have tampered with her car door. It was not clear when the incident happened or if anything was taken. The case is still active.
7/30, 5:03 a.m., Assist Motorist, Route 7 at Southerberry Dr.
Officer Brown responded to a vehicle blocking traffic. Upon arriving, the operator explained the serpentine belt had broken. They were able to get the vehicle out of traffic until a tow truck arrived.
7/30, 3:47 p.m., DUI, Bombardier Rd.
Officer Jones responded to a report of a vehicle operating erratically that had almost struck a motorcyclist. Jones located the vehicle and subsequently arrested the operator, Matthew Lilja, 28, of Milton for DUI – Drugs, negligent operation and contempt of court. He was issued a citation to appear in Chittenden Superior Court on August 16.
7/31, 8:33 a.m., Public Assist, River St.
Officer Jones responded to a report of a person riding a bicycle while holding a child. He was unable to locate the subject.
7/31, 9:58 p.m., Threats/Harassment, Sweeney Farm Rd.
Officer Coulombe dealt with an ongoing neighbor dispute where one party had a spotlight shining in the direction of the complainant’s house. Coulombe spoke with the other side about the concerns, but observed no law violations.
7/31, 11:41 p.m., Suspicious, Maplewood Ave.
Cpl. Grenier responded to a report of the complainant’s dog barking at something outside the house. He checked the area and did not locate anyone around the house or in the area.
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