Here are a selection of incidents the Milton Police Department responded to between Dec. 18-22.
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2:18 a.m. Assist — Agency
The Vermont State Police requested MPD check on a vehicle traveling at a slow rate of speed on the Interstate, causing traffic issues. Officer Bosworth responded and located an elderly driver traveling below the minimum interstate speed limit.
The operator advised she had witnessed a crash that morning and was nervous to be driving and was trying to get home. He followed the operator to the next exit and advised her of the minimum speed limit on the Interstate.
9:12 a.m. Bear Trap Road: Motor Vehicle Complaint
Officer Noel responded to a report of a large moving truck that was impeding traffic on U.S. Route 2. He found the truck blocking an entire lane of travel and performed traffic control until a flagging company could arrive.
7:03 p.m. Interstate 89 S: Assist – Agency
Multiple MPD units responded to assist the Vermont State Police with multiple vehicle crashes on the Interstate. They assisted with traffic control and assessing occupants for injuries before rescue could arrive.
10:25 p.m. U.S. Route 7 S: Suspicious Event
Officer Jones responded to a report of a loud alarm noise. He discovered a gate to a private storage facility appeared to be malfunctioning. The owner was contacted to effectuate repairs.
12:50 a.m. Railroad Street: Disturbance
Officer Jones responded to a report of a fight. He determined there was a physical altercation between neighbors over loud music. The case is being reviewed by the State Attorney’s Office for possible criminal charges.
7:01 a.m. U.S. Route 7: Accident-LSA
Officer Noel responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles, where one vehicle had left the scene. Upon arriving, he met with the other operator who was uninjured and able to provide a description of the other vehicle and operator that had left the scene prior to an information exchange as required by Vermont Law.
Noel then began to check the area and located the other vehicle involved, which had crashed a second time into the trees about two miles away. The operator was identified as a 23-year-old man of Oneonta, N.Y.
The man showed signs of intoxication and was subsequently arrested for suspicion of DUI-Refusal and Leaving the Scene of a Crash. He was also issued a civil ticket for Following Too Closely in regards to the first crash.
12:18 p.m. Aurora Lane: Juvenile Problem
Sergeant Philbrook responded to a family disturbance where the complainant’s adult son was breaking items in the property. Philbrook spoke with the residents about counseling services and protection orders.
2:24 p.m. U.S. Route 7 S: Trespass
Corporal Coulombe responded to a local business which was requesting a customer be issued a notice of trespass due to his refusal to wear a mask inside the business and also becoming irate and aggressive towards staff.
The male was located a short time later and issued a notice of trespass by request of the business management.
11:48 a.m. Mackey Street: Motor Vehicle Complaint
Corporal Coulombe responded to a report of a road rage incident. He spoke with the parties involved and determined the exchange occurred after one operator pulled out in front of the other. When the second operator honked their horn, the first operator “brake checked” them. They then pulled over and yelled at each other before departing. There are no criminal charges at this time.
3:08 p.m. U.S. Route 7 N / Howard Drive: Juvenile Problem
Corporal Coulombe responded to a report of children playing on the thin ice near Lake Arrowhead. The children were eventually located in the woods nearby and ran upon seeing the officer. The children were determined to be safe as they were able to run away. No further action was taken.
7:59 p.m. River Street: Suspicious Event
Officer Corbin responded to a report of someone throwing snowballs at passing vehicles. Upon arriving, he observed a male with his hand drawn back in a throwing pose. Upon seeing the police car, the male stopped.
Corbin spoke with the male about the dangers of throwing any object at a moving vehicle and the potential civil and criminal legal ramifications if a crash were caused as a result of his actions. He advised it would not happen again.
7:01 p.m. U.S. Route 7 S: Alarm
Officer Schiavo responded to a report of a commercial burglary alarm. Upon arriving, he met with a delivery driver who had set off the alarm when he entered the business. The owner arrived and verified everything was fine.
12:15 p.m. Rebecca Lander Drive: School Resource Officer Activity
School Resource Officer Raymond assisted a student with filling out a crash report form for DMV.
6:22 p.m. 37 Bombardier Rd: Assist – Public
Corporal Grenier and other officers assisted with traffic control for the Milton Community Light Parade. The Milton Fire Department, Milton Rescue Squad, Milton Public Works Department and other Milton departments joined with local businesses including Charlebois Trucking and SD Ireland as well as regular citizens to bring a safe and festive holiday light vehicle parade through town to local neighborhoods.