PolicebadgeNOTE: This police log contains two weeks of calls since the Independent did not publish on December 31.


7 Driving with suspended license
5 Speeding
4 Uninsured vehicles
3 Possessing marijuana/hashish, 1st offense
1 Consuming alcohol while driving
1 Dog at large/unleashed, 1st offense in 12 mo.
1 Regulations in municipalities
1 Stopping/standing/parking in restricted area
1 Unregistered vehicle

3 Driving with criminally suspended license
3 DUI, 1st offense
1 Custodial interference
1 Driving under the influence, 2nd and subsequent


12/16, 10:07 p.m., Suspicious, Mackey St.
A woman received a check in the mail saying she’d won the lottery, but she didn’t cash it, assuming it was a scam. Sgt. Paul Locke documented it.

12/16, 11:51 a.m., Found/Lost Property, Marrs Hollow Rd.
Officer Jareco Coulombe returned a recovered a license plate to the owner.

12/16, 3:45 p.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Bombardier Rd.
A caller needed a police report for their insurance company after their vehicle was damaged sometime over the last month in the Hannaford parking lot.

12/16, 7:51 p.m., K9 Assist, Pearl St., Burlington
Officer Porter and K9 Hatchi assisted Burlington Police Department with an armed robbery by attempting to track a suspect.

12/16, 10:39 p.m., Suspicious, Partridge Ln.
A woman called police after finding inappropriate Facebook messages between her stepson and an older male in New York. Cpl. Gordon LaFountain took the possible child luring case since the boy was under age 16. The mother said she didn’t want anything pursued criminally or to apply for a restraining order against the man.

12/17, 3:26 p.m., Animal Problem, Lake Rd.
A caller was concerned about a cat left on a property along with two horses that weren’t being tended to. Officer Kendra Raymond and a representative from the Chittenden County Humane Society went to a residence and spoke with the owner, and the animals were tended to the following day.

12/17, 4:38 p.m., Larceny from Motor Vehicle, Catamount Dr.
A license plate was stolen from a complainant’s vehicle while at work. The plate was entered into a criminal database.

12/17, 11:48 p.m., Suspicious, Middle Rd.
Officer Nick Hendry took a report of a male walking in the roadway near Hobbs Road; the caller was concerned because of the late hour. The man was not located.

12/18, 3:25 a.m., Disorderly Conduct, Route 7
Cpl. Chris Grenier responded to a potential assault involving a knife and a confrontation between a woman, her ex-boyfriend and current boyfriend. He spoke with several people at the scene, but no one reported anything physical happened, just lots of yelling and screaming. The woman refused to provide a statement and didn’t want a criminal investigation or a relief from abuse order.

12/18, 11:03 a.m., Public Assist, Duffy Rd.
A caller said a dog’s leg was stuck in the neighbor’s trap. Officer Ed Larente went to respond, but the complainant called back and said the dog was freed.

12/18, 7:50 p.m., DUI, Bombardier Rd.
An erratic driver was located in a local business parking lot. A male soon exited the store and got into the vehicle, where Officer Larente approached him. He failed the dexterity test and was subsequently arrested and processed for driving under the influence. He was also issued a civil ticket for consuming alcohol while driving.

12/19, 12:19 p.m., Found/Lost Property, Route 7 at Centre Dr.
While on patrol, Officer William Bosworth found a small commercial shipping box in the roadway. It had no shipping label but contained six children’s toy cell phones.

12/20, 2:21 a.m., Domestic Disturbance, Southerberry Dr.
An officer responded to a residence, where a couple was arguing about an ex. Nothing physical occurred. Neither wanted to apply for a restraining order. A ride was located for one of the parties.

12/20, 3:09 p.m., Public Assist, Aurora Ln.
A man wanted to schedule a time to pick up his belongings in accordance with a relief from abuse order. Due to the volume of belongings he needed to remove, he was told to contact the sheriff to stand by.

12/21, 8 a.m., Fraud, Railroad St.
A caller reported stolen checks were cashed on their account. Officer Coulombe’s case is pending as he collects photocopies of all the checks.

12/21, 9:41 a.m., Drugs, Route 7
A caller asked for an officer to dispose of discarded needles found in front of a business.

12/21, 11:44 a.m., Illegal Dumping, Cub Rd.
A public works employee called in items dumped on the side of the road and had the person’s name. Officer Jason Porter asked the sheriff’s office to help locate the person in South Hero, but contact was not made.

12/22, 7:01 a.m., Missing Person, Bradley St.
A woman said her 18-year-old granddaughter was missing and not for the first time. Sgt. Locke entered her name into a database, but the woman called back a few days later saying the girl was home.

12/22, 5:27 p.m., Vandalism, Middle Rd.
A man said someone threw something at his truck, causing damage to the driver’s side front quarter panel. Officer Porter spoke with a suspect, who denied the charge.

12/23, 2:27 p.m., Intoxication, Route 7 at Willy’s Ln.
Officer Matt McQueen spoke to a male found sitting on the ground. He said he’d been drinking and was taking a break from walking home. The officer gave the man a ride.

12/24, 12:19 p.m., Fireworks, Racine Rd.
A man was seen shooting fireworks near the old dragstrip. Officer Hendry gave the man a warning.

12/25, 9:48 p.m., Suspicious, Route 7
An alarm went off at Hannaford after a power outage.

12/25, 9:18 p.m., Noise, Green St.
Loud music was heard in the area. Cpl. Grenier spoke with the homeowner, who agreed to turn the volume down.

12/26, 11:15 a.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, Middle Rd.
A caller thought they’d seen a driver hit a child with a vehicle. Officer Coulombe found the suspect car at Dollar General, but the man said nothing like that happened; he’d just been reaching for something in the backseat. No one in the vehicle was harmed.

12/27, 9:26 a.m., Suspicious, Sand Bar State Park
Someone reported the portolet was tipped over at the state park. It was determined the wind had knocked it over.

12/28, 1:55 p.m., Public Assist, Route 7
A woman wanted an officer to return her keys to a prior landlord because she feared for her safety and of possible unlawful trespass in doing so. Officer Larente told her police don’t typically get involved in landlord-tenant disputes. She agreed to do the task herself.

12/28, 4:46 p.m., Suspicious, Cooper Rd.
A white van was seen pulling to a driveway; two occupants got out and circled the building before leaving. Police were unable to locate it.

12/29, 10:32 a.m., Disturbance, Route 7
A landlord said her tenant hadn’t returned a set of apartment keys. She agreed to write the tenant a check for the remaining rent, and the keys were turned over.

12/29, 2:11 p.m., Identity Theft, Bombardier Rd.
A caller asked for a police report for their bank after it was found their bank account was compromised; numerous withdrawals had been made over the past 30 days.