Police Log for Sept. 15 – Nov. 1

Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. We do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Mattson Road. A resident complained that neighbors were target shooting behind the house scaring the complainant and family.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9:39 a.m.

Green Mountain Union High School. Police were informed that an assault had taken place and that the victim was at Springfield Hospital ER with his mother.

The officer spoke with the mother on the phone and she advised that another student had boxed her son’s ears, that both ears were bleeding and both of his eyes were blackening. She also said that this was the third time this year that her son has been assaulted at school.

Upon arriving at the hospital, the mother said that her son’s ears were not bleeding as was previously thought by a school nurse. The officer also noted that the boy’s eyes were not blackening.

One witness said that the victim was tapping his pencil on his desk, annoying some of the other students when a student told the victim that if he didn’t stop, he was going to slap him. The victim responded that he would only stop if he said please stop. The victim was then slapped in both ears, which he later described as a pain of 5 on a scale from 1 to 10.

The officer then told the victim that while it is not OK for someone to slap him, his actions created the environment because he was trying to annoy the other students and they warned him, he could have avoided the situation by stopping the pencil-tapping.

Police then told the victim’s mother that in light of her son’s role in the event, the lack of injuries and the fact that the school was going to deal with the other youth, it was appropriate to let the school handle it. He added that police would proceed with a criminal case if she wished.

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2:36 p.m.

A police officer went to Baileys Mills Road after someone reported a suspicious van driving up and down the road. The officer located a crew that was hanging new phone wires. The van was checking the wires as they were tightened.

Friday, Oct. 19, 3:51 p.m.

The Depot. Someone reported a suspicious van at the Park Light Inn. The van belonged to the property caretakers who were prepping for auction.

12:30 p.m.

Reservoir Road. A small hole was found in a kitchen window. A rock was found in between two windows. It was unknown if someone threw the rock or if it had been projected by a lawn mower.

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7:12 p.m.

Police were dispatched after receiving a call from a collection agency for Dish TV who said that one person who they called said he was mad enough to start sniping at their trucks. Police approached the man who said the agency had been harassing him and he would pay the bill if he was sent a hard copy. He added that he had told them he had made him mad enough to snipe, he that did not say he was going to do that. Police told the man that he could not make threats. The man said he understood and would not do that again but insisted that it was not a specific threat.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:29 p.m.

Pleasant Street. Police were dispatched for a complaint of a breaking and entering. The initial report was that a female resident was breaking into the apartment, which had been raided the day before. Police found the woman at the home and checked to make sure that the apartment was no longer a crime scene. Police then told the woman that it was in her best interest to find a key for the apartment and stop crawling through the windows.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 1:38 p.m.

Smokeshire. Police were called to a house for a burglary. The complainant said that someone had kicked in the side porch door but nothing had been stolen. He did say that a window had been opened and the fireplace used. A hole was also found cut in the front screen door.

 7:46 a.m.

A motor vehicle overturned in the 1400-block of VT Route 103 North. Police found the vehicle, which had extensive damage, on its roof. No one was in the car, but the officer was approached by a 24-year-old man who said he was from Massachusetts and had fallen asleep while driving back home from a friend’s house. He also said he was not injured and refused medical treatment. Police reports said it appeared that the vehicle missed the corner, and hit the embankment on the side of the northbound lane, causing the vehicle to flip onto its roof. It landed partially on the guardrail, blocking the southbound lane. The car was towed and the man was dropped off at Country Girl Diner to await his parents.

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