Chester Police Log for Nov. 14 to Dec. 29, 2014

Chester Police Badge copy2Editor’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.

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, 2:54 p.m.

Police were dispatched to Dodge Road for a report of dogs on a property. The property owner stated that the dogs come into his yard, are somewhat aggressive with his children and that despite several discussions with the dog owners, the dogs keep appearing. The dog owners proved that the shots and licenses were up-to-date. And police advised that the owners would be ticketed if the animals were seen in the neighbors’ yard again. As of late December, no other complaints had been received.

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

A caretaker reported that gates to a property that he takes care of had been damaged. He had no suspects.

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 3:35 p.m.

A woman reported that she had hit a dog, who lives on Grafton Road, after it ran out in front of her vehicle. But she said she could not catch it and that the owner was having trouble catching it as well. The dog was found to be uninjured. It was a young dog and had not been registered with the town.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, 1:57 p.m.

Police were sent to High Street for the report of loose horses. The owner was told of the situation and he returned the animals to the pasture.

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, 3:18 p.m.

Police were called to Route 10 concerning a drunk male in the road. En route, police received another call that the male was at the intersection of Routes 10 and 103. Upon arrival, police found the male on the side of Route 10. He appeared unsteady on his feet and was being held up by a passing motorist who had stopped. Police recognized the male from prior professional encounters. The motorist said he had found the male laying on the side of the road. The male smelled like intoxicating liquors. The male said he was walking from Rutland back to his Chester home. Chester ambulance transported the male to Springfield Hospital for evaluation. He was then transported to Southern State Correctional Facility to sober up.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, 9:29 p.m.

Police observed a car traveling west on Route 11 leave the roadway twice and almost crash. The car was pulled over in front of Motel in the Meadow. The operator said she was trying to use her GPS because she wasn’t used to “backwoods driving.” Police also detected a slight odor of intoxicants from inside the car. At first, she stated she had no alcohol to drink, but then said she had some wine several hours ago with dinner. She was given a courtesy ride to Jiffy Mart to call for a ride.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 3:18 p.m.

Police were called by a man who reported that his former wife was upset because he and their daughter had removed a small dog from the ex-wife’s apartment without permission. The ex-wife had called dispatch about the issue and was patched through to police. She was irate and was heading to Chester from Brattleboro to pick up the dog. The father told police that the daughter wanted to take the dog since her mother was staying with her new girlfriend and was not coming home to care for the dog. The subjects met at an apartment on Depot Street. The dog returned to Brattleboro with the mother and the daughter returned to her home with her father.

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, 9:12 p.m.

Police were called to an apartment off the Green for a verbal dispute that seemed to be escalating. Upon arrival, police could hear yelling coming from the parking lot on the other side of the building. A male was yelling at a female. Another woman was a witness. The man stated that he wanted the woman he was yelling at to leave since this was his apartment. The argument revolved around suppositions and there was no indication of any violence. The parties were separated.

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, 5:39 p.m.

A driver with three passengers in the truck was heading west on Main Street near Lovers Lane when the vehicle would not turn properly and hit a power pole causing heavy front-end damage and totaling the vehicle. The road was covered with 2 to 3 inches of wet snow. Two passengers were transported to the hospital for possible injury and one was not injured.

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, 10:05  p.m.

Police pulled over a car that failed to use its turn signal as it headed from Main Street to Maple Street. While looking for his paperwork, the passenger opened the glove box and the officer saw a small plastic bag and what appeared to be a glass pipe. The driver, from New York, exited the car and police smelled an odor of burnt marijuana. The driver said that they had no marijuana left and that he quit smoking about a month earlier. He did not appear to be under the influence. The driver gave consent to allow the car to be searched and the passengers agreed to turn over anything that they had. They turned over a hose device from a hookah, and other drug paraphernalia was turned over: a second smoking device, a small green jar with a marijuana motif decorating the outside, a small red scale with marijuana residue  and marijuana flakes on the center console. The plastic bag, however, contained small light bulbs. The driver took responsibility for all items and was referred to a diversion program.

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, 5:49 a.m.

A driver traveling west on Route 10 near Route 103, during snowy and icy conditions, slid through the intersection as she attempted to turn north, and was hit by another vehicle that did not have time to take evasive action. Her vehicle was totaled. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene and neither driver was injured.

Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, 12:24 p.m.

A man reported that he left his home around 5 a.m. and saw another man wearing a hood and walking through Lisai’s Chester Market parking lot toward his home. As the hooded man began to walk on the complainant’s lawn, the complainant yelled at him. The hooded man yelled back, telling him to shut up, that he was on the phone. The two continued this conversation until the hooded man walked north on Depot Street. The complainant followed him to the junction of First Avenue. Upon returning home, the complainant found a bag up against his house, tobacco and the outer part of a cigar on his stoop. Police say this is done when someone is making a “blunt,” a marijuana filled cigar. Police searched the bag for identification but found none. The bag was put into evidence.

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, 12:38 a.m.

A black Honda Accord was found on Route 11 West just in the travel portion of the road. It had lost it right front ball joints and the tire was turned out at a 90-degree angle. The driver had no registration or insurance. The vehicle was towed and the plates were removed.

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, 7:12 a.m.

A one-car crash occurred on Route 103 North near Wymans Falls Road. The road was very icy and police found the car off the road on the north bound side.  Damage to the vehicle is estimated at less than $3,000. State Highway came to salt the area, which is an ongoing issue from the snow melt and water runoff.

Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, 2:59 p.m.

The driver of a car heading south on Depot Street crossed the center line and hit am equipment trailer that was being towed by a truck. The driver said the windshield mounted GPS device fell to the floor and she bent down to pick it up. Her vehicle was totaled. And one rim of the trailer was also destroyed.

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