Police Log for May 10 through June 25, 2013

Police log logo1Editor’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, May 10, 3:09 p.m.

Police were dispatched to the Common for juveniles loitering and getting loud in the gazebo. The youths were asked to move on since it was not a good spot for them to hang out in front of businesses.

Saturday, May 11, 1:57 p.m.

While on foot patrol in Chester, a police officer was approached by a citizen who said she had seen a multi-colored truck the day before leaving the Shaw’s parking lot in Springfield loaded with shopping carts. She said she didn’t alert authorities at the time but saw the same truck on Flamstead Road. Police searched for the truck and the carts, finding neither. Springfield Police said they had no report of stolen shopping carts.

Sunday, May 12, 10:07 a.m.

Police were called to a residence along Route 103 North for a juvenile male calling 911 and hanging up. Once police arrived, the youth ran to another residence. The father said that the boy had just gotten the phone for safety reasons. Police explained the laws about abusing 911.

May 12, 11:45 a.m.

Police were sent to near the Rod and Gun Club on Route 11 West for the report of a dead body. Vermont State Police had arrived first and found that the person was alive and had been lying next to the road to rest because he had been walking a long distance and was tired. State police helped get the man to Proctorsville.

May 12, 12:03 p.m.

A caretaker of a residence on Route 11 reported to police that all the tires on a vehicle had been slashed.

Friday, May 17, 6:23 p.m.

On routine patrol, an officer spotted a vehicle stopped on the Fullerton Inn side of the Green near the former Rexall Drugstore. A man was standing near the wall of the building with his back to the road. As the officer approached, the man turned to walk back to the vehicle while zippering his pants. The officer order the man to stop. Inside the car was a woman driver and three males in the back seat.

The officer asked the man if he was urinating against the building, to which he replied that the did not feel well and “had to pee really bad.” After IDing all parties, the man was told to refrain from further acts of public urination.

May 17, 7:09 p.m.

A complainant who lives off of Route 10 asked what could be done about his neighbors spreading rumors about himself. Police advised that nothing could be done, but that he could seek civil remedies.

Tuesday, May 28, 2:33 p.m.

A home in the Trebo Road area was broken into. Two shotguns, a .22  and a flat screen TV were taken.

Thursday, May 30, 6:18 p.m.

Complainant in the Flamstead area called to say that a man had called her home twice claiming that her computer was infected with a virus. Police called the number that the complainant gave of the “infection fixer” but it was disconnected.

May 30, 11:01 p.m.

Police responded to a report of a tractor-trailer unit being driven erratically. Police located and stopped the truck near North and Church streets. The driver, who is from the Rutland area, told police that his dog, which was still in his cab, had eaten “bad grass” and was vomiting all over the inside of the truck, which was evident. No alcohol was on board. But the driver was cautioned about being a distracted driver. Police followed the driver for 5 miles and saw no further issues.

Saturday, June 1, 11:45 a.m.

A two vehicle accident occurred on Main Street in front of St. Luke’s Church, when one driver braked to allow a pedestrian to cross in the crosswalk and the car behind hit the braking vehicle. No one was injured.

June 1, 12:05 p.m.

An apartment resident on Pleasant Street said that someone shot into her residence. The complainant said she had been sitting in her recliner when she heard something “snap,” and found a hole in her wall. The apartment resident told police that the person who fired the weapon came over and apologized, then left the area. She believed there was no malicious intent. The man returned while police were still there. He said he was getting ready to go to the firing range, had taken the gun out to clean it and pulled the trigger, believing that the chamber was empty. He said he is usually very safe with firearms, but this is a wakeup call to him. The apartment resident was shaken up and the gunowner agreed to remove the weapons from the complex.

Sunday, June 2, 1:19 p.m.

Police responded to a man on Route 103 North who reported that someone smashed in the passenger’s side front window of a pickup truck.

Monday, June 3

Someone dropped off a wallet at the Chester Police Department that had been found on the sidewalk side of North Street in Chester. The finder said it was found near the culvert on the pavement, soaking wet from the week’s rains. The wallet is described at hot pink and quilted on the outside, white on the inside with a pink wrist strap. Attempts to reach the owner were unsuccessful on numerous fronts. And the wallet and its contents have been logged in as Found Property to be held for safekeeping.

June 3, 6:43 p.m.

Police went to the Kevadus Circle area for a complaint of dogs hitched in front of a residence that barked day and night. By the time police arrived, the owner had placed the dogs inside. Police told the owner of the complaints, and warned that further incidents could result in a ticket.

Thursday, June 6, 5:36 p.m.

A man called to report that a home that he caretakes in the Smokeshire area had been burglarized, possibly by someone using a credit card to slip the lock. Taken were a flat screen TV and a brass planter. The homeowner did not wish to report for insurance purposes but just wanted extra patrols.

June 6, 10:28 p.m.

Police told teens who were gathering under the gazebo near the town pool after dark to move on.

Friday, June 7, 2:20 p.m.

A complainant called to report that a driver left the scene after damaging her car in the parking lot of the Chester Family Center on Route 103 South. The complainant showed officers damage to the right front fender, which was dented, and a small sample of gray auto paint. The complainant identified a possible culprit, but when contacted, the vehicle owner said he has a backup sensor that sounds an alarm when he gets too close to anything and that his car is black. The vehicle owner’s wife added that a Gray SUV had been parked on the right side of their vehicle.

Wednesday, June 19, 12:39 p.m.

A driver was stopped for a school bus, which was traveling west along Route 11 near Ledgewood Road, when another driver came around the curve, saw the bus with its flashing red lights, slammed on the brakes and hit the rear of the stopped car. The second car sustained heavy front-end damage and both airbags deployed. The stopped car had damage to the red plastic bumper cover and the left rear quarter-panel.

 Saturday, June 22, 7:25 a.m.

Someone complained that the dogs of an Elm Street resident were barking. Police spoke to the resident, “who has many small dogs,” telling her of the complaints and urging her to make an effort to keep the dogs quiet.

 Tuesday, June 25, 7:03 a.m.

A complainant called to say that he had been hearing gun fire all morning near Crow Hill and Flamstead Road. Police checked the area, but heard no shots.

June 25, 4:06 p.m.

A Weston resident came into the Chester Police Department to report an accident at occurred on Route 11 West, near Motel in the Meadow, the day before. She said as she headed home, a semi-trailer drove up to her very quickly and came so close that she could only see a tiny portion of the truck grill.

She stated that she drove over a culvert, attempting to straddle it, but that the end of the truck caught the left front of her car, ripping off the front bumper among other things. The driver said the truck sped away so quickly she could not ID the truck but could only describe it as aluminum with a dark-colored cab. The driver believed that since neither she nor her dog were hurt and since she could not ID the truck, she didn’t need to report the incident. She was advised otherwise.

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