Police Log for May 10 through Sept. 13, 2013

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, May 10, 2:22 p.m.

An officer responded to North Street where a turkey injured by a car was flopping around on the edge of the road. The complainant was worried that it could get back onto the road and cause an accident. A Fish and Game officer was not available, so the Chester officer put the animal down.

 Saturday, May 18, 8:14 p.m.

An elderly woman driving a green Audi was seen putting a large amount of household trash into the public trash cans on the Green. She was traced to an address in Windham.

Sunday, June 16, 9:48 a.m.

An officer was sent to a residence on Thompson Road for a report of a stray Hereford bull. The resident had tied the bull up until its owner could be found. The officer located the owner who made arrangements to pick up the bull.

Monday, June 17, 12:24 p.m.

A blue Chevrolet Suburban was reported as suspicious in the Gassetts area. An officer responded, but the vehicle was gone and no plate number was taken down. The person who made the report believed that the two young men in the truck were “casing” houses for burglary.

Sunday, June 23, 2:45 p.m.

An officer responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch on Route 103 North. The officer found a pickup truck off the road and a trailer with a stock car on it in the northbound lane. The driver reported that he had swerved to avoid a southbound vehicle. There was no damage or injuries, but the trailer was not properly registered and a citation was issued.

Friday, July 12, 9:08 p.m.

An officer responded to a report of smoke on Cobleigh Street ahead of the Fire Department. A resident had a fire in a contained pit and the smoke was hanging in the air. There was no hazard so the officer canceled the fire call.

Sunday, July 21, 9:54 a.m.

Chester police received a report that 15 to 20 “sporty cars” were headed toward Chester from the west on Route 11. They were reportedly speeding, passing and driving erratically. The officer found the cars parked on Main Street near the Inn Victoria. No one was operating the cars at the time and there were no other complaints.

Saturday, July 27, 2:06 a.m.

An officer responded to a Depot Street address for a report of strange noises – like a woman being hurt outside. On arrival the officer found two individuals in the bushes on South Main Street. When asked what they were doing there, both responded they were having sex. The officer checked the area for any signs of attempted break-in then advised them to go home or be arrested for disorderly conduct.

Thursday, Aug. 1, 12:11 p.m.

A Chester officer responded to a reported burglary made by the caretaker of a home in the Smokeshire area. The front door window had been broken to unlock the door and a come-along had been stolen. There were truck tire tracks and foot prints in the grass. It appears that this was the first of four burglaries that night in the area. A neighbor reported that a truck had turned around in her driveway at about 3 a.m. The tire tracks of the truck in the driveway and where it had gone off the road were photographed.

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6:21 p.m.

Vermont State Police dispatch issued a “be on the lookout” for a white Nissan Frontier driving east on Route 11 from Londonderry. The vehicle was reported to be “all over the road.” A Chester officer stopped the vehicle near the Rod and Gun Club and noted an odor of intoxicants. The driver submitted to a breath test, which yielded a .130%. The driver was taken into custody and processed for DUI.

Thursday, Aug. 22, 7:02 p.m.

A resident off of Depot Street advised police that $200 and two iPods had been stolen from unlocked cars in her driveway overnight. No serial numbers were available. No evidence was available. She was cautioned not to leave cars unlocked with valuables in sight.

Thursday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m.

A complainant along the Route 10 area called to say that his neighbor was digging under the stone wall on their property line and that he was afraid it would be undermined. The officer checked with the Listers’ Office to find that both parties owned the wall and with the Windsor County States Attorney’s office to confirm that it was a civil matter that would have to be resolved without the police.

Sunday, Sept. 1, 11:24 a.m.

Chester Police received a complaint that someone had trespassed onto property on Dodge Road and stolen a game camera from a tree on the posted property. Neighbors had reported hearing two gunshots around 9 p.m. on Aug. 30. The complainant said she would ask other neighbors if they had seen or heard anything suspicious.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 1:40 p.m.

An officer responded with the Chester Fire Department to Route 11 West for a report of live wires down. The road was closed until Green Mountain Power could arrive, shut off the power and clear the wires.

Friday, Sept. 6, 1:59 a.m.

Two Chester officers were called out to respond to a report of a house guest at a home in the Route 10 area being out of control, breaking things and being a danger to herself and others. On arrival, everything was calm and the woman was apologetic, ready to go to bed and “cease all the stupidity brought on by beer and tequila.”

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7:35 a.m.

An officer responded to a one-car accident on Route 10 in which the driver fell asleep, left the road, hit the end of a guardrail and ended up in a brook. The car was totaled, but there were no injuries. The driver was cited for not having insurance.

Friday, Sept. 13, 6:54 a.m.

An officer responded to an accident in which a Claremont, N.H., resident went off the road in the Gassetts area while reaching for a drink. The car ran onto a stone wall.

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