Chester Police log for Aug. 17 through Oct. 30, 2014

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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.

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2:26 p.m.

Police were dispatched to Routes 103 and 11 for a report of a red Ford truck with Vermont plates being driven all over the road. Police found the vehicle and the operator, a Poultney resident. He was not impaired in any way, according to police. But he did say he was distracted.

Saturday, Aug. 23, 6:24 p.m.

Police responded to a residence on Pleasant Street with the report of a dispute between neighbors that has been going on for a while. Police spoke with the complainant who stated that his neighbor had sworn at his children and called them names. The accused said that the complainant’s children were rude and gave him the finger. He added that the complainant’s wife had thrown dog poop on his steps. Both parties were advised of their legal avenues, although neither responded favorably to what the officer had to say. However, both were calm when police departed.

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 5:50 p.m.

A single vehicle accident occurred on VT Route 11 west. The operator of the truck, which was pulling a trailer, rolled over, closing the westbound lane. The driver said that the had gotten too close to the right hand shoulder, the trailer dropped over the edge and sucked the truck in, causing both vehicles to roll over, totaling them both. The driver also said he was driving at 45 to 50 mph. The vehicle also broke the Green Mountain Power pole in half. A witness behind the accident confirmed the driver’s account.

Friday, Sept. 5, 7:08 p.m.

Police received a call from a woman complaining about a red SUV with New Jersey tags “aggressively following” her from the Chester Village, while yelling and making rude gestures.  The woman was concerned that the driver would follow her home, so she parked at the Stone Hearth Inn to call police. The woman said the driver continued on and police began looking for him. Officers caught up with him at Horsenail Hill Road. A field sobriety test indicated slight impairment. While the police determined that he was under the legal limit, he was still too impaired to drive and was given a courtesy ride home.  The driver also gave enough information to indicate he was involved in the incident, although not enough for an arrest. He was then advised that he was close to being arrested for DUI and/or stalking. The woman was advised of the situation. She said she did not was to press charges anyway.

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 3:06 p.m

A single car accident occurred on Route 10, about 100 yards east of Chandler Road. The driver said she was heading east when she fell asleep, waking up as the vehicle was going off the road. It rolled over but landed upright. The car was a total loss.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 6:48 p.m.

Someone reported several dogs barking on Main Street. But when police went to check, there were no dogs barking. After police left the area, they received another call from the complainant who said he was upset that police never spoke to him. He was told that police heard no dogs barking when they investigated, which was the point of the complaint. The complainant said he wanted to complain in person. But the officer said that he did not want to get the dog barking again by going to the house and stirring them up.

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8:12 a.m.

A person on Route 11 complained that his tenants’ dog bit him, and has done so before. He states that he has no marks but that the dogs are not registered. The owner was not home. Another officer was later dispatched to speak with the dogs’ owner about registering them.

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 7:21 p.m.

A woman called regarding her ex-boyfriend, who she said is stalking her. Although the woman did not want police action at this time, she did wast a case registered and a written statement on file.

Monday, Oct. 6, 11:09 a.m.

A driver pulling out of Green Mountain Union High School said he was in a hurry and thought he had enough time to pull out onto Route 103. But he did not and was hit by a car traveling south.

Monday, Oct. 6, 2:11 p.m.

A two-car accident was reported on Main Street. The first driver said he had stopped at the Stop sign, then checked traffic. He saw the second vehicle coming and thought they were turning, so he pulled out. The second vehicle, however, did not turn and the accident occurred. The driver of the second vehicle said she had just left Jiffy Mart and was traveling south on Route 11 when the first vehicle pulled out and hit her.

Monday, Oct. 13, 6:49 p.m.

Police responded to assist the Fire Department with a brush fire on Popple Dungeon Road near Dodge Road. This has happened before at the same address.

Monday, Oct. 13, 10:45 p.m.

Police were advised of a traffic hazard at Horseshoe Road. When police arrived they found a couple protecting an injured owl from traffic. Police then turned on their emergency lights to warn oncoming traffic. Police waited for a game warden to come by. In the meantime, a neighbor brought a dog kennel to put the owl in. And the game warden took possession.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 7:07 p.m.

An accident between a motorcycle and a car occurred at Pleasant Street and South Main. The road surface was wet.  The  motorcyclist said he as stopped at the line on Pleasant Street, looking south and did not see traffic. He then began to roll forward to get a better view over the bridge guard rails. As he slowed to look south again, he was hit from behind but did not fall over. The car driver said she had seen the motorcyclist begin to move forward, looked away for a second and realized he had stopped, when she hit him. The motorcycle’s rear fender was damaged to the tune of $1,000. The car was not damaged. The cause of the accident was inattention and following too close.

Thursday, Oct. 16, 10:30 a.m.

A two car crash was reported at Main Street and Depot Street. Upon arrival, police found both vehicles in a private parking lot. One driver said he was driving a Green Mountain Power truck behind the other vehicle, which was stopped at the intersection. He stated he thought the driver in front was moving ahead, that he started forward and ran into her vehicle at about 2 mph. The second driver confirmed this account. She also said she was not injured. Her vehicle had a softball sized dent and scratches on the rear bumper, later estimated at less than $3,000. There was no damage to the truck. Both vehicles left under their own power.

Saturday, Oct. 18, 5:42 p.m.

A housesitter on Green Mountain Turnpike said that on Oct. 16, at around 11 p.m., as he sat in the dark, a vehicle pulled into the driveway. He turned on the outside lights and approached the vehicle, asking the man, who is 30 to 35 years old, what the problem was. The housesitter could not get the make of the vehicle because the lights were blinding him. He did say that the man had a stubbly beard and was wearing a baseball cap. He said he was concerned that the man was casing the house.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 4:47 a.m.

Police were sent to the Sunoco for a reported stray dog, which had been also spotted at the Jiffy Mart. The dog had been tied up at the Sunoco. It had no tags, but was wearing a shock collar. It was skinny and dirty and looked like a black Lab mix. It was then taken to Rockingham Veterinary Clinic.

Sunday, Oct. 19, 1:48 p.m.

Police were flagged down on Main Street and The Green by a pedestrian who found a stray dog running around. It appeared frightened and agitated, making it impossible to look at his tags. The officer was assisted in getting the dog — an Akita —  into his cruiser. He was then taken to Rockingham Veterinary Clinic.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2:50 p.m.

Complainant called about a suspicious call from someone stating he was from “Windows” and that he detected a problem with her computer and could repair it by accessing it remotely. The number was known to be a scam number.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 10:32 p.m.

Police were sent to Route 11 west for a report of an overturned vehicle. Upon arrival, police saw the vehicle over the bank with heavy front-end damage and two male subjects. One was standing at the edge of the road, the other was over the embankment. The man over the embankment said that he was alone in the vehicle and was not injured. He stated that while he was driving, he felt the rear end of the car slip, he then lost control over the vehicle and it rolled into the ditch. He also stated his airbag did not go off and he was wearing his seatbelt. It was raining at the time of the incident and road conditions and visibility were somewhat poor. The vehicle was towed away.

Saturday, Oct. 25, 5:32 p.m.

Police closed Main Street for the Halloween parade at Chester Andover Elementary School.

Thursday, Oct. 30, 6:21 p.m.

Police were dispatched to Austin’s Antiques on Maple Street for a dispute. Upon arrival, police met a man who had just left the business. As one officer began speaking with him, he could detect a strong odor of intoxicating liquors from his breath and his person. Another officer headed inside to speak with the complainant.

The man outside became defensive, said there had been no argument and had no idea why police were contacted nor why he was being questioned. He then started questioning the officer and becoming uncooperative.

In the meantime, the other officer returned from speaking with the complainant, who is the owner of the business. He told police that the other man had began drinking vodka while he went to Massachusetts earlier in the day. When he returned, he acted in an aggressive and threatening manner. The owner asked the other man to leave before calling police.

The other man was then issued a no-trespass warning for the property. Police provided a courtesy ride to the man to his grandmother’s home. During the ride, the man began being disrespectful, using profane language while degrading the officer. He also bragged that he had just gotten out of jail and that the officer was nothing.

The man was released on his own recognizance at the residence. He was warned to stay inside the residence and to not have any more interactions with police that evening. The man said he wanted to filed a complaint with a supervisor. Police advised him to do so the following day.

Thursday, Oct. 30, 7:58 p.m.

Police responded to a call about an ongoing landlord-tenant  issue. The tenant said his landlord had entered his rental property near Gassetts without proper notice. The tenant said he knows this because his snowmobile trailer was moved from the front walkway and clear tape he had put on the door had been disturbed. The tenant added that this was an ongoing problem and he was planning on moving on Nov. 1.

In speaking with the landlord, he said he moved the trailer attempting to check for frozen water lines due to the colder weather.  He added that the tenant had not been living at the residence for a few days. The landlord was advised not to enter the property before Nov. 1 unless he had given adequate notification or there is an emergency.

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