Chester Police Log for July 25 – Oct. 30, 2015

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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.

Saturday, July 25, 11:32 a.m.

A complainant told police that a green Chevy pick up truck was parked by her property and a man had walked into her woods without permission. The officer located the man who said he had been “truffle hunting.” The officer told the man that he had been on private property without permission.

Thursday, Aug. 27, 2 p.m.

Police arrested a 39-year-old man, charging him with possession and sale of marijuana following a raid on a home on Lovers Lane. Police had been alerted by the man’s parole and probation officer, who attempted to conduct a home visit three days earlier and saw what he believed to be a grow operation in the home and in out-buildings around the property. The accused possesses a medical marijuana card that allows him to have two mature plants, seven immature ones and 2 ounces of dried marijuana, with all plants locked in the basement. Police noted that in October of 2014, police searched the residence and found 2.5 pounds of processed marijuana and $1,220 in currency was recovered. The August 2015 search turned up numerous marijuana plants in various stages of growth in growing sites in and around the home as well as jars of processed marijuana.

Friday, Sept. 11, 9:15 p.m.

Police found a man, his girlfriend and their daughter in a car at the softball field. As police approached, the man tried to hide a loaded needle that he was about to use intravenously. A consent search turned up the needle that was sent to the lab for testing. The officer contacted DCF about the child.

Monday, Sept. 14, 11:41 a.m.

Police received a report that someone broke into the ice cream shack on Route 103 south and stole about $5 from the tip jar. An officer who lives in the area noted that several individuals who are known for theft and drug dealing were in the area around 2 a.m. and are considered to be suspects in this case.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2:11 p.m.

An officer accompanied a representative of the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society in checking on the welfare of two animals – Earl, the long haired billy goat and Hershey the horse. Both animals had escaped from enclosures and ended up in the American Legion parking lot. Earl is a repeat offender.

Earl was found to have a proper enclosure and food. Hershey however did not have an enclosure to protect him from the weather. The owners showed the frame they had constructed roofing materials for an enclosure.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 4:13 p.m.

A Chester officer responded to Route 11 west for multiple calls about animal parts and guts all over the roadway. The officer found several piles of such all over Route 11 from Adams Road to Lovell Road. Dispatch contacted state highway to clean up the mess. Brattleboro area troopers said that a similar incident had taken place in Marlboro and that a New York rendering plant had been cited.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7:03 p.m.

A resident asked police what she could do with a motorcycle left behind when her husband moved out. She told the officer that the property was still in both their names and she was told that if he is an owner of the property, he has a right to keep the bike there. She said that he was being a jerk so she was trying to be one too.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 8:53 p.m.

Police responded to a call that a woman was attempting to break into a transitional-living home across from the Sunoco. There was a silver 4Runner involved as well. Police knew that the woman was dating one of the residents, and police had spoken with Probation and Parole about limiting contact between the two because she was staying at the residence after curfew and introducing alcohol into the home. Police found the resident in the 4Runner. He stated he had locked himself out and was trying to get in. The woman admitted that her license was suspended, and police told her to find another way to move the car from the area. Probation and Parole drove up shortly thereafter.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 8:23 p.m.

Chester and Vermont State Police responded to a single car accident on Green Mountain Turnpike and charged a 25-year-old man with driving under the influence. According to police, the driver had driven the car off the road, down a bank and into the woods. Police found the man at a home on Route 103 South. He initially denied that any crash had occurred but he had a strong smell of intoxicants coming from him, his eyes were bloodshot and he was unsteady on his feet. Two Breathalizer tests registered above .181 percent. The man admitted that he also injects Suboxone and was hoping to get clean. He was later taken to Springfield Hospital Emergency Department.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 8:37 a.m.

A two-car accident occurred at the Jiffy Mart. According to police, the driver of one vehicle was in the store when another vehicle hit its trailer hitch and bumper. There was minor damage to the vehicle that was hit, but about $3,000 worth of damage to offending vehicle.

Saturday, Oct. 10, 1:59 p.m.

Police responded to a home off Church Street, where a resident complained that a brown dog was on her property, had one of her chickens in his mouth and she could not find the other dozen or so. She stated that police had taken the dog away the Wednesday before. Police found the dog to be friendly and was taken to Springfield Humane Society, where staff said that the owner, a Proctorsville resident, had picked the dog up less than 24 hours earlier. Police said they would cite him for the two incidents.

Sunday, Oct. 11, 7:59 p.m.

Police responded to Old Stage Road for the report of an HCRS worker being held against her will at an HCR house. Upon arrival, the woman was free and the situation calm. The worker refused to give police a statement and wanted no charges.

Monday, Oct. 12, 8:26 p.m.

Police met a complainant in the Route 10 area. The complainant wanted to report trespassing and possible drug activity at his sandpit. Using game cameras, he had taken photos of the trespassers. The Chester officer recognized a passenger in a vehicle in the photos and visited that person with a “letter of no trespass.”

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 5:54 p.m.

A woman told police that her son is a student at Green Mountain High School and that another person had come to the school had threatened to kill him in a dispute over a girl. Arrangements were made with state police to serve a no trespass order for the high school grounds on the person making the threat at his home in a neighboring town. Coincidentally however was the subject of a traffic stop and the Chester officer hand served the order.

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7:11 p.m.

A Chester officer responded to a report of an attempted burglary on Cummings Road. The complainant said that there were tire tracks on his freshly graded driveway and that his ladder had been used to try to get into a second story window. The screen was broken, but the burglar had been unable to get in.

Friday, Oct. 16, 11:01 a.m.

A business owner on Route 11 west reported that a man about 5-feet-8 wearing a tan Carhartt jacket with the hood pulled up and his face covered by a blue bandanna had entered the business, but when spoken to he ran out the door and west along the road. Police searched the area, spoke with the business owner and with neighbors but could not find the man.

Friday, Oct. 16, 11:39 p.m.

A Chester officer patrolling Green Mountain Turnpike came upon a bicyclist laying in the road. The man explained that he was trying to ride home. He appeared intoxicated and gave a breath sample that showed a blood alcohol content of .269. The officer gave the man a ride back to his starting point where the resident said she would take responsibility for him.

Monday, Oct. 19, 8:02 a.m.

“Goat on the loose. Called owners and told them to go get it.”

Monday, Oct. 19, 11:53 a.m.

Responding to an alarm at the Chester-Andover Family Center, an officer found a woman sitting in a car, smoking. She told the officer that she had not touched the doors. After checking the building and finding it secure, the officer told the woman to move along.

Friday, Oct. 30, 6:58 p.m.

An officer on patrol at Route 10 and Chandler Road found bones, livers, stomachs and intestines in the road and in a driveway. A similar incident had happened on Sept. 17on Route 11. The officer tracked blood in the road from a packing plant on Fairbanks Road in North Springfield along Route 10 traveling toward Route 103. DMV Enforcement was contacted and found more remains on Route 11 near Lovell Road. The truck was stopped near Bromley Mountain and found to belong to J.C. Rendering of Frankfort, N.Y.

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