Chester Police Log for May 1 through July 20, 2016

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Chester Police LogoEditor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph Police Log is a sampling of incidents directly from Chester Police reports. In general, we do not identify individual victims of crimes nor those who have been arrested.

Sunday, May 1, 9:57 a.m.

A complainant told police that over the weekend someone had stolen a new Husqvarna 372 XP chainsaw. While talking with the responding officer, he also found that a Husqvarna 77 chainsaw and a Husqvarna K12 cut off saw had also been stolen. The total value of the saws was estimated at $2,236.

Monday, May 30, 8:58 p.m.

An officer took a report from a Flamstead Road resident who said a neighbor’s three dogs chase and harass his cattle. The following day, the officer tried to serve a “dog at large” violation, but the dogs’ owner was not home.

Wednesday, June 1, 11:54 a.m.

Responding to a crash at the Jiffy Mart, a Chester officer found a man who was confused about which and how many accidents he had been in that morning. The officer observed pieces of utility pole on the car. The man said he had been looking for a deer and bear that his girlfriend had told him were in the road as she headed by to Connecticut. According to the man,  one animal jumped out in front of him and he ran through some brush to avoid it. He could not explain other damage on  his vehicle. The man was evaluated by a Chester Ambulance crew who could find nothing wrong with him. The officer told the man there was no reason to hold him, but that he should not be driving. Later a trooper told the officer that the man’s wife had been concerned about him since talking with him that morning. The man’s wife told the state police that she is a doctor and would be getting the man a CAT scan.

Saturday, June 18, 5:14 a.m.

A Dodge Ram truck being driven on Route 11 West left the road and, without braking, traveled more than 100 feet and hit a tree. Neither the driver nor her passenger was injured, but the truck could not be driven away and was towed by Benny’s. The driver said she was doing about 45 mph when she took her eyes off the road to “kill  a spider.”

Sunday, June 19, 4:01 p.m.

A Chester police officer responded to a one car crash on Route 103 South. The driver told police that he was traveling south when the car in front of him stopped suddenly and he swerved to avoid a collision. The car left the road and hit a utility pole. The officer concluded that the cause of the accident was that the driver, who was not injured, was not paying attention to the road and was following the car in front of him too closely.

Monday, June 20, 5:49 p.m.

The caretaker of a house on Crow Hill Road met a police officer there to report that someone had broken into the garage within the last two weeks. The man was there to repair damage done in a previous break-in when he noticed pry marks on the locking mechanism of the door.  It did not appear that anything was missing.

Thursday, June 23, 1:55 p.m.

A woman called Chester police to report that while she was trying to pull out of the Country Girl Diner on Main Street, another car parked at the restaurant backed into her. Both vehicles had minor bumper damage and scrapes, according to the woman, but an investigation was not possible since the report was not made until four hours after the crash.

Sunday, June 26, 12:14 a.m.

Police were called to a report of a man in a truck in a driveway on Main Street. The caller believed that the man was either dead or passed out and could not determine whether the man was breathing. The man told the officer that he was waiting for a friend in one of the apartments. The officer learned that the man’s license was suspended, but  could not find any signs of drug or alcohol use and since the man was not on a public street there was no cause for giving him a citation.

Friday, July 1, 8:57 a.m.

An officer responded to a report of the theft of tools valued at $2,175 from a work site on Gunderson Road. The contractor said that the tools had been inside the house and that the back of the house was wide open. This was the second burglary of tools from a work site that morning, the other occurring about a half mile away. In both instances, the sites were far from the road and there were contractors’ signs next to the road.

Sunday, July 3, 12:10 a.m.

An officer on patrol noticed a car at the town pool. In the back seat, in plain sight, was a jar of what the officer recognized as marijuana. After trying to contact the owner, the officer called Benny’s to have the car towed and impounded. The officer did contact the operator of the car, did a “consent search‚” and seized the pot along with a grinder and a pipe and issued a civil violation for possession.

Sunday, July 3, 11:53 p.m.

A van with Massachusetts plates parked at the Heritage Deli caught the attention of an officer. He spoke with the passenger finding that she had marijuana in the vehicle. She was issued diversion papers and the officer contacted her mother to come and get her and the van.

Tuesday, July 5

A representative of K.A. Stevens reported that tools had been stolen from a trailer at the Dollar General site on Main Street. The theft occurred over the holiday weekend. After taking an inventory, the company forwarded a list of tools stolen valued at more than $7,700. A $15 padlock was damaged in the theft. According to police, this was the third burglary of small power tools from local construction sites since June 30.

Monday, July 11, 1:22 a.m.

A complainant on Trebo Road reported that a neighbor’s cows keep coming onto her property. When this happens, the neighbor comes to get them with his four wheeler, damaging her property and trees, the neighbor said. An officer left numerous messages with the complainant, who does not return calls and the property is gated. The officer contacted the complainant’s son to say she should call the police when such incidents are happening.

Thursday, July 14, 10:16 a.m.

The neighbor of  a house on Main Street reported suspicious activity at the house with a large group of people arriving at 1 a..m.,  sleeping on the front porch and urinating in the open behind the house. An officer found a camp group that comes to Vermont every summer and learned that they had access to the house and confirmation that they were renting the house. The officer asked them to use the indoor bathrooms.

Friday, July 15, 11 a.m.

A flagger working on Route 103 south near Marshall Road reported that he had been hit by a black, Dodge mini van driven by a white haired man with glasses while he was looking in another direction. The flagger did not feel he could stop directing traffic and did not report the incident until half and hour later. The man said he felt pain in his right leg, thigh and buttocks, but declined to be seen by the ambulance. The officer gave dispatch the information to distribute, but the lateness of the report made it unlikely that the car would be found.

Wednesday, July 20, 9:34 a.m.

A man came to the Chester Police Department  to report that between July 9 and July 10 his Husqvarna 262XP was stolen from his garage on Mattson Road. He noted that there were other items in the garage but only the saw was missing.

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