Vermont Crime Beat – August 2009

Hope and Frog

Police Log
Montpelier, VT:
August 13th, 2009
– Dog in middle of road Taylor St.
– Vehicle drove into field, turned lights off on Northfield St.
– Man talking loudly on Franklin, St.
– White dog with brown spots running lose on Park Ave.
– Spotted man driving without license.
– Manhole cover dislodged.
August 14th, 2009
– Alarm reported ringing at neighbor’s home.
– Small white terrier wandering in road on Bailey Ave.
– Small black lab named “Shotgun” ran off.
– Above missing dog found at corner of Main St. and Berlin St.
– Car did not stop at crosswalk on State St.
– Young male with extreme pain in lower left leg on Devlin Rd.
– Loud voices down by the river.
– Two males fighting on Barre St.
August 15th, 2009
– Neighbor appears intoxicated, shouting at children on Cummings St.
– Group in parking lot, very loud.
– Male skateboarding on Main St. [Yowsa! -WJ]
– Received bad check in amount of $13.20 at convenience store.
– Loose dog near bike path.
– Dog barking on Elm St.
– Man playing accordion in the road on Dog River Rd.
– Two bikes left by dumpster on Langdon St.
– Garden hose and nozzle damaged on Cross St.
– Heard what sounded like someone calling for help.
– Speeding motorcycle on Franklin St.
August 16th, 2009
– Two males having a campfire in Hubbard Park
– Car hit dog on Elm St, dog not doing well.
August 17th, 2009
– On-Star navigation activated, might be kids playing in car

Barre, VT:
August 13th, 2009
– Resident reported mail fraud.
August 14th, 2009
– Cows loose on Beckly St.
August 15th, 2009
– 85 year old man barricaded himself in his room at nursing home.
August 16th, 2009
– Male with broken nose at tavern.
– Caller said her 21 year old daughter was headed for a party.
August 17th, 2009
– Male reported chasing another male.
August 18th, 2009
– A woman said a man propositioned her at Dunkin Donuts.
– Caller said someone keeps paint-balling his building.
– Dunkin Donuts asked police to disperse a group of juveniles that were in parking lot.

Walter’s Notes:
– Crickets chirped.
– Bats swooped.
– Owl and bear hooted.
– Pig tooted.

It’s nice to live in small rural towns…

Outdoors: 69째F/48째F Partially Sunny
Tiny Cottage: 75째F/69째F

About Walter Jeffries

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11 Responses to Vermont Crime Beat – August 2009

  1. ~Tonia says:

    I couldnt agree with you more!! They are the best!

  2. Love where I live, but looking forward to next year's switch to a more rural setting. Nice to think of the police blotter being so short.

  3. Nurse Donna wants to know about mark on Hopes chest. Scratch ? or leftover pudding from lunch ? And I love her dress code, same as my grandkids every summer day when they are on our farm.

  4. Hmm… That's actually an old photo so I'm not sure. Looking closely it looks like mud. Or maybe a piece of leaf from the pond surface. She was catching frogs in mystery pond. Here's a photo from when it was under construction.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I want to know about that spotted man! Why was he spotted? What color were his spots? Are spots contagious? Is this related to your big boar named spot? Such spotty info!

  6. Callie says:

    Your baby is everything beautiful, and I love how her little prince has captured her rapt attention. So sweet.

  7. A Bay Horse says:

    I love the report of the man playing accordion. I guess someone wasn't a polka fan?

  8. Diane N. says:

    Wow, my thoughts (living as I do near Chicago) were that cities in Vermont have such mild police blotters?? Wandering dogs and a handful of problem behaviors?

    It depends on where you're coming from how the police blotters look.

  9. I lived in Berlin NH for two years and thought it was "urban"- the first time I ever lived "in town". Now that our police blotter is full of gang activity and we are part of the neighborhood watch for gang fights, etc., I really really miss Berlin. And that's saying a LOT, considering I lived up the hill from the pulp mill.

  10. I lived down river, down hill, down wind of Berlin one summer. That's a town you know is there. Or at least it was back then when the pulp mill was going full, er, steam back in the late 1970's. Cabbage is what it always reminded me of. Ironically, when the mill was going in more recent decades we sent pulp wood to it, the junk wood we weed out of the forest as we gradually improve the quality of the forest and open it up through selective cutting so the remaining better trees can get more sunlight. I heard the pulp mill at Berlin was going to open again but haven't gotten the full scoop.

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