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Excerpts from Montpelier Police Department Media Report

January 4:

  • Police responded to the report of a male sleeping inside Bethany Church.
  • A wallet was lost on State Street.
  • A suspicious vehicle stopped with lights out, revving its engine and flashing four-way flashers. The vehicle left before police were dispatched to Colonial Drive and Northfield Street.
  • A Bernese Mountain dog was reported missing from the Chestnut Hill Road area.
  • The Department of Public Works was contacted for icy sidewalks.
  • Directions were given to a tractor trailer driver on Bailey Avenue.
  • A winter parking ban was in effect necessitating police enforcement that included tickets and towing due to storm.
  • An unwanted person was removed from Cummings Street who was otherwise refusing to leave.

January 3:

  • Someone called in a disturbance at Sabin’s Pasture. A report of multiple gunshots fired in the area of Sabin’s Pasture was reported. Police checked into the area and surrounding areas and no further noise was reported.
  • Police received a report of a possible transient inside a vacant apartment at 5 Cliff Street.
  • Police stopped a motor vehicle on Elm and Winter Streets for defective equipment.
  • Police stopped several motor vehicles on River Street for expired inspection stickers or expired registrations.

January 2:

  • A deceased deer was found in the middle of the road on Northfield Street by the Econo Lodge.
  • Some juveniles were stopped for possession of drugs.
  • A ticket was issued for expired registration on  Berlin Street
  • A motor vehicle was stopped on Sparrow Farm Road.
  • Police responded to a general public request on Cliff Street to assist an individual attempting to get property back.
  • Someone reported attempted arson at a new construction site on Cedar Street.
  • Police responded to a civil dispute over a vehicle purchased at a dealership on Gallison Hill Road
  • A vehicle was towed away from River Street after it was found to have no inspection sticker, no registration, no insurance and registration plates that were not assigned to the vehicle.
  • Police assisted Berlin Police Department in a car versus deer crash at the town line on Northfield Street.

January 1:

  • Michael McMahon, 59, of Montpelier was arrested for domestic assault.
  • A loud party with loud voices keeping people awake was reported on Cedar Hill Lane.
  • Police received a report of an unwanted patron outside an establishment on Langdon Street.

December 31:

  • Police booted a vehicle on Langdon Street for four or more unpaid parking tickets.
  • Larceny was reported from a building on Main Street.
  • Police received a report of someone screaming and throwing things at a Barre Street apartment.
  • A grey and white long-haired cat was reported missing.
  • Two yellow Labrador retrievers took off from owner. Owner sought police help to locate them.
  • MPD assisted State Police at a rollover crash near the Montpelier Exit off Interstate 89.
  • There was a report of an injured deer near Northfield Street and Derby Drive.

December 29:

  • Salmon Valle, 20, of Montpelier, was arrested for domestic assault and simple assault. Valle was lodged at the Barre City Police Department pending arraignment.

December 26:

  • There was a report of a male going through vehicles in the parking lot of the Wayside Restaurant.
  • A rape – sexual assault – was reported in Montpelier. The case is under investigation.
  • Someone reported a skunk behaving strangely in the area of College and Sibley street.

December 24:

  • There was a report of a fight on Langdon Street.
  • People were accused of staying at a hotel room on Northfield Street and leaving without paying.

December 23:

  • A burglary on Main Street is under investigation.
  • Someone reported a suspicious person on State Street hanging around state buildings.

December 19:

  • Police responded to a domestic disturbance on Barre Street involving a verbal argument between a male and a female.
  • Unwanted text messages were reported.

December 18:

  • Protesters rallying at the Green Mountain Health Care Board  meeting required police monitoring.
  • Police provided a citizen assist with repossessed vehicle on Barre Street.
  • Someone lost a purse at a local business on Main Street in Montpelier. Upon calling the business, the victim was told the purse was secured inside. Then, when the victim went to the business to retrieve it, “the purse had been left in a public area and had been removed,” the police report states.
  • A man’s wallet was lost downtown.