Total incidents: 25
Feb. 5 at 5:11 p.m., a resident called police to report damage to their car parked on Farmall Drive in order to make a personal insurance claim.
Feb. 5 at 6:58 p.m., officers helped a driver after they tried to turn their car around on Shelburne Falls Road and got stuck in the snow. There’s a lot of that white stuff around right now.
Feb. 5 at 9:05 p.m., a vehicle slid off the road at the intersection of CVU and Mechanicsville Road. No damage or injuries were reported, and officers assisted pulling the vehicle back on the roadway.
Feb. 5 at 9:30 p.m., officers gave a resident a ride from CVU up Richmond Road to their residence because the resident claimed they have bad tires. Police confirmed that the snow is not melting anytime soon and perhaps folks should invest in good tires.
Feb. 5 at 9:50 p.m., a vehicle slid off the road at the intersection of Baldwin and Charlotte Roads, running over and taking the lone stop sign with them.
Feb. 6 at 10:50 a.m., officers assisted Hinesburg Fire with a house fire at Swamp Road. The residence suffered some structure damage, but no one was injured.
Feb. 7 at 3:41 p.m., a resident called police to complain about an incident with the Department of Children and Families. Police explained that, even though the citizen was unhappy that the department released certain information through the court process, officers were not in control of that department and could not assist.
Feb. 7 at 4:25 p.m., a false alarm was tricked at an apartment on Green Street.
Feb. 8 at 10:12 a.m., a vehicle slid off Route 116 and later hopped back on, with no damage or injuries.
Feb. 8 at 12:35 p.m., a resident at an apartment on Route 116 called police complaining about an earlier family fight. Police connected the family with community outreach assistance.
Feb. 8 at 3:01 p.m., someone decided to park their moving truck on a blind corner of Richmond Road, block all traffic and unload their household belongings. Police suggested to park somewhere else instead of blocking traffic and directed cars while the moving truck moved to a less obtrusive spot.
Feb. 8 at 4:53 p.m., police received multiple calls about a horse running loose around Shelburne Falls Road. Many passing cars stopped to help wrangle the runaway, but the horse was determined to be free and kicked one of the well-meaning horse wranglers. When the owners were located, they noted the horse was a wild mustang rescue and did not like to be touched. The injured horse-wrangler confirmed this sentiment. Police joined the horse owners and passerby to corner the horse well off the road. Officers are unaware of the horse’s name, noting that they were not on a first-name basis.
Feb. 8 at 4:55 p.m., a grandmother at the end of her rope called police regarding problems with her 8-year-old grandson. Police did not arrest the 8-year-old but connected the family with community outreach resources.
Feb. 9 at 10:51 a.m., a resident at North Road called police trying to reverse a trespass order they requested on one of their family members.
Feb. 9 at 1:47 p.m., a resident at North Road called police reporting they’d seen a stranger walking around their house on security footage. When officers looked into it, the resident realized the stranger was an inspector from their propane company.
Feb. 9 at 8:11 p.m., an officer on patrol found a bag of garbage near the intersection of Silver Street and Lewis Creek Road. After rifling through the trash, the officer found pieces of mail with the garbage-owner’s information and issued the alleged litterer a ticket. The officer then deposited the garbage in the appropriate place to litter — the trash can.
Feb. 10 at 8:47 a.m., a car slid off at Texas Hill Road into a snowbank, causing minor damage, but the vehicle was able to drive away.
Feb. 10 at 2:29 p.m., officers received multiple calls about a couple fighting on the side of Route 116. One half of the couple did not want to be around the other, to the other’s distress. Officers separated the couple who drove off in separate cars. Police are unaware why they chose the side of the road to hash it out.
Feb. 10 at 2:30 p.m., a resident got fingerprinted for employment purposes at the police station.
Feb. 10 at 3:52 p.m., a false alarm was tripped at Ballards Corner Road.
Feb. 10 at 4:11 p.m., police inspected a resident’s VIN.
Feb. 11 at 1:46 p.m., a resident at Farmall Drive who police deal with regularly, proactively reached out hoping to connect with a community outreach specialist.
Feb. 13 at 4:20 p.m., Vermont State Police investigated a robbery at the Charlotte Country Store where an unknown man allegedly demanded money and displayed a weapon. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of cash from the store and left, according to police. No injuries were reported and the investigation remains active. Anyone with information is asked to contact theVermont State Police Williston Barracks.