Police Log: Remember dog hit by train? It's okay!


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Here is the latest Hartford police log from Town Manager Leo Pullar's Significant Activity Report: 

- October 23rd – Patrol officers responded to the Jiffy Mart in Quechee for reports of a juvenile in crisis, running through traffic. After a brief struggle, the youth was taken by Hartford Ambulance to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for assistance.

- October 24th – Officer Keeling, a Certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), assisted the Vermont State Police with screening an impaired driver for suspected drug impairment.

- October 24th – Patrol officers responded to a domestic argument at a residence along the 700 BLK of Hartford Avenue. Mediated by patrol officers.

- October 24th – Patrol officers assisted staff at the Wilder School with locating and returning a student that had walked away from campus.

- October 24th – Patrol officers assisted Department for Children & Families personnel with an agitated, disorderly client at their Prospect Street Offices. Conflict mediated by patrol officers and Children and Families staff.

- October 25th – Patrol officers investigating a barking dog complaint in a wooded area at the end of A Street in Wilder located what appeared to be an abandoned dog. The dog ran into an oncoming train while police attempted to coax it toward the patrol car for transport to the Humane Society. The dog was taken to SAVES for treatment and later released to the Upper Valley Humane Society where it is expected to make a full recovery.

- October 25th – The Police Department hosted employment interviews for the position of entry level police officer recruit.

- October 26th – Patrol officers responded to reports of a domestic altercation involving a knife at the Shady Lawn Hotel. Parties had separated and left the scene prior to police arrival. The investigation continues.

- October 26th – Patrol officers responded to a private residence along the 100 BLK of Wood Road for a late reported domestic assault. The aggressor was located at the Quechee Gorge where he was arrested and charged with domestic assault.

- October 26th – Patrol officers responded to a disturbance at a business along the 600 BLK of Hartland Road involving an agitated customer. Conflict resolved by staff on police arrival.

- October 26th – Patrol officers located a tree across the roadway on Old Quechee Road. Town Highway staff was contacted and responded to assist with removal.

- October 26th – Sergeant Moody attended an operational debriefing hosted by the Lebanon Police Department

- October 27th – Patrol officers responded with Hartford Fire Department personnel to a car fire on Center of Town Road. The fire was accidental and extinguished without incident.

- October 27th – Patrol officers responded to a reported theft of a battery taken from an excavator parked at a construction site along Maple Street near VA Cutoff Road. The investigation continues.

- October 27th – Patrol officers assisted staff at the White River School with alarm testing and an evacuation drill.

- October 27th – Emergency Communications Specialists answered a 911 Call reporting an incapacitated patron at a Windsor Restaurant. Communications staff initiated CPR and made appropriate notifications to summons paramedics from the Windsor Fire Department to assist.

- October 27th – Patrol officers assisted school administrators with event security and traffic management in support of the Hartford High School semi-final championship football game.

- October 27th – Patrol officers participated in the Riverbank Church’s White River Fall Fest. 

- October 28th – Patrol officers assisted the Lebanon Police in locating and reuniting a Wilder Family in locating adolescent son after he left their home without explanation. Young male was located unharmed and reconnected with family.

- October 28th – Patrol officers participated in the West Hartford Trunk or Treat Event at the West Hartford Library.

- October 28th – The Police Chief participated in a community outreach event sponsored by the Hartford Committee on Racial Inequality at the Bugbee Senior Center.

- October 28th – Patrol officers participated in the Hartford Parks & Recreation Department’s Trunk or Treat Event at Town Hall.

- October 28th – Patrol officers provided traffic management for the annual Gory Days Parade through downtown White River Junction.

- October 29th – Emergency Communication Specialists answered numerous 911 calls reporting a five vehicle collision on I-91 at mile marker 66. Patrol officers were dispatched to assist the Vermont State Police and Hartford Fire Department personnel at the scene.

- October 29th – Patrol officers were dispatched to a disturbance involving an agitated customer at a business on Holiday Drive. Officers assisted in keeping the peace while the customer left the premises and the business manager’s request.

- October 30th – Emergency Communications Specialists received a 911 call for an unresponsive guest at the Shady Lawn Motel. Communications initiated CPR and dispatched Hartford paramedics and police, however the woman was found deceased by first responders. Police are awaiting autopsy results, the investigation continues.

- October 30th – Emergency Communications Specialists and Patrol Officers answered numerous emergency and non-emergency call reporting weather related road hazards.

- October 30th – The Police Department hosted employment interviews for the position of entry level police officer recruit.

- October 30th – Patrol officers responded to a behavioral emergency involving an adolescent at a private home on Chambers Lane. Patrol officers assisted parent in mediating conflict.

- October 31st – Patrol officers completed additional patrols and interacted with youth while delivering candy in support of Trick or Treaters.

- November 1st – Patrol officers assisted a Pine Crest Motel resident with keeping the peace during the service of a court order separating property.

- November 1st – Patrol officers investigated a multi-vehicle, property damage collision at the intersection of Hartland Road and Route 4. The investigation continues.

- November 2nd – Sergeant Pedro participated in the regular meeting of the School District Safety Team.

- November 2nd – Emergency Communications Specialist received a 911 call reporting the apparent electrocution of a lineman in the Rutland area. Paramedics and other appropriate resources were dispatched accordingly.

- November 2nd – Patrol officers hosted a local Cub Scout pack for a tour of the Police Department and Emergency Communications Center.

- November 2nd – Patrol officers assisted Probation and Parole officers with the investigation of violations by a person under supervision.

- November 2nd – Patrol officers investigated an altercation between neighbors along the 500 BLK of Maple Street. Neighbor was cited later for violating conditions of court ordered probation.

- November 3rd – Patrol officers responded to the Super 8 Hotel twice for 911 calls from an intoxicated guest reporting unwanted phone calls. Directed on options for stopping unwanted phone calls, and the proper use of 911.

- November 3rd – Patrol officers assisted school administrators with event security and traffic management in support of the Hartford High School semi-final championship football game.

- November 4th – Patrol officers responded to the Super 8 Hotel for a 911 calls from a highly intoxicated guest reporting unwanted phone calls. Paramedics from the Hartford Fire Department were summoned and the man transported to DartmouthHitchcock Medical Center for medical assistance.

- November 4th – Patrol officers responded to reports of a highly intoxicated, sick female at the train station in downtown White River Junction. Paramedics from the  Hartford Fire Department were summoned and the man transported to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for medical assistance.

- November 4th – Patrol officers responded to a single vehicle roll-over crash along Old River Road. No injuries were reported, the operator reported oversteering while swerving to avoid striking a deer in the roadway. The investigation continues.
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