Colchester Stock: Police Cruiser1

August, nearing the end of the “dog days of summer." Speaking of dogs —

Man’s best friend was a topic that consumed a lot of staffing hours over the past two weeks. One such incident involved a dog that bit a person in a housing common area causing injury.

This incident was brought before the Selectboard last week for a vicious dog hearing. The dog was ordered to be muzzled whenever outside the residence and other conditions.

Dog owners are required to have their pets under their direct control at all times. In addition, dogs are required to be licensed with proper rabies vaccination. Barking or other noise from dogs are also regulated by ordinance.

For more information on our dog ordinances, a link can be found on our web page:

CPD responded to 437 calls for service over the past two weeks.

Service Related Calls

32 Assist calls – Public, Motorists, Other Agencies, K-9

7 Service of Court Orders

7 Found/lost property

60 Medical assist

3 911 Hang up

12 Welfare Checks

7 Mental Health problem

13 Traffic hazards

20 Fire alarm/Assist Fire

9 VIN verifications

6 Applicant Fingerprints

1 Directed Patrol

2 Public Speaking Events

12 Boat Safety Inspections

Investigative Calls 

14 Motor Vehicle Crashes

1 Aircraft Crash

21 Alarms

13 Animal Problems

2 ATV Complaint

5 Boating Incidents

2 Burglary

8 Public disturbance/disputes

1 COVID-19 Compliance

8 Domestic disturbance

3 Domestic Assault

1 Driving after suspension

3 Drug Investigations


1 Fireworks

7 Fraud

2 Illegal dumping

3 Incapacitation – drug/alcohol

10 Juvenile problems

6 Larceny

1 Lewd conduct

17 Motor Vehicle/Parking complaints

7 Noise

3 Overdose

1 Ordinance violation

3 Phone Problems

1 Property Damage

6 Trespass Notice Request

2 Persons attempting/threatening self-harm

4 Restraining Order Violation

1 Sexual Assault

1 Stalking

1 Stolen Vehicle

38 Suspicious circumstance

9 Threats/Harassment

5 Trespass

4 Vandalism

Of our 18 traffic stops, CPD officers issued 13 warnings and 5 tickets for civil violations. 13 boat operators were given warnings and 1 ticket was issued for marine related violations. 8 individuals were issued citations to appear in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington for 11 criminal offenses.

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