Colchester Stock: Police Cruiser1

This report covers four weeks instead of the usual two. Summer is in full swing and Colchester Police's marine unit and community service officers are staying busy.

Corporal Stephen Gutierrez is in his third summer as the Harbormaster for the department’s marine unit. Gutierrez is assigned full-time to patrol the waters of Malletts Bay, the broad lake of Lake Champlain that borders Colchester and the navigable waters of the Winooski and Lamoille Rivers.

Each summer CPD hires two civilians to work as community service officers. They patrol Colchester’s recreational paths and areas on bikes and are the weekend attendants at the Malletts Bay Fishing Access. This year, Lucas McClanahan is returning for his second year. He is a 2019 CHS graduate and attends Keene State College. Bailey Olson started his duties this year and also graduated from CHS in 2019. He attends Endicott College.

CPD responded to 906 calls for service over the past four weeks.

Service Related Calls 

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

16 Service of Court Orders

15 Found/lost property

79 Medical assist

5 911 Hang up

25 Welfare Checks

14 Mental Health problem

15 Traffic hazards

32 Fire alarm/Assist Fire

11 VIN verifications

18 Applicant Fingerprints

1 Unsecured Premises

2 Utility Problem

4 Directed Patrol

4 Public Speaking Events

3 Car Seat Inspections

28 Boat Safety Inspections

2 Water rescue

Investigative Calls 

41 Motor Vehicle Crashes

38 Alarms

14 Animal Problems

5 Arrest on Warrant

1 Assault – Simple

1 Assault - Aggravated

3 ATV Complaint

2 Biased Based Incident

2 Boating Incidents

2 Burning Complaints

28 Public disturbance/disputes

3 Child Custody Dispute

2 Death Investigation

19 Domestic disturbance

5 Domestic Assault

4 Driving after suspension

2 Drug Investigations


12 Fireworks

5 Fraud

1 Fugitive from justice

3 Illegal Dumping

4 Incapacitation – drug/alcohol

19 Juvenile problems – SRO Activity

15 Larceny

1 Missing Person

54 Motor Vehicle/Parking complaints

10 Noise

1 Ordinance Violation

3 Overdose

2 Phone Problems

1 Property Damage

17 Trespass Notice Request

7 Persons attempting/threatening self-harm

2 Restraining Order Violation

1 Sexual Assault

2 Stalking

54 Suspicious circumstance

3 Theft of Service

23 Threats/Harassment

10 Trespass

7 Vandalism

4 Violation of Court Ordered Release

Of their 49 traffic stops, CPD officers issued 32 warnings and 17 tickets for civil violations. 25 boat operators were given warnings for marine related violations. 29 individuals were issued citations to appear in Vermont Superior Court in Burlington for 47 criminal offenses.

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