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Any door-to-door salesperson in Bristol will have a solicitor's license, issued by the Town Clerk or the Marshal, which you should ask to see. If they do not have a solicitor's license, please refer them to the Bristol Police Department and give us a call to let us know. We do recommend that you always use caution when dealing with ANY door to door salesperson. You do not have to open your door or let any sales people in.
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Criminal enforcement: In October our officers conducted 36 investigations. Of those 36, six were closed by in custody arrests. There were two more juvenile cases that were not in custody arrests. Officers have ongoing investigations of several other cases which including our bank robbery. There is one person in custody for our recent bank robbery and the investigation continues. Our officers, with lead investigator Chief Deputy Albin, along with assistance of the FBI, have Darrius Witherspoon in custody. This investigation is being prosecuted in Federal Court. We continue to warn against the con-artists and the many ways and attempts to defraud you of money. Always be aware and never provide any pertinent information over the phone. Official bank and credit card companies will never ask for birth dates, social security numbers, or account numbers over the phone. If you have questions or concerns please call the police department or go to our webpage at http://bristolpolice.org.
Traffic Enforcement: Our town continues to deal with the day time traffic congestion as business and new businesses continue to move commodities in and out of our community. The movement of oversized vehicles Monday – Friday during day time hours add to the congestion. Industrial Drive at the South edge for SR 15, between Maple St. and Division St. is under construction and will hopefully alleviate some congestion. With the time change and sunrise and sunset changing, be cautious of children walking to and from school and out at play. Deer are also on the move more as hunting season has opened. Be cautious especially in those areas where deer are which encompasses nearly all of our area. As temperatures lower and precipitation falls, remember to drive defensively; watching bridges and overpasses which freeze first. Slow down for rain, snow, and ice. It is a good idea, if your car is not equipped with running lights, to turn lights on during inclement weather.
September: The weekend of September 7 & 8, we assisted with fundraiser motorcycle rides that came through town.
September 14 Bonneyville Park hosted their annual festival. Our Posse assisted with security and traffic.
The Annual Town Fall Party was held on October 25th. This year it was held at the Bristol Elementary School and was open to all children from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The school had games. The police department handed out bags of candy and hosted our annual hay ride. The hay ride will continued until 9:00 pm. The Fire Department hosted their haunted house at the fire department on October 25th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. !
Trick or Treating will be October 31st from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Posse will be attended a specialized training at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY October 21st – 25th. The Posse paid for lodging, food, and gasoline. The training was paid for the police department. This year’s training for 100 full and part time officers was conducted by members of the Toronto Canadian Mounted Police. It is quite an honor to be invited and four of our members attended.
Christmas for Bristol Children, formally Shop With a Cop, is still in the planning stages. This year we have invited members of the Fire Department to assist so we can sponsor more children. There will be a pizza party and Cardinal buses will transport children to Meijer this year accompanied by officers and sponsors.
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The Amber Alert Plan is a cooperative effort between the Indiana
radio and television stations and law enforcement agencies. The plan
calls for law enforcement agencies to provide radio and television
stations with an alert upon the immediate confirmation of a
qualifying child abduction. All participating radio stations will
break programming to broadcast the alert and subsequent information
provided by law enforcement.