Bristol Town Marshal’s Report – May 2015

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Vehicles crashes were lower during this last month. Remember to drive defensively and to always wear safety restraints. Most police departments throughout the state participated in the selective enforcement efforts. Extra enforcement efforts are being directed to hazardous driver, impaired and safety restraint enforcement. Our surveys show nearly a 98% compliance in seatbelt usage. Congratulations and thank you, they save lives. Please do not text and drive. It is unsafe and illegal.

During April we have investigated 30 cases. These vary from property crimes, identity theft, domestic violence, auto theft, crime against people, and possession of drugs and paraphernalia to mention some. We continue to do follow up investigations from previous cases taken. Most investigations initiate a lot of follow up investigations, interviews, and follow up on all leads in order to get prosecution. Please remember to be on guard and to protect you and your property against would be criminals by scams and/or thefts. The scam continuing to be attempted currently is a call from persons saying they are with the IRS and you need to pay an amount immediately or you will be in trouble. This is a total scam. The IRS does not call you. It will be done by US mail and then in person. If you receive this type of call please report it to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) at 1.800.366.4484 or at

Thank You: The police department and I would like to again thank the community and all who supported our semi-annual fundraising breakfast held in March. This year monies raised went to Officer Mosher and his son who has had to go through several surgeries since birth. Thank you to all.

The winner of the 50/50 drawing was Tom Morris. The winner of the quilt made and donated by Carrie Martin was Sharon Harroff.


April Training

  • April 3 & 4 – Patrol rifle course
  • April 13th – Act Out state mandated training covers seven of our state mandated yearly trainings and was held in Nappanee.
  • April 13 – 17 Sgt. Lynch and Corporal Garner were Defensive Tactics Recertified



Michael L. Swallow,



Bristol Police Department



Activity summary for

April 2015


Calls for Service


Traffic Enforcement-


  • Traffic citations– 83
  • Traffic warnings– 80
  • Prop. damage accidents– 7
  • Personal Injury– 0



Ordinance Violations-

  • Citations– 0
  • Warnings– 0



Junk & Abandoned Vehicles-

  • Impounded– 0
  • Tagged– 1
  • Fixed or Removed– 1


Criminal Enforcement-

  • Cases Taken– 30
  • Cases Closed By Arrest– 6
  • Miles Driven: 9,474


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