Bristol seeks more patrols

BRISTOL — Residents of Housel Craft Road asked township trustees for their help to see if the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office can patrol their rural neighborhood more following recent thefts and break-ins.

Resident Daniel Shearer and other residents of Housel Craft Road and nearby streets said at Tuesday’s trustee meeting that this past Sunday night, several vehicles and garages at five or six properties were broken into and items were taken.

Residents said there also has been theft of vehicles in the area in recent weeks.

Trustee Ramon French said the sheriff’s department does patrol the area, but he will contact them to see if they can patrol a little more considering the thefts. The recent incidents happened late Sunday into early Monday.

In another matter, French said he is waiting to hear from the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s Office on the status of extending waterlines from Champion to the center and nearby streets. French said he was informed by Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith a survey will be sent out to residents on streets in the area of the center in late September and early October to see if there is enough interest.

Efforts are underway to get water to residents who now have wells.

In other action, trustees:

• Objected to the renewal of a liquor license for the Bristol Inn, state Routes 45 and 88, stating the business owes $15,228 in back taxes;

• Heard from Zoning Inspector Ellen Gordon of letters being sent out to property owners for removal of junk vehicles and cleanup of properties with debris and high grass;

• Approved Austin Gephardt as a firefighter;

• Voted to hold only one meeting next month, at 7 p.m. Sept. 3.