Burlington Police to unveil new priority response plan

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Acting Chief Jon Murad is scheduled to detail the Burlington Police Department’s new priority response plan at noon Monday

Murad has said in recent months that if the department’s staffing issues continue, the midnight shift would need to be cut. If that were to happen, the BPD would be unable to respond to calls in person between 3:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. each day.

Meanwhile, investigators are trying to get to the bottom of two shots-fired incidents in the Old North End. One took place shortly after 3:00 a.m. Saturday; the other happened not long after 3:00 a.m. Sunday.

Both incidents happened near the intersection of Isham and Loomis streets. There’s no indication of whether or not the two incidents are related.

Murad wrote that three young men were hurt in the Sunday morning incident — but from a physical fight, not from gunshots. One of the three is thought to have been involved in shots-fired incidents from last August and last September in Burlington that are still being investigated.

If you know anything else about this weekend’s incidents or the ones from last year, you can give the BPD a call at (802) 658-2704.

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