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Vergennes Police Log: Typical calls occupy city police

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Posted on January 25, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of incidents and violations between Jan. 15 and 21, including continuing violations of the city’s winter overnight parking ban, minor car accidents, a student drug case, an untimely death, and two animal control issues, all while working on a couple more serious investigations on which they were not yet ready to comment.

During those seven days, Vergennes police:

On Jan. 15:

•  Ticketed a car in violation of the parking ban.

•  Responded to a report of a suspicious car parked near a First Street driveway and learned it belonged to a neighbor’s friend.

•  Heard from a woman whose brother-in-law had allegedly made three harassing phone calls; police said to let them know if more were made.

On Jan. 16:

•  Were told someone was shining a flashlight in John Graham Shelter windows; police learned it was a shelter manager.

•  Helped Vermont State Police by responding to a minor two-car accident in Waltham.

•  Heard that a dog had attacked another dog being walked on Union Street; police are hoping the dog walker can ID the owner of the attacking dog.

•  Ticketed a car in violation of the winter parking ban on South Water Street.

•  Talked to a man riding a bicycle on Monkton Road who had reportedly fallen off it twice on Route 7 in snowy weather. Police contacted a family member to give him a ride home.

•  Referred a child custody dispute to state police because it was an Addison case.

•  Helped a car owner get into a locked vehicle on McKnight Lane in Waltham.

•  Heard from a Vergennes Union High School student that his father had no license and might be driving to the school; police could not find him.

On Jan. 17:

•  Helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a South Maple Street call.

•  Ticketed three cars in violation of the parking ban around the city.

•  Helped state police by directing traffic around a disabled truck on Route 22A in Panton.

•  Handled a Main Street accident in which a truck struck two parked cars in snowy weather.

On Jan. 18:

•  Issued nine traffic tickets while on special patrol on West Main Street.

On Jan. 19:

•  Ticketed a car in violation of the parking ban.

•  Pulled a downed TV cable that had sagged down onto Main Street.

•  Checked the welfare of an elderly Green Street resident and determined he was OK.

•  Worked on court diversion paperwork for and talked to the parents of students discovered smoking marijuana in a VUHS locker room.

•  Took a report of an apparent phone scam from an East Street resident, who reported that a caller threatened an arrest if she did not call a certain number.

On Jan. 20:

•  Went to Booth Woods to help deal with loose cows and discovered the animals’ owner had the situation under control.

•  Sent the department K9 unit to help state police on Plank Road in Bristol.

On Jan. 21:

•           Responded to an untimely death in a Hillside Drive apartment and determined it was not due to foul play.

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