Vergennes Police Log: Citizens volunteer help in battling drug crime
VERGENNES — Vergennes police continue to get citizen cooperation in their efforts to fight drug crime in the city, as they received seven tips about illegal narcotic activity between Nov. 5 and 11.
Three of the tips came on one day, Nov. 8. Citizens came forward with other information twice on Nov. 6, and one time each on Nov. 7 and Nov. 10.
In incidents between Nov. 5 and 11, Vergennes police:
• On Nov. 5 dealt with loose cows near West Main Street; police put the word out in the farm community, and the cows were collared.
• On Nov. 5 called an elderly Panton Road resident’s caregiver to help her after a Lifeline activation.
• On Nov. 5 took a report of an assault at Vergennes Union High School of a Counseling Service of Addison County caregiver by a troubled client.
• On Nov. 5 helped a motorist get into a locked car on MacDonough Drive.
• On Nov. 5 calmed an arguing couple at the John Graham Shelter.
• On Nov. 5 handled a minor two-car accident on Hillside Drive.
• On Nov. 5 were told a Champlain Farms customer had driven off without paying for gas, but learned soon after the customer returned to pay.
• On Nov. 6 were told by family members that they were worried a young teen was at an older man’s home, but learned she was not.
• On Nov. 6 were told by a Main Street landlord that a tenant had damaged an apartment.
• On Nov. 6 responded to a Main Street apartment building on behalf of Addison Family Court and issued a relief-from-abuse order to a man there and no-trespass orders to two women.
• On Nov. 7 began looking into illegal dumping at a Main Street apartment building.
• On Nov. 7 dealt with a parking complaint at a Monkton Road business.
• On Nov. 7 while returning from the police academy in Pittsford rounded up loose horses and returned them to a pasture, and then notified Vermont State Police of the issue.
• On Nov. 7 heard from a Northlands Job Corps student who was helping care for a city child that she felt threatened by the child’s mother; police spoke to the mother, and the student decided to work elsewhere.
• On Nov. 8 directed traffic around a large funeral.
• On Nov. 8 issued a no-trespass order to a man seen poking around a Sunset Drive resident’s car.
• On Nov. 9 checked into a report of a possible fight at the corner of School and Main streets and found kids playing tag.
• On Nov. 10 looked into tire-slashing on Green Street.
• On Nov. 10 told teens not to climb over the fencing on Pumphouse Island in the Otter Creek falls.
• On Nov. 10 handled a minor two-car accident at the intersection of Main and North Maple streets.
• On Nov. 10 cited a motorist for pot possession after a West Main Street traffic stop.
• On Nov. 11 investigated a burglary at a Green Street residence.
• On Nov. 11 told a guitar player in a Main Street apartment building to turn it down following a noise complaint.