Vergennes Police Log: City resident cited for domestic assault

VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited a city man for aggravated domestic assault on Sunday evening for an incident that they say occurred in the presence of two children aged nine or younger.

Police allege that Everett M. Lander, 25, pushed the victim against the wall of a West Main Street residence and held an arm against her throat, at least momentarily preventing her from breathing. Police said they processed Lander and took his statement at the Vergennes police station before citing and releasing him.

As well as ticketing five motorists and warning three others during a continuing series of special traffic patrols, between June 24 and 30 Vergennes police: 

On June 24:

•Referred to Vermont State Police a complaint of excessive mud dropping off farm vehicles onto Jersey Street and Panton Road in Panton.

•Dealt with a minor two-car accident on Armory Lane. 

•Heard from a witness in a court case that the witness was told by a third party that by giving testimony in the case he had put himself at risk. Police will keep an eye on the parties.

On June 25 told a game warden about a report that there were three raccoons on a road in Panton.

On June 26 began investigating a report of a possible series of thefts, apparently in mid-June, in which someone had entered a South Maple Street home and taken items that include a laptop computer and a watch.

On June 27:

•Spoke to the owner of dogs that had been left in a vehicle parked at Shaw’s Supermarket.

•Took a report of a scam in which someone had posed as a Vergennes police officer and warned a resident she was in debt and owed money.

•Backed up state police in Waltham at a domestic dispute. 

On June 28:

•Went to Northlands Job Corps to help the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad (VARS) at a call.

•Checked in at Northlands, where a herbicide spray truck had become entangled with a tree.

•Responded to a report of gunshots and women yelling near the Hillside Drive apartment complex, but found nothing. 

On June 29:

•Dealt with an unlocked business door found during an after-hours foot patrol.

•Spoke to the owner of dogs that had been left in a truck.

•Responded along with VARS and city firefighters to a report of an unresponsive female at Macdonough Park. Police said she and another Northlands student had been drinking, and both were of age. The second student had performed CPR, and VARS took the student to Porter Hospital. 

•Backed up VARS at a call at the Small City Market. 

•Took a report from a Hillside Drive apartment resident that a car had been stolen; police said it had apparently been lent out and not returned. Police returned to the same apartment twice early on the next morning, starting at 4:20 a.m., to deal with noise complaints. 

On June 30 responded during the evening to a private dock on Otter Creek, which had been hit by a boat, from which a boater had fallen off, apparently during the collision. 

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