VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Oct. 3 went to Middlebury to arrest a city man for heroin possession.
The arrest was triggered when Middlebury police stopped Mark Kennedy, 25, on Creek Road in Middlebury. Middlebury police had been told by Vergennes police that Kennedy was a drug suspect, and asked to search the vehicle. He did not give consent, but the owner of the vehicle, who Vergennes police described as Kennedy’s girlfriend, did give consent.
Vergennes police and the department canine then searched the car and allegedly found heroin, city police said, and because they had developed the drug case they made the arrest and lodged Kennedy at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
Kennedy, who police said had a Vergennes address but is more accurately described as homeless, was also charged with violating his conditions of release and driving with a suspended license.
In other action between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7, Vergennes police:
• On Oct. 1 handled a minor two-car accident on MacDonough Drive.
• On Oct. 1 sent the department’s Drug Recognition Expert to help Vermont State Police at their New Haven barracks.
• On Oct. 1 talked to an Ice House Court resident who was concerned about criminal activity in the area.
• On Oct. 1 spoke with a Panton resident who was concerned about possible drug activity on his property; police advised VSP of the issue.
• On Oct. 2 began investigation the theft of a safe from a High Street home; police said the safe contained cash and documents.
• On Oct. 2 began investigating an alleged assault of one woman by another woman at a Hillside Acres apartment; police returned to the scene on Oct. 3 to calm a verbal dispute between the two women.
• On Oct. 2 ticketed the driver of a tractor-trailer truck for speeding on North Main Street and for driving with a suspended license; they also grounded the truck.
• On Oct. 2 backed up Bristol police at an incident at a South Street home there in which Bristol police arrested one person on an outstanding warrant and seized drug paraphernalia.
• On Oct. 3 began investigating an allegation by a woman living on Main Street that she had been sexually assaulted.
• On Oct. 3 were told by a Vergennes Redemption Center employee that an occupant of a car that pulled up at closing time appeared to have an automatic weapon; it was gone when police arrived, but they alerted other local agencies.
• On Oct. 4 helped VSP by handling a minor two-car accident at the intersection of Monkton Road and Route 7.
• On Oct. 5 cited Michael Cobb, 47, of Vergennes for domestic assault after he allegedly pushed his girlfriend to the floor at a South Maple Street apartment.
• On Oct. 5 heard from a city resident that her ex-husband, who had made threats against her, had just learned where she lived.
• On Oct. 7 aided VSP by responding to a one-car accident on Woodman Hill on Route 7 south of the city.