VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 24 referred to a bank’s fraud department an email scam in which a Hillside Drive apartment resident lost $2,000.
Police said the resident agreed to display a company sign on a vehicle for $2,600 and received a check in that amount. But the resident also agreed to send $2,000 to the people with whom he expected to do business. Police said the $2,600 check proved not to be valid, and the resident was out the money that was sent away.
As always, police advised residents to be wary of sending cash to anyone who contacts them via the internet or phone.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police last week issued tickets to drivers of two tractor-trailer trucks for exceeding legal weight limits.
On July 19 city police ticketed one operator for a truck they said was 12,400 pounds overweight after stopping the vehicle for speeding. That ticket came to $788, according to police.
On July 18 police stopped another truck on Main Street for defective equipment and ended up issuing the driver a $123 ticket because the truck was allegedly 3,300 pounds overweight.
In about a dozen special traffic patrols throughout the city between July 15 and 21 Vergennes police...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 9 cited a man for driving with a criminally suspended license who they said had four previous convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Cited was Corey Steady, 40, who police said had a most recent address of Vergennes. Police said he was stopped on Macdonough Drive when the vehicle he was operating came back through the system as belonging to a driver with a suspended license. Steady was cited into court in September and released, police said.
Vergennes police between July 8 and 14 also conducted 11 directed traffic patrols, during which...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on July 4 cited a city woman for domestic assault after responding to a 2 a.m. report of people yelling in a Main Street apartment building.
Police allege that Tammy Curler, 53, struck a man in the face. Police said Curler told them the victim’s dog bit her hand before she allegedly hit the man. The alleged victim denied that allegation, according to police. Curler was cited and released.
City police between July 1 and 7 also conducted 14 directed patrols intended to curb speeding and enhance road safety within city limits. On those patrols they ticketed 19...
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...