Vergennes Police Log: Information needed in hit-and-run

VERGENNES — Vergennes police are seeking information about a Sunday morning hit-and-run accident that injured two youths.
Police said a southbound car on Main Street struck a 12-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy as they were in the crosswalk at the Green Street intersection at 11:50 a.m.
The girl and boy were treated at Porter Hospital and released — the girl for injuries to her hip, abdomen, back and head, and the boy for scrapes and bruises to his arms and legs.
The car was described as a light-colored sedan, and police were told it was being driven by an older operator.
Anyone who saw anything is asked to call Vergennes police at 877-1152.
In other action between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4, Vergennes police:
•  On Aug. 29 looked unsuccessfully for a car that startled pedestrians on Main Street.
•  On Aug. 29 were told by a Kinney Drug Store employee that empty beer cans and liquor bottles were found near the store’s Dumpster.
•  On Aug. 29 found graffiti that police believe might be gang-related on a wall at the city skate park.
•  On Aug. 30 checked the welfare of a Main Street resident on behalf of the Counseling Service of Addison County, but found no one home.
•  On Aug. 30 were told by a Goodrich Corp. official that suspicious cars were pulling in and out of the company parking lot; police have been checking in on the lot.
•  On Aug. 31 cited James Plunkett, 26, a transient now being held in the St. Albans Correctional Center, with burglary and unlawful mischief for a July 18 incident at the city pool. Plunkett had already been cited for unlawful trespass at the scene, but police said they obtained more information that tied him to the alleged theft of cash from and vandalism to the facility, including causing damage to three doors, a vending machine and its office.
•  On Aug. 31 cited Karen Norton, 40, of Vergennes for petit larceny for allegedly stealing $64 from the counter at the city clerk’s office.
•  On Aug. 31 calmed a dispute between a teen and her parents at a North Street residence.
•  On Aug. 31 recovered an exercise machine from an Armory Lane ditch.
•  On Sept. 1 began looking into a complaint that a car illegally passed a school bus on East Street.
•  On Sept. 1 were told that radio and GPS equipment had been stolen from a car at Denecker Chevrolet.
•  On Sept. 1 helped a woman contact her daughter at Northlands Job Corps by helping her reach the campus administration.
•  On Sept. 1 were told that someone had tried to scam $4,000 by phone from a city resident by telling her that her grandson had been arrested in Ontario and needed the cash.
•  On Sept. 1 were told a 12-year-old boy had been followed when he left the ball field near the Legion clubhouse; police are investigating this incident.
•  On Sept. 1 received two tips about drug activity in the area.
•  On Sept. 1 began investigating the theft of a 60-inch flatscreen TV from a West Main Street home.
•  On Sept. 1 cited Rushanne Daley, 21, a Northlands student from New Jersey for supplying alcohol to minors. Police also cited two companions for underage drinking; these actions were taken while unsuccessfully searching for a man reported to be carrying a shotgun in the MacDonough Drive area.
•  On Sept. 2 issued no-trespass orders to two local residents on behalf of a Main Street business.
•  On Sept. 2 went along with CSAC to a Main Street apartment and ended up taking the resident to Porter Hospital after she tried to grab an officer’s gun.
•  On Sept. 2 helped to try to find a missing Northlands student, but could not.
•  On Sept. 2 checked a report of a suspicious car in a West Main Street driveway, but found no problem.
•  On Sept. 2 calmed an arguing man and woman on the city green.
•  On Sept. 3 cited Christopher Sumner, 29, of Ferrisburgh for driving with a suspended license, criminal offense.
•  On Sept. 3 checked a report of a suspicious car in the Goodrich parking lot, but found nothing.
•  On Sept. 3 cited Robert Whiteman Jr., 48, of Burlington for drunken driving after stopping him at a Route 7 checkpoint.

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