Vergennes Police Log: Vergennes man cited for DUI

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 2 cited a city man for driving under the influence of alcohol, an action taken after they received a phone call from a citizen alleging the man had offered the caller alcohol while both drivers were stopped at a stop sign.
Police said they saw a gold Honda Pilot fitting the description provided by the caller on Route 7 north of Vergennes, and then followed the vehicle before stopping it on Main Street.
There, they cited Scott Denny, 50, of Vergennes for DUI after his blood-alcohol content allegedly tested at 0.173, about double the legal limit for driving, which is 0.08 percent.
Between Jan. 2 and 7, Vergennes police also responded to two false alarms and:
•  During a Jan. 2 winter storm aided Vermont State Police at the scene of a three-car accident in Monkton.
•  On Jan. 2 checked the welfare of a South Water Street resident, who they discovered had been admitted to Porter Hospital; police told the out-of-state relative who had called about the resident what they had learned.
•  On Jan. 3 were told by Champlain Farms officials that $60 had been stolen; police said they have a suspect in the case.
•  On Jan. 3 helped motorists get into locked cars on South Maple and South Water streets.
•  On Jan. 3 went to Route 7 in Ferrisburgh to help VSP look for a 17-year-old who had jumped out of her grandmother’s car and run into the woods; VSP found the teen.
•  On Jan. 4 checked into a possible violation of a relief-from-abuse order at a South Water Street residence, but found nothing wrong.
•  On Jan. 5 at about 4 a.m. went with the department canine to help VSP look for a driver who had left the scene of a one-car accident on foot; the search was unsuccessful.
•  On Jan. 5 took a truant male student to Vergennes Union High School.
•  On Jan. 5 began looking into the burglary of a South Water Street garage, where a portable welder was stolen.
•  On Jan. 5 dealt with a minor one-car accident on North Main Street.
•  On Jan. 5 helped a motorist get into a locked car in the Subway parking lot.
•  On Jan. 5 secured an unlocked Green Mountain Power building on Mechanic Street.
•  On Jan. 6 dealt with a noise complaint at a Hillside Drive apartment.
•  On Jan. 6 stood by on Main Street while a motorist waited for a wrecker; police said his car hit a pothole near the bridge, damaging a tie rod.
•  On Jan. 6 cited Jessica Kimball, 37, of Vergennes for a criminal count of driving with a suspended license after spotting her driving on Main Street.
•  On Jan. 6 cited Hienok Tsegezab, 22, of Chelsea, Mass., for simple assault after he allegedly punched another Northlands Job Corps student during a dance at the center.
•  On Jan. 7 handled a minor two-car accident at the intersection of Monkton Road and Main Street.
•  On Jan. 7 cited Ranee Grover, 41, of Pownal for a civil charge of driving with a suspended license and speeding after a West Main Street traffic stop.

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