Vergennes Police Log: Police seek information of man who made threat

VERGENNES — Acting on behalf of Vergennes police, Burlington police on March 2 arrested a 51-year-old Vergennes resident for aggravated domestic assault and added two other charges following a March 1 incident at a Main Street, Vergennes, apartment.
Cited was Russell Hulst, a New Haven Road resident. Police allege that on March 1 he held a woman on the floor of her apartment, scratching her in the process, and yanked a ring off her finger, causing her pain and swelling. They allege Hulst also smashed one of the victim’s cell phones and pocketed another so that she was unable to call police. Police also said there were children in the apartment at the time, and that he dumped the contents of the victim’s purse on the floor.
As well as assault, police charged Hulst with larceny from a person because he left the premises with the cell phone, and refusal to let a person call emergency services. Hulst was held over the weekend in the Chittenden County Correctional Center, and was arraigned on Monday.
In other incidents between Feb. 27 and March 4, Vergennes police:
•  On Feb. 27 backed up Vermont State Police while they searched a car during a Route 7 traffic stop in Ferrisburgh.
•  On Feb. 28 ticketed a number of cars that were in violation of the city’s winter ban on overnight parking on city streets.
•  On Feb. 28 cited Justin T. Stone, 20, of Middlebury for excessive speed and driving a car with no insurance and unassigned plates after stopping his car on Comfort Hill.
•  On Feb. 28 spoke with a woman at a South Water Street home who thought her ex-husband might be stalking her.
•  On Feb. 28 and 29 helped motorists get into locked cars on Main Street and Monkton Road.
•  On Feb. 29 checked the Country Home Products parking lot for a suspicious car that was gone when police arrived.
•  On Feb. 29 backed up VSP at a domestic dispute on Monkton Road in Monkton.
•  On Feb. 29 checked a report that a woman walking a dog on South Maple Street was kicking doors and learned she was locked out of her apartment.
•  On March 1 began investigating at the request of an insurance adjuster the theft of a boiler, a water heater and eight cast-iron radiators from a Green Street home that had gone through foreclosure; police said the items stolen might be worth $10,000.
•  On March 2 began looking into the possible theft of a handgun from a MacDonough Drive resident.
•  On March 2 went to Route 22A in Bridport to help VSP deal with a report of a disabled vehicle.
•  On March 2 took a report of a minor two-car accident on North Green Street.
•  On March 2 referred to the state’s attorney’s office a shoving match involving a grandmother, mother and granddaughter at a Walker Avenue residence.
•  On March 3 looked for a suspicious car reported at the Eagles Club on New Haven Road, but could not find it.
•  On March 3 searched for a red van whose driver was reported to be looking at children in the Third Street area, but could not find it.
•  On March 3 cited a juvenile resident of Fair Haven for driving with excessive speed — 65 mph in a 30 mph zone — on West Main Street.
•  On March 4 cited Katie Ann Birkett, 26, for refusing to submit to testing for driving under the influence of alcohol after a South Water Street traffic stop.

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