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Vergennes Police Log: City police kept busy with routine incidents

VERGENNES — Vergennes police had an active seven days between May 14 and 20, but dealt with mostly routine matters.
In that week, city police:
•  On May 14 helped a motorist get into a locked car in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
•  On May 15 helped Vermont State Police search for burglary suspects in New Haven.
•  On May 15 checked a Hillside Drive apartment after a report that a man was there in violation of a relief-from-abuse order.
•  On May 15 helped an Addison County Sheriff’s Department deputy handle a traffic stop of a tractor-trailer unit in Addison.
•  On May 15 handled a minor two-car accident at the intersection of Main Street and Monkton Road.
•  On May 16 handled a Hillside Drive apartment noise complaint.
•  On May 16 were told by a Main Street apartment resident that her ex-boyfriend was reportedly in the building the night before in violation of a restraining order.
•  On May 16 told four kids who had snuck into the city pool to leave and not do it again.
•  On May 16 handled a minor two-car accident in a North Main Street parking lot.
•  On May 17 identified a man who kicked a door while leaving the City Limits bar; police said he would be cited when he is tracked down.
•  On May 17 directed traffic around flooded areas during a brief, but severe, rainstorm.
•  On May 17 looked unsuccessfully for people in a van reportedly selling a television in the Shaw’s parking lot.
•  On May 17 told a South Water Street resident to put out an illegal yard fire.
•  On May 18 helped Vergennes Union High School officials deal with two students with behavior issues.
•  On May 18 were told by one woman that another woman had sent threatening text messages after she had given the woman’s ex-boyfriend a ride home.
•  On May 18 sent an alert out that a car had left Champlain Farms without paying for $21 of gas; VSP stopped the car on Route 22A, and the driver said he would return and that he had forgotten to pay.
•  On May 18 told a group of adult men, none from Vergennes, not to skateboard on Green Street.
•  On May 18 cited a 19-year-old New York City resident for speeding on Scovil Lane and for being in possession of a false driver’s license.
•  On May 18 helped VSP arrest three suspects, one involved in an alleged domestic assault and all three who were subsequently cited for possession of marijuana; city police said they saw the car involved at Champlain Farms and blocked it in and held the suspects until VSP arrived.
•  On May 18 asked a person talking loudly late at night in a King Street parking lot to quiet down.
•  On May 19 checked the welfare of a child left alone in a Monkton Road parking lot; the child was fine, but police warned the mother.
•  On May 19 looked unsuccessfully for a man reported to be lurking around the Hillside Drive apartments.
•  On May 19 helped a motorist on Monkton Road having trouble with a rental car.
•  On May 19 cited Mark W. Brace, 49, of Panton for driving under the influence of alcohol, third offense; police allege that Brace’s blood-alcohol content tested at 0.088 percent, just over the legal limit for driving of 0.08.
•  On May 20 identified two people caught stealing beer from Champlain Farms; police plan to cite the men.
•  On May 20 stood by while a man recovered belongings from an apartment.
•  On May 20 were told by a woman her ex-husband had made a harassing phone call.
•  On May 20 helped VSP at a domestic dispute in Addison.
•  On May 20 were told that two rolls of scrap copper had been stolen from a Green Mountain Power building on Mechanic Street.

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