Vergennes Police Log: Routine calls keep police busy

VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of matters between May 21 and 27, including gas drive-offs, calls for back-up from other agencies, a few incidents involving juveniles, and citations following traffic stops.
In that week, Vergennes police:
•  On May 21 talked to a driver who had left Champlain Farms without paying for gas; she said it was a mistake and returned and paid.
•  On May 21 told youths fishing at the MacDonough Drive docks to put out a fire they had started on the pavement there.
•  On May 22 told a contractor carrying dirt in a dump truck to be more careful after he had spilled a small amount on MacDonough Drive.
•  On May 22 told boys throwing rocks near the new stairway down to the Otter Creek basin to knock it off.
•  On May 23 returned a wallet to its owner after it had been found at the New Haven Road Laundromat.
•  On May 23 asked a female resident of the John Graham Shelter to leave after she made threats to fellow residents; police took that action at the request of shelter officials.
•  On May 23 checked out a report of a suspicious man on a Mountain View Lane porch and learned he was a friend of the homeowner leaving a note.
•  On May 23 told kids using go-karts on Thomas Circle not to do so on public roads, and also advised them to wear helmets.
•  On May 23 calmed an argument between South Water Street neighbors over placement of a fence along a property line.
•  On May 23 cited Kiah A. Ellis, 21, of Burlington for possession of marijuana after stopping his car for speeding on West Main Street.
•  On May 23 cited Ervina Iseric, 21, of Shelburne for speeding and for driving with a civilly suspended license after a West Main Street traffic stop.
•  On May 24 dealt with a South Water Street accident in which a car rear-ended a school bus and the driver of the car suffered minor injuries.
•  On May 24 backed up Bristol police while they took into custody a drunken man who was allegedly suicidal and was disorderly.
•  On May 24 spoke to two juveniles who wandered inside Green Mountain Power property near the Otter Creek Falls while on a class trip.
•  On May 25 discovered several sets of keys in car doors at a North Main Street car dealership after hours and secured them in a lockbox.
•  On May 26 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad deal with a fallen bicyclist on Main Street.
•  On May 26 accepted a wallet that had been found at a Dead Creek boating access. Police said as of Tuesday they were still trying to contact its owner, who they identified as Gregory Kriger, and that they would appreciate help.
•  On May 26 talked to a driver who had left Champlain Farms without paying for gas, who returned and paid.
•  On May 26 backed up Vermont State Police at a Route 7 traffic stop in New Haven at which police said marijuana and Ecstasy pills were found.
•  On May 27 checked out a report of a suspicious car on Second Street. 

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