Vergennes Police Log: Ferrisburgh man jailed for threatening pets, violating abuse order

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Nov. 20 arrested a Ferrisburgh man after he allegedly threatened both a woman and her pets when she indicated she wished to end a relationship, and then jailed him again the next day after he violated his conditions of release.
Police said the technical first charge they filed against Scott Denny, 51, was extortion, because Denny allegedly said he would kill the woman’s dog and bird if she did not comply with his wishes. The woman came into the police station and also alleged that Denny had repeatedly threatened her in the past. Police lodged Denny at the Chittenden County Correctional Center on Nov. 20.
After his release from jail, on Nov. 21 Vergennes police returned Denny to the correctional center after he violated the terms of a relief-from-abuse order by making contact with the alleged victim.
Vergennes police would also like to remind Vergennes residents and city residents of the community’s winter ban on overnight parking on city streets. The ban begins on this Saturday, Dec. 1, and covers the hours between 2 and 6:30 a.m. Cars parked on the streets during those hours are subject to fines, towing or both, police said.
In other incidents between Nov. 19 and 25, Vergennes police:
•  On Nov. 19 responded to a Hillside Acres noise complaint and found a drunken woman outside the apartment complex; police found an acquaintance to look after her.
•  On Nov. 19 and 20 aided the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office by serving subpoenas to Panton Road and Main Street residents.
•  On Nov. 20 arrested Eugene Charlebois, 44, of New Haven on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court; Charlebois posted bail at the Addison County Sheriff’s Department.
•  On Nov. 20 issued two speeding tickets to the same driver at the intersection of South Water and Main streets, one for driving too fast into a busy intersection, and one for speeding away from the initial traffic stop and hitting 43 mph in a 30 mph zone.
•  On Nov. 20 heard from a citizen about suspicious late-night activity in Falls Park.
•  On Nov. 21 responded to a trespassing complaint on Mountain View Lane and discovered an elderly, confused man wandering; police determined he had not taken his medications and called the Counseling Service of Addison County.
•  On Nov. 21 checked a report of a possibly drunken man standing on Route 7, but found no one.
•  On Nov. 21 checked the welfare of a Walker Avenue resident on behalf of his family and found him to be fine.
•  On Nov. 22 looked into a report that a drunken man was with a child on Main Street and determined it was false.
•  On Nov. 22 helped a motorist get into a locked car on Comfort Hill.
•  On Nov. 23 cited Dylan Ouellette, 22, of Middlebury for a civil offense of driving with a suspended license after spotting him in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
•  On Nov. 23 investigated a complaint that a teenage boy was following a teenage girl around.
•  On Nov. 23 accepted unused prescription drugs for destruction.
•  On Nov. 24 backed up Vermont State Police at a drunk-driving stop of a motorist VSP followed into the city.
•  On Nov. 24 responded to a 4 a.m. one-car accident on New Haven Road and cited the driver, Kyle Benjamin, 22, of Ferrisburgh, for driving under the influence of alcohol and possession of marijuana.
•  On Nov. 24 brought a loose dog to the Vergennes Animal Hospital.
•  On Nov. 25 responded to a complaint of noisy fireworks in Booth Woods, but found nothing upon arrival. 

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