Vergennes Police Log: Lost jewelry, minor complaints keep police busy

VERGENNES — Vergennes police responded to mostly typical matters during the week that included the Christmas holiday.
Between Dec. 24 and 30, Vergennes police:
•  On Dec. 24 were told by a woman who walked into the station that she had lost jewelry outside the Little City Family Practice.
•  On Dec. 25 were told by a Hillside Acres apartment resident that a Ferrisburgh man might be suicidal. Police contacted the man and said that he seemed OK, but requested that the Counseling Service of Addison County follow up and also informed Vermont State Police.
•  On Dec. 26 helped Bristol police search a Monkton home for drugs; police said paraphernalia were found.
•  On Dec. 26 checked a report of a suspicious panel truck outside a vacant Booth Woods home; it was gone when police arrived, and they believe it may have been sent by a bank to check on a foreclosed property.
•  On Dec. 26 were told by a woman that a man against whom she has taken a relief-from-abuse order honked his car horn at her.
•  On Dec. 27 looked into a complaint that kids were being towed behind a go-kart on a snowy Bowman Road, but found nothing.
•  On Dec. 28 directed traffic on Main Street around a disabled propane truck.
•  On Dec. 28 along with VSP conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 7 in New Haven.
•  On Dec. 28 tried but failed to find a man reported to be wandering drunk on School Street.
•  On Dec. 29 ticketed a car left on a city street in violation of the city’s winter overnight parking ban.
•  On Dec. 29 received a tip about illegal drug activity in the area.
•  On Dec. 29 were told a juvenile had run away and determined the teen was in Middlebury; Middlebury police brought the juvenile to Vergennes, and city police took the teen home.
•  On Dec. 29 checked out a burglary complaint on First Street; police determined the home had been entered through a window, but that nothing had been taken.
•  On Dec. 29 stood by while a tow truck removed a disabled vehicle from Main Street.
•  On Dec. 30 checked out a Sunset Drive home after discovering its door was open; police found no problem.
•  On Dec. 30 ticketed a car left on a city street in violation of the city’s winter overnight parking ban and had it towed.
•  On Dec. 30 were told a vehicle parked at Champlain Farms had suffered damage to its front and driver’s door.
•  On Dec. 30 helped a motorist get into a locked car on New Haven Road.
•  On Dec. 30 arrested Scott Denny, 51, of Ferrisburgh for violating the conditions of a relief-from-abuse order. Police said at the Kinney Drug Store Denny tried to strike up a conversation with the woman who took out the order, a violation of the order’s terms, and they lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.

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