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Vergennes Police Log: Investigation leads to felony pot charge

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 9 cited a 20-year-old city resident for a felony count of selling marijuana.
Cited was Chelsea Barrows of West Street. Police said the citation was the result of a lengthy investigation.
In other action between Jan. 7 and 13, Vergennes police:
•  On Jan. 7 received a call from the Addison Northwest Supervisory Union office that a woman had made phone threats to them. Police were then informed she was on the way to Ferrisburgh Central School and backed up Vermont State Police there; VSP cited the woman for driving with a suspended license. On Jan. 11 police were told she was driving her children to school illegally again, and informed VSP.
•  On Jan. 8 received a tip about illegal drug activity in the area.
•  On Jan. 8 and 9 helped Vergennes Union High School personnel deal with students’ behavioral and academic problems.
•  On Jan. 9 served subpoenas to city residents on behalf of the state’s attorney’s office.
•  On Jan. 9 looked into vandalism — driving across a lawn — on Alden Place.
•  On Jan. 9 calmed a mother-daughter dispute at a West Street home.
•  On Jan. 9 on behalf of VSP checked out a report of gunshots on Fuller Mountain Road in Ferrisburgh, but found nothing.
•  On Jan. 9 sent the department Drug Recognition Expert to help VSP at its New Haven barracks; the DRE determined that a driver was under the influence.
•  On Jan. 10 accepted a report of a hit-and-run car accident in a Ferrisburgh church parking lot.
•  On Jan. 10 responded to a call of a suspicious person outside a First Street home; police found footprints.
•  On Jan. 10 ticketed one of the drivers involved in a minor two-car accident on Main Street.
•  On Jan. 10 calmed a mother-son dispute at a Green Street residence.
•  On Jan. 10 responded to a one-car accident on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh on behalf of VSP.
•  On Jan. 11 accepted three tips about illegal drug activity in Vergennes and Ferrisburgh.
•  On Jan. 11 backed up VSP at a Monkton domestic situation in which police said a man with a weapon was threatening harm to himself and his family. Police said the man surrendered the weapon to VSP.
•  On Jan. 11 were told the tires of a car parked on Victory Street had been punctured.
•  On Jan. 11 twice responded to the John Graham Shelter to help personnel there deal with a loud and argumentative resident, who was asked to leave the second time.
•  On Jan. 11 went to a Main Street apartment because its occupant said she wanted a guest removed, but learned the occupant had changed her mind.
•  On Jan. 11 directed traffic around a car fire on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.
•  On Jan. 12 secured an unlocked door at the St. Peter’s Church Parish Hall.
•  On Jan. 12 dealt with a minor two-car accident on Main Street.
•  On Jan. 12 told a man squatting in an empty Main Street apartment to leave.
•  On Jan. 12 told three Northlands Job Corps students who had put up a tent and lit a campfire near the Otter Creek falls to pull up stakes.
•  On Jan. 12 checked out a report of gunshots in New Haven on behalf of VSP, but found nothing.
•  On Jan. 12 helped the Vergennes-Panton Water District find a line break on Monkton Road and directed traffic while it was repaired.
•  On Jan. 13 arrested Japheth Kehoe, 28, of Weybridge on an outstanding Rutland County warrant and lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center. 

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