Vergennes Police Log: Cars towed due to winter parking ban

VERGENNES — Last week’s snowy weather resulted in Vergennes police ticketing and/or ordering towed a number of cars left on city streets in violation of the city’s wintertime ban on overnight on-street parking.
Police ticketed cars and ordered at least one car towed on the nights of March 18, 19, 20 and 21.
The parking ban will remain in effect through April 1, this coming Monday.
In other action between March 18 and 24, Vergennes police:
•  At the request of the Department of Children and Families, on March 18 took an unmanageable juvenile from a city home and brought the minor to the Woodside juvenile facility.
•  On March 18 sent the department Drug Recognition Expert to help Vermont State Police at a traffic stop on Route 7 in New Haven.
•  On March 18 arrested Northlands Job Corps student Bradford James Jr., 20, of Newark, N.J., for possession of marijuana and lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center. Police alleged he had 1.2 ounces of marijuana in a locker at Northlands.
•  On March 18 searched the Booth Woods area after a gunshot was heard, but found nothing.
•  On March 19 searched for and checked the welfare of a St. Johnsbury resident who was in Vergennes and was determined to be OK.
•  On March 19 and 20 helped South Maple Street residents get into their locked cars.
•  On March 20 directed traffic on Main Street around a disabled vehicle.
•  On March 20 heard an allegation that repossession company workers were using inappropriate behavior while reclaiming a car.
•  On March 21 looked unsuccessfully for a dog reported to have been hit by a car on Panton Road.
•  On March 21 picked up a dog running loose on South Water Street and took it to the Vergennes Animal Hospital.
•  On March 21 checked into a report that vandals were throwing pieces of a MacDonough Drive stone wall into Otter Creek.
•  On March 21 looked unsuccessfully on behalf of VSP for a skateboarder reported to be on Route 7.
•  On March 22 backed up VSP at a domestic assault case at the Whispering Pines campground in Panton. State police cited a Panton man for domestic assault.
•  On March 22 tried to find a student reported missing from Vergennes Union High School.
•  On March 22 accepted a wallet found on Monkton Road.
•  On March 22 cited Martin Landon, 41, of Vergennes for a criminal count of driving with a suspended license after stopping his vehicle for speeding on Main Street.
•  On March 23 responded to a complaint of the smell of marijuana from the Hillside Acres apartment area, but could not pinpoint its source.
•  On March 23 directed traffic while a water main break was repaired on Main Street.
•  On March 23 calmed a dispute at a North Street apartment.
•  On March 23 backed up VSP at a reported domestic assault in Panton in which Vergennes police said VSP cited a man for providing alcohol to a minor.
•  On March 24 secured an unlocked business door while on late-night patrol on Main Street.
•  On March 24 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a Booth Woods call.
•  On March 24 cited Derrick St. George, 26, of Charlotte for burglary for allegedly breaking into the Ferrisburgh fire station and stealing gasoline. 

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