Vergennes Police Log: Authorities called to settle mother/daughter arguments

VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with several recent incidents triggered by strained relationships between mothers and daughters.
On April 16, city police stood by to keep the peace while an adult woman moved her belongings out of her mother’s home.
On both April 19 and 28, Vergennes police had to ask a city woman’s mother to stop sending allegedly harassing text messages. Police said the mother was concerned about what she believed was her daughter’s irresponsible behavior.
On April 23, a neighbor alerted police about a loud argument between a mother and daughter at a First Street home, and police calmed the dispute and told the women not to harass each other.
On April 27, police heard from a woman who said her daughter was driving while failing to properly secure her granddaughter in a child seat. Police called the Department of Children and Families about the issue.
In other action between April 15 and 28, Vergennes police:
•  On April 15 referred a report of an alleged sex assault to Vermont State Police because it occurred in Ferrisburgh.
•  On April 15 looked into a complaint that the tires had been flattened on a car parked at the intersection of South Maple and Main streets.
•  On April 15 were told a $600 power broom had been stolen from the back of a pickup parked at a First Street home.
•  On April 17 cited Northlands Job Corps student Kyle Turner, 22, for marijuana possession and ticketed him for paraphernalia after responding to a report of four people smoking pot near the Otter Creek falls.
•  On April 18 checked out a report of a suspicious man on a porch near the Evergreen Preschool.
•  On April 18 went to the Otter Creek bridge after being told of a suicidal man threatening to jump. Police discovered the man had been subdued by friends, and he was taken to Porter Hospital to meet with the Counseling Service of Addison County.
•  On April 19 investigated an alleged assault involving three female Northlands students. Police said the students were not cited, but were terminated from the Job Corps program.
•  On April 19 sent the department’s Drug Recognition Expert to Bristol to help at a traffic stop.
•  On April 20 helped Middlebury police at the scene of a shooting, and while there assisted with the arrest of an uncooperative drunk driver.
•  On April 21 kept the peace at a child custody exchange on Meigs Road.
•  On April 21 spoke to a parent at the Hillside Acres apartment complex after a child was reported to be unsupervised.
•  On April 22 and 26 spoke to a woman who was building campfires on others’ property.
•  On April 22 calmed a dispute between South Water Street neighbors.
•  On April 22 served an abuse-prevention order to a First Street man.
•  On April 22 accepted prescription drugs for destruction.
•  On April 23 received a tip about illegal drug activity in the area.
•  On April 24 were told a student cleanup volunteer found a syringe behind a Canal Street storage unit.
•  On April 25 issued a no-trespass order to a patron at a downtown business.
•  On April 25 notified the Department of Children and Families about an allegation of child abuse made by a John Graham Shelter resident against a former spouse.
•  On April 25 calmed a child custody dispute on First Street.
•  On April 26 cited Stephen Seccafico, 17, of Warwick, N.Y., for possession of marijuana and speeding after a West Main Street traffic stop.
•  On April 26 cited Ryan West, 23, of Alburg for retail theft; police said a Champlain Farms employee allegedly saw West take food items, including beef jerky.
•  On April 26 called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to help a man on a Short Street sidewalk who police said was admitting having a medical problem relating to taking heroin. Police said he declined a hospital trip, and VARS evaluated him and took him home.
•  On April 27 backed up VSP at a Route 7 traffic stop at which VSP issued a marijuana citation.
•  On April 28 took a report that a Northlands student was missing; officials later learned the student was at a relative’s home.

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