Vergennes Police Log: City officers busy with routine calls
VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of mostly routine incidents between Aug. 12 and 18, including responding to complaints about problematic tenants, calming family conflicts, and dispatching one rabid animal.
In that time frame, city police:
• On Aug. 12 shot a rabid raccoon near the public works department on Mechanic Street after being alerted by city workers.
• On Aug. 12 went to a Main Street apartment building when a tenant complained that painters had blocked the entrance with a tarp; police determined that was not the case and that the tenant had been legally notified the work had been scheduled. Later in the week, on Aug. 16, the landlord complained that the tenant was harassing the workers, and police told her to stop all contact with them.
• On Aug. 12 calmed a verbal family fight among three people at a First Street residence.
• On Aug. 12 calmed a verbal dispute between a husband and wife at a Sunset Drive home.
• On Aug. 13 at about midnight checked a report of a suspicious person walking on South Maple Street and determined it was a resident walking home.
• On Aug. 14 helped a motorist get into a locked car in the North Main Street area.
• On Aug. 15 twice dealt with complaints about a female resident of a Main Street apartment building. First, police were told she was banging on other residents’ doors; police could not find her when they arrived. Later, they were told she was chanting, singing and banging on the floor, but police said it was quiet when they showed up.
• On Aug. 15 helped Vermont State Police at an accident with injuries on Route 7 in Waltham.
• On Aug. 15 responded to a complaint about a suspicious car at the intersection of High Street and Comfort Hill, and asked the driver to move along.
• On Aug. 16 backed up VSP while they did a canine search of a Second Street home.
• On Aug. 16 were called to Northlands Job Corps to deal with an injured woodchuck, but learned security personnel had dealt with the animal before they arrived.
• On Aug. 18 found a drunken woman at about 2:30 a.m. sitting at the corner of School and Green streets and drove her safely home.
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