Vergennes Police Log: City force kept hopping with routine calls

VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt recently with a variety of incidents, including a possible case of inappropriate touching of children, an allegation of employee theft, a longstanding dispute between two city women, and a citation for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Between Oct. 7 and 13, Vergennes police:
•  On Oct. 7 conducted a police canine demonstration at Vergennes Union High School.
•  On Oct. 7 warned a Rutland man who had allegedly threatened John Graham Shelter personnel over the phone.
•  On Oct. 7 heard an allegation from a female tenant involved in a long-running dispute with her landlord that the landlord was following her.
•  On Oct. 7 accepted prescription drugs for disposal from two residents.
•  On Oct. 8 stood by on Route 7 in Waltham while a motorist whose car had run out of gas waited for help to arrive.
•  On Oct. 8 searched a car unsuccessfully for marijuana after smelling the drug on three customers of Champlain Farms.
•  On Oct. 10 responded to an unfounded noise complaint on White Street.
•  On Oct. 10 received a call from a South Water Street resident who complained that she was being unjustly accused by another woman of being a pedophile. Police alerted the Department of Children and Families to investigate whether the woman had inappropriately touched children.
•  On Oct. 10 heard an allegation from one city woman that another city woman was making inappropriate comments about her in front of her child; police said the two women — one a New Haven Road resident and the other an acquaintance of the other’s husband — have frequently complained about each other in recent years.
•  On Oct. 11 responded to a loose dog complaint on West Main Street.
•  On Oct. 11 tracked down a Vergennes resident on behalf of Burlington police, who were concerned she was a missing person.
•  On Oct. 11 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad respond to an injured soccer player at VUHS.
•  On Oct. 11 issued court diversion paperwork to a teen for underage drinking and ticketed him for speeding on North Main Street.
•  On Oct. 12 handled a pair of two-car accidents, one with minor injuries on Main Street and one with only minor damage to the cars on Monkton Road.
•  On Oct. 13 cited Erin N. Walker, 26, of Benson for DUI after stopping her for speeding on Main Street; Walker was also ticketed for speeding. 
Editor’s note: This article was modified on April 1, 2021, to take out an incident in which a person named had had their record expunged.

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