Vergennes Police Log: Officers investigate thefts, DUI

VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled, among other incidents between Nov. 25 and Dec. 1, thefts, reports of suspicious behavior, car accidents and one case of driving under the influence of alcohol.
During that week, Vergennes police:
•  In the morning of Nov. 25 were called about a suspicious man reported to be walking back and forth in front of Vergennes Union High School, but could not find him on arrival.
•  On Nov. 25 took a report of prescription medication being stolen from a Green Street residence, an incident that remains under investigation.
•  On Nov. 26 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a School Street residence, where a child was reported to be choking on a small object.
•  On Nov. 26 helped Vermont State Police by responding to a one-car accident on Route 22A in Panton; police directed traffic while a tow truck removed the car from a ditch.
•  On Nov. 27 began investigating a report of a theft from Kinney Drug Store; as of Monday police were reviewing video.
•  On Nov. 27 took a report that a city public works vehicle had knocked a mirror off a car parked on School Street.
•  On Nov. 28 found a drunken man wandering toward the sewer plant at about 2:30 a.m. and drove him to a Ferrisburgh home.
•  On Nov. 28 saw a drunken person come out of a bar and approach his vehicle and gave him a ride home and a lecture.
•  On Nov. 28 helped a motorist start a stalled car.
•  On Nov. 28 stood by at the John Graham Shelter while a resident was asked to leave.
•  On Nov. 29 checked a report of a suspicious man going door-to-door selling meat from a pickup truck on Green Street; police learned his business was legitimate but that his driver’s license was civilly suspended and issued him a citation.
•  On Nov. 29 stood by while Northlands Job Corps security destroyed confiscated marijuana.
•  On Nov. 29 helped a motorist get into a locked car in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
•  On Nov. 30 cited Melissa Sullivan, 46, of Salisbury for alleged DUI-alcohol after stopping her car when she allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign and exceeded the speed limit on West Main Street.
•  On Nov. 30 responded along with other rescue personnel to Ferrisburgh, where an excavator had tipped over; police said no one was injured.
•  On Nov. 30 began investigating the theft of a credit card from a Monkton Road resident.
•  On Nov. 30 began investigation into the theft of bed sheets that had been ordered online and delivered to the common mail area of a Main Street apartment building.
•  On Nov. 30 gave a courtesy ride to a drunken man to Addison, and while there were asked by VSP to look into a report of a one-car accident on Mountain Road. Police found evidence that a car had gone off the road and had been helped back onto the road by a tractor; they also found beer cans on the scene and filed a report with VSP.
•  On Dec. 1 looked into a report of gunshots on New Haven Road at about 1 a.m.
•  On Dec. 1 helped a motorist get into a locked car on Walker Avenue. 

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