Vergennes Police Log: Routine calls add up

VERGENNES — In a relatively quiet week between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2, Vergennes police handled mostly routine matters, aiding the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad, dealing with car accidents, looking into two cases of alleged retail theft, and issuing one citation for driving with a suspended license.
In that time period, Vergennes police:
•  On Jan. 27 helped VARS with four separate patients at Northlands Job Corps, in one case dealing with an unruly student interfering with medical and police work.
•  On Jan. 27 ticketed a Vergennes Union High School student for using chewing tobacco.
•  On Jan. 28 were told by an American Legion employee a car had been struck in the post’s parking lot by another vehicle that had left the scene.
•  On Jan. 29 helped find a 14-year-old boy who had left his city home after a dispute with his parents; he was found nearby.
•  On Jan. 30 went to Vergennes Union Elementary School to look into a situation on behalf of the Department of Children and Families.
•  On Jan. 30 took a report that a car parked on Main Street had been damaged by another vehicle that had left the scene.
•  On Jan. 31 dealt with a minor two-car accident on Depot Street.
•  On Jan. 31 cited Brandon Bessette, 21, of South Burlington for driving with a criminally suspended license, an act taken after receiving a tip from another officer.
•  On Feb. 1 issued a no-trespass order to a woman suspected of shoplifting twice from a Main Street business.
•  On Feb. 1 picked up a propane tank that was lying on a South Maple Street sidewalk.
•  On Feb. 2 tried to find a place for a transient to stay; when they were unsuccessful, Vermont State Police took him to New York state. 

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