Vergennes Police Log: City police aid ailing school bus driver

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on the morning of April 3 called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to help an ailing school bus driver after stopping the vehicle on New Haven Road.
Police pulled over the bus, which they said was bound for Vergennes Union High School, after receiving a report that it was being operated erratically on Route 7. That report apparently originally came from one or more motorists on the state highway, they said.
Police quickly learned the driver was not feeling well, and VARS took him to Fletcher Allen Health Care. They said another bus was dispatched to pick up the students. Police did not know on Tuesday the status of the driver’s health.
In other action between March 31 and April 6, Vergennes police:
•  On March 31 responded to a minor two-car accident near the intersection of Panton Road and West Main Street.
•  On March 31 were told a license plate had been stolen off a resident’s car while it was parked on Green Street.
•  On March 31 helped a car owner get into a locked car at the Aubuchon Hardware plaza.
•  On April 1 warned a truck driver for driving an overweight vehicle on Panton Road.
•  On April 1 cited Domenick Tramontozzi, 22, of Newtown, Conn., for possession of hashish and for driving with a suspended license, civil offense, following a West Main Street traffic stop.
•  On April 2 responded along with VARS to a Walker Avenue residence when an elderly woman called to say two men had broken in and were hiding behind her refrigerator; police said VARS made sure she took her medication.
•  On April 2 began a required investigation into the untimely death of an infant at a North Maple Street residence; police said as of Tuesday the investigation was not complete.
•  On April 2 calmed a family fight at a South Maple Street residence involving siblings of an elderly parent; police also notified the Department of Children and Families and Adult Protective Services about the situation.
•  On April 3 confirmed the address of a sex offender on behalf of the state’s registry of sex offenders.
•  On April 3 calmed a disruptive Vergennes Union Elementary School student, who then left the school with a family member.
•  On April 4 accepted unused prescription drugs for destruction.
•  On April 4 helped a car owner get into a locked vehicle at Northlands Job Corps.
•  On April 4 checked out a report of a suspicious car on White Street and learned its driver had pulled into the wrong driveway; it had been moved before police arrived.
•  On April 4 backed up Vermont State Police while they dealt with a possibly impaired driver on Route 7 in New Haven.
•  On April 5 escorted a patron from the City Limits bar who had refused to leave and issued him a no-trespass order.
•  On April 6 searched unsuccessfully for youths who reportedly had thrown snowballs at vehicles near the intersection of Routes 7 and 22A.

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