Vergennes Police Log: Threats land a Bristol man under arrest
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on May 26 arrested a Bristol man and cited him for violating the terms of a relief-from-abuse order by allegedly making a series of phone and text threats to a Vergennes woman.
Vergennes and Vermont State police together arrested Timothy A. Cousino, 34, after the woman, whom they described as an ex-girlfriend, provided evidence that Monday at the city police station.
Police allege that Cousino threatened to burn the victim’s residence down with her inside, to do harm to another man, and to kill any police officers who tried to interfere. He was lodged without bail at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
During a busy seven days between May 26 and June 1 in which Vergennes police also participated in Click It or Ticket details in Vergennes, Salisbury, Shoreham, Orwell and New Haven, they also:
• On May 26 calmed an arguing couple at a Second Street home. Police returned to the residence on June 1 to calm the same couple again, that time in tandem with the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad because the woman involved said she was experiencing breathing problems. She was found to be OK.
• On May 27 were told that people were hanging around the Mountain View Lane cemetery at night. Police stepped up patrols in response, but have found no problems.
• On May 27 ticketed two men for clinging to a motor vehicle near the South Water Street canoe portage after seeing them standing in the doors of a moving minivan holding a boat on top of the vehicle.
• On May 27 responded to Northlands Job Corps and cited Tre’vonne Bredy, 19, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for domestic assault. Police allege Bredy held a minor juvenile against a wall and threatened and tried to punch her. Police also cited him for criminal mischief for punching out a window, an act during which he cut himself, requiring VARS to take him first to Porter Hospital and then to Fletcher Allen Health Care.
• On May 28 helped VARS at a High Street medical call.
• On May 29 cited a 12-year-old Vergennes Union Elementary School student into family court for operating his mother’s car without consent.
• On May 29 during a Click It or Ticket detail in Salisbury cited Erin Cameron, 26, of Brandon for operating a motor vehicle with a criminally suspended license. Police said the underlying offense was drunk driving.
• On May 30 helped federal officials with a criminal investigation at a First Street residence.
• On May 30 began investigating an allegation of a restraining order violation after hearing a complaint from a Green Street resident.
• On May 30 told youths skateboarding at VUES after dark to move on.
• On May 31 told a group of people to move along who were reported to have been fighting on the city green.
• On May 31 looked unsuccessfully for a driver who left Champlain Farms without paying for gas.
• On May 31 helped VSP at a Monkton family fight.
• On May 31 helped VARS at a Second Street medical call.
• On May 31 advised a woman receiving harassing texts about a Facebook photo to block the number.
• On May 31 responded to a report of youths drinking on the roof of a Main Street apartment building and ticketed three for underage drinking, and cited Richard Karzmarczyk, 22, of Vergennes for possession of marijuana.
• On May 31 were told several prescription meds had been stolen from a Main Street apartment, apparently by someone who cut a screen and snatched them.
• On May 31 saw a group of youths smoking marijuana at a Main Street apartment building and spoke to a parent who was just arriving home. The parent confiscated the drug and handed it over. Police said charges are possible in the case.
• On May 31 sent the department’s Drug Recognition Expert to help Middlebury police with a driving-while-impaired case.
• On June 1 responded to a complaint of a dog being left in a car at Shaw’s Supermarket; the car was gone when police arrived, but while they were there they warned a driver not to park in a handicap space.
• On June 1 went along with VARS to a Comfort Hill residence to help a man reported to have OD’d on meds; he was OK.
• On June 1 went along with VARS to Northlands to help a student reported to have OD’d on meds; he was taken to Porter.
• On June 1 checked the welfare of a Hillside Acres apartment resident, who was found to be OK.
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