Vergennes Police Log: City police respond to overdose

VERGENNES — On Sept. 4 Vergennes police helped a First Street resident suffering an apparent drug overdose, and while at the residence arrested and lodged another woman on an outstanding warrant.
The Vergennes Area Rescue Squad took the stricken resident to Porter Hospital, and police said she was OK and was later released.
Meanwhile, city police arrested Jessica L. Whitney, 27, of Vergennes for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in an Orleans County court. Police lodged Whitney at the Chittenden County Correctional Center and also ticketed her for possession of drug paraphernalia.
In other incidents between Sept. 1 and 7, Vergennes police:
•  On Sept. 1 responded to a two-car accident on Main Street and ticketed one driver for following too closely; one person complained of neck and back pain after the accident.
•  On Sept. 2 picked up a loose dog on School Street and kenneled it at the Vergennes Animal Hospital.
•  On Sept. 2 looked into possible vandalism at Vergennes Union High School, but could not be sure whether damage to the windshield of a van parked near sports fields was intentional.
•  On Sept. 2 checked a report of fireworks on South Water Street, but found nothing.
•  On Sept. 2 responded to a report of a car parked behind 1 Alden Place, but found nothing.
•  On Sept. 2 were told an owner’s dog was missing on West Main Street, but soon learned it had been found.
•  On Sept. 3 arrested Deanna Miller, 32, of Vergennes on an outstanding warrant for escape and turned her over to Department of Corrections personnel; police said Miller had another warrant out in her name from Oklahoma, but that state declined to file extradition papers.
•  On Sept. 3 received a tip about illegal drug activity in the area.
•  On Sept. 4 were told a bicycle had been stolen from the VUHS parking lot.
•  On Sept. 4 were asked to check the welfare of a First Street man. When police arrived, he threatened to shoot them if they entered; police calmed him and discovered he was injured — and unarmed — and under mental duress. They called the Counseling Service of Addison County to help as well as VARS, which took him to Porter Hospital.
•  On Sept. 4 accepted unused prescription drugs for destruction.
•  On Sept. 4 helped Bristol and Vermont State police in a shooting case.
•  On Sept. 5 checked out a report of a suspicious man at a Main Street business and found no problem.
•  On Sept. 5 cited a juvenile for violating his conditions of release from an earlier arrest by returning to the city skate park.
•  On Sept. 5 cited two local juvenile girls for retail theft for taking items from Kinney Drug Store; police said the two are also being investigated for an earlier theft there.
•  On Sept. 5 looked unsuccessfully for a driver who had left Champlain Farms without paying for gas.
•  On Sept. 6 processed Heather Osicky, 23, of Vergennes for driving under the influence of alcohol after stopping her car for allegedly failing to stop at a School Street stop sign; she was also cited for the failure to stop.
•  On Sept. 6 failed to find a truck leaving the Hillside Acres apartment complex reportedly being driven by a drunk driver; police said a truck fitting that description was later involved in an accident in New Haven.
•  On Sept. 6 ticketed a Northlands Job Corps student for underage drinking.
•  On Sept. 7 dealt with seven people at a makeshift lean-to on United Technology property off Panton Road near Otter Creek; police told them to put out a campfire, clean up the site and leave; police also issued them no-trespass orders.
•  On Sept. 7 took a report from a citizen that he and his young daughter had witnessed a sex act performed in a car parked at Falls Park.
•  On Sept. 7 responded to a loud music complaint at a South Water Street home.

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