Vergennes Police Log: Woman charged for writing bad checks

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 17 arrested a city resident and charged her with six counts of false token for writing six checks that totaled $6,570 on a closed account.
City police lodged Lynette M. Gregory, 21, at the Chittenden County Correctional Center, where she was held for lack of $10,000 bail pending arraignment.
Police allege that Gregory wrote the six fraudulent checks, ranging in amounts from $220 to $2,750, and made them out to acquaintances, who then cashed them at ATMs and gave Gregory the money.
In other action between Sept. 15 and 21, Vergennes police:
•  On Sept. 15 found a Trek bike on School Street.
•  On Sept. 15 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad lift a patient on Bowman Road.
•  On Sept. 16 looked unsuccessfully for a vehicle on Main Street out of which a caller believed drugs were being sold.
•  On Sept. 16 stopped a car for speeding on Route 7 and smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath; police said the driver passed a roadside blood-alcohol test, but were concerned he might be impaired and drove him home after issuing a speeding ticket.
•  On Sept. 16 responded to a one-car accident on Panton Road on behalf of Vermont State Police.
•  On Sept. 16 checked into the welfare of a Walker Avenue resident who had not been seen for several days and discovered he was staying with relatives.
•  On Sept. 16 talked to a vacuum salesman in the Green Street area who residents said was making them uncomfortable; police told him to tone down his sales pitch.
•  On Sept. 16 looked unsuccessfully for a vehicle that passed a school bus on Monkton Road.
•  On Sept. 17 stopped a car being driven erratically on Monkton Road and learned it had developed mechanical problems; police stood by until a tow truck came.
•  On Sept. 17 looked for but could not find a suspicious man who had approached a Hawkins Road homeowner in Ferrisburgh; police responded there on behalf of VSP.
•  On Sept. 17 helped VARS deal with an injured child.
•  On Sept. 17 and 19 accepted prescription drugs from residents to be disposed of.
•  On Sept. 19 helped a motorist get into a locked car at Vergennes Union High School.
•  On Sept. 19 went to Northlands Job Corps to help VARS with an injured student.
•  On Sept. 20 issued a ticket to a bus driver for going 57 mph in a 30 mph zone on West Main Street; police said the bus was carrying 55 University of Vermont students.
•  On Sept. 20 accepted a wallet with cash and personal items that a resident had found and contacted its owner.
•  On Sept. 20 were told by a city resident that a man had violated a relief from abuse order she had taken out against him; on Monday, police were still seeking the man.
•  On Sept. 21 backed up VSP at a fight at the Addison County fairgrounds in New Haven.
•  On Sept. 21 turned over two stray dogs found near Champlain Farms to the animal control officer.
•  On Sept. 21 looked into possibly suspicious circumstances surrounding a man parking on Elm Street and walking around the area.  

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