Vergennes Police Log: Cite cops cite three in heroin case

VERGENNES — Vergennes police with help from Vermont State Police late last week arrested two people and cited a third in a heroin case.
Following an Oct. 17 search of an apartment at 285 Main St., police on Sunday arrested Chelsea Ann Barrows, 22, of Vergennes and Mark Kevin Kennedy, 27, of Vergennes and Citrus County, Fla., and lodged both at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
They charged Barrows with the sale of less than 200 milligrams of heroin, and both Barrows and Kennedy with possession of more than 200 milligrams of the drug. On Oct. 17, they also cited Kelsey Rheaume-Fox, 20, of Ferrisburgh for possession of heroin.
Police Chief George Merkel said more arrests connected with this case are possible. A full story about the investigation and this case is published elsewhere in this edition of the Independent.
In other action between Oct. 13 and 19, Vergennes police:
•  On Oct. 13 helped a motorist get into his locked car on Main Street.
•  On Oct. 13 cited a male Vergennes Union High School student into juvenile court for allegedly stealing a cell phone from the boys’ locker room; the phone was recovered.
•  On Oct. 13 dealt with a trespassing complaint at Northlands Job Corps.
•  On Oct. 13 arrested Brandon Whalon, 20, of Vergennes for two counts of domestic assault, one in front of a child. Police allege Whalon pushed his mother down onto steps and also hit her in the face and put her in a headlock. Police lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
•  On Oct. 14 went to Monkton and helped VSP by directing traffic at a one-car accident in which the vehicle had caught fire.
•  On Oct. 15 took a complaint from a Northlands student that she had found fraudulent claims on her credit report, and forwarded it to police in her Massachusetts hometown.
•  On Oct. 15 ticketed a driver for passing a school bus on East Street.
•  On Oct. 16 helped a motorist get into a locked car at Northlands.
•  On Oct. 16 determined an assault complaint at Northlands was unfounded.
•  On Oct. 16 responded to a one-car accident on Monkton Road.
•  On Oct. 17 heard from a Green Street resident that his apparently drunken ex-girlfriend showed up and started taking her clothes off; he told police he told her to leave. Police looked for her to make sure she was safe, but couldn’t find her.
•  On Oct. 17 accepted unused pain medication from a resident for disposal.
•  On Oct. 18 notified the owner of an unlocked South Maple Street building.
•  On Oct. 18 spoke to the owners of two dogs that had gotten loose and scared a Green Street pedestrian.
•  On Oct. 19 were told that when a woman’s pocketbook was found it was missing cash, medications and a cell phone.
•  On Oct. 19 accepted heroin and heroin paraphernalia from a Hillside Acres apartment resident.
•  On Oct. 19 on behalf of VSP went to Sand Road in Ferrisburgh to look for kids climbing on hay bales. 

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