Vergennes Police Log: City cops respond to a week of incidents
VERGENNES — Among other incidents, Vergennes police between Oct. 27 and Nov. 2 handled alcohol offenses, twice calmed a quarreling family, twice responded to youths hanging around Vergennes Union Elementary School after dark, and twice referred troubled juveniles to the Department of Children and Families (DCF).
In that seven-day span, Vergennes police:
• On Oct. 27 backed up Vermont State Police at a reported burglary on Sand Road in Ferrisburgh.
• On Oct. 27 contacted the Agency of Transportation to have a detour sign on Monkton Road moved because it was blocking school bus drivers’ sight lines.
• On Oct. 28 cited Edward Wildasin, 29, of Vergennes for driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense. Police allege that his blood-alcohol level tested at 0.112 percent after he pulled his car into Champlain Farms on Main Street and they smelled alcohol on his breath. The legal limit for driving is 0.08.
• On Oct. 28 backed up VSP at a welfare check on Jersey Street in Panton because reportedly a weapon might be involved; police said the individual was OK.
• On Oct. 28 searched unsuccessfully for a man who tried to enter a Hillside Drive home through a porch door.
• On Oct. 28 checked out a report of suspicious activity on Alden Place and discovered two men working on a car.
• On Oct. 28 told an individual not to hang around VUES after dark; police said they are concerned with recent vandalism in the area.
• Following an Oct. 28 complaint, told a skateboarder on MacDonough Drive where it was legal to skateboard.
• On Oct. 29 took a statement from a city resident on behalf of Shelburne police.
• On Oct. 29 accepted a phone that a citizen found on Main Street.
• On Oct. 30 went to check the welfare of South Maple Street residents, but learned they were at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.
• On Oct. 30 contacted DCF after being called to First Street to deal with what police described as an out-of-control juvenile.
• On Oct. 30 looked unsuccessfully for a man dressed in black and carrying a flashlight who had been seen behind a Main Street apartment building.
• On Oct. 30 were told by a mother that her son, who lives with her on Main Street, was being verbally abusive. Police said they told the son to be civil to his mother, but they were called back to the apartment on Nov. 2 to calm the dispute again.
• On Oct. 30 went to a Route 7, Ferrisburgh residence along with the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to deal with a heroin overdose. VARS treated the individual, who was taken to Fletcher Allen.
• On Oct. 30 looked around the Hillside Acres apartment complex after a resident heard a loud thud, but found nothing.
• On Oct. 31 at about 1 a.m. spoke to youths behind VUES and told them to leave and not return after dark or risk facing unlawful trespassing charges.
• On Oct. 31 cited Northlands Job Corps student Evan Beauvais, 21, of Ashburnham, Mass., for providing alcohol to a minor.
• On Oct. 31 accepted a bike a citizen found on Green Street.
• On Oct. 31 insisted youths clean up glass from bottles they had broken on the city green bandstand, and then took the youths to the police station to be picked up by their parents.
• On Nov. 1 backed up Bristol police at an alarm.
• On Nov. 1 dealt with a First Street juvenile who was reported to be out of control and violent toward animals, and then called DCF.
• On Nov. 1 began trying to reach the owner of a dog that chased a West Main Street pedestrian.
• On Nov. 1 backed up VSP at a Shoreham family fight involving as many as 10 people.
• On Nov. 2 helped VSP by going along with VARS to find a drunken man who hit a tree while riding a bicycle; police calmed him to allow VARS to provide care.
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