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Vergennes Police Log: City police issue drunk driving, other citations

VERGENES — Vergennes police dealt with a number of vehicle-related incidents between Nov. 10 and 16, including drunk driving, driving with a suspended license, two drug cases, a disabled car, a threat made by one motorist to another, and a motorist driving with illegal plates.
In that week, Vergennes police:
•  On Nov. 11 were told by a dispatcher that a Green Street resident had called to say credit cards and a driver’s license had been stolen from a car, but police have not heard from the complainant since and have been unable to contact her.
•  On Nov. 11 sent the department’s Drug Recognition Expert to help Shelburne police; the city DRE determined that a driver stopped in Shelburne was impaired by marijuana and a depressant, police said.
•  On Nov. 11 handled a complaint from a Booth Woods resident that he was receiving threatening phone calls.
•  After receiving a Nov. 11 complaint told a First Street resident to turn down loud music.
•  On Nov. 12 helped a motorist get into a locked car on Green Street.
•  On Nov. 12 searched unsuccessfully for two men with a flashlight seen near Little City Family Practice.
•  On Nov. 12 cited Jonathan Cousino, 24, of Middlebury for driving with a criminally suspended license; police said his license had been suspended for failure to pay fines.
•  On Nov. 13 checked to see if a North Green Street resident was complying with a Family Court order and determined she was.
•  On Nov. 13 looked unsuccessfully for someone who was ringing South Maple Street doorbells and running away.
•  On Nov. 14 secured an unlocked New Haven Road business.
•  On Nov. 14 went to a Green Street business, where a fired employee was refusing to leave; the employee then left without incident.
•  On Nov. 14 went to Cataract Place and dealt with a complaint of an underage driver.
•  On Nov. 14 spoke to a man who admitted gesturing and yelling at a woman in another car while both were stopped at the downtown traffic light. Police said she had testified in a court case involving the man, and they told him not to speak to her or anyone else involved in the case. Police also consulted the Addison County State’s Attorney about the incident.
•  On Nov. 15 responded on behalf of Vermont State Police to a disabled car on Route 22A in Panton. Police charged its battery to allow the occupants to run the engine and stay warm until AAA could arrive.
•  On Nov. 15 helped a motorist get into a locked car on Main Street.
•  On Nov. 15 dealt with a noise complaint at the Creekview Apartment complex on Hillside Drive; police said they spoke to a resident about keeping a child quieter.
•  On Nov. 15 impounded a vehicle driven by Daniel New, 23, of Bristol after stopping it for driving the wrong way on East Street; police said the car’s plates were not assigned to it, and they ticketed New for that offense.
•  On Nov. 16 issued court diversion paperwork to a 20-year-old motorist after finding 6.4 grams of marijuana in his car after they stopped it on Main Street for defective equipment.
•  On Nov. 16 cited Tia M. Russell, 46, of Orwell for driving under the influence of alcohol after stopping her car for failing to yield to a downtown stop sign. Police alleged her blood-alcohol content tested at 0.161. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.
•  On Nov. 16 backed up VSP at an arrest at a Ferrisburgh home.

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