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Vergennes Police Log: Cops cite multiple drivers for DUI

VERGENNES — Vergennes police took a pro-active step last week to inform city residents that the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking on city streets will soon begin.
On the night of Nov. 20 Vergennes police placed notices on vehicles parked on streets that the ban begins on Dec. 1 and runs through March 31. Vehicles left on streets between the hours of 2 and 6:30 a.m. during those months are subject to being ticketed and towed regardless or whether it is snowing, police said.
In other action between Nov. 17 and 23, Vergennes police:
•  On Nov. 17 took the department canine, Kane, to Addison to help Vermont State Police find a man who had injured himself, assaulted his girlfriend and left the scene. With the help of the dog, police tracked down the man in the woods.
•  On Nov. 17 dealt with a minor accident at Vergennes Union High School.
•  On Nov. 17 went to a Main Street apartment building after receiving a complaint of the smell of marijuana coming from one unit, but found nothing.
•  On Nov. 17 helped a parent deal with a juvenile problem.
•  On Nov. 18 responded to a reported assault at Creek View Apartments on Hillside Drive in which it was alleged a woman, 30, attacked another woman, 55; police said an investigation is ongoing.
•  On Nov. 18 returned to its owner a Rhode Island driver’s license that had been found.
•  On Nov. 18 checked the welfare of a North Green Street resident, who was determined to be OK.
•  On Nov. 19 cited Justin M. Panigutti, 31, of Charlotte for driving under the influence of alcohol on Main Street, alleging that his blood-alcohol content tested at 0.089; police allege that while in the Champlain Farms they saw Panigutti and noticed alcohol on his breath, and made contact with him when he got into his car. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
•  On Nov. 20 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad with a man who broke his ankle near the Otter Creek falls.
•  On Nov. 20 began investigating a sexting case involving two city teens.
•  On Nov. 20 accepted a cell phone found on Main Street.
•  On Nov. 20 helped a driver get into a locked vehicle on West Main Street.
•  On Nov. 21 helped drivers get into their locked vehicles at Northlands Job Corps and on Main Street. 
•  On Nov. 21 responded to a deer-car collision on Panton Road.
•  On Nov. 21 dealt with a case of two students exposing themselves to each other.
•  On Nov. 21 calmed two neighbors arguing over parking places at Creek View Apartments.
•  On Nov. 21 helped a driver get into a locked vehicle on West Main Street.
•  On Nov. 21 returned a found wallet to its owner.
•  On Nov. 22 helped VARS deal with a man overdosing on drugs in a vehicle at Creek View Apartments; the victim was taken to Porter Hospital, and police said an investigation on the case is ongoing.
•  On Nov. 22 dealt with a Main Street noise complaint, telling a resident to turn down loud music.
•  On Nov. 23 cited Amanda F. Vandeweert, 26, of Ferrisburgh for DUI after stopping her vehicle on Green Street; police allege her BAC was 0.121.
•  On Nov. 23 responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of West Main Street and Panton Road. No one was injured.
•  On Nov. 23 went to a Main Street apartment building to check out a complaint of the smell of marijuana, but found nothing. 

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