Vergennes Police Log: Cops investigate fight at Northlands

VERGENNES — A total of seven Vergennes police officers and Vermont State Police troopers calmed a Dec. 15 fight involving a number of female Northlands Job Corps students, Vergennes police said, but police ended up electing not to file any charges.
When police arrived, they found a group of students yelling at Northlands security. Police settled down the situation and investigated, including interviewing a number of students, before deciding not to issue any citations.
In other incidents between Dec. 15 and 21, Vergennes police:
•  On Dec. 15 ticketed one of two drivers involved in a two-car accident on New Haven Road for following too closely and driving without a valid inspection sticker; police said the driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.
•  On Dec. 16 ordered towed a car that had slid out of a driveway onto Canal Street.
•  On Dec. 17 responded to a report of one Vergennes Union High School student threatening another; police said they worked with administrators to calm the situation and make sure all were safe.
•  On Dec. 18 ticketed a car that was left on the street in violation of the city’s wintertime overnight parking ban.
•  On Dec. 18 checked the welfare of a female John Graham Shelter resident and determined she was OK.
•  On Dec. 18 advised a resident how to get restricted numbers blocked from calling his phone after receiving harassing calls from an unknown party.
•  On Dec. 19 directed traffic around a disabled truck near the intersection of Routes 7 and 22A.
•  On Dec. 19 cited Kevin McCarthy, 55, of Oakville, Conn., for possession of marijuana by a commercial vehicle operator, an action taken after finding 4.4 grams in his vehicle at a stop done jointly with Department of Motor Vehicles personnel. Police allege McCarthy also had a “urine kit” that would allow him to pass drug tests and that his truck had inspection violations; his license was automatically suspended for 24 hours per federal law, and the truck was towed.
•  On Dec. 19 were told that a shipment of prescription drugs to VUHS might have been stolen, but soon learned the meds had not yet been delivered.
•  On Dec. 19 issued tickets to Land Air Express after stopping one of its trucks for exceeding the 24,000-pound weight limit on Monkton Road and for driving on the road without an excess weight permit; the tickets totaled $488, police said.
•  On Dec. 19 dealt with a minor two-car accident at the intersection of School and Green streets.
•  On Dec. 20 went to check a report of three drunken men on Green Street harassing a woman, but found no one.
•  On Dec. 20 ticketed three cars parked on city streets in violation of the city’s wintertime overnight ban. 

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