Vergennes Police Log: Cops have quiet holiday week

VERGENNES — In a mostly quiet week between Dec. 22 and 28 Vergennes police handled relatively minor issues, including the theft of holiday decorations, traffic problems, and more violations of the city’s wintertime ban on overnight on-street parking.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
•  On Dec. 22 checked the welfare of a male John Graham Shelter resident, who had been reported to be depressed, and determined he was OK.
•  On Dec. 22 helped a motorist get into a locked car.
•  On Dec. 23 went to Main Street near Small City Market to check a report of a tractor-trailer truck in distress and discovered it was gone.
•  On Dec. 23 responded to a minor accident on Panton Road in which a city plow truck backed into another vehicle.
•  On Dec. 23 took a complaint about a pothole on the Otter Creek bridge.
•  On Dec. 23 went to a Green Street apartment and calmed a family dispute among a mother, her son and her son’s girlfriend.
•  On Dec. 24 looked unsuccessfully for a driver who left Champlain Farms without paying for $66 of gas.
•  On Dec. 26 ticketed six vehicles in violation of the wintertime parking ban.
•  On Dec. 27 looked into the reported theft of a garland and Christmas lights from a rock wall at a South Maple Street home.
•  On Dec. 27 helped Vermont State Police by responding to an accident on Route 22A.
•  On Dec. 27 aided Bristol police by finding people that department wanted to interview about a Mountain Street family fight.
•  On Dec. 28 joined the VSP search for an armed robber who struck Shoreham Service Center.
•  On Dec. 28 dealt with a noise complaint at the Creekview Apartments on Hillside Drive.

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