Vergennes Police Log: Obstructed windshield stop ends with citations
VERGENNES — Vergennes police made an arrest and issued a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol following Sunday traffic stops.
On that day, city police arrested Ricky Relyea, 45, of Ticonderoga, N.Y., after stopping his vehicle because of an obstructed windshield. They discovered Relyea was wanted on an outstanding warrant for DUI and possession of marijuana, and they also cited him for driving with a suspended license before lodging him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
Earlier on Sunday, Vergennes police stopped a car driven by city resident Frank Bruton, 24, after it failed to stop at the intersection of School and South Maple streets. Police cited Bruton for DUI, alleging his blood-alcohol content tested at 0.128 (the legal limit for driving is 0.08), and cited him for failing to stop at a stop sign.
Between Feb. 16 and 22, Vergennes police ticketed two cars in violation of the city’s wintertime parking ban and had towed three vehicles, and:
• On Feb. 16 asked a Panton Road resident to call Windsor police.
• On Feb. 17 stopped to check out a pickup truck with three male youths parked after hours at the modular home sales business on Panton Road and ended up citing three of their female acquaintances who were nearby. Two were cited into court for trespassing into one of the homes (police believed they used a bathroom inside), two were ticketed for possession of drug paraphernalia, one was ticketed for being a minor in possession of tobacco, one was cited for alcohol possession, and one was issued court diversion paperwork for alcohol possession.
• On Feb 17 advised the owner of a North Main Street storage facility to call an attorney to help settle a dispute with a tenant.
• On Feb. 17 dealt with a minor two-car accident at the intersection of Main and North Maple streets.
• On Feb. 17 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at Northlands Job Corps.
• On Feb. 17 helped Vermont State Police in Monkton, where city police said VSP made an arrest of a man who fired a gun inside a home.
• On Feb. 18 aided a motorist locked out of a car on South Water Street.
• On Feb. 18 arrested Northlands student Al-Khaliq Royal, 21, of Newark, N.J., for disorderly conduct by fight after an incident in the campus gym. Police lodged Royal at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
• On Feb. 19 helped a resident who said a tax return had been fraudulently filed in his name.
• On Feb. 20 checked a suspicious vehicle parked at Creekview Apartments and ticketed its owner for improper registration.
• On Feb. 21 checked an unlocked building with the department canine.
• On Feb. 21 helped VSP by responding to a one-car accident at the junction of Route 7 and Middlebrook Road in Waltham.
• On Feb. 21 began an investigation of possible sexual assault and beatings of a female Northlands student reported by her out-of-state boyfriend.
• On Feb. 21 responded to a request from a motorist at the Aubuchon Hardware plaza to help access her locked car, which had the keys in it, and smelled the odor of marijuana in the vehicle. Police issued court diversion paperwork for possession of marijuana to the driver and cited a passenger, Ryan Delisle, 21, of Bridport for possession of marijuana.
• On Feb. 21 helped VSP at the scene of a one-car DUI accident on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.
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