Vergennes Police Log: City police cite two men for DUI

VERGENNES — Vergennes police this past weekend cited two men for driving under the influence of alcohol.
On Sunday, they stopped a car driven by Scott S. Murray, 50, of Colchester on South Water Street because it had defective brake lights. Police allege that after Murray failed roadside sobriety testing his blood-alcohol content tested at 0.194, almost 2.5 times the legal limit for driving of 0.08. They then cited him for DUI.
On the previous Friday, Vergennes police pulled over a car driven by Kevin J. Draper, 60, of Waltham on Route 7 in his hometown. They alleged his vehicle crossed over the centerline and the fog line on the side of the highway, and that it had defective equipment. Police allege Draper failed roadside testing and that his BAC tested at 0.132, and then cited him for DUI.
In other action between April 13 and 26, Vergennes police:
•  On April 13 determined an untimely death at a Cataract Place residence was not due to foul play.
•  On April 13 helped Vermont State Police search a car on Route 17 in Addison; city police said marijuana and paraphernalia were found.
•  On April 15 dealt with a minor two-car accident in the United Technologies parking lot.
•  On April 15 cited Jeremiah P. Delorme, 19, of Vergennes for possession of marijuana and a regulated prescription drug after responding to a report that four youths were breaking into a Main Street apartment. Police learned the youths were guests at the apartment, but smelled the odor of marijuana and alleged they found the drugs in Delorme’s possession.
•  On April 16 contacted the owner of a wallet that a resident found.
•  On April 16 helped a motorist get into a locked car at Vergennes Union High School.
•  On April 16 dealt with a barking dogs complaint on South Water Street.
•  On April 17 cited Julia Leone, 48, of Vergennes for failure to report an accident. Police said they responded to the Small City Market after being told a car parked there was struck by a car that had driven off, and that they matched paint from the car that had been struck to Leone’s vehicle.
•  On April 17 helped VSP at a one-car accident on East Street in Panton; VSP cited the driver for DUI, city police said.
•  On April 17 searched unsuccessfully for a car that a pedestrian alleged had struck him while he was in a Main Street crosswalk.
•  On April 18 stopped a car on Panton Road and were told the occupants were looking for a distressed youth. Police and family members found the youth on the Otter Creek bridge, and he left in the company of a friend and a family member.
•  On April 18 received a tip about suspicious drug activity.
•  On April 18 deployed the department canine in an unsuccessful attempt to help Middlebury police find a man who stole a cash register from a Middlebury restaurant.
•  On April 19 cited Jamie Jennings, 37, of Middlebury for driving with a criminally suspended license on Green Street.
•  On April 19 cited Cody G. McCann, 20, of Lake George, N.Y., for possession of marijuana and speeding on West Main Street.
•  On April 19 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a Northlands Job Corps medical call.
•  On April 19 told a man to return belongings to an apartment that did not belong to him; he had moved out and was retrieving belongings from an apartment still occupied by his ex-wife, but police said she was not present when he did so.
•  On April 19 ticketed Caleb Shepard, 23, of Vergennes for a small amount of marijuana and for paraphernalia, an action taken after responding to a report of a car doing doughnuts in a Panton farm field.
•  On April 20 helped calm an out-of-control 9-year-old at a First Street home at the request of a child’s mother.
•  On April 20 began investigating the theft of a boat trailer from a West Main Street home.
•  On April 23 began investigating suspicious text messages to a Main Street resident.
•  On April 23 helped a School Street grandmother calm an out-of-control child.
•  On April 23 helped a Ferrisburgh resident seeking a referral for a family member with a drug problem.
•  On April 24 ticketed the driver of a tractor-trailer truck for violating time-behind-the-wheel laws and placed him out of service, actions taken at a Main Street stop.
•  On April 24 joined the search in Middlebury for a missing autistic person, who was found in a local store.
•  On April 24 took a report from a resident that a car had been struck while it was parked either at Shaw’s Supermarket or at VUHS.
•  On April 25 began looking into a complaint from a city resident that she was being stalked.
•  On April 25 issued court diversion paperwork to a Glens Falls, N.Y., resident after finding marijuana in a vehicle during a West Main Street traffic stop.
•  On April 26 helped Middlebury police by finding a mentally challenged man from that town in Vergennes and transferring him to Middlebury officers.
•  On April 26 helped VSP at the New Haven barracks with an uncooperative DUI suspect.

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