Vergennes Police Log: Drunk driving, underage drinking, drug cases keep police busy
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between May 11 and 25 dealt with a variety of incidents, including drunk driving, citizen disputes, underage drinking, car accidents, and drug cases.
In that two-week span, Vergennes police:
• On May 11 cited Linda Williams, 53, of Vergennes for leaving the scene of a two-car accident on Main Street in which she was one of the two drivers.
• On May 11 discussed a theft complaint with a South Water Street resident who complained her landlord had removed her belongings from an apartment while she was out of town; police said the issue was a civil dispute.
• On May 11 helped Vergennes Area Rescue Squad personnel deal with a heroin overdose at a Maple Street Extension address in Waltham.
• On May 13 cited Timmy Crow, 53, of Moncks Corner, S.C., for driving under the influence of alcohol after stopping his car for driving on Main Street after dark with its lights out.
• On May 14 responded to a report of a young boy running naked near the intersection of Green and School streets and found him there. VARS took the child to Porter Hospital, where he was met by Department of Children of Families personnel. Police said his mother called and said the child left her apartment while she was napping; DCF is investigating, they said.
• On May 14 determined that a West Main Street resident’s death was not due to foul play.
• On May 14 were told a Jeep had nearly run another car off New Haven Road; police could not find the Jeep.
• On May 14 accompanied VARS on a Bombard Place medical call.
• On May 16 cited Robert Whalen, 22, of Ferrisburgh for operating a car with a suspended license and driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle; police issued citations after stopping Whalen’s car on School Street for driving without lights after dark.
• On May 16 and again on May 19 calmed Short Street neighbors arguing about one of them cutting down trees on a disputed piece of land.
• On May 16 took a report that a School Street woman’s sister had threatened to punch her.
• On May 16 warned a motorcycle driver who was upsetting Hillside Drive residents not to speed in the neighborhood.
• On May 17 cited the driver of a car going 50 mph in a 30 mph Main Street zone for speeding and cited a passenger for possession of a small amount of marijuana.
• On May 17 calmed a citizen dispute on North Green Street between tenants of one building and the landlord of an adjacent building.
• On May 17 accompanied VARS on a Hillside Drive medical call.
• On May 17 heard an informal complaint that a business owner had allegedly assaulted a man.
• On May 18 stood by while a man retrieved a car from another individual’s High Street property.
• On May 18 backed up Vermont State Police, who were dealing with a drunken man on Hardscrabble Road in Bristol.
• On May 19 helped a motorist get into a locked car in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
• On May 19 calmed a dispute at Vergennes Union Elementary School over who should be picking up a student.
• On May 19 backed up state police at an incident on Maple Street Extension in Waltham.
• On May 20 cited Northlands Job Corps student Joseph Baythavong, 22, of Milford, Conn., for furnishing alcohol to minors. Police also issued court diversion paperwork to two minor Northlands students for alcohol possession.
• On May 21 used the department’s canine unit to help VSP find a suspect in a hit-and-run accident in Shoreham.
• On May 21 went to Middlebury to help operate a special Click it or Ticket patrol, and while there cited Mark Kennedy, 28, of Weybridge for DUI-drugs, driving with a suspended license and violating conditions of release.
• On May 22 were told tools were stolen from a car parked on North Main Street.
• On May 22 checked the welfare of a South Maple Street resident, who was found to be fine.
• On May 23 cited the driver of a tractor trailer-unit on Monkton Road for exceeding the road’s weight limit, speeding, and driving without a required break.
• On May 23 tried to find a driver that left the scene of a fender-bender in the Shaw’s parking lot, but were unsuccessful.
• On May 23 dealt with a West Main Street noise complaint.
• On May 23 sent the department’s Drug Recognition Expert to help VSP at a Route 7, Ferrisburgh, traffic stop.
• On May 24 dealt with a Main Street parking problem.
• On May 24 began investigating the allegation that a woman assaulted a man at a South Maple Street residence.
• On May 24 spoke to a man who had allegedly been sending threatening text messages to a woman and her daughter.
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