Vergennes Police Log: Northlands student cited for assault

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 15 arrested a Northlands Job Corps student for allegedly assaulting two other students, one of whom, police said, was taken to Porter Hospital for an overnight stay due to concussion and nausea.
Police cited Quamar M. Harmon, 18, of Newark, N.J., for simple assault for allegedly punching one victim in the back of the head, and for aggravated assault for kicking a second victim twice in the side of the face. The second victim was hospitalized, police said.
City police said Harmon believed the victims had been “snitching” on and “badmouthing” other students.
In other incidents between June 15 and 21, Vergennes police:
•  On June 15 helped the U.S. Army conduct a background investigation.
•  On June 15 checked out a report of a suspicious man near the National Bank of Middlebury on School Street and determined there was no problem.
•  On June 15 dealt with a fender-bender in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
•  On June 15 confiscated marijuana and paraphernalia found hidden in a Northlands dormitory bathroom.
•  On June 15 checked the welfare of a North Street resident, who was found to be OK.
•  On June 16 calmed an argument at the intersection of Routes 7 and 22A.
•  On June 16 cited Pauline Dunham, 56, of Vergennes for driving under the influence of alcohol, an action police took after responding to an afternoon two-car accident on South Water Street.
•  On June 16 issued no-trespass orders to two teens who had taken a lamb from a pen at the Ferrisburgh Community Solar Farm. They had been identified through pictures posted on social media, and agreed to return the animal and fix a damaged fence.
•  On June 16 responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle leaving the driveway of a High Street home; police checked the home and found no problems.
•  On June 17 dealt with spray painting on a Creekview Apartments parking lot; police, the suspect and the apartment landlord were working out a solution earlier this week.
•  On June 17 served a number of dog warrants around Vergennes.
•  On June 17 checked out a report of adults drinking at a Creekview Apartments children’s play area, but found no one.
•  On June 17 helped Vermont State Police at the scene of a fatal accident on Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh, where a motorist later charged with DUI had struck and killed a bicyclist.
•  On June 18 helped state police by looking into a broken car window at Basin Harbor Club; police believe a golf ball might have done the damage.
•  On June 18 checked out a Creekview Apartment because a newspaper delivery person said no one had been picking up the papers, but the lights and TV were on. Police determined no one was home.
•  On June 18 told a youth not to practice with his crossbow near First Street homes.
•  On June 19 referred a sex assault allegation filed by a Northlands student to the county’s special sex assault unit, which determined the allegation was false.
•  On June 19 were told by a Main Street apartment resident that a sneaker delivery had been stolen, but soon learned they had been taken by mistake and had been returned.
•  On June 20 looked into a complaint that trash had been dumped on a Main Street lawn.
•  On June 20 confirmed for the owner of a car that it was still where it had been left, parked at the National Guard Armory.
•  On June 20 took a report that someone had tried to enter a First Street home.
•  On June 20 responded to a report of a fight in an alley outside the City Limits bar. Police said one man had left the scene when they arrived, and there seemed to be no problem. 

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