Vergennes Police Log: Police keep busy with domestic cases, accidents

VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of incidents in the seven days between June 22 and 28, including cases of vandalism, arguing couples, motorcycle accidents and illegal operation of tractor-trailer trucks.
In that week, Vergennes police:
• On June 22 responded to a motorcycle accident on Bowman Road that police described as minor and said did not involve another vehicle.
• On June 22 were told that fencing and a lawn decoration had been damaged at a South Maple Street home.
• On June 22 took a report that flowers had been stolen from a Main Street flower box.
• On June 22 dealt with vandalism at the city pool; police said a bench had been thrown into the pool, a storage area broken into, and profanity carved into a bench.
• On June 22 directed traffic around a truck that was disabled on Main Street.
• On June 22 helped a motorist get into a locked car on Main Street.
• On June 22 were asked by another agency to check a man’s welfare, but discovered he lived in Castleton.
• On June 22 accepted drug paraphernalia that cleaners had found in a South Water Street home.
• On June 22 placed out of service an overweight tractor-trailer truck driving on Monkton Road.
• On June 24 placed out of service a tractor-trailer truck driving on Route 7 with noisy, smoking brakes that was also missing a required external marker; police said it also lacked required logbooks.
• On June 24 sent the department’s Drug Recognition Expert to help Vermont State Police at a traffic stop on Middlebrook Road in Waltham.
• On July 24 calmed parents at a child custody exchange on South Water Street. Police were called back to the address on Sunday, investigated a claim that the woman involved struck the man involved in the chest, and forwarded paperwork to the Addison County State’s Attorney’s office for possible prosecution.
• On June 24 responded to an accident on Main Street; police said a motorcycle tipped over while entering the road from Monkton Road, causing minor injuries to the driver.
• On June 24 heard from a South Maple Street resident that she was afraid another family member might harm her. Police advised her to obtain a relief-from-abuse order, which they served on June 25.
• On June 24 were informed of a possible sexual assault involving a Creekview Apartments resident, a case they referred to the county’s sex assault unit.
• On June 24 told a couple in Falls Park after dark to move along because they were violating the park curfew.
• On June 24 and 25 directed traffic at the Main Street paving project.
• On June 25 locked an unsecured door they found unlocked after hours at a Green Street business.
• On June 25 stood by with an asthma patient suffering an attack on the Otter Creek bridge until the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad arrived.
• On June 25 directed traffic around a disabled car on Main Street until a wrecker arrived.
• On June 25 calmed a drunken woman yelling at a man outside the Creekview Apartments complex.
• On June 25 served a subpoena for the state’s attorney to a Main Street resident.
• On June 26 were told a car parked on Green Street had been dented.
• On June 26 told two women arguing over financial issues, one at the station and one by phone, that it was a civil matter and if they could not agree they would have to go to Small Claims Court.
• On June 27 sent the department canine unit to help Middlebury police with a trespassing case.
• On June 27 were told a mirror had been ripped from a car parked on East Street.
• On June 27 calmed a verbal domestic dispute at a West Main Street residence.
• On June 28 stood by while a Main Street business locked money in a safe. 

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