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Vergennes Police Log for July 30: Police investigate missing bike

VERGENNES — Vergennes police looked into a July 22 report from a Macdonough Drive resident that a bicycle had been stolen from his home, and that he suspected that a Northlands Job Corps student was behind the theft.
Police spoke to the director of Northlands, who said the student had been removed from the federal jobs training program and had offered to pay for any damages he had left behind.
Separately, police completed their investigation of a May 30 incident at the City Limits bar in which Heidi Bissonette, 27, of Starksboro allegedly punched a man in the face while wearing a large ring. Vergennes police cited Bissonette for simple assault.
In other activity last week, Vergennes police:
• On July 20 checked an alarm at a Main Street business but found it was a false alarm.
• On July 21 discovered a false alarm at a different Main Street business.
• On July 21 stood by at a traffic crash on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh until Vermont State Police could arrive.
• On July 21 performed a directed patrol on West Street.
• On July 21 at 11:52 a.m. roused a man found lying on the ground. The man told police that he had got in fight with his dad, went for a walk to cool off, and fell asleep.
• On July 21 looked into a complaint from a female student at the Northlands Job Corps that a male student was violating a relief from abuse order by contacting her through third parties and urging her to drop some legal charges against him. Vergennes police referred the case to the state’s attorney, who determined that there was not enough evidence to charge the male student on the original allegation. The relief from abuse order is still in force.
• On July 21 at 8 p.m. investigated a report that Northlands students returned to campus after consuming alcohol. Police cited three students. Michael A. Richard, 19, was cited for consuming alcohol under age. Two other students were cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor: Cody Bussiere, who turned 22 that day, and 23-year-old Richard S. MacDonald. Towns of residence for the three students were not available early this week.
• On July 22 looked into a report of an abandoned vehicle on Walker Avenue. Neighbors told police that two males parked the car the previous Sunday night but didn’t come back for it, so police had the car towed.
• On July 22 dealt with a minor two-car crash on Monkton Road.
• On July 22 checked the welfare of a Walker Avenue resident who had had surgery; police said she was fine.
• On July 22 at 10:15 p.m. looked into a report of a loud group of people on Main Street near Maple Street. Police questioned the group and were told that they had been startled by something on a store window and had run away screaming. The officer checked the window discovered a small tree toad on the window.
• On July 22 received a report from the manager of a Main Street property that had been vandalized the previous evening. The property manager told police that he had left a door unlocked, someone came into the place and turned the water on in a sink, and now the floor was covered with water. Police told the property manager not to leave the door unlocked.
• On July 23 stopped a truck on Route 7 after logging a complaint against it. Police ticketed the driver for having equipment (brakes) that were not properly installed.
• On July 23 performed a foot patrol on Main Street.
• On July 24 assisted VSP by securing the scene of a traffic crash on Pease Road in Panton until a trooper could arrive.
• On July 25 at around 2 a.m. cited Hezekiah Green, 43, of Philadelphia for driving with a suspended license, and ticketed him for speeding (40 mph in a 25 mph zone) on Main Street.
• On July 25 dealt with a minor car crash at the corner of Main and North Maple streets; there were no injuries and only minor damage.
• On July 25 issued a warning to the driver of a van who was squealing his tires on School Street.
• On July 25 were asked to check on the welfare of a North Green Street resident who was believed to be upset over some bad news about a family member. Police found that she was fine.
• On July 26 assisted VSP at a noise complaint on Tow Path Lane in Ferrisburgh. Vergennes police said troopers arrested two people.
• On July 26 checked on a severely intoxicated Second Street resident who, reportedly, had accidentally ingested fuel oil. Police said they were told that the woman went to clean herself up when she bumped a coffee can with the oil in it and swallowed it. Police said she would be OK.
• On July 26 assisted VSP at a minor traffic crash on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.
• On July 26 got out for a foot patrol.
• On July 26 went to Alden Place in an effort to assist New York State Police find somebody, but didn’t find the person.
• On July 26 stopped a vehicle on Panton Road because of its loud exhaust, and ticketed the driver for no valid license or registration.

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