Vergennes Police Log: City police cite two for drunken driving
VERGENNES — Vergennes police recently cited two motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol, in both cases alleging the drivers had blood-alcohol contents (BAC) in excess of twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.
In one case, from early on Sunday morning, city police said the driver involved totaled his car at the intersection of Panton Road and West Main Street.
In that incident, police cited Ricardo J. Jimenez-Ulloa, 26, of Cornwall for DUI, alleging his BAC tested at 0.174. Police alleged that Jimenez-Ulloa’s vehicle left the roadway and traveled across 91 feet of lawn before crashing into an obstacle, totaling the vehicle. Police said they found Jimenez-Ulloa asleep in the vehicle at about 2:30 a.m.
About 24 hours earlier on Saturday, not far away on Panton Road, police stopped a car driven by Jodi Marie Palmer, 38, of Ferrisburgh for having defective equipment and for weaving across the centerline. Police alleged that Palmer’s BAC tested at 0.231, and they cited her for DUI, second offense. She was also ticketed for driving with an expired license.
In other incidents between Aug. 10 and 16, Vergennes police:
• On Aug. 10 went to First Street because someone who had just dropped a child off at a First Street home said there was the odor of marijuana there; police found no problem.
• On Aug. 11 recovered a black toolbox that fell off a red truck at the intersection of West Main Street and Hopkins Road; police have been unable to find the truck or its owner.
• On Aug. 11 took an unruly John Graham Homeless Shelter resident to a Middlebury motel to spend the night.
• On Aug. 11 checked the welfare of a teen girl at a Maple Manor home on behalf of the Department for Children and Families; police reported to DCF officials she seemed OK. Police returned to the home two days later at the request of the Addison County Special Investigations Unit, who requested an interview with a teenage boy there, but he could not be found.
• On Aug. 12 at the city police station helped Vermont State Police investigate and process two suspects in a forgery case.
• On Aug. 13 were called to look at a suspicious vehicle at Champlain Farms that was gone when they arrived.
• On Aug. 13 helped VSP at a Route 22A accident scene in Addison.
• On Aug. 13 took a report of an accident on South Water Street.
• On Aug. 13 issued a subpoena to a School Street resident on behalf of the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office.
• On Aug. 14 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at the Armory Lane senior housing complex.
• On Aug. 15 helped VSP with a Panton case in which a man allegedly shot a neighbor’s dog after it killed three of his cats and came after him in his home and was worried about retaliation.
• On Aug. 15 determined that two youths seen by a neighbor leaving a North Street garage belonged on the property.
• On Aug. 15 looked into a Monkton Road parking problem, but found nothing.
• On Aug. 15 dealt with a youth illegally riding an ATV on Bowman Road; the problem was addressed by his family.
• On Aug. 16 stayed with a drunken woman on Panton Road in Panton until a friend picked her up.
• On Aug. 16 checked in on and calmed an arguing couple on South Water Street.
• On Aug. 16 responded to a verbal domestic dispute in Panton on behalf of VSP.
• On Aug. 16 calmed adults arguing at the city pool.
• On Aug. 16 helped a motorist gain entry into a locked car on Short Street.
• On Aug. 16 were told a bicycle and a computer had been stolen from a South Maple Street home during the previous week; police are still investigating.