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Vergennes Police Log: Police charged jailed man with laptop theft

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 8 cited a man already in Vermont State Police custody for the recent theft of a Mac laptop computer from a North Maple Street residence.
City police said VSP found the laptop in a backpack owned by Devan J. Corliss, 23, who they described as homeless and already in the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility after VSP had arrested him for another offense. VSP recognized the computer as similar to one city police had reported as stolen and contacted them.
Vergennes police came and examined the laptop and confirmed it was the one stolen from North Maple Street, and cited Corliss for the theft. They said he remained in jail.
In other incidents between Sept. 7 and 13, Vergennes police:
•  On Sept. 7 stopped a car for defective equipment on Monkton Road and issued court diversion paperwork to two teenage girls for alcohol consumption.
• On Sept. 7 referred to the Addison County Special Investigations Unit an allegation by a female Northlands Job Corps student that she had been sexually assaulted by a male student.
•  On Sept. 8 went to West Main Street to check out a report of a suspicious car that was gone when they arrived.
•  On Sept. 8 responded on behalf of VSP to High Manor Park in Waltham to a medical emergency; the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad took the patient to Porter Hospital.
•  On Sept. 8 went to an Addison home on behalf of VSP to check the welfare of a couple that had been reported to be arguing; police said all was OK.
•  On Sept. 9 cited Lynzee M. Vaughan, 23, of Bristol for six counts of false pretense. Police said Vaughan put empty envelopes into the National Bank of Middlebury ATM, representing they contained cash, and then withdrew money.
•  On Sept. 9 advised a Creekside Apartments resident who said she was being stalked and harassed online to block the offender on Facebook and told her how to obtain an anti-stalking order.
•  On Sept. 9 issued an abuse-prevention order to a male Second Street resident.
•  On Sept. 10 attempted to issue an abuse-prevention order to a male Main Street resident, but couldn’t find him. They issued the order the next day.
•  On Sept. 10 helped VARS with a woman who was feeling suicidal at a South Water Street residence; she was taken to Porter Hospital for counseling.
•  On Sept. 11 helped a motorist get into a locked car on East Street.
•  On Sept. 11 issued a no-trespass order to a female Main Street resident.
•  On Sept. 11 looked for but could not find a woman who knocked on a South Maple Street home’s door and left a white powder on it.
•  On Sept. 12 began looking for a male Northlands student who was reported missing, but were told he had returned to the center.
•  On Sept. 12 checked out a report of two suspicious cars in the Small City Market parking lot, but found nothing.
•  On Sept. 12 looked into a complaint that a South Water Street tag sale was creating a traffic hazard.
•  On Sept. 12 ticketed a motorist on South Water Street for failing to yield and possession of drug paraphernalia.
•  On Sept. 13 looked into a report that a tractor-trailer truck was stranded trying to climb the Main Street hill near the bridge; it was gone when police arrived.
•  On Sept. 13 calmed loudly arguing neighbors on Walker Avenue. 

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