Vergennes Police Log: City police help state police with incidents

VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating a string of BB-gun vandalism cases in the New Haven Road and Green Street neighborhood.
Three incidents of BBs being shot through home windows on those city streets were reported last week, and a fourth was reported late the week before.
On March 17, a Green Street resident reported hearing a bang outside his home, but police found nothing. The next day, the man called back to say he had discovered the damage to a window.
On March 20, a New Haven Road homeowner and another Green Street resident reported similar damage to two more windows. The report from late the week before came from a New Haven Road homeowner.
In other incidents between March 17 and 23, Vergennes police:
• On March 17 looked for a car after its driver had failed to pay for gas at Champlain Farms, but could not find it.
• On March 17 helped the driver of a disabled car on Route 22A in Ferrisburgh.
• On March 17 responded to an accident on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh on behalf of Vermont State Police; police said two wheels broke loose from a tractor-trailer truck, one of which struck a car in the other lane. The driver of the car was taken to Fletcher Allen Health Care for observation, but was unhurt, police said.
• On March 18 calmed arguing neighbors at a Green Street apartment building.
• On March 18 dealt with a loud-music complaint at a Main Street apartment building.
• On March 18 ticketed a Northlands Job Corps student for underage drinking.
• On March 18 took a report that a cell phone had been lost at the Vergennes Opera House.
• On March 19 learned that two license plates had been stolen from a car parked at a Green Street apartment building; police found one nearby, but the second remains missing.
• On March 19 heard from a grandparent she was concerned about the welfare of her grandchildren; police reported the situation to the Department of Children and Families.
• On March 19 responded to an argument between neighbors at a Main Street apartment building about allegedly noisy children; one alleged harassment from the other about the children, and police advised her to speak to the landlord.
• On March 19 issued a no-trespass order to a former resident of a Green Street apartment building.
• On March 19 helped a motorist get into a locked car in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
• On March 20 ticketed a car in violation of the city’s overnight wintertime ban on parking on city streets.
• On March 20 dealt with a student possibly involved with drugs at Vergennes Union High School.
• On March 20 mailed to its owner a New York driver’s license that had been found.
• On March 20 cited Peter DeBono, 22, of Monkton for driving under the influence of drugs; police had stopped his car after receiving a report of erratic driving southbound on Route 7.
• On March 21 cited Denise Compagna, 22, of Rutland for simple assault and lodged her at the Chittenden County Correctional Center. Police said the assault apparently occurred in a southbound car on Route 7, and they were flagged down by the victim at the junction of Route 7 and Monkton Road. Police said they saw scratches on the victim’s face and neck, and he told them he had been scratched, bitten and punched. The victim, a Burlington man, said he was Compagna’s ex and she had knocked on his door and asked for a ride home.
• On March 21 went to East Street in Bristol to back up Bristol police and VSP at an incident.
• On March 21 helped a motorist get into a locked car on Panton Road.
• On March 21 took a report of a minor accident in the VUHS parking lot.
• On March 21 helped a resident who alleged she was being stalked on the Internet by a former acquaintance.
• On March 21 dealt with a minor two-car accident at the intersection of Main and South Maple streets.
• On March 21 responded to a barking dog complaint on White Street.
• On March 21 cited Simon Flynn, 22, of Vergennes for DUI alcohol after stopping him at the intersection of School and South Maple streets for failure to obey a stop sign.
• On March 22 calmed an arguing couple at a Second Street home.
• On March 22 handled a minor two-car accident on Mechanics Lane.
• On March 22 calmed a man and a woman at the discount food store near Kayhart Crossing.
• On March 22 took a homeless man to the Charter House in Middlebury.
• On March 23 picked up a loose dog on Bowman Road and took it to the Vergennes Animal Hospital.  

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