Vergennes Police Log: Outstanding warrant lands woman in jail

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Dec. 30 cited a Starksboro woman for passing a bad check and jailed her on an outstanding warrant.
City police allege that Lynn Haskins, 30, in November wrote a $527.78 check on a closed account to Champlain Discount Foods. Store management alerted police on Dec. 16, and they cited Haskins last week for that offense.
In the meantime, Vergennes police also learned Haskins was wanted on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court, and they arrested her on Dec. 30 and lodged her at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.
In other action between Dec. 28 and Jan. 3, Vergennes police:
• On Dec. 28 persuaded a reluctant Main Street youth to attend school.
• On Dec. 28 on behalf of Middlebury police tried to find a man at a School Street address, but learned he had moved to New Hampshire.
• On Dec. 29 ordered to be towed a car that was in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.
• On Dec. 29 checked two reports of suspicious cars on South Maple Street, but found neither. One was reportedly driven by a man selling vacuums, and the other by a man using binoculars.
• On Dec. 29 took reports of motorists failing to stop at the intersection of South Maple and Victory streets and failing to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks at Northlands Job Corps.
• On Dec. 29 failed to find a suspicious man hanging around outside an Aubuchon plaza business at closing time.
• On Dec. 29 were told an iPhone charger and base had been stolen out of a car parked in a Green Street driveway.
• On Dec. 29 calmed down an arguing mother and daughter.
• On Dec. 30 were told a laptop had been stolen from a car parked on Courtney Drive.
• On Dec. 30 stood by at the John Graham Shelter while an unwelcome man left in a taxi for a Middlebury motel.
• On Dec. 30 helped Vermont State Police by responding to an accident on Fort Cassin Road in Ferrisburgh.
• On Dec. 31 aided VSP by finding a suspect in an assault at a School Street residence and handing her over to state police.
• On Dec. 31 hosted a driving-under-the-influence checkpoint with other area law enforcement agencies and screened more than 1,500 vehicles, resulting in four tickets for marijuana possession. Following the checkpoint officers conducted patrols throughout the county and VSP issued a DUI citation, city police said.
• On Jan. 1 ticketed a motorist for marijuana possession at a Main Street traffic stop.
• On Jan. 1 cited Nick A. Curtis, 31, of Vergennes for disorderly conduct after he allegedly shoved a woman at the corner of Green and Main streets.
• On Jan. 1 dealt with a minor two-car accident on South Maple Street.
• On Jan. 1 helped a dog walker recapture a loose animal.
• On Jan. 1 helped a motorist get into a locked car at the Small City Market.
• On Jan. 2 ticketed a car in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.
• On Jan. 2 helped Middlebury police relocate a juvenile to Vergennes.
• On Jan. 2 helped VSP deal with a despondent Ferrisburgh resident.
• On Jan. 2 took a report of a man threatening a woman.
• On Jan. 2 alerted Creek View Apartments maintenance personnel that a woman who had gone to the hospital might have left her stove on; the issue was checked out and all was OK.
• On Jan. 2 backed up VSP at a DUI arrest on Route 7 in Charlotte.
• On Jan. 3 took a report that meds belonging to a Creek View Apartments resident had been stolen. 

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