Vergennes Police Log for March 17: City police kept busy with miscellaneous incidents

VERGENNES — Vergennes police between March 7 and 13 dealt with a variety of cases, including a threat by an ex-boyfriend, an attempted burglary, two drivers with suspended licenses, and an argument and an alcohol incident at Northlands Job Corps.
During those seven days, Vergennes police:
•  On March 7 ticketed a car parked in violation of the city’s wintertime overnight ban. The ban is in effect through the end of the month.
•  On March 7 investigated an attempted break-in at a United Technologies storage building on Panton Road; police said nothing was taken, but the structure was damaged.
•  On March 7 were told by a Second Street resident that her ex-boyfriend had threatened to punch her. Police advised her to obtain a relief-from-abuse order, and that day told him not to contact her; two days later, they served him the order.
•  On March 7 dealt with a minor one-car crash involving property damage at a Main Street residence.
•  On March 7 spoke to a New York state resident who said he had been defrauded of $900 over the Internet by a woman who claimed she was a Vergennes resident; police determined there was no such person in the city.
•  On March 7 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad with a Second Street resident experiencing mental distress; VARS took him to Porter Hospital for help.
•  On March 8 were asked by Vermont State Police for help finding a missing Ferrisburgh teen, who happened to be at the city police station.
•  On March 9 found a Main Street business unlocked; police locked it up and notified the owner.
•  On March 9 at the station helped the Addison County Sheriff’s Department determine that a motorist had been driving under the influence of drugs.
•  On March 9 responded to an ATV accident at Booth Woods; police said only the vehicle was damaged.
•  On March 10 stopped a car on Main Street for an expired inspection sticker and ticketed the driver for a counterfeit sticker, for driving without insurance, and for driving with plates not assigned to the vehicle.
•  On March 11 delivered a message to a Ferrisburgh resident that his father was in a Rutland hospital.
•  On March 11 helped calm two female Northlands students who were arguing.
•  On March 11 cited Edward Wildasin, 30, of Vergennes for driving with a criminally suspended license and for failing to comply with a police officer, citations issued at a Monkton Road traffic stop.
•  On March 12 at the request of VSP checked the welfare of a Panton Road resident, who was found to be fine.
•  On March 12 at the request of VSP went to Fuller Mountain Road in Ferrisburgh, where an injured deer was in the road; police euthanized the animal.
•  On March 12 returned a dog that had gotten loose on West Street to its home.
•  On March 12 helped a mom with a child in her car at the Small City Market by taking cash inside to pay for her gas because she did not want to leave the child alone.
•  On March 12 aided VSP in Monkton with underage drinkers.
•  On March 12 began investigating a case of a Northlands student allegedly providing alcohol to a minor.
•  At a March 13 traffic stop ticketed a motorist for driving with a civilly suspended license and for possession of marijuana.

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