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Vergennes Police Log: Sexual assault reported at Falls Park

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 8 processed a sexual assault case, helping the victim who alleged the assault before turning the case over to the Addison County Special Investigations Unit that deals with reports of sexual violence.
City police said the woman reported being raped in a car parked at Falls Park. They arranged transportation for her to Porter Hospital before transferring the case to the special unit.
In other incidents between June 6 and 12, city police:
• On June 6 cited Bradley J. Alger, 19, of Barre with simple assault for allegedly choking a fellow Northlands Job Corps student following a dispute over after-hours noise.
• On June 6 on behalf of Vermont State Police informed an employee of a city business that her home in New Haven had been burglarized.
• On June 7 secured a School Street garage they found left open.
• On June 7 took a report that an antique flower box had been stolen from Hollyhocks on Green Street.
• On June 7 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a Second Street call.
• On June 8 looked into a report that one Northlands student had grabbed another inappropriately, apparently as a prank; police said the student was expelled from the program.
• On June 8 sent the department’s canine unit to help the Addison County Sheriff’s Department at a driving-under-the-influence-of-drugs case on Route 22A in Panton.
• On June 8 checked a home on Macdonough Drive after the homeowner returned and found the door open; police found no problems.
• On June 8 spoke to a Vergennes Union High School student who had allegedly threatened a teacher after being told he would not graduate with his class.
• On June 8 issued a citation to a Ferrisburgh resident on behalf of Richmond police.
• On June 8 tried to but could not find a city resident on behalf of South Burlington police; city police provided the resident’s contact info.
• On June 9 backed up VSP at a Panton family fight in which city police said VSP cited a man for domestic assault.
• On June 10 referred a fraud complaint to Milton police.
• On June 10 helped Charlotte rescue personnel on South Water Street.
• On June 10 heard from a Charlotte resident that she had received money from a former friend and had been asked to deposit it in several places. Police determined the money had been stolen from a California business and referred the case to the attorney general’s office and the FBI.
• On June 10 were told two women were walking in the middle of Canal Street; police said one was drunk, and they arranged a ride home for them.
• On June 10 helped VSP at a Panton domestic dispute.
• On June 10 called the owner of the New Haven Road car wash to help free a car stuck in the facility.
• On June 10 heard a complaint about tailgating on East and Main streets.
• On June 11 went to Falls Park to check a complaint about cars gathering and burning rubber, but found nothing.
• On June 12 heard from VSP that an Addison resident had complained that a Vergennes resident had threatened to kill his son. Police spoke to the resident, who admitted he was angry but said he did not plan to harm the man’s son.
• On June 12 helped VSP find and take into custody a Vergennes man involved in a domestic assault in Middlebury; the man was turned over to Middlebury police.
• On June 12 heard from a Macdonough Drive resident that a man was making unwanted overtures by phone to her. Police advised her on how to obtain an anti-stalking order.
• On June 12 checked the welfare of a male John Graham Shelter resident, whom they determined to be OK. 

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