Vergennes Police Log: Kids report motorist may have pointed a gun
VERGENNES — Vergennes police between June 13 and 19 handled a variety of incidents, including disorderly conduct, theft, drunk driving and one report that a motorist might have pointed a gun at kids playing.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
• On June 13 conducted a background check on behalf of the U.S. Army.
• On June 13 were told two packages that had been delivered to a Green Street residence had been stolen; police are still investigating this theft.
• On June 13 were told by a Union Street resident that three young boys playing outside a home said they thought a motorist might have pointed a gun at them; police searched the area, but could not find a vehicle that fit the description.
• On June 13 began investigating the apparent shooting of a South Maple Street window by someone wielding a pellet gun.
• On June 14 were told by a city woman that her ex-husband was slandering her with lawn signs; police determined it was a civil matter. On June 16 they heard from the woman again, this time that the man was sitting on his car outside her home and she was afraid to return there; police persuaded him to leave.
• On June 14 accepted suboxone that a resident found at the Green Street bus station.
• On June 14 were told that a vehicle was partially blocking Monkton Road; it was gone when police arrived.
• On June 14 cited Darrell Tucker, 59, of Vergennes for disorderly conduct after he allegedly tried to start a fight with a man having dinner with his wife at The Antidote; Tucker was also issued no-trespass and no-stalking orders.
• On June 15, at the request of the Vermont Federal Credit Union Panton Road branch manager, issued a no-trespass order to a Bridport resident.
• On June 16 cited a tractor-trailer truck driver for keeping false logs at a Main Street stop.
• On June 17 began issuing dog warrants to pet owners who have failed to register their animals at city hall.
• On June 17 dealt with a minor two-car accident on South Maple Street.
• On June 18 searched unsuccessfully for a green pickup that left Small City Market without paying for $30 of gas.
• On June 18 contacted the owner of a wallet left behind at a Main Street yard sale.
• On June 18 told participants in the city’s annual Youth Fishing Derby who were trying to camp out in city parks along Otter Creek they could not do so.
• On June 19 served an abuse-prevention order to a city resident.
• On June 19 cited Melissa Crowl, 44, of Vergennes for driving under the influence of alcohol, an action taken following a Main Street traffic stop.
• On June 19 dealt with a complaint that a construction vehicle was blocking a Main Street alley.
• On June 19 handled a case of identity theft from a Hillside Drive resident.
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