Vergennes police log for July 7

VERGENNES — According to two city teenage girls, a naked man confronted them while they were walking on School Street at about 1 a.m. on July 1.
The two girls told Vergennes police the man asked them if they liked what they saw and then moved his hips suggestively.
The teens found an on-duty Vergennes officer and reported the incident, but the officer could not find the man.
In other incidents between June 27 and July 3, Vergennes police:
• On June 28 calmed a North Green Street resident who was upset over the end of a relationship and was threatening to harm himself and police.
• On June 28 checked the welfare of a Union Street resident at the suggestion of a Middlebury Planned Parenthood employee; the woman was found to be OK.
• On June 28 were approached by a teen who said she was having issues with her stepmother; police spoke to the family and suggested the teen stay with friends for a few days.
• On June 28 dealt with a complaint from a Hillside Drive resident that her ex-partner and the father of her son was pounding on the door of her apartment demanding to see the child. The man told police the woman was not responding to calls that would allow him to set up court-ordered visits. Police told the couple to talk to court officials and work out the issues.
• On June 29 went to the Bixby when told a patron had taken a computer bag. Police discovered a book from the Ilsley Library in Middlebury in the bag and were told by the Ilsley that the patron had been suspended from that library and had taken several books. Police confiscated the book and returned the computer bag, which the patron insisted he had taken by accident, to the Bixby, and then they escorted the individual out.
• On June 29 ticketed Sean Miranda, 48, of Attleboro, Mass., for leaving the scene of an accident. Police said Miranda, who was driving a truck involved in repainting lines on South Maple Street, had knocked down a power line without reporting it; Miranda said he was unaware he had done so.
• On June 30 accepted a silver and brass necklace that a resident found near the city Post Office.
• On June 30 referred to South Burlington police a dispute between two city residents and a South Burlington car dealership. Police said one resident had authorized a charge of $100 on the card to help a friend pay for work on a car, but had been charged more than $300.
• On June 30 spoke to two North Green Street residents at their apartment about their allegedly threatening to sic their dogs on a third city resident. They denied the charge, but police are seeking proof of vaccination for the animals. On the next day, police also fielded a complaint from the two men’s landlord that the dogs’ presence violated their lease, but police informed the landlord that is a civil issue.
• On July 1 heard from one man that another man with whom he is involved in an ongoing dispute “cut him off” at the downtown traffic light; police told the man to tell them if the pattern of behavior continues.
• On July 1 accepted two iTunes cards from a woman whose son found them on Main Street.
• On July 1 checked a tip that two dogs had been left in a car on Main Street, but found the windows of the car rolled down and the dogs to be fine.
• On July 1 calmed a dispute between a Second Street couple.
• On July 1 heard from a woman that a man had followed her down Main Street, but had walked away and then left in a green Honda Civic when she turned and confronted him; police could not find the car.
• On July 2 cited Spencer Bergholtz, 22, of Wenham, Mass., for refusal to submit to testing for driving under the influence of alcohol and for speeding after stopping his car for allegedly going 58 mph in a 30 mph Panton Road zone.
• On July 3 cited Dustin Dyer, 24, of New Haven for DUI, operating after a civil suspension and driving an uninspected vehicle, all following a Route 7 traffic stop for defective equipment. Police alleged that Dyer failed roadside sobriety testing and that his roadside blood-alcohol test registered 0.089 and that afterward his evidentiary test came in at 0.075.
• On July 3 accepted a suit and marriage license that a citizen found on the side of Panton Road; police contacted the owners of the marriage license, who came in and picked up the items.
• On July 3 brought a woman to Chittenden County to sober up after responding to the intersection of Panton Road and First Street, where two men and the women were all drunk and arguing after a kayaking outing, according to police. They took her first to the Act 1 detox facility in Burlington, but when she refused admittance there police took her to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington to spend the night. 

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