Vergennes Police Log: Police deal with fraud complaints

VERGENNES — Between July 18 and 24, Vergennes police dealt with arguing couples, locked cars and a fraud complaint, as well as handled a number of other issues.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
•  On July 18 heard from a Main Street resident that her car had been struck while parked behind her apartment building.
•  On July 18 served an abuse-prevention order on a male South Maple Street resident.
•  On July 19 called the manager of an unlocked Monkton Road building to lock it up after hours.
•  On July 19 helped three motorists get into their locked cars on Panton Road and Main and South Maple streets.
•  On July 19 helped Vermont State Police at the scene of a three-car crash at the intersection of Route 7 and South Middlebrook Road in Waltham.
•  On July 19 warned a resident about improper dumping of recycling at the city recycling station.
•  On July 19 called the owner of a wallet turned in by a VTrans worker, who had found it on the side of Route 7.
•  On July 20 responded to an argument between a man and a woman at the intersection of Green and School streets. Police said they spoke to the woman but still earlier this week were trying to contact the man, who allegedly pushed the woman to the ground.
•  On July 21 at 12:30 a.m. checked out a complaint of noise at the playground behind Vergennes Union High School, but found no one.
•  On July 21 helped state police at a stop for driving under the influence of alcohol at the New Haven intersection of Route 17 and Green Street.
•  On July 21 helped state police arrest a Monkton Road resident for shoplifting in South Burlington.
•  On July 21 checked the welfare of an East Street man, who was found to be OK.
•  On July 21 helped a motorist get into a locked car at the Small City Market.
•  On July 21 dealt with a fender-bender at the Small City Market.
•  On July 21 looked into a complaint from a South Maple Street resident of a fraudulent credit card offer that came with a promise of a $150,000 line of credit.
•  On July 21 on behalf of city employees tried to find the owner of a boat that had apparently been abandoned at Falls Park; police reported they could not track him down.
•  On July 22 investigated a family fight at a Main Street apartment and determined no charges should be filed because no physical injury had occurred, although the man involved had damaged possessions and a door. They advised the woman to obtain a relief-from-abuse order, which Middlebury police served later in the day.
•  On July 22 helped an Addison County Sheriff’s Department deputy process a DUI suspect at the police station.
•  On July 23 spoke to a truck driver who had been reported to be driving erratically. The driver reported he had swerved to avoid a car, and police said he was fine.
•  On July 23 issued a civil ticket for possession of a small amount of marijuana at a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 7 and New Haven Road.
•  On July 23 checked a report of a suspicious vehicle at an absent neighbor’s home in Green Meadow Acres and learned it belonged to friends keeping an eye on the place.
•  On July 23 dealt with a Main Street barking dog complaint.
•  On July 23 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a call made at the intersection of Main and South Maple streets.
•  On July 24 helped a motorist get into a locked car at the corner of Park and Main streets.
•  On July 24 checked a complaint of fireworks being set off on Scovil Lane, but found nothing on arrival.  

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