Vergennes Police Log: City man cited on felony charge
VERGENNES — Vergennes police arrested a city man on Saturday on two charges, including one felony, following an incident at a Green Street apartment.
Police cited Main Street resident Christopher Holwager, 26 with felony unlawful trespass and violation of conditions of release. They lodged him per order of a judge at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.
Police allege that Holwager, who they said was intoxicated at the time, entered a Green Street apartment and refused a woman’s request to leave and then fell asleep in the apartment. They said his conditions of released stemmed from an August case.
In other action between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6, Vergennes police:
• On Oct. 31 handled a minor two-car accident at the corner of School and Green streets.
• On Oct. 31 engaged in several Halloween-related events, including chaperoning the Vergennes Union Elementary School parade, handing out reflective candy bags at local schools, and in the evening handing out glow sticks at the Vergennes Fire Department along with firefighters and Vergennes Area Rescue Squad members.
• On Nov. 1 asked a group to move a portable fire pit off the South Water Street sidewalk. One woman in the group became angry and uncooperative; police said she was drunk and took her to the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility to sober up.
• On Nov. 1 checked out a report of screaming near Settlers Park, but found nobody. Police found what appeared to be a shelter built by someone living in the woods there and dismantled it.
• On Nov. 2 took a report that a car had been struck and damaged by another car at an unknown time and place.
• On Nov. 2 calmed a family dispute at a Comfort Hill residence.
• On Nov. 2 worked with the Department for Children and Families to remove the mother of a young child from a residence; the child stayed with relatives. On the next day, police served a DCF emergency care order to the woman that forbids her to see the child.
• On Nov. 3 helped find the relative of a resident; the relative had been in an accident in New Jersey, but was found to be OK.
• On Nov. 3 were told that the door of a West Main Street home had been kicked down and $200 was stolen.
• On Nov. 4 helped motorists get into locked cars on School Street and New Haven Road.
• On Nov. 4 sent the department Drug Recognition Expert to help Vermont State Police at a Route 7 traffic stop in Ferrisburgh; the DRE determined the motorist was not impaired.
• On Nov. 5 while on foot patrol confiscated paraphernalia and a small amount of marijuana from a couple in a car parked on School Street and ticketed the man for possession of marijuana.
• On Nov. 5 locked two unsecured Main Street doors, one after receiving a tip from a business owner.
• On Nov. 5 checked a report that one woman was threatening another at a Comfort Hill residence; all was OK when police arrived.
• On Nov. 6 cited Brittany Ouellette, 22, for driving under the influence of alcohol after stopping her car on South Maple Street. Police allege her blood-alcohol content tested at 0.108; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. Police also cited her for failing to signal for a turn and operating a car without an inspection sticker.
• On Nov. 6 cited John P. Handrik, 41, of Burlington for DUI-drugs refusal after stopping his vehicle on Route 22A in Panton.