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Vergennes Police Log: DUIs, incidences keep city police busy

VERGENNES — Vergennes police between Jan. 2 and 8 were occupied by incidents that included drunk driving, more parking in violation of the city’s wintertime overnight ban, shooting a rabid animal, and stealing valuable coins.
During those seven days, Vergennes police:
•  On Jan. 2 ticketed four cars left on Main and Green streets in violation of the overnight parking ban.
•  On Jan. 2 heard from a city resident that her recently purchased home might be fraudulently listed for rent on Craig’s List. The resident said a couple came to her door to enquire about the home’s availability after seeing the ad; police are looking into the issue.
•  On Jan. 2 on behalf of Vermont State Police in St. Albans cited Nancy Whalon, 39, of Vergennes for domestic assault.
•  On Jan. 2 went to a Main Street apartment building to check out a resident’s complaint of a strong odor of marijuana, something the resident said was an ongoing issue. Police said they could not pinpoint its source, and the situation remains under investigation.
•  On Jan. 3 ticketed a car left on Green Street in violation of the overnight parking ban.
•  On Jan. 3 shot a rabid skunk in the St. Peter’s Catholic Church parking lot.
•  On Jan. 3 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a Main Street call.
•  On Jan. 3 on behalf of VSP asked a city resident to contact VSP.
•  On Jan. 3 cited Lindsay A. Delisle, 27, of Shoreham for driving with a criminally suspended license, an action taken after police stopped her car for defective equipment on West Main Street.
•  On Jan. 4 were told a coin collection worth thousands of dollars had been stolen from a West Main Street home. Police said they are investigating the theft.
•  On Jan. 4 were told a car struck another car parked at a Monkton Road home and left the scene; police got a license plate from the owner of the damaged vehicle and are trying to determine who was driving.
•  On Jan. 5 cited Kristin B. Farrell, 47, of Monkton for driving under the influence of alcohol, test refusal, an action taken after police stopped her car for failure to use a turn signal at the intersection of Monkton Road and Route 7.
•  On Jan. 5 helped Shelburne police try to find a 24-year-old woman reported missing. City police were told by a city resident that he had driven her to a town in New York, and they reported that information to Shelburne police.
•  On Jan. 6 ticketed a car left on a city street in violation of the overnight parking ban.
•  On Jan. 6 handled a minor two-car accident on South Water Street.
•  On Jan. 6 backed up state police at a Route 7 traffic stop in Ferrisburgh during which drugs were found.
•  On Jan. 7 left a message for a Bowman Road resident on behalf of Colchester police.
•  On Jan. 8 backed up state police at a Starksboro incident. 

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