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Vergennes Police Log: City police cite four on retail theft

VERGENNES — Vergennes police have issued four citations for retail theft dating back to two separate late-January cases at Kinney Drug Store in which personal and skin care items were stolen.
Police said they received help from members of the public and other law enforcement agencies in identifying four suspects after the city department made public on Feb. 17 pictures of the suspects captured from Kinney Drugs security cameras.
Cited into court for retail theft were William E. Crowl and Malissa Crowl, both 45, of Vergennes; and Christopher A. Coccia,  40, and Penni Coccia, 46, both of North Clarendon.
Vergennes police said they received assistance from area news media, concerned citizens, the Rutland Police Department, Vermont State Police and the Vermont Department of Probation and Parole.
The thefts were not uncovered until early February, when Kinney Drugs performed an inventory review, police said. Police and Kinney employees then reviewed security footage.
Last week, on Feb. 16, Kinney Drugs reported another theft, this time of vitamin supplements by one man, and police are again seeking help identifying the suspect. His picture may be found on this webpage. Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Vergennes police at 877-2201.
In other action between Feb. 13 and 19, Vergennes police:
•  On Feb. 13 ticketed and towed a car parked on city streets in violation of the city’s wintertime overnight parking ban.
•  On Feb. 14 were told a portable radio and charger had been stolen from Northlands Job Corps.
•  On Feb. 15 cited a Vergennes Union High School student into juvenile court for possessing alcohol on school grounds.
•  On Feb. 16 issued a no-trespass order to a woman who had become combative with People’s United Bank employees when they asked her to move her car from the bank parking lot.
•  On Feb. 16 checked the welfare of a Main Street resident on behalf of his family; he was OK.
•  On Feb. 17 dealt with two cars after reports they were being driven erratically, backing up VSP in one case and not issuing a ticket in the other.
•  On Feb. 18 stopped another car on Route 7 after a report of tailgating and warned the driver.
•  On Feb. 18 ticketed the driver of a pickup on South Maple Street for defective equipment after its exhaust fell off in front of a car, which ran over the equipment and punctured a tire.
•  On Feb. 19 checked the welfare of an elderly Hillside Drive resident and called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad because she appeared to be having a medical problem.
•  On Feb. 19 called state police after a Ferrisburgh resident came to the station and reported he had been assaulted by his girlfriend; according to Vergennes police VSP cited the woman for domestic assault. 

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