Vergennes Police Log: Vergennes police busy with vehicle issues

VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of incidents between Feb. 20 and 26, many of them tied into the department’s ongoing traffic enforcement efforts.
In those seven days, city police:
•  On Feb. 20 helped a driver get into his locked car at Vergennes Union High School.
•  On Feb. 21 checked a report of cats being left in a van parked on Main Street and discovered they were there on a temporary basis while a home for sale was being shown.
•  On Feb. 21 destroyed a $1 bill that had been taken at Kinney Drug Store and given to them because it had an unknown powder on it.
•  On Feb. 21 called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to transport a Main Street resident for treatment after they checked her welfare and determined she needed help after ingesting alcohol and drugs.
•  On Feb. 22 cited Amber Billings, 30, of Alburg for providing false information to police and for driving with a civilly suspended license. Police said at a Route 7 traffic stop Billings initially gave them a fake name.
•  On Feb. 23 cited a New Jersey resident for excessive speed after clocking his car at 70 mph in a 30 mph West Main Street zone.
•  On Feb. 23 placed a commercial truck out of service after a Main Street traffic stop and ticketed its driver for speeding and defective equipment.
•  On Feb. 23 cited Paula Canter-Maibohm, 40, of Bloomington, Minn., for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police allege her blood-alcohol content tested at 0.10 when they found her car stuck off the road near Kennedy Brothers on North Main Street. The legal BAC limit for driving is 0.08.
•  On Feb. 24 cited a driver for speeding, lack of insurance and possession of marijuana at a North Main Street traffic stop.
•  On Feb. 24 checked out a report from Panton Road that a man seen there looked like a man wanted in a St. Albans shooting; he wasn’t the suspect.
•  On Feb. 24 helped Vermont State Police execute a search warrant on Middlebrook Road in Ferrisburgh.
•  On Feb. 24 cited Jason Brown, 33, of Rutland at a West Main Street traffic stop for driving with a civilly suspended license, driving without insurance and speeding.
•  On Feb. 24 sent the department canine unit to help state police at the New Haven barracks; the dog alerted on a car, for which a search warrant was obtained and in which troopers then found a substance believed to be cocaine.
•  On Feb. 25 took a report that a car at VUHS had been struck by another car, which then left the scene.
•  On Feb. 25 returned a lost iPhone to its owner; it had been turned in after being found on the Otter Creek bridge.
•  On Feb. 26 checked the welfare of a Booth Woods resident, who was found to be fine.
•  On Feb. 26 sent the department canine to help track a DUI suspect on Pierson Road in New Haven; the effort did not succeed.
•  On Feb. 26 tried unsuccessfully to find a man reported to be upset while standing on the Otter Creek bridge. 

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