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Vergennes Police Log: Cars ticketed for overnight parking

VERGENNES — Last week’s major snowstorm kept Vergennes police busy. On March 14 and 15, police ticketed and ordered towed several vehicles left overnight on city streets in violation in the wintertime parking ban.
On March 14, Vergennes police and department of public works personnel helped several commercial and private vehicles northbound on Main Street that struggled to get up the hill near the bridge over Otter Creek. Several of the vehicles had slid off the road.
Vergennes police also helped Vermont State Police by directing traffic on Route 7, where two tractor-trailer units failed to climb Woodman Hill.
In other action between March 13 and 19, Vergennes police:
•  On March 13 ticketed a motorist on Route 7 for driving with a civilly suspended license and without insurance.
•  On March 13 checked out an accident scene on Green Street, where a vehicle apparently backed into the rear of City Limits, damaging cinder blocks.
•  On March 13 checked the welfare of a Crosby Court resident, who was found to be fine.
•  On March 13 ticketed the owner of an overweight commercial vehicle for traveling on Panton Road without a permit.
•  On March 14 helped state police by investigating an accident on Hawkins Road in Ferrisburgh; troopers issued a citation for driving under the influence of alcohol in the case, city police said.
•  On March 15 performed a background investigation of a potential applicant on behalf of Connecticut State Police.
•  On March 15 calmed a dispute between neighbors in a Main Street apartment building.
•  On March 16 cited Jack Clifford, 18, of Williston for excessive speed for allegedly driving 85 mph in a 50 mph zone on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.
•  On March 16 helped a motorist get into a locked car at the Little City Market.
•  On March 17 helped a woman at a downtown business experiencing emotional distress; police brought her to the station to meet with Counseling Service of Addison County staff.
•  On March 18 cited Christina Hulst, 39, of Salisbury for driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense, and driving with a criminally suspended license after stopping her car for swerving on Route 7 in New Haven.
•  On March 18 participated on an Northwest Vermont DUI detail in Chittenden County with VSP and issued a DUI and also turned over another motorist to the Department of Corrections for violations of release.
•  On March 18 spoke with a distraught woman who came to the station alleging her boyfriend was abusing her but refused to provide any details, cooperate with police or identify herself. Police learned her name by checking the license plate of her car and informed state police, who had jurisdiction.
•  On March 18 cited Duncan Naylor, 20, of New Paltz, N.Y., for possession and sale of marijuana and for speeding after a Main Street traffic stop. Police also ticketed Naylor and two passengers for possession of drug paraphernalia, issued one minor passenger court diversion paperwork for possession of alcohol, and issued court diversion paperwork to the other passenger for possession of marijuana.
•  On March 19 checked the welfare of a Main Street resident, who was found to be fine. 

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