Vergennes Police Log: Police deal with a variety of incidents

VERGENNES — Vergennes police between April 3 and 9 among other incidents calmed arguments, responded to an assault complaint, handled car accidents, dealt with neighbor disputes involving pets, and made one arrest on an outstanding warrant at a traffic stop.
In those seven days, Vergennes police:
•  On April 3 looked for a man that a Main Street resident thought might be just posing as a Jehovah’s Witness; police could not find him.
•  On April 3 heard an allegation from a South Water Street resident that his landlord had allegedly grabbed the resident’s wife by the neck; police said the incident remains under investigation.
•  On April 3 informed Fairpoint that a telephone wire was dangling from a pole at the intersection of Comfort Hill and High Street.
•  On April 3 responded to a car crash at the intersection of School and South Maple streets; police said one of the two cars involved sustained major damage.
•  On April 3 went to Second Street, where a resident complained that a neighbor’s pets were soiling a lawn; police told the pet owner to clean up after the animals.
•  On April 3 were told that a half-dozen rings were missing from a Main Street apartment; police said the alleged theft remains under investigation.
•  On April 4 arrested Alara L. Bourgeois, 23, of Bristol at a Main Street traffic stop on an outstanding warrant and took her to the Addison County courthouse in Middlebury.
•  On April 4 helped a car owner enter a locked vehicle on Armory Lane.
•  On April 4 advised a resident to block someone making threatening posts on Facebook.
•  On April 5 issued a warning to a motorist for erratic driving after stopping a car on Main Street; police had received a call about the way the car was being driven on Route 7.
•  On April 5 warned a resident to control his dog’s barking after receiving a complaint from a neighbor.
•  On April 5 responded to minor two-car accidents on North Main and School streets.
•  On April 6 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad lift a patient at Walker Avenue.
•  On April 8 calmed a man and woman arguing on a North Main Street sidewalk.
•  On April 8 conducted a background check on behalf of the National Guard.
•  On April 9 checked out a report of a car and motorcycle racing around the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot, but could not find them.
•  On April 9 helped VARS at a Main Street call.
•  On April 9 calmed an arguing couple at a First Street residence following a 911 hang-up call. 

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