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Vergennes Police Log: Police calm domestic dispute, deal with fraud case

VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of incidents between April 10 and 16, including helping other agencies, calming a domestic dispute, dealing with a fraud case, responding to two threat complaints, and helping one inebriated individual find his car.
During those seven days, Vergennes police:
•  On April 10 responded to a 911 hang-up call from a First Street home and calmed an arguing couple who police said had been drinking.
•  On April 10 worked with the Department of Motor Vehicles on a case in which a commercial driver might have been operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs. Police said an off-duty officer saw a truck weaving while approaching Vergennes on Route 22A and reported it, leading to a DMV stop in which the driver was arrested for suspicion of DUI and the truck was taken off the road.
•  On April 10 helped a motorist get into a locked vehicle at the United Technologies Corp. parking lot.
•  On April 10 took a report that a car had been struck by an unknown vehicle in the UTC parking lot.
•  On April 10 and 12 dealt with minor two-car accidents on Main Street.
•  On April 11 deployed the department’s K9 unit to try to find a driver who had fled the scene of a one-car accident on Cobble Road on the Middlebury/Bristol line after trying to elude police southbound on Route 116. Authorities later found the driver on Munger Street, which intersects with Cobble Road.
•  On April 11 checked the welfare of a male Walker Avenue resident, who was found to be OK.
•  On April 13 and 15 put notices on parked cars about street cleaning planned during nighttime hours this week.
•  On April 13 were told that $680 of had been taken using a stolen debit card; police notified the bank.
•  On April 13 helped a motorist start a car on Main Street after its headlights had been left on.
•  On April 14 picked up two dogs on Panton Road and took them to the Vergennes Animal Hospital.
•  On April 14 issued a no-trespass order to a Northlands Job Corps employee who had threatened his boss on his last day of work.
•  On April 15 heard from a woman that her ex-boyfriend’s wife was threatening her on Facebook; police were still earlier this week trying to reach the woman who allegedly made the threats.
•  On April 15 were told by a man police described as drunk that his car had been stolen; police determined he had forgotten where it was parked, and the vehicle was found on Green Street.
•  On April 16 helped motorists get into locked cars on Second and South Maple streets.

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