Vergennes Police Log: City police busy with alcohol-related cases

VERGENNES — A citation for driving under the influence of drugs, an alcohol-related case and a family fight were among incidents that Vergennes police handled between Aug. 21 and 27.
During those seven days, Vergennes police:
•  On Aug. 21 responded to an argument between a man and his girlfriend’s daughter at a Scovil Lane residence. Police calmed the dispute, persuaded the woman to find a place to stay for the night, and told the man, who alleged the woman had struck him, how to obtain a relief-from-abuse order.
•  On Aug. 21 dealt with a Main Street accident in which a vehicle struck the Champlain Farms building.
•  On Aug. 22, with the help of the department Drug Recognition Expert, cited Amir Tolebeyan, 29, of Manchester, Mo., for DUI-drugs, an action taken after a report of erratic driving northbound on Route 22A; a blood test is pending.
•  On Aug. 22 tried, but failed, to find two men after a witness said one had slapped the other on South Water Street.
•  On Aug. 23 went to Valley Vista at 1 Alden Place to help deal with an out-of-control female client; the Counseling Service of Addison County calmed her, police said.
•  On Aug. 23 looked into a complaint that skateboarders had run through freshly poured concrete near the intersection of Main Street and Macdonough Drive.
•  On Aug. 25 responded to a report of a man hiding behind a Dumpster near the intersection of Main and School streets; police found a man whose blood-alcohol content at about 11 a.m. tested at 0.312, and they took him to the Act 1 detoxification center in Burlington to sober up. As a matter of comparison, the legal blood alcohol limit for driving is .08.
•  On Aug. 25 helped a motorist get into a locked car at the Ferrisburgh McDonald’s Restaurant.
•  On Aug. 25 told three teens to move along from behind Vergennes Union Elementary School because they were arguing.
•  On Aug. 25 took a report that a car had been scratched while parked at Shaw’s Supermarket.
•  On Aug. 26 during Vergennes Day provided support for the road race and took a report of a parking complaint.
•  On Aug. 26 told a Hillside Drive resident that problems with the private sale of her vehicle were a civil issue.
•  On Aug. 27 helped the Charlotte Rescue Squad at a Victory Street call.
•  On Aug. 27 failed to find a car they were told was nearly driven off the road at the intersection of Green and Main streets, but called ahead to Shelburne to ask police there to watch for it. 

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