Vergennes Police Log: City man is cited for domestic assault
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 5 cited Patrick. A. Durfee, 39, of Vergennes into court for domestic assault.
Police allege that Durfee struck a 13-year-old boy in the leg, an incident that they said was reported by the teen. Police also notified the Department for Children and Families of the allegation.
In other action between Sept. 4 and 10, Vergennes police:
• On Sept. 5 checked the welfare of a Monkton Road woman, who was fine and promised to call her mother and tell her.
• On Sept. 5 checked a report of a broken car window on Armory Lane; police believe it might have been caused by lawn mowing.
• On Sept. 5 looked unsuccessfully for a car and truck that reportedly passed a school bus while it was flashing its red lights on Main Street.
• On Sept. 5 handled a request from Northlands Job Corps officials to issue a no-trespass order to a Brattleboro resident who was threatening a student.
• On Sept. 6 warned the mother of a preschooler and infant left in a car while she shopped at Champlain Farms not to do so, and also searched the car because of the odor of marijuana, but found nothing.
• On Sept. 6 cited Jose C. Balcazar-Ventura, 28, of Addison for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police allege his blood-alcohol content tested at 0.117 after they pulled over his car for failing to stop at the Panton Road stop sign at West Main Street; the legal BAC is 0.08. Police also cited Balcazar-Ventura for failure to yield at the sign and allegedly having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle.
• On Sept. 7 served an abuse-prevention order to a female resident of North Main Street.
• On Sept. 9 issued court-diversion paperwork to a minor driver for possession of marijuana and ticketed him for possession of drug paraphernalia, actions taken at a traffic stop for defective equipment.
• On Sept. 9 told a woman allegedly harassing a North Street couple by phone and in person to stop.
• On Sept. 9 found the owners of a car that had popped out of gear and rolled down Main Street toward the bridge and blocked a crosswalk; police found them in a nearby restaurant and asked them to move it.
• On Sept. 9 called for roadside assistance for the owners of a car on West Street when police were unable to unlock it for them.
• On Sept. 9 helped Vermont State Police with a heroin-possession case in New Haven Junction.
• On Sept. 10 issued no-trespass orders to teens on the Vergennes Union Elementary School roof.
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