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Vergennes Police Log: City police deal with accidents, arguments

VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of routine incidents in a mostly quiet week between March 12 and 18, including responding to minor accidents, calming verbal disputes, dealing with noise complaints, and helping motorists get into their locked vehicles.
During those seven days, Vergennes police:
•  On March 12 brought the department K-9 unit to meet-and-greets at Vergennes union elementary and high schools.
•  On March 13 and 17 helped motorists get into locked vehicles on Main Street.
On March 14:
•  Were told that a vehicle parked on Monkton Road near VUHS had been struck by another vehicle that did not stop.
•  Helped a drunken man at the intersection of East and School streets who was walking home in cold, snowy weather without winter clothing; police said a friend swung by and picked him up.
On March 15 ticketed and ordered towed three vehicles in violation of the city’s wintertime overnight parking ban.
On March 16:
•  Took a report of a suspicious person driving by a New Haven Road home.
•  Were told of a caller posing as an IRS agent unsuccessfully trying to scam a resident out of $1,000; police called a number provided by the resident and no one answered.
•  Dealt with a fender-bender in a Main Street apartment building parking lot.
•  Issued a no-trespass order to a Comfort Hill resident.
•  Handled a noise complaint from a Green Street apartment resident about noise from an upstairs apartment, apparently caused by children. Police returned on March 18 to deal with a similar concern and again asked parents to rein in the children.
On March 17:
•  Calmed a child custody dispute at a Macdonough Drive residence and ticketed one of the parties for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
•  Dealt with a minor two-car accident on Main Street.
•  Were told a wallet had been stolen from a car parked on Green Street, but learned from a second call it had been found.
•  Calmed a verbal family dispute at a High Street residence.

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