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Vergennes Police Log: Addison man cited for drunk driving

VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited Erik A. Brands, 28, of Addison for driving under the influence, following a stop for speeding on West Main Street on April 17.
Police said they measured Brands’ blood-alcohol content at 0.126 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
In other action last week, Vergennes police:
•  Investigated a disorderly conduct complaint at Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot on April 16. Police said two men and a woman were arguing about missing keys and other issues. Since nothing physical had occurred, police sent the people on their way, though the matter remains under investigation, according to police.
•  Were informed of the theft of a state inspection sticker from a trailer parked off South Maple Street on April 18.
•  Received a report that someone had stolen gas from a truck parked off South Maple Street on April 18.
•  Were informed of a hit-and-run accident in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot on April 18.
•  Ticketed a driver for speeding and possession of drug paraphernalia following a stop for speeding on West Main Street on April 18. Police said the driver had been traveling 20 miles per hour above the posted limit.
•  Responded to a report of a minor altercation between two Northland Job Corps students on April 19. Police didn’t cite either of the students for any offense, though they reported both individuals were dismissed from the Job Corps program.
•  Helped an elderly driver change a flat tire on Route 7 on April 19.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police at an Addison home where someone had reportedly heard a gunshot on April 19. Police said there had been no gunshot and the residents were OK.
•  Spoke at Vergennes Union High School on April 20 on the subject of illegal drugs.
•  Helped a driver whose vehicle had broken down in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot on April 20. Police said the officer helped push the vehicle out of the way of traffic.
•  Convinced a John Graham Emergency Shelter resident to come out of her locked room to speak with shelter staff on April 20.
•  Helped state police arrest a fugitive from justice from Virginia on April 20.
•  Helped state police take into protective custody a drunken man in the Ferrisburgh area on April 21.
•  Assisted a person who had locked herself out of her car on April 21.
•  Broke up an argument between two siblings at a West Main Street home on April 21.
•  Took, to University of Vermont Medical Center, a person on Short Street who had threatened suicide on April 21.
•  Launched an investigation on April 22 into the alleged sexual assault of a Vergennes man.
•  Cited Chad M. Loseby, 29, of South Burlington for driving under the influence of drugs, following a stop for speeding on Hillside Drive on April 22. Police added Loseby was driving without vehicle registration or insurance.
•  Checked the welfare of a young boy in the Hillside Drive area on April 22.

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