Vergennes Police Log: Thieves take cash, a credit card and shoes from unlocked cars

VERGENNES — Vergennes police reported more recent entries into and thefts from unlocked cars last week, this time concentrated on one evening — Saturday — and one area — First Street and nearby Panton Road.
In one case $250 in cash, a credit card and sneakers were taken from a car parked on First Street. Later, $10 was lifted from another car parked on First Street, and finally police were told that between $140 and $200 was stolen from a car parked on Panton Road.
Police Chief George Merkel once again emphasized residents should lock their cars and not leave money and valuables in their vehicles.
In other incidents between June 18 and 24, Vergennes police:
On June 18:
•  Helped a motorist get into a locked vehicle on First Street.
•  Dealt with a minor two-car accident on West Main Street.
•  Began an investigation of the theft of office supplies, a camera and other items from Kinney Drug Store.
•  Responded to vandalism at St. Peter’s Cemetery on South Maple Street and nearby on South Water Street. Police said gravestones had been defaced with red paint and slightly damaged, and a lattice on South Water Street was also hit with red paint.
•  Dealt with a parking problem at Shaw’s Supermarket.
•  Stood by to keep things calm while a man recovered belongings from a Main Street apartment.
On June 19:
•  Calmed a family fight at a South Maple Street home.
•  Cited Isaac A. Graham, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for simple assault and petit larceny. Police allege he choked a fellow Northlands Job Corps student and took his cellphone.
On June 20:
•  Advised Northfield police on how to find a city resident that department was searching for.
•  Investigated an untimely death on Walker Avenue.
•  While working a checkpoint with Vermont State Police in Ferrisburgh cited James T. Malloy, 35, of Vergennes, for driving under the influence of drugs.
•  Unsuccessfully searched for a wallet reported lost in Shaw’s.
•  Served a relief-from-abuse order to a Main Street resident on behalf of state police.
On June 22:
•  Checked the welfare of a Battery Hill resident, who was OK.
•  Calmed a dispute between participants in the annual Youth Fishing Derby in the Otter Creek basin.
On June 23:
•  Cited April Kady, 41, of Enosburg for DUI, fourth offense, after finding her sleeping at the wheel of her vehicle near Aubuchon Hardware with a key in the ignition and the windshield wipers running. Police allege her blood-alcohol content tested at 0.143; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
•  Dealt with a minor two-car accident on Main Street.
•  Responded to a dispute between two Northlands students; police said one was terminated from the program.
On June 24 called the husband of a drunken woman walking on School Street to come pick her up; police were concerned about her safety after her blood-alcohol content tested at 0.219.

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