Vergennes Police Log: Police look into assault case

VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of mostly minor cases between Sept. 24 and 30, but are looking into one case of alleged simple assault and advised a city resident about a phone scam.
During that week, Vergennes police:
On Sept. 25 accepted drug paraphernalia consisting of a hypodermic needle, rubber band and needle cap that a resident had found in an alley behind a Main Street apartment building.
On Sept. 26:
•  Locked a door they found open at Vergennes Union High School and left a card to inform school officials.
•  Took a report from Northlands Job Corps security that a student had driven a center golf cart recklessly around the campus.
•  Heard from a South Water Street resident that a phone caller told him he owed the federal government money and that he would be arrested if he did not pay; police advised the resident it was a scam and that he should ignore it.
•  Were told a man’s ex-wife had struck his girlfriend while they all met on a South Street sidewalk; police said they are investigating this alleged simple assault.
On Sept. 27 backed up Vermont State Police while they searched a vehicle on Tuppers Crossing in Ferrisburgh.
On Sept. 28:
•  Dealt with a complaint that a dog had jumped a fence and bitten a dog being walked; police said both dogs had their shots, and the owner of the offending dog agreed to pay vet bills for the bitten dog.
•  Directed traffic for the VUHS homecoming parade.
•  Checked out a report of a car burning rubber in the VUHS parking lot.
•  Looked for a car reported to be weaving on Route 7, but could not find it.
•  Backed up state police while they made an arrest for domestic assault on Route 22A in Panton.
•  Stopped a car that had been reported as being driven erratically and processed the driver for driving under the influence of drugs when he admitted to having smoked marijuana. The driver passed roadside testing, however.
On Sept. 30:
•  Checked a report of a possibly suicidal woman in Vergennes and determined she was fine.
•  Helped a motorist get into a locked car on Main Street.

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