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Vergennes Police Log for Nov. 22

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Nov. 12, with help from Vermont State Police, investigated a report of gunshots in a wooded area not far from the Evergreen Preschool on South Water Street. 
Authorities found a man target-shooting with a pellet gun, and they reminded him that it is not legal to discharge a firearm within the Vergennes city limits and added it is especially not a good idea near a preschool.
In other incidents between Nov. 12 and 18 Vergennes police issued six tickets for speeding during two directed patrols on West Main Street, and also: 
On Nov. 12 conducted two welfare checks, one on an elderly Walker Avenue resident who was found to be fine, and one on a Cataract Lane resident who they learned had already left her home to seek medical attention.
On Nov. 13:
• Dealt with a fender-bender in the parking lot of a Main Street apartment building.
• Responded to the Jiffy Mart in Ferrisburgh to help Vermont State Police with a suicidal woman there; she was transported to Porter Hospital to meet with the Counseling Service of Addison County.
• Tried unsuccessfully to find a city man involved in a case in Middlebury on behalf of police there.
On Nov. 14 responded along with the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to Vergennes Union High School, and VARS took a student to Porter Hospital.
On Nov. 15 began investigating a report of suspicious behavior on Walker Avenue.
On Nov. 16 helped VARS at a call at 1 Alden Place. 
On Nov. 17:
• Discussed a complaint of unwanted texts with a city resident, but determined they were non-threatening.
• Sent the department Drug Recognition Expert to help Hinesburg police.
• Responded along with VARS to St. Peter’s Parish Hall parking lot, where a car had backed slowly into a pedestrian, knocking her over. Police said she was not seriously injured.
On Nov. 18:
• Locked a Main Street business door found open after hours.
• Went to Addison to help state police deal with a drunken man who had cut himself; he was transported to Porter Hospital. 
• Began looking into a complaint of a man hitting a dog at a Monkton Road home.  

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