Vergennes Police Log: Four ticketed for wintertime city parking ban

VERGENNES — Vergennes police are looking into the reported theft of $1,500 of cash from a city apartment. Police this week described an investigation as ongoing.
Police between Jan. 14 and 20 also conducted two directed patrols aimed at controlling speeding, one on West Main Street on Jan. 14 and one on South Maple Street on Jan. 15. They issued two tickets and a warning on the second outing. 
Police also ticketed four cars during those seven days, two on Jan. 15 and two on Jan. 19, for being left on city streets overnight in violation of the Vergennes wintertime parking ban. 
Between Jan. 14 and 20, Vergennes police also:
On Jan. 14:
•  Helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a High Street medical call.
•  Cited Karen Norton, 48, of Vergennes for driving without a license, criminal offense, after stopping her vehicle on Green Street.
•  Searched the Comfort Hill area for two youths that a resident reported he had confronted for walking through his yard; police learned they were Northlands Job Corps students who were being expelled from the program. 
On Jan. 15 calmed a dispute between a customer and employee at Champlain Farms.
On Jan. 16:
•  Took a report from a Jericho resident that he believed a backpack containing a laptop and an Amazon Kindle, with a total value according to the complainant of around $1,400, had been stolen from his car while he spent four hours in Vergennes earlier in the day. 
•  Cited Amjad Hayyat, 31, of Vergennes for driving under the influence of alcohol following a Green Street stop. Police said a roadside blood-alcohol test showed an elevated level, while an evidentiary test taken later read 0.064 percent. The legal blood-alcohol content for driving in Vermont is 0.08.
On Jan. 17 responded to Champlain Farms, where a box truck had struck and damaged the building.
On Jan. 18:
•  Dealt with a minor two-car accident on West Main Street.
•  Told a farmer driving a truck on Macdonough Drive off of which manure was falling to return and clean it up. 
•  Helped Vermont State Police at crash on Route 22A in Shoreham.
•  Tried to check the welfare of a woman reported to be extremely upset; state police later reported she was OK. 
On Jan. 20 helped state police by aiding a motorist near the Ferrisburgh McDonald’s Restaurant.

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