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Vergennes Police Log for Feb. 7

VERGENNES — Vergennes police conducted seven special directed patrols between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3 as part of their ongoing effort to deter speeding and enforce traffic laws within city limits.
Three of the patrols did not result in any stops: on Panton Road on Jan. 29, on Monkton Road on Feb. 1, and on West Main Street on Feb. 2.
But the other patrols — on West Main Street on Jan. 28, South Maple Street on Feb. 2, West Main Street and Hopkins Road on Feb. 3, and Victory and Green streets on Feb. 3, collectively resulted in the issuing of nine tickets and three warnings.
In other action during that week, Vergennes police:
•  On Jan. 28 helped Vermont State Police by handling a two-car accident on Route 7 in Waltham.
On Jan. 29:
•  Conducted background investigations for the U.S. Army and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
•  Helped motorists get into their locked vehicles on Main Street and Panton Road.
On Jan. 30:
•  Ticketed and ordered towed a vehicle left on Main Street overnight in violation of the city’s wintertime parking ban.
•Accepted for disposal a pellet gun that a Northlands Job Corps student had tossed in a campus Dumpster; police said they were told the student had been dismissed from the program.
•  Told a Waltham man who had brought his drunken daughter to the station for police to deal with that she had committed no crime and they could not accept responsibility.
•  Reported to the Counseling Service of Addison County that a man was making employees of a local bank uncomfortable.
On Feb. 1:
•  Dealt with minor two-car accidents on Main Street and at the intersection of Main and South Water streets.
•  Returned two truant students to Vergennes Union High School.
On Feb. 2 served a custody order to an Alden Place resident on behalf of a Lamoille County court.
On Feb. 3:
•  Conducted an afternoon joint Addison County Traffic Safety Coordinator Program effort in Bristol along with Bristol and Vermont State police. Police said they stopped 279 cars and cited one driver for driving under the influence of alcohol. Cited for DUI was Johnathan F. Matson, 44, of Bristol, after his blood-alcohol content allegedly tested at 0.095 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
•  Had a local teen transported to the UVM Medical Center for counseling.
•  Checked the welfare of a South Water Street resident who was reported to be depressed; police said she was OK.
•  Conducted a Drug Recognition Expert evaluation for Vermont State Police at the police station.

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