Vergennes Police Log: City police help VSP after truck strikes cows

VERGENNES — Vergennes police went to Addison on Saturday, Feb. 23, to help Vermont State Police after a tractor-trailer truck struck several cows.
City police directed traffic at the scene, according to Vergennes Chief George Merkel. He said the incident resulted in several cows having to be put down.
Between Feb. 18 and 25, Vergennes police operated another series of special directed patrols within city limits intended to control speeding and other traffic violations. In all they ran seven patrols on West Main, North Main and Main streets and Hopkins and Monkton roads, and they issued about a dozen-and-a-half tickets.
In other action between Feb. 18 and 25 Vergennes police:
On Feb. 18:
•  Informed Elk Grove, Ill., police that a city resident had received scam mail that had come from that city.
•  Looked into an allegation that a city resident’s vehicle had been stolen and determined it was a civil dispute between the parties.
On Feb. 19:
•  Responded to a significant two-car accident at the downtown intersection of Main and Green streets. Police said both vehicles were badly damaged, and the driver of one of the vehicles was treated for a concussion and bruises.
On both Feb. 20 and 21 ticketed two cars left out overnight on city streets in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.
On Feb. 21 joined state police in searching for a youth in Department for Children and Families custody who jumped out of a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Routes 7 and 22A and ran off. Police could not find him and believe he found a friend or family member to pick him up and take him to Burlington.
On Feb. 22:
•  Conducted a background investigation for New Hampshire State Police.
•  Operated a special traffic patrol with state police in the Ferrisburgh/Vergennes area. Officers ticketed several vehicles, and a city Drug Recognition Expert helped troopers issue a citation in driving-under-the-influence-of-drugs case.
On Feb. 24 ticketed two cars left out overnight on city streets in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.

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