Vergennes Police Log: Police say man pointed a gun at cop
VERGENNES — A Ferrisburgh man is facing charges after pointing a weapon at a Vergennes police officer last week.
Police cited James Amblo, 40, who has a Route 7 address in Ferrisburgh, with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following a March 12 incident.
A city officer was responding to a report of a dispute between a landlord (Amblo) and a tenant on that day. The officer was getting out of his vehicle when Amblo allegedly walked out of the building and leveled a shotgun at him.
Police said Amblo then went back into the building and remerged without the weapon; when he did so police took him into custody. He was eventually cited and released, they said.
Police between March 11 and 17 conducted six directed patrols around Vergennes intended to enforce traffic laws and ticketed 14 drivers, nine of them on March 17.
In other action during that week, Vergennes police:
On March 11:
•Obtained consent from a First Street resident to search a vehicle involved in an accident in Shelburne, an action taken on behalf of Shelburne police.
•Returned a cashier’s check to its owner after a citizen found it in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
•Checked the welfare of a Walker Avenue resident, who was found to be OK.
•Helped a man having a medical event in the Shaw’s parking lot until the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad arrived.
On March 12 ticketed a car in violation of the city’s wintertime overnight parking ban.
On March 13:
•Helped deal with a large truck with an oversize load that was disabled for three hours on Main Street.
•Notified the Addison County Community Trust, the landlord, of a complaint about an odor coming from a Hillside Drive apartment.
•Served a subpoena to a Main Street resident on behalf of Vermont State Police.
•Dealt with a Main Street parking dispute.
•Heard from a Northlands Job Corps student that someone had stolen his driver’s license and used it to rent a U-Haul trailer in Massachusetts, sticking him with a $457 bill.
•Helped state police at a motor vehicle stop at the junction of Routes 7 and 22A.
On March 14 checked the welfare of a Cataract Lane resident, who was found to be OK.
On March 15 aided state police at impaired driving stop on New Haven Road.
On March 16:
•Helped state police deal with an officer who allegedly overdosed after a Leicester traffic stop; city police provided an escort to medical care and dealt with the suspect at the motor vehicle stop.
•Calmed and removed a disruptive customer from the Small City Market.
•Checked a report of an assault at Northlands and determined it was a verbal dispute.
•Helped a motorist get into a locked car on South Water Street.
•Issued court diversion paperwork to a Northlands student for an alcohol offense.
On March 17:
•Operated an impaired driving checkpoint in Vergennes, stopped 222 vehicles, and screened two drivers.
•Checked a woman’s complaint that a man was throwing rocks at her window and determined it was unfounded.
•Issued a no-trespass order to a man on behalf of the John Graham Shelter after calming an argument between him and a woman at an East Street apartment the shelter manages.
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