Vergennes Police Log: Police say one man hit another who was holding a baby

VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited a man on March 18 for assaulting another man who was carrying an infant in a car seat at the time.
Police allege that Michael Parie Jr., 22, who had an address at a John Graham Shelter apartment in the city, grabbed the victim by the neck and punched him in the face. Police cited Parie for simple assault and released him. Police said they believed a dispute over finances triggered the alleged assault.
Between March 18 and 24 police also ticketed a dozen vehicles left out overnight on city streets in violation of the Vergennes wintertime parking ban. The ban will conclude on April 1.
In those seven days, city police also operated three special patrols designed to enforce traffic laws and issued three tickets, and also:
On March 19 checked a report of a strange odor in the Hillside Drive apartment complex, but could not determine its source and notified the apartments’ management.
On March 20:
•Ticketed a truck for operating without a permit while more than 24 tons overweight on Monkton Road.
•Secured a business door found open during a downtown foot patrol.
•Spoke to six students caught using vape pens at Vergennes Union High School; police are discussing possible penalties and policies with school administrators.
•Took a report of a fender-bender in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot in which the offending driver had left the scene.
•Helped a disabled tractor-trailer truck on Route 7 south of Vergennes on Woodman Hill.
•Took a report from Collins Aerospace that one of its employees had received a threat.
•Received a complaint about speeding in the Bowman Road-Adele Court area.
•Spoke to the operator of a truck reported to be weaving on Route 7 and determined he was OK.
•Heard an anonymous complaint about two drivers operating in the city with suspended licenses, but could not find them.
•Were told by a woman that another woman had approached her car on Green Street and made a threat.
On March 21:
•Issued a no-trespass order to a Ferrisburgh resident on behalf of the National Bank of Middlebury.
•Took a report from VUHS administrators that a student’s earphones had been stolen.
•Began investigating a shoplifting incident from Kinney Drug Store.
•Checked the welfare of an Alden Place resident, who was found to be OK.
On March 22:
•Helped at the scene of a fatal accident on Route 22A in Addison.
•Issued a no-trespass order to a Ferrisburgh resident on behalf of DR Power.
On March 23 calmed an arguing couple and advised the woman involved how to pursue a relief-from-abuse order.
On March 24:
•Stood by while a relative collected the belongings of a former John Graham Shelter resident.
•Cited Samuel Bombard, 27, of North Hero for driving under the influence of drugs, an action taken after stopping his vehicle on West Main Street after checking his license plate and learning it came back to a vehicle owned by a driver with a suspended license.

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