Vergennes Police Log: Police issue lots of tickets

VERGENNES — Vergennes police between May 13 and 19 issued 26 traffic tickets and a number of warnings for various moving violations during a series of eight patrols throughout the city.
The special directed patrols are part of the department’s continuing effort this year to enforce traffic laws and enhance safety in the city, police said. Some have been done in response to specific complaints about speeding on certain roads.
In other action during those seven days, Vergennes police:
On May 13:
•Made available their station’s processing room to Vermont State Police, who needed to hold a fugitive from justice in custody.
•Responded to yet another false report of the odor of drugs from a Hillside Drive apartment resident.
On May 14:
•After a report of threats made at a Short Street residence issued no-trespass orders to both Short Street and Addison residents.
•Accepted a gold necklace found at Champlain Farms and stored it in hopes someone will step forward and claim it.
•Helped calm a juvenile who was reported to be striking her parents and throwing objects at a city home.
•Spoke with a woman who said she felt suicidal and had taken medicine with alcohol; police arranged for a counselor to meet her at Porter Hospital, and the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad took her there.
On May 15 took a report that $120 had been stolen from a North Street resident; the incident remains under investigation.
On May 16 told a West Main Street resident not to reveal personal info over the phone to a persistent caller and to stop answering the number.
On May 17:
•Suggested that a South Maple Street resident report a fraudulent bill to the state Attorney General’s Office.
•Checked the welfare of a woman reported to live on Cataract Lane and were told she had moved to Boston.
•Responded to Northlands Job Corps to help campus personnel deal with a case of a student receiving a shipment of an often addictive prescription drug through the mail; police confiscated the drug, and the student was terminated.
•Responded to a report of an erratically driven vehicle on Second Street; it was gone when police arrived.
•Checked a report of children left in a car on Green Street; it was gone when police arrived, but police reported the incident to the Department for Children and Families because of a credible account.
•Were told the occupant of a car outside the Small City Market cursed at a pedestrian.
On May 18:
•Calmed two men arguing at a West Main Street home.
•Warned a driver who had operated his car erratically on Main Street.
On May 19:
•Warned a driver who had operated his car erratically on West Main Street.
•Checked a report of a child in pajamas and bare feet outside an Alden Place home and were told a parent was watching him while he got something from a car.
•Helped VARS on a Monkton Road call.

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