Vergennes Police Log: Resident reports an overflowing toilet

VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a 911 call outside their normal field of expertise on June 2, when the dispatcher reported a South Water Street resident had called to report a toilet had overflowed.
Police said they contacted a plumber on the resident’s behalf, but that they hope in most circumstances citizens can reach out to service professionals directly.
In other incidents between May 27 and June 2, Vergennes police:
On May 27:
•Helped Valley Vista personnel calm a resident making suicidal comments.
•Directed traffic on South Water Street while a vehicle owner backed it away from a precarious parking position next to a ditch.
•Dealt with a minor two-car accident in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
•Helped a motorist get medical attention in a case that started when a Vermont State Police trooper brought him to the station to be evaluated by the department Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) after traffic stop for erratic driving. The DRE, also an Emergency Medical Technician, determined the driver was probably in diabetic shock, and the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad transported him to Porter Hospital.
On May 29 called a tow truck to help a motorist whose vehicle broke down in the Small City Market parking lot.
On May 30:
•Issued a $600 ticket to a truck driver on Main Street for driving an overweight vehicle.
•Dealt with a minor two-car accident on Main Street.
On May 31:
•Stood by while employees of Champlain Farms closed the store because they were suspicious of patrons who had been in the store earlier.
•Locked the door of a Main Street business they found open after hours.
•Advised a resident how to handle unwanted text and Facebook messages.
•Provided background information on an applicant to a federal agency.
On June 1:
•Worked with an Addison County court on records expungement.
•Helped a motorist get into a locked car on Jersey Street in Panton, an act done on behalf of state police.
•Accepted a driver’s license found on Main Street and returned it to a South Water Street resident.
•Had cars moved that had been improperly parked during sporting events on Saturday at Vergennes Union High School.
•Calmed a male teen yelling at people and persuaded him to return to his home.
•Ticketed one motorist during a special traffic-control patrol on West Main Street.
On June 2:
•Warned two drivers during a special traffic-control patrol on New Haven Road.
•Responded to a noise complaint at a Main Street apartment and found no problem.

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