Vergennes Police Log for Oct. 3
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 26 cited a Ferrisburgh man for simple assault and disorderly conduct after he allegedly assaulted a male employee of the Long Trail Physical Therapy Office on Meigs Road.
Cited was Thomas S. Eriksen, 58. Police allege Eriksen entered the office and then became disorderly and punched an employee, after which “a physical altercation ensued.” Police said when the fight ended Eriksen left the scene and was later found at his home and cited into Addison Superior Court.
Between Sept. 23 and 29, Vergennes police also conducted three special traffic details, ticketing two drivers and warning a third, and also:
On Sept. 23:
•Checked the welfare of a female who was reported to be feeling suicidal and be a client at the Valley Vista Center in Vergennes, but later located in Hartford.
•Aided the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad with a suicidal juvenile student at the Northland Job Corps who had overdosed on medication.
On Sept. 24:
•Received a complaint from a South Maple Street resident about the Vergennes Department of Public Works cutting trees that were overhanging the street; the caller was advised to contact city hall with any concerns.
•Were told about alleged cyber-bullying of a Vergennes Union High School student. Because it was determined the incident took place in Ferrisburgh, Vergennes police referred the call to Vermont State Police.
On Sept. 25:
•Sent the department K9 unit to help Middlebury police find the operator and passenger of a vehicle that had been used in a robbery of the Middlebury Maplefields convenience store. The vehicle had been stopped and both occupants fled. K9 Kane and Officer O’Neill tracked the passenger for about three miles, when Kane found a discarded sweatshirt worn by one of the suspects that was seized as evidence. Police found the operator, but not the passenger.
•Helped state police with traffic control at the intersection of Routes 7 and 22A with an overturned vehicle. No injuries were reported, and the Vergennes Fire Department assisted with cleaning up spilled fluids.
•Helped VARS at VUHS with a student experiencing a medical emergency.
•Heard from a Monkton Road resident that someone had tried to enter their apartment while they were home, but the door was locked, no entry was made, and no damage was sustained. Police found no one in the area.
•Received a tip on illegal drug activity in the Vergennes area.
•Received a report of a lost camera case on Main Street in the area of the Three Squares Café.
On Sept. 26 investigated a burglary at the Green Mountain Power Station on Canal Street. Police said during the early morning hours, someone broke into a storage building and took several hundred pounds of spooled and jacketed copper wire. Police are asking anyone with information regarding this burglary to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Ouellette at 802-877-1152.
•Responded to a request for assistance at VUHS to issue a no-trespass order to a male who had been named in a Relief-from-Abuse Order.
•Helped state police try to find a vehicle that drove off at a high rate of speed from a traffic stop in Ferrisburgh.
On Sept. 28 contacted two local juveniles, ages 17 and 13, in a vehicle parked at the Ferrisburgh park-and-ride lot. While speaking with them, the officer saw a glass marijuana pipe and a plastic bag with marijuana in it in the center console of the vehicle. Police issued court diversion paperwork to the driver for possession of marijuana and the marijuana was seized. Both juveniles’ parents arrived and took custody of their children.
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