Vergennes Police Log: Police ask man to leave shelter
VERGENNES — Vergennes and Middlebury police cooperated on Sunday to calm what Vergennes police described as a “disruptive male resident” at the John Graham Shelter on Main Street who was “making the other residents uncomfortable.”
Police said one Vergennes officer initially responded to an incident police described as a dispute with his girlfriend. Two Middlebury officers joined the city officer in calming the man down and informing him he was no longer welcome at the John Graham Shelter.
According to Vergennes police, he was given money to stay at a Middlebury facility, and arrangements were made for him to return to Vergennes later to retrieve his belongings, along with a police escort.
In other incidents between Oct. 14 and 20, Vergennes police:
On Oct. 14:
• Conducted a background firearms check for the FBI.
• Conducted three traffic patrols in the West Main Street area and ticketed three motorists and warned another.
On Oct. 15:
• Helped Vermont State Police at their New Haven barracks by sending the department Drug Recognition Expert to evaluate an allegedly impaired driver.
• Went to a Main Street residence to help a parent deal with a teen who insisted on being at a home when not allowed to be so.
• Looked unsuccessfully for an erratically operated vehicle in the Green Street and Bowman Road area.
On Oct. 16:
• Returned an uncooperative grandchild who ran away from a grandparent’s residence to the home.
• Helped staff at Valley Vista with a female who was being uncooperative and making threats; police said the female was stable when they got there and was transported to Porter Hospital for evaluation.
• Conducted an untimely death investigation at a West Main Street residence after the passing of a 58-year-old male.
On Oct. 17:
• Helped Green Mountain Power and city firefighters deal with downed power lines on Green and King streets.
• After a citizen turned in a wallet found in the parking lot of the Small City Market began attempting to locate the owner.
• Helped Vergennes Union High School staff by counseling a student who had been operating a vehicle illegally.
• Investigated a motor vehicle crash with injury at the intersection of West Main Street and Hillside Drive; one vehicle was towed and one operator transported to the UVM Medical Center.
• Looked unsuccessfully for a vehicle that had driven up a West Main Street driveway, cut across a lawn to another driveway and exited onto Panton Road.
• Responded to a report of a verbal altercation between two female Northlands Job Corps students; police said there was no criminal activity, but both students were released from the program.
On Oct. 18:
• Helped VSP with a three-vehicle collision with injuries on Route 22A in Panton.
• Responded to a report of a suspicious male who appeared to be entering the cellar of a Main Street building; officers were unable to find him, but continued to check out the area.
• Issued a no-trespass order to a city resident on behalf of the Champlain Farms convenience store; according to police the individual was loitering and harassing employees and customers.
• Stood by while a man picked up items at his former Main Street apartment; he said he was concerned about a possible confrontation between him and his former landlord.
On Oct. 19:
• Returned a wallet that had been found on Main Street to its owner.
• Helped VSP with a suicidal female with a knife at a residence in Monkton; police said the situation was finally de-escalated enough to allow the female to be transported to the UVM Medical Center.
On Oct. 20:
• Helped VSP calm a man and his mother who were arguing at a Panton home; police took the man to a friend’s home.
• Responded to a report of a missing Meadow Lane man who was experiencing emotional stress; he was later contacted by family members and left with them to find assistance.
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