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Vergennes Police Log for Apr. 30

VERGENNES — Vergennes police continued to patrol the city heavily between April 20 and 26, while incidents remained relatively few. 
During those seven days city police conducted 25 vehicle patrols, six inspections of particular properties, and one foot patrol. They also participated in the morale-booster “clang-and-bang parade” each evening at 7 p.m.
In other action during that week, Vergennes police: 
•  On April 20 received a report that on the evening before a man had been seen on the roof of the Ryan Block downtown. Police urged the caller to report such incidents in a timely manner, and said they would keep an eye on the area during evening shifts.
•  On April 21 took a report from a construction worker that threats were made to him at his Main Street job site. Police said the complainant reported no physical altercation and said he wanted to report the incident in case something happened in the future. Police notified the owner of the construction company.
On April 22: 
•  Responded to a report of a stolen fishing pole and discovered two Main Street neighbors were involved in a dispute over its ownership. The responding officer told them the issue had to be worked out between them because it was impossible to determine who owned the item.
•  Handled a report from an East Street female who said she had been threatened by her friend’s father; when police arrived a third party told them the complainant said she did not want to discuss the matter further and everything was fine.
•  On April 23 went to Meigs Road to deal with a report of personal belongings being damaged while work was being conducted on the complainant’s residence. Police spoke with the previous owner, who said he was responsible for the damages, and arrangements were made among the three parties.
On April 24 
•  Helped a motorist get into a locked vehicle on Monkton Road.
•  Checked a report that two small girls had scratched the hood of a woman’s vehicle with rocks in an East Street driveway; police saw scratches, but could not determine the cause of the scratches.
•  Discovered a broken cell phone had been left in front of the police department door with a note on it that it was found on Jersey Street; its owner is unknown.

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