Vergennes Police Log: Woman cited for domestic assault

VERGENNES — Vergennes police issued multiple citations to a Burlington woman after a Saturday incident in which they allege she punched her ex live-in boyfriend in the face multiple times at a Cataract Lane residence in front of their minor children.

City police cited Crystal Marie Soule, 40, for domestic assault, offense committed in front of children, and disorderly conduct. They also issued her a no-trespass order for the address.

Police said once Soule was arrested she accused the victim of head-butting her while wearing a motorcycle helmet and of a sexual assault. City police said the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations was looking into those latter allegations.

Also between Nov. 1 and 7, Vergennes police conducted 11 patrols by cruiser and two on foot, and:

On Nov. 1:

  • Calmed two arguing neighbors on West Main Street and asked each to be more understanding of the other’s concerns.
  • Began investigating a threat made to a city resident, who said her Crown Point, N.Y., sister-in-law was threatening to damage a trailer her family owned in that town.

On Nov. 2:

  • Issued a no-trespass order to a delivery person who defecated on a Collins Aerospace loading ramp after being denied permission to use facilities within the Panton Road plant. Police said they discussed with the state’s attorney’s office the possibilities of charging the driver before settling on the no-trespass order.
  • Took a report that a car parked on South Maple Street had been struck by an unknown vehicle.
  • Conducted welfare checks on behalf of family members on Walker Avenue and Monkton Road residents; in both cases the residents were OK.

On Nov. 3:

  • Went to help convince a Main Street juvenile to attend school, but learned that mission had been accomplished.
  • Received a tip about illegal drug and criminal activity in the area.

On Nov. 4 referred to the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations a complaint that a local woman’s ex had repeatedly assaulted her earlier this year.

On Nov. 5:

  • Confiscated a firearm from a potentially suicidal man at a city residence and arranged for him to visit the Counseling Service of Addison County. Police were backed up by Vermont State Police and Department of Motor Vehicle personnel who had been working nearby because the man was reportedly armed. Police said the man’s suicidal feelings were triggered by an argument with his daughter.
  • Responded to a report of a vehicle blocking a bus stop, a problem that was resolved before they arrived.
  • Twice went to a New Haven Road home to calm a long-simmering dispute between neighbors over their boundary line.
  • Looked unsuccessfully twice for a car containing a couple reported to be arguing, the second time after being told the man was pinning the woman to the ground. The first report came from the Ferrisburgh intersection of Monkton and Middlebrook roads, and the second from Route 22A in Addison.
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