Vergennes Police Log: 911 hang-up calls end up aiding city residents

VERGENNES — Two 911 hang-up calls reported to Vergennes police last week yielded real emergencies.

On Nov. 11, Vergennes police responded to a Walker Avenue residence after the first of the two calls and discovered the hang-up call had been placed by a highly intoxicated individual. Police and Vergennes Area Rescue Squad personnel decided the individual required treatment at Porter Hospital, and VARS provided the ride.

On Nov. 13, police responded to another call from a Walker Avenue residence and were again soon joined by VARS. Police said the resident was experiencing a medical emergency and had placed a second call after they’d been notified. VARS again took the individual to Porter Hospital.

Between Nov. 8 and 14, Vergennes police also conducted 12 motorized patrols, a foot patrol and a VIN inspection; responded to a false alarm; and:

On Nov. 8:

  • Handled a three-car crash without injuries on Main Street.
  • Were told that two cameras and other equipment valued at $7,000 were stolen from the trunk of a car parked on Main Street.
  • At the Main Street station, helped Vermont State Police evaluate a driver for possible drug impairment.
  • Helped state police at an incident on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh.

On Nov. 9:

  • Served court documents to an individual on Cataract Place.
  • Heard a complaint from a New Haven Road resident related to a longstanding boundary dispute.
  • Received a complaint about speeding on Panton Road during early morning hours.
  • Checked the welfare of a resident of Main Street at the request of a doctor’s office; police said he was OK.

On Nov. 10, helped Middlebury police make an arrest in a domestic assault case.

On Nov. 11:

  • Ticketed a commercial truck for speeding and other violations at a Main Street traffic stop.
  • Helped state police deal with the alleged kidnapping of a man’s daughter. Troopers pulled a Connecticut car over with the daughter in it on Route 7 in New Haven and returned her to her father, who had been following the car, and city police backed them up. City police said they were uncertain if it was an actual kidnapping case.

On Nov. 12, heard that two pickup trucks were regularly speeding together on Comfort Hill during the early evening; police said they’d look into it.

On Nov. 14:

  • Helped a Ferrisburgh resident find the status of a spouse who had been transported to the hospital.
  • Heard from an East Street resident that a snowblower and wheelbarrow had been stolen; her husband told police they didn’t own any such items.
  • Dealt with a two-car crash on Main Street near Monkton Road.
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