Vergennes Police Log: Police file assault charges

VERGENNES — Vergennes police recently arrested and lodged one man on domestic assault and other charges and cited and released another man for aggravated domestic assault.

On Nov. 29, police arrested Raymond White, 35, of Vergennes, for incidents stemming back to Nov. 20 and 21 at his First Street home. Police alleged White violated conditions of his release from custody and twice assaulted another member of the household. Police claimed White eluded them until Nov. 29, when he returned to his home.

Also on Nov. 29, police cited Timothy J. Bushey, 27, of Rutland and cited him for aggravated domestic assault. They took that action following a complaint from a victim at a 45 Armory Lane apartment, who alleged that Bushey had assaulted her several times in recent weeks and had threatened to kill her.

Police responded to the scene, but said Bushey had left through a back door. They later took him into custody on Main Street.

In other action between Nov. 29 and Dec. 5, Vergennes conducted seven patrols by cruiser and one on foot, responded to one unfounded 9-11 call and one false alarm, and also:

On Nov. 29, calmed a verbal domestic dispute at a Main Street apartment and gave a courtesy ride to one of the people involved.

On Nov. 30:

  • Requested that the owner of a disabled vehicle remove it from the parking lot of a South Water Street business; it was moved.
  • Conducted a background investigation on behalf of Portland, Ore., police.
  • Heard a false report from an elderly person that there was a party outside her East Street home.

On Dec. 1:

  • Responded to Booth Woods to check a report of a youth riding an ATV on public roads, but found nothing.
  • Heard from a 50 Armory Lane resident who said money had been taken after her apartment had twice been entered. Police advised her to speak to building management about getting her locks changed.

On Dec. 2:

  • Helped Vermont State Police respond to a report of a loose cow on Panton Road; police said the animal had already been rounded up by the time they arrived.
  • Assisted a woman having a medical episode in a car parked in the department’s Main Street lot. Charlotte Rescue took the woman to the UVM Medical Center.

On Dec. 3:

  • Stopped a truck that didn’t have an overweight permit on Monkton Road and issued the company a ticket for $6,430 for being 36,600 pounds more than the road’s legal limit.
  • Ticketed 16 vehicles for violating the city’s wintertime parking ban, which affects vehicles left out on city streets from 2-6:30 a.m. Police ticketed another three vehicles the next night.
  • Helped VSP and Bristol police at Mount Abraham Union High School after a threat of gun violence.
  • Responded to a complaint of a man getting out of a vehicle and urinating on North Maple Street near People’s United Bank. Police said he was driving a vehicle affiliated with a local employer, and they planned to follow up on the issue with the business.

On Dec. 4

  • Tried to help a Walker Avenue resident who was having trouble with the unit’s heater and its alarm.
  • Escorted the city’s holiday parade through downtown.



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