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Vergennes Police Log for Feb. 17

VERGENNES — Among other incidents between Feb. 7 and 13, Vergennes police began looking into an allegation of using a stolen check to withdraw money from a bank account, concluded a report of a sex assault that they said was unfounded, checked on the welfare of two residents, and looked into a possible violation of a no-trespass order.

During that week, Vergennes police conducted 13 patrols by cruiser and four on foot, responded to one false burglar alarm, ticketed two vehicles left on city streets during the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking, and also:

On Feb. 7:

  • Handled a minor one-car accident on West Main Street.
  • Looked unsuccessfully for a customer of Maplefields on Main Street who left without paying for two alcoholic beverages.

On Feb. 8:

  • Responded to a West Main Street residence after a man alleged his wife had been sexually assaulted by another resident. Police determined after an investigation no assault had occurred.
  • Stopped a truck on Main Street after receiving a report of erratic driving southbound on Route 7, but concluded there was no issue of impairment.

On Feb. 9:

  • Were told by Champlain Farms employees that a woman was at the store in violation of a no-trespass order, but she had left by the time police arrived. Police are following up on the report.
  • Checked on the welfare of a woman at a School Street residence, and determined she was fine.

On Feb. 10, opened an investigation after hearing an allegation from New York State Police that a Vergennes resident had stolen checks from her ex-husband (residing in New York) and had used one to withdraw money from a bank account.

On Feb. 11:

  • Checked the welfare of a Comfort Hill resident after a Meals-on-Wheels driver reported she hadn’t answered the door even though a TV was on in the home. Police said she was fine.
  • Searched unsuccessfully for a man wandering in the North Main Street area during the early morning hours, who had been seen tearing a delivery package.
  • Dealt with a minor two-car accident on Panton Road.

On Feb. 12, responded to a dispute between a West Main Street resident and a neighboring tenant and landlord regarding careless snow blower uses and pet ownership. Police calmed the scene and told the parties involved that the complaints were civil in nature.

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