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Vergennes Police Log for Mar. 10

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Saturday were twice called to the Valley Vista substance use disorder treatment facility at 1 Alden Place to deal with program clients experiencing problems.

First they were called by a neighbor who reported that a client who wanted to leave the program was knocking on doors looking for a ride home. Police responded and worked with Valley Vista officials to find how to get that now-former client a ride.

Later that evening police returned to Valley Vista to help calm a client who was reported to be acting violently toward other clients.

In other action between Feb. 28 and March 6 Vergennes police conducted six patrols on foot and six by cruiser, responded to one false alarm, performed one VIN inspection, and also:

On Feb. 28:

• Resolved a dispute between Macdonough Drive neighbors involving failure by a tenant to clean up after a dog.

• Checked out a report of a suspicious vehicle on School Street and found no problem.

On March 1:

• Advised a city resident experiencing difficulties with a live-in adult child, including possible illegal activity, to consult an attorney about eviction.

• Worked with a local bank to facilitate the return of $200 scammed from a local woman through Snapchat by a man posing as an international relief worker.

• Checked out a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 45 Armory Lane parking lot and found no problem; police said it belonged to a visitor.

On March 2:

• Took a report of loose change being stolen from an unlocked car on Commodore Drive. Footprints showed that other cars had been checked out, but not entered, police said.

• Looked unsuccessfully for a car driven by a possibly impaired patron of the New Haven Road Laundromat.

On March 3 took a report from the Northlands Job Corps that a prospective out-of-state student had sent a threatening email to the center. 

On March 4:

• Put an out-of-state property owner in touch with his neighbor so they could resolve the fact that a fence between their properties had been knocked down, apparently by a snow plow. Police said the out-of-state owner had been unable to reach the neighbor.

• Investigated the theft of a cellphone from Vergennes Union High School and its use to order items from its amazon.com app. Police said they expect a resolution. 

On March 5 checked to make sure a West Main Street home was secure after a resident said she suspected someone was inside when she returned. Police found no problem. 

On March 6:

• Responded to a Main Street residence when its occupant complained people in a car parked behind it were yelling at him. The car was gone when they arrived.

• Returned a purse found near Falls Park to its owner.

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