Vergennes Police Log for Mar. 17

VERGENNES — Vergennes police and Charlotte Fire and Rescue both responded to the Valley Vista drug rehabilitation center at 1 Alden Place on March 9 to help personnel there deal with a client that police said was out of control and threatening other center clients.

Police said they and Valley Vista employees had difficulty calming the client, and the department sent an officer in an ambulance to UVM Medical Center to ensure the safety of rescue personnel.

In other incidents between March 7 and 13, Vergennes police conducted four patrols by cruiser and one by foot, responded to two false alarms, helped one motorist get into a locked car on Main Street because there was a dog inside, and also:

On March 7:

  • Checked the security of a home on New Haven Road.
  • Took a complaint from a Walker Avenue resident that one of her friends had been denied the sale of a lottery ticket at Champlain Farms because store personnel knew the friend was buying on her behalf. Police learned the caller herself had been refused service at the store because of an existing no-trespass order.

On May 8:

  • Responded to a call from a West Main Street homeowner alleging someone had broken into her basement. Police said the report wasn’t accurate and the caller was suffering from a mental health issue. Authorities are working to get her help from social service agencies via Project Vision North.

On May 9:

  • Took a report of the theft of a package that had been delivered to a Ridgeview Drive residence.
  • Began investigating the use of a debit card stolen from a Main Street resident that was used to buy what police called a “substantial” amount of items online.
  • On March 10:
  • Responded, along with both the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad and Charlotte Rescue, to a report of a man and woman at a Main Street apartment building experiencing what police described as mental health issues. Police said they were taken separately to UVM Medical Center by area rescue services.

On March 11:

  • Helped Vermont State Police respond to a two-vehicle accident with what police called minor injuries at the intersection of Routes 7 and 22A in Ferrisburgh.
  • Dealt with a two car-accident at the intersection of Main Street and Monkton Road. Police said one vehicle left the scene, and they couldn’t find it.

On March 12:

  • Took a call from a Walker Avenue resident alleging poor maintenance of her apartment. Police suggested she call the landlord.

On March 13:

  • Received a shoplifting complaint from Kinney Drug Store and collected video to begin an investigation.
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