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Vergennes Police Log for Jun. 9

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Memorial Day processed an Addison resident for driving under the influence of drugs after being told a driver was slumped over the wheel of a vehicle parked in the Kinney Drug Store parking lot.

Police after responding on May 30 cited Briana M. Blow, 29, for suspicion of DUI-drugs, pending the results of an evidentiary blood test. Police said they also ordered a test of a substance found in her vehicle, and that a possession charge was also possible pending that result.

Between May 30 and June 5 Vergennes police also conducted 12 patrols by cruiser and three on foot and one VIN inspection; fingerprinted two job-seekers; and also:

On May 30:

  • Calmed a man they said had mental health issues who was yelling outside Olsen’s Ice Cream on Main Street.
  • Calmed a woman reported to be disorderly at the Hillside Acres apartment complex parking lot and told her to stop making obscene gestures.
  • Responded to the Hillside Acres apartments along with the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to assist a resident who was threatening self-harm. Police said VARS took her to Porter Hospital.

On May 31:

  • Worked with school authorities to resolve a dispute between a Vergennes Union Middle School 7th-grader who had been vaping in a class and a family member.
  • Responded to a Vergennes Union High School report of a student who had left the school without permission, reportedly in a car with New York plates. A family member reported he was at home.
  • Discussed with a mother and daughter whether they could obtain a no-stalking order on behalf of the daughter. Police said there was not enough to justify one, but requested they be updated as necessary.
  • Took a report from Northlands Job Corps that a minor student had been dismissed from the program for cannabis possession.
  • Helped Vermont State Police by calling in a department Drug Recognition Expert to evaluate a state police suspect at the city station.
  • Secured a VUHS door found unlocked.

On June 1:

  • Worked with VUHS administrators to resolve without legal intervention a case of two students who had vaped cannabis in a school bathroom. Police said court diversion paperwork remains a possibility.
  • Began the investigation of the theft by an unidentified woman from Kinney Drug Store of a pet product. Police believe store video will help resolve the case.

On June 2:

  • Took a report of a May fender-bender in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
  • Helped VARS on calls on Armory Lane and School Street.
  • Returned to its owner a $600 check found on Memorial Day on Main Street.

On June 3 at the station helped the Department of Homeland Security process an arrest.

On June 4 worked to resolve a dispute between a Champlain Farms clerk and customer over whether the customer had paid for lottery tickets and was due change. Police said the store manager would review video.

On June 5:

  • Referred to state police a report that a former employee of a Ferrisburgh business had sexually harassed a co-worker and had been involved with drugs on the job.
  • Helped a Booth Woods resident deal with an unwanted threatening phone call from an unknown caller, possibly an ex-boyfriend. Police advised the complainant to block further calls from what was an untraceable number, but to save the voicemail as potential evidence if there was any further harassment.
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