Vergennes Police Log for Jun. 23

VERGENNES — Between June 13 and 19, Vergennes police devoted resources to traffic control, conducting 21 traffic stops, as well as enforced traffic laws, which netted a citation for a driver for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs.

On June 15 an officer noticed a vehicle allegedly being driven erratically within city limits and pulled it over. Following sobriety testing, Vergennes police cited John A. Cunningham, 48, of Bristol for suspicion of DUI-Drugs, subject to evidentiary blood testing.

Also on June 15 another traffic stop resulted in ticketing a tractor-trailer unit for driving on Monkton Road while being overweight without a permit.

In other action during that week, Vergennes police conducted five patrols by cruiser and six on foot, and also:

On June 13:

  • Took a call from a Shelburne resident that stated a family member probably left a phone on a Falls Park picnic table. Police found the phone there and held it until it could be picked up.
  • On behalf of school officials checked the welfare of a city mother and daughter, who police said were OK.

On June 14 responded to a report of erratic driving on New Haven Road but could not find the vehicle.

On June 15:

  • Investigated the theft of cash and a credit card from an unlocked car parked on Main Street.
  • Served a restraining order on a Main Street resident.

On June 16:

  • Spoke to a Main Street business owner who was concerned that youths in a car behind a business who had been littering in the area might pose a problem in the future after a minor confrontation.
  • Helped an out-of-town resident retrieve belongings from a family member’s city home.

On June 17:

  • Tried to check the welfare of a city juvenile on behalf of a Newport resident, but learned she was not at home.
  • Asked a panhandler to move away from the front door of a Main Street business.
  • Arranged for a purse a citizen found on the city green to be returned to its owner.

On June 18:

  • Took a report from a person fishing on the west side of Otter Creek that a boater had run through fishing lines, breaking poles.
  • Cited Margot Ami Sirois, 29, of Panton for retail theft. Police allege she took three articles of clothing and a bracelet from the Blue Lily store worth more than $300, and she was found in a nearby shop with the items.
  • Picked up a dead cat hit by a vehicle on Main Street.
  • Shot a rabid raccoon on South Water Street.
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