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Vergennes Police Log: Fighting and biting ends with citation

VERGENNES — Vergennes police investigated two cases last week involving youths and violence, and they cited a teen in one of them.

On Aug. 31, city police cited a 16-year-old into juvenile court following an incident in the Main Street area, alleging he hit and bit a female acquaintance.

On Sept. 2, police responded to a fight they said broke out after a soccer game at Vergennes Union Elementary School that resulted in one participant being taken to a hospital for treatment. Police said that incident remains under investigation.

Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4, Vergennes police also responded to a false alarm, conducted three patrols by cruiser and two on foot, made three traffic stops, and:

On Aug. 29:

  • Responded to a complaint of a man acting erratically and then threatening National Bank of Middlebury employees. Police couldn’t find him to serve a no-trespass order and said the same man reportedly had done the same at the bank’s Bristol branch. Vermont State Police eventually served the order two days later.
  • Mediated a family dispute at a High Street residence.
  • Took a report that a car parked on Main Street had at some point been struck by another car.

On Aug. 30, were told a car parked on North Street had been vandalized.

On Sept. 1:

  • Were told a young girl walking down School Street with a man was screaming for her mother; police found no one.
  • Looked into an allegation that a neighbor had stolen cash and belongings from a Main Street apartment.

On Sept. 2:

  • Briefly directed Main Street traffic while a resident backed a camper into a driveway.
  • On behalf of a Panton Road resident, checked the welfare of someone staying at a Ferrisburgh home; he was fine, police said.
  • Suggested a Main Street apartment resident contact the city health officer with her concerns about a water leak causing mold in her unit.

On Sept. 3:

  • Gave a pedestrian recovering from a foot injury a ride home.
  • Responded to one-car accidents on Main Street and East Road.
  • Upon learning the department’s speed cart on Main Street had been tampered with, removed cardboard signs from it and moved it.

On Sept. 4:

  • Responded to a report of a suspicious person in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot and determined the person in question posed no problem or threat.
  • Helped an elderly resident of Panton Road who police said was dealing with dementia.
  • Calmed a verbal domestic dispute outside the Hillside Apartments complex.
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