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Vergennes Police Log: Man cited for assault on elderly relative

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Dec. 20 cited a High Street resident for domestic assault on an elderly relative. 

Cited was Benjamin Wallace, 38. Police allege Wallace grabbed and wrestled his relative to prevent her from accessing a handicap ramp at a High Street residence. Police said he was due to answer the charge in court on Dec. 21. 

In other actions between Dec. 19 and 25, Vergennes police responded to four false alarms, conducted three property watches and one VIN inspection, fingerprinted five job applicants, and also:

On Dec. 21: 

• Responded to an accident on West Main Street in which a tractor-trailer unit struck another vehicle.

• Were told that a man’s credit card had been stolen while he was at the New Haven Road car wash; police said the man then found it on his person. 

On Dec. 22:

• Took what they said was an unfounded complaint that a Main Street resident’s cellphone was being hacked. Police said they planned to consult with Project Vision North about the incident.

• Helped a motorist get into a locked vehicle on Depot Road.

On Dec. 24:

• Ticketed and ordered towed a vehicle left out overnight on South Water Street in violation of the city’s winter parking ban. 

• Backed up Charlotte Rescue at 1 Alden Place while they helped a potentially uncooperative Valley Vista client undergoing a mental health crisis. 

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