Crime

Vergennes Police Log: Juvenile cited for beverage thefts

VERGENNES — Vergennes police were called on Feb. 1 to handle a case of a juvenile allegedly stealing three non-alcoholic beverages from the Main Street Champlain Farms convenience store. 

Police said they had a discussion with the juvenile and his family, and the culprit agreed to write a letter of apology and compensate the store for the beverages. Police said it was an arrangement agreeable to all parties. 

In other action between Jan. 30 and Feb. 5, Vergennes police responded to a false alarm; ordered the towing of a car that was in violation of the city’s ban on overnight parking on city streets; conducted 14 traffic stops, two patrols by cruiser, and three property watches; fingerprinted three job applicants; and:

On Jan. 31, dealt with a minor two-vehicle accident on South Water Street.

On Feb. 2:

• Helped Vergennes Union High School personnel calm an unruly student.

• Checked on the welfare of a Hillside Drive apartment resident, who was determined to be OK.

On Feb. 4, contacted a city resident on behalf of Middlebury fire officials regarding sprinkler activation at Middlebury Union High School. 

On Feb. 5, tried unsuccessfully to find the owner of a phone that Middlebury police had traced to the city after a distress call had been placed from it.

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