Vergennes Police Log: Police patrols net more than 184 traffic stops

VERGENNES — Vergennes police were active enforcing traffic laws in the city between Feb. 8 and 14, with much of the enforcement related to grant work done in concert with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

Police were pleased that 184 stops made at a Sunday night checkpoint funded by the program on North Main Street uncovered no impaired driving. 

City police also made 30 other traffic stops during those seven days, some related to the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, with, according to police, about half resulting in tickets being issued and half in warnings.

Also during that week, Vergennes police conducted three patrols by cruiser, responded to one accidental 911 call and one false alarm, and:

• On Feb. 6 worked with another agency on an ongoing investigation.

On Feb. 8:

• Checked a report of a suspicious vehicle at Vergennes Union High School on a day that threats were called into schools around Vermont, but learned there was no problem.

• Responded to a report of a Valley Vista resident calling for help and determined it was unfounded. 

• Spoke to a Main Street resident who said a family member was threatening her; police told her how to obtain a no-stalking order.

On Feb. 10 helped Vergennes Union Elementary School staff deal with an unruly student, who was sent home. 

On Feb. 12 with help from a Vermont State Police trooper searched a vacant East Street property owned by the John Graham Shelter after a shelter official expressed concern that someone might be squatting there. Police determined there were no signs it was occupied.

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