Vergennes Police Log: Police help control 10-year-old at his home

VERGENNES —  Vergennes police helped calm an out-of-control 10-year-old boy at a city home on March 22, after which the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad took him to Porter Hospital to meet with the Counseling Service of Addison County.

Police said they were told the juvenile had become physical with his mother and sister, although police reported no injuries. They said they also notified the Department for Children and Families of the circumstances. 

Also between March 20 and 26, police went out on 20 patrols by cruiser and one on foot; conducted 22 traffic stops, including seven of commercial trucks; fingerprinted three job applicants; and:

On March 20:

• Took a report of an earlier fender-bender in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot for insurance purposes.

• Were told by an elderly city resident there were more than $8,000 of fraudulent charges on her credit card. But the card company informed police the resident had run up the charges herself and had not paid a bill since November.  Police determined there was probably a competency issue and worked to find the caller help, including through Age Well. 

On March 21 directed a caller who said he was struggling with drugs and depression to resources that could provide help.

On March 22:

• Took a report from a caller who wanted to go on record that a neighbor might have followed her home and she felt she might be stalked. The caller declined to seek a no-stalking order, police said, and they advised her to call with any further issues.

• Conducted a background investigation on behalf of the Portland, Ore., police department.

On March 23 took a report of an earlier fender-bender in the Shaw’s parking lot for insurance purposes.

On March 24 were told by a parent that her son had violated conditions of release by driving to pick up his ex-girlfriend in Maine, where he got into a car accident, resulting in the parent having to drive there to pick him up. As of early this week the case remained open. 

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