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Vergennes Police Log for May 4

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on April 27 ended up buying a bus ticket to New York State for a Valley Vista client who left the 1 Alden Place rehab facility and came to the station seeking aid. They said they used budgeted police funds to do so. 

Police said other options to find her help failed, and they repeated their complaint that the for-profit business has no exit plan for clients who wished to leave the program.

Between April 24 and 30, city police also conducted 18 traffic stops, seven patrols by cruiser and two on foot, and three property watches; dealt with a 911 hang-up call; fingerprinted five job applicants; and also:

On April 25 directed traffic around a disabled vehicle on West Main Street until it could be towed.

On April 26 checked the welfare of a Hillside Acres apartment resident, whom they found to be OK.

On April 27 took a report that a woman’s dog had been attacked by another dog while she was walking it on Green Street; police said they could not determine who owned the offending animal, which was being reportedly being walked by two children, who lost control of it.

On April 28:

• Helped a game warden with an injured deer in Middlebury.

• Took a report from a woman who has custody of her teenage granddaughter that she had left her home with two males without her permission. Police contacted the girl, who returned home by the next day. 

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