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Vergennes Police Log for May 25

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on May 16 arrested a Vergennes resident on behalf of the federal Drug Enforcement Agency and joined DEA agents in interviewing her at the city police station. 

Police said they arrested Jennifer Michaud, 46, on outstanding federal and Vermont warrants. Following Michaud’s interview at the city station, Chief Jason Ouellette said she was taken away in federal custody. 

In other action between May 15 and 21, Vergennes police conducted 11 patrols by cruiser and three on foot, 15 traffic stops, one property watch and three VIN inspections; responded to three false alarms; fingerprinted three job applicants; and also:

On May 15:

• After a tip from state officials checked the welfare of a Main Street resident and her dog, which they discovered had been injured and not taken to see a vet. Police worked with her and a vet to have the dog seen with a payment plan. 

• Resolved a case of alleged credit card fraud in which a customer of a local eatery said they had not ordered food, but a third party had used their card number to do so. But the restaurant said they had delivered the food to the customer’s address, and police convinced the customer to pay up. 

On May 16:

• Responded to a two-vehicle accident on Main Street.

• Dealt with a case of vandalism to a locker at Vergennes Union Elementary School. Police are preparing to cite a student they call a repeat offender into juvenile court to face a charge of unlawful mischief. 

• Took a report of an Aubuchon Hardware parking lot accident for insurance purposes.

• Responded to an untimely death at a West Main Street residence; police said the cause remains under investigation.

• Issued a no-trespass notice to an unwanted person on behalf of a Main Street apartment resident.

• Began investigating an incident in which a man allegedly carrying a firearm harassed students on a transit bus; police are seeking video evidence to confirm witnesses’ suspicions.

On May 17: 

• Took a report of a Vergennes Union High School parking lot accident for insurance purposes.

• Returned to its owner an iPhone found by a citizen. 

On May 19: 

• Returned to its owner a purse and wallet left at city hall. 

• Directed traffic on West Main Street for 40 minutes until a disabled truck could be moved.

On May 20:

• Helped a resident weigh a U-Haul trailer at the station. 

• Helped a mother who had guardian ad litem status over her daughter, who had recently left the Valley Vista program. Police helped her track down the daughter by sending out a request to other agencies across the country. Her daughter was found in a mental health facility in Orlando, Fla.

• Returned to its owner a wallet found by a citizen at VUHS. 

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