Vergennes Police Log for Mar. 21

VERGENNES — Between March 11 and 17 Vergennes police handled a variety of incidents, including looking into allegations of contractor fraud and simple assault, and directing traffic around a disabled truck downtown.

During that week Vergennes police conducted six cruiser patrols and 21 traffic stops, processed five pre-employment fingerprint requests, responded to two false alarms, and also:

On March 11 took a call from a concerned resident about a relative not returning home, but were soon afterward informed the person had done so.

On March 12:

• Directed traffic for about 45 minutes until a wrecker could remove a broken-down tractor-trailer unit from Main Street in the city center.

• Took a phone report of a car accident on South Water Street.

On March 13:

• Conducted a pre-employment background check.

• Went to First Street for a reported family argument. Police said an adult son was unwanted at his parents’ residence and was gone by the time they arrived.

On March 14:

• Accepted for disposal prescription meds that had been found in a plastic bag on Main Street after apparently being run over by a vehicle.

• Provided information to a caller about how long a no-trespass order is enforceable.

• Took a complaint from a Green Street homeowner that a painter had taken $275 to complete work on the property, but had never finished the job. Police are looking into the allegation.

On March 15:

• Accepted a credit card found on Main Street and reached out to the bank that issued it to contact its owner.

• Responded to a report of a simple assault case at Northlands Job Corps. Police spoke to the alleged victim, but did not issue a citation to the assailant, who had been dismissed from the program. 

• Spoke to a woman at the station who said people were following her. Police asked for more information and told her to contact them if necessary. 

• Checked a report of a man in a pickup truck parked on Armory Lane possibly needing medical attention. The Vergennes Area Rescue Squad was on the scene and told police he was OK.

On March 16 went to Walker Avenue after being told a man outside the apartments there was yelling. Police said the man, who was waiting for a ride, was arguing with his girlfriend, and that they told him to quiet down. 

On March 17 checked out a report of a vehicle leaking gas in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot. Police said city firefighters were dealing with the issue. 

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