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Vergennes Police Log: Plumbing equipment is stolen, or possibly not

VERGENNES — Vergennes police took advantage of a mostly quiet week between June 10 and 16 to devote time to keeping city roads safe: City police stopped 20 vehicles for a variety of moving violations during those seven days. Typically about half those stops result in tickets, police say, while the remaining drivers receive written or verbal warnings. 

During that week, Vergennes police also conducted 11 patrols in cruisers and two on foot, a property watch, and a VIN inspection; processed 10 fingerprint requests, responded to a false alarm; and:

On June 10:

• Following a neighbor’s complaint told a person not to park a vehicle on the sidewalk in the Bowman Road area.

• Looked into a complaint from a North Main Street business owners that persons were parking at their business and patronizing another one, and were confrontational when asked not to do so.

On June 11:

• Backed up Vermont State Police at a family dispute at Button Bay State Park. 

• Began looking into a complaint from a mother that a father was violating a court order by contacting their daughter through social media. 

• Took a report that around $1,000 of plumbing equipment was stolen from a worksite during a lunch break. Police were later told a third party said the person who took the equipment regretted it and would return it this week. 

On June 12:

• Responded to Green Street after a vehicle hit a pedestrian, causing injuries police described as minor. The victim was, however, transported to the UVM Medical Center for evaluation. 

• Served a modification of a relief-from-abuse order to a city resident. 

• Processed a no-trespass order received from the Maplefields convenience store. 

• Listened to concerns from a female half of a separating couple about her ex’s impending visit to pick up belongings.

On June 14:

• Received an online report of a person possibly drinking regularly at a local establishment and then driving in an impaired state. 

• Were told that a neighbor’s ex-boyfriend was going through a shed on the property and taking things. Police learned he had permission to do so.

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