VERGENNES — Vergennes police are looking into two recent thefts, one of about $300 in cash and one of about $300 of metal.
On Nov. 28 police were told by a shopper at Shaw’s Supermarket that he had left an envelope with cash in it in a shopping cart. When he realized his mistake and returned for the envelope, he found it contained $300 less than he expected.
On Nov. 30, builders at the Armory Lane construction site of the new elderly housing project reported that $300 of copper piping and metal grounding rods had been stolen. The thefts marked the second time the site had been targeted this year.
In other incidents between Nov. 28 and Dec. 4, Vergennes police:
• On Nov. 28 dealt with an ongoing problem of phone harassment of one Vergennes woman by another.
• On Nov. 28 were told a car was being driven slowly by a Thomas Circle home while someone in it was operating a video camera; it was gone when police arrived.
• On Nov. 28 found a syringe in front of a Main Street apartment building and disposed of it.
• On Nov. 29 helped a motorist get into a car in the Shaw’s parking lot.
• On Nov. 30 helped a motorist get into a car on North Street.
• On Dec. 1 calmed a verbal domestic dispute at a Hillside Drive apartment.
• On Dec. 2 responded to a two-car accident at Vergennes Union High School in which there were minor injuries.
• On Dec. 2 served paperwork to a Ferrisburgh resident on behalf of Vermont State Police.
• On Dec. 2 spoke to a First Street couple about a child custody dispute.
• On Dec. 2 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad on Hopkins Road.
• On Dec. 3 were told by a woman at a South Water Street home that an unwanted male visitor was knocking at her door; when police arrived no one was home.
• On Dec. 4 went to Booska Court to deal with a barking dog complaint; police said they planned to issue a municipal ticket to the animal’s owners, who were not at home.