VERGENNES — A Vergennes man already facing domestic assault charges was cited on Sunday in Stowe for violating conditions of his release because he was staying at a Stowe hotel with his alleged victim, a woman the court ordered him to stay away from, according to city police.
At the same time, Stowe police cited the alleged victim for providing false information to them for claiming that she was the man’s wife when police responded to the scene of a domestic dispute there.
Charged were Russell Hulst, 51, for violating his conditions of release, and Jessica Kimball, 37, for providing false information. Both are residents of Vergennes. Stowe police also took Kimball to a detoxification center, according to Vergennes police.
Vergennes police became involved because a female New Haven Road resident complained she had received several harassing phone calls from Kimball. City police traced the number to a room at the Stowe hotel in Hulst’s name, and said when they called the hotel learned that Stowe police were responding to a domestic dispute in the room. Vergennes police then shared information with their Stowe counterparts.
In other action between April 16 and 22, Vergennes police:
• On April 16 spoke to the owner of a car with an open door on Scovel Lane; there was no problem and the owner closed the door.
• On April 16 helped Vermont State Police deal with a despondent resident of Sand Road in Ferrisburgh.
• On April 16 began investigating the theft of an iPad from a Northlands Job Corps student’s locker.
• On April 16 checked into the ownership of a car that had been left at a New Haven Road business; police found no issues, and the business planned to tow it.
• On April 16 returned a set of keys to its owners after a citizen turned the keys in at the station.
• On April 17 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad at a call at Goodrich Corp.
• On April 17 checked a report that a woman driver on Main Street might be intoxicated and determined there was no problem.
• On April 17 began investigating the theft of a dirt bike from a Meigs Road business.
• On April 17 responded to a report of an argument in the Vergennes Union Elementary School parking lot, but the people had left.
• On April 17 cited Eden Desrocher, 25, of Vergennes for domestic assault for allegedly striking her boyfriend in the eye. The next day they also served an abuse prevention order to the alleged victim that had been granted on Desrocher’s behalf.
• On April 17 told a woman to stop posting harassing comments about another woman and her baby on Facebook.
• On April 17 received a complaint from a city woman that unknown persons were threatening her about an incident allegedly involving her children and a dog; the woman also said she received a call on April 22. Police had no luck tracing the number, but said they would increase patrols and advised the woman to contact her cellphone provider and lock her doors.
• On April 18 backed up VSP at a family fight in Whiting.
• On April 19 spoke, along with Vergennes Union High School administrators, to a student who made a knife during shop class.
• On April 19 began investigating a possible sex offense involving VUHS students.
• On April 20 dealt with a loud music complaint at a South Maple Street apartment building.
• On April 20 brought a sleepy truant student to VUHS.
• On April 20 accepted a pill found at VUHS and had a pharmacy ID it as Tylenol.
• On April 20 spoke to a man whose teen daughter just told him that a man followed her home in October who was currently being investigated in a sex case.
• On April 20 spoke to a VUHS student having emotional issues.
• On April 20 backed up VSP at a marijuana arrest conducted at a Panton traffic stop.
• On April 20 stood by while VSP did a consent search of a car on Plank Road in New Haven; city police gave an occupant a ride home to a Hillside Drive apartment.
• On April 21 looked into a possible drunk driver at Champlain Farms, but found no problem.
• On April 21 were told a woman’s former brother-in-law was harassing her by phone for money.
• On April 21 aided VSP by checking out a report of a car off the road on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh, but found nothing.
• On April 22 helped a motorist get into his locked car on Monkton Road.
• On April 22 supported Bristol police at a domestic dispute.
• On April 22 talked with a woman about the implications of a relief-from-abuse order.
• On April 22 were told a large scrap-metal pipe was in an Ice House Court driveway.
• On April 22 backed up VSP while they made an arrest in Waltham.
• On April 22 notified a MacDonough Drive resident about a death in the family.