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Vergennes Police Log: Car thefts and break-ins keep police busy

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Posted on February 28, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating 14 incidents of car thefts or break-ins throughout the city between Feb. 18 and 21, and are asking anybody who might have seen anything suspicious to call them at 877-2201.

Police are especially curious about two teens, one male and one female, who were seen during one Feb. 18 incident. That evening at about 10:30 p.m. a resident found a girl smoking a cigarette in his truck, after which she and a male companion fled the scene on foot. The resident then discovered, according to police, his truck had been ransacked.

Police then searched unsuccessfully for the two teens. The resident described the girl as having brown curly hair, and said the boy was heavyset and wearing a hoodie. Both appeared to be in their mid-teens, he said.

Also on the 18th, police were told two arrows were taken from a car parked on Green Street and the glove compartment of the car was damaged; a cell phone was stolen from a car parked on South Water Street; an iPod was taken from a car on North Maple Street; and cars had been gone through on South Maple Street and Mountain View Lane.

On the 19th, complaints came in that cars had been entered during the night. About $7 of coins were stolen from a car on East Street, a Garmin GPS unit was taken from a car on MacDonough Drive, about $4 of change was lifted from a car on North Street, and cars on Monkton Road, Main Street, South Maple Street and Walker Avenue were entered.

On the 21st, another car on Walker Avenue was entered.

All were unlocked, according to Police Chief George Merkel, and he advised residents to lock their cars and remove valuables.

In other incidents between Feb. 18 and 24, Vergennes police:

•  On Feb. 18 told one Hillside Acres resident to stop making harassing phone calls to another, an issue that is part of an ongoing dispute among the neighbors.

•  On Feb. 18 aided Vermont State Police by sending the department Drug Recognition Expert to help evaluate a driver at New Haven Junction.

•  On Feb. 19 ensured that cars were parked to keep fire lanes open during a well-attended basketball game at Vergennes Union High School, and patrolled the area to protect from more car thefts.

•  On Feb. 19 responded to a one-car rollover on Panton Road in Panton on behalf of VSP.

•  On Feb. 20 cited a juvenile female into court for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia following a South Water Street traffic stop; police also ticketed her for failing to stop at a stop sign.

•  On Feb. 21 attended a forum at the Ferrisburgh town office building and community center devoted to the rash of home break-ins in the area.

•  On Feb. 21 served a subpoena to a Charlotte resident on behalf of the Addison County state’s attorney.

•  On Feb. 21 checked the welfare of a Northlands Job Corps student who was reported to be suicidal, determined he was OK, and left him in the care of Northlands personnel.

•  On Feb. 22 seized marijuana paraphernalia during a Main Street traffic stop.

•  On Feb. 22 looked into a possible violation of a relief-from-abuse order in the Maple Manor area and determined the order had not been violated.

•  On Feb. 22 checked out a complaint of youths smoking pot on School Street and turned over a group of Northlands students to center personnel. No drugs were found.

•  On Feb. 22 and 24 dealt with barking dog complaints at a Booska Court residence.

•  On Feb. 23 cited Alexander Hollander, 23, of Charlotte for possession of marijuana. Police alleged they found seven grams of pot and 3.3 grams of hashish in his car after stopping it for allegedly going 55 in a 30 mph West Main Street zone.

•  On Feb. 23 began investigating an allegation by a Panton Road resident of threatening emails from a landlord.

•  On Feb. 24 were told by a woman that she believed her coat, wallet and cell phone had been stolen while she was at the City Limits nightclub the evening before.

•  On Feb. 24 cited Julie Daniels, 32, of Vergennes for retail theft for allegedly stealing about $24 of over-the-counter drugs and other products from Kinney Drugs. VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating 14 incidents of car thefts or break-ins throughout the city between Feb. 18 and 21, and are asking anybody who might have seen anything suspicious to call them at 877-2201.

Police are especially curious about two teens, one male and one female, who were seen during one Feb. 18 incident. That evening at about 10:30 p.m. a resident found a girl smoking a cigarette in his truck, after which she and a male companion fled the scene on foot. The resident then discovered, according to police, his truck had been ransacked.

Police then searched unsuccessfully for the two teens. The resident described the girl as having brown curly hair, and said the boy was heavyset and wearing a hoodie. Both appeared to be in their mid-teens, he said.

Also on the 18th, police were told two arrows were taken from a car parked on Green Street and the glove compartment of the car was damaged; a cell phone was stolen from a car parked on South Water Street; an iPod was taken from a car on North Maple Street; and cars had been gone through on South Maple Street and Mountain View Lane.

On the 19th, complaints came in that cars had been entered during the night. About $7 of coins were stolen from a car on East Street, a Garmin GPS unit was taken from a car on MacDonough Drive, about $4 of change was lifted from a car on North Street, and cars on Monkton Road, Main Street, South Maple Street and Walker Avenue were entered.

On the 21st, another car on Walker Avenue was entered.

All were unlocked, according to Police Chief George Merkel, and he advised residents to lock their cars and remove valuables.

In other incidents between Feb. 18 and 24, Vergennes police:

•  On Feb. 18 told one Hillside Acres resident to stop making harassing phone calls to another, an issue that is part of an ongoing dispute among the neighbors.

•  On Feb. 18 aided Vermont State Police by sending the department Drug Recognition Expert to help evaluate a driver at New Haven Junction.

•  On Feb. 19 ensured that cars were parked to keep fire lanes open during a well-attended basketball game at Vergennes Union High School, and patrolled the area to protect from more car thefts.

•  On Feb. 19 responded to a one-car rollover on Panton Road in Panton on behalf of VSP.

•  On Feb. 20 cited a juvenile female into court for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia following a South Water Street traffic stop; police also ticketed her for failing to stop at a stop sign.

•  On Feb. 21 attended a forum at the Ferrisburgh town office building and community center devoted to the rash of home break-ins in the area.

•  On Feb. 21 served a subpoena to a Charlotte resident on behalf of the Addison County state’s attorney.

•  On Feb. 21 checked the welfare of a Northlands Job Corps student who was reported to be suicidal, determined he was OK, and left him in the care of Northlands personnel.

•  On Feb. 22 seized marijuana paraphernalia during a Main Street traffic stop.

•  On Feb. 22 looked into a possible violation of a relief-from-abuse order in the Maple Manor area and determined the order had not been violated.

•  On Feb. 22 checked out a complaint of youths smoking pot on School Street and turned over a group of Northlands students to center personnel. No drugs were found.

•  On Feb. 22 and 24 dealt with barking dog complaints at a Booska Court residence.

•  On Feb. 23 cited Alexander Hollander, 23, of Charlotte for possession of marijuana. Police alleged they found seven grams of pot and 3.3 grams of hashish in his car after stopping it for allegedly going 55 in a 30 mph West Main Street zone.

•  On Feb. 23 began investigating an allegation by a Panton Road resident of threatening emails from a landlord.

•  On Feb. 24 were told by a woman that she believed her coat, wallet and cell phone had been stolen while she was at the City Limits nightclub the evening before.

•  On Feb. 24 cited Julie Daniels, 32, of Vergennes for retail theft for allegedly stealing about $24 of over-the-counter drugs and other products from Kinney Drugs. 

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