VERGENNES — Vergennes police were twice recently called to handle family conflicts at a West Main Street home and issued a domestic assault citation during one of the visits.
On Aug. 22, city police cited Amber Ryan, 20, for domestic assault. Police allege that Ryan punched her sister in the head “multiple times.” Police took Ryan to an acquaintance’s Middlebury home that evening pending a court appearance the next day.
On Aug. 22 police returned to the home because a mother and one of the family’s daughters were verbally sparring over car keys and the daughter was allegedly destroying items in a bedroom. Police said they calmed the dispute and retrieved the car keys for the mother.
In other incidents between Aug. 19 and 25, Vergennes police:
• On Aug. 19 helped motorists get into their locked cars on Comfort Hill and Monkton Road.
• On Aug. 19 helped a repair shop deal with abandoned car paperwork.
• On Aug. 19 responded to a tip about a possible drug deal in a New Haven Road parking lot, but found nothing on arrival.
• On Aug. 20 issued a no-trespass order to a local resident who was shouting racial slurs at Northlands Job Corps students from a car.
• On Aug. 21 went to check the welfare of a West Main Street resident, but found no one home.
• On Aug. 21 were told a parking sign had been stolen from a Main Street business.
• On Aug. 21 took a report of a possibly dangerous Main Street dog.
• On Aug. 21 were told a driver had driven off from the Maverick gas station without paying for gas and arranged for the driver to return and pay.
• On Aug. 21 calmed a verbal family fight at a Second Street home and arranged a ride to the home of out-of-town relatives for the man involved.
• On Aug. 23 were told of a possible gunshot on Panton Road and learned it was the sound of a Green Mountain Power transformer malfunctioning; GMP fixed the problem.
• On Aug. 23 listened to a complaint from a John Graham Shelter resident that her ex-boyfriend might be stalking her.
• On Aug. 23 searched unsuccessfully for the source of marijuana odor on the city green.
• On Aug. 24 did foot patrols during Vergennes Day.
• On Aug. 24 took a report of a stolen car, and then learned that the owner had forgotten that a friend had moved it for him.
• On Aug. 24 took a complaint that a woman was threatening another woman, a situation that remains under investigation.
• On Aug. 25 returned to a citizen a driver’s license that had been left at a city business.
• On Aug. 25 stood by while a resident recovered belongings from a car that was being repossessed at a West Street home.