VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt recently with a variety of incidents, including a possible case of inappropriate touching of children, an allegation of employee theft, a longstanding dispute between two city women, and a citation for driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Between Oct. 7 and 13, Vergennes police:
• On Oct. 7 conducted a police canine demonstration at Vergennes Union High School.
• On Oct. 7 warned a Rutland man who had allegedly threatened John Graham Shelter personnel over the phone.
• On Oct. 7 heard an allegation from a female tenant involved in a long-running dispute with her landlord that the landlord was following her.
• On Oct. 7 accepted prescription drugs for disposal from two residents.
• On Oct. 8 stood by on Route 7 in Waltham while a motorist whose car had run out of gas waited for help to arrive.
• On Oct. 8 searched a car unsuccessfully for marijuana after smelling the drug on three customers of Champlain Farms.
• On Oct. 9 cited Dylan Bresnick, 20, of Vergennes for theft; police allege he stole a total of $230 from his employer, Shaw’s Supermarket, and they also issued him a no-trespass order.
• On Oct. 10 responded to an unfounded noise complaint on White Street.
• On Oct. 10 received a call from a South Water Street resident who complained that she was being unjustly accused by another woman of being a pedophile. Police alerted the Department of Children and Families to investigate whether the woman had inappropriately touched children.
• On Oct. 10 heard an allegation from one city woman that another city woman was making inappropriate comments about her in front of her child; police said the two women — one a New Haven Road resident and the other an acquaintance of the other’s husband — have frequently complained about each other in recent years.
• On Oct. 11 responded to a loose dog complaint on West Main Street.
• On Oct. 11 tracked down a Vergennes resident on behalf of Burlington police, who were concerned she was a missing person.
• On Oct. 11 helped the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad respond to an injured soccer player at VUHS.
• On Oct. 11 issued court diversion paperwork to a teen for underage drinking and ticketed him for speeding on North Main Street.
• On Oct. 12 handled a pair of two-car accidents, one with minor injuries on Main Street and one with only minor damage to the cars on Monkton Road.
• On Oct. 13 cited Erin N. Walker, 26, of Benson for DUI after stopping her for speeding on Main Street; Walker was also ticketed for speeding.