VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with two disorderly citizens in separate incidents this past weekend, citing one woman and stating that charges remain possible in the second incident.
On Friday, Nov. 1, police were on foot patrol when they said they heard screaming coming from near the City Limits bar on Green Street. The officer found a group of women outside the bar restraining another woman, whom they identified as Amber Jean Lowell, 29, of Ferrisburgh.
Police said that Lowell became angry when the bartender told her that she would no longer be served alcohol and had to leave. Police allege that Lowell threw empty beer bottles and glasses at the bartender and tried to hit the bartender with a liquor bottle, and also that witnesses said Lowell punched a male patron. Police cited her for disorderly conduct.
On Saturday police responded to a domestic dispute at a Main Street apartment building. When they asked the man involved to leave for the evening, police said he became combative and they had to use pepper spray to subdue him. Police took him to the Act 1 detoxification facility in Burlington, but he was refused admittance, and they lodged him at the Chittenden County Correctional Center. On Monday, police said they were considering charges in the case.
It was while police were responding to this second incident that a department cruiser collided with another vehicle at the downtown intersection of Main and Green streets. According to Vermont State Police the cruiser had its lights activated and both operators attempted to avoid the sideswipe collision, which remains under investigation. VSP are asking anyone who witnessed the collision at just after 6:30 p.m. to call them at 388-4919.
In other incidents between Oct. 28 and Nov. 3, Vergennes police:
• On Oct. 28 spoke to a Vergennes Union High School parent about her daughter’s truancy; the parent said her daughter was ill, but police noted her dozen absences this school year.
• On Oct. 28 spoke to the driver of a car reported to be driven erratically on Route 22A; the driver admitted to “gawking” at scenery.
• On Oct. 28 spoke to employees of a city credit union who reported a suspicious man trying to exchange old foreign currency; he was denied service, and police alerted local banks.
• On Oct. 28 dealt with a minor two-car accident on School Street.
• On Oct. 28 helped VSP by looking for a suspicious person on Greenbush Road in Ferrisburgh; police could not find him.
• On Oct. 28 looked in the Greenbush Road area for a suspected drunk driver seen leaving East Road in Vergennes; police did not find him there, but he turned up in Charlotte at a domestic dispute, where Shelburne police took him into custody. City police backed up Shelburne police at that incident.
• On Oct. 29 dealt with a minor two-car accident in the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot.
• On Oct. 29 called firefighters to help someone who was locked out of a Main Street apartment.
• On Oct. 29 heard an allegation from one woman that she had been harassed on the phone by another woman.
• On Oct. 31 spoke to a juvenile male about staying away from a juvenile female, an action taken at her father’s request.
• On Oct. 31 began investigation into the reported theft of $550 from a car parked at Northlands Job Corps.
• On Oct. 31 backed up VSP at an underage drinking party on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh; city police said VSP issued eight tickets for underage drinking.
• On Nov. 1 calmed a dispute between parents at a child custody exchange point on Monkton Road.
• On Nov. 1 accepted pain medication from a citizen for safe disposal.
• On Nov. 2 contacted Main Street parents who informed a babysitter she had to make an unplanned overnight stay and told them they had to return home.
• On Nov. 2 took a drunken man from a Second Street home to the Act 1 detoxification center.
• On Nov. 3 picked up a loose dog on High Street and took it to the Vergennes Animal Hospital.