Vergennes Police Log: Bixby Library artifact sparks concern

VERGENNES — On Feb. 4 Vergennes police inspected a Revolutionary War display case at the Bixby Library because a patron was concerned ordinance in the case was potentially still dangerous.

 A city officer who responded to the complaint determined there was no risk because prior to being displayed the ordinance had been, according to police, “rendered inert.”

Between Feb. 3 and 9 Vergennes police also ticketed five vehicles left out overnight in violation of the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking on city streets, and ordered two of them to be towed.    

In other action during those seven days, Vergennes police also went on six special traffic details and during that time ticketed two drivers and warned one, and:

On Feb. 3:

•  Assisted Vermont State Police with sheep that had escaped from a pen near the intersection of Monkton Road and Route 7.

•  Responded to a report of a female who was seen slumped over her car’s steering wheel on Main Street, but were unable to find the vehicle.

•  Checked out a report of a passerby seeing a car door wide open on South Water Street and no one around the vehicle; police said nothing seemed to be disturbed and secured the vehicle.

•  Responded to a report of a vehicle being operated in an erratic manner on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh and determined the operator was tired.

•  After stopping a vehicle traveling on New Haven Road for speeding and defective equipment, cited the driver, Jason C. Marshall, 27, of Waltham for driving under the influence, testing refusal.

On Feb. 4:

•  Assisted Addison County Superior Court with a criminal case expungement.

•  Cited Colin J. Kriwox, 39, of Cornwall for unlawful mischief after investigating a report of a vehicle that was vandalized while parked at Vergennes Union High School.  

On Feb. 5:

•  Ticketed a tractor-trailer truck on Panton Road for being overweight (a ($9,707 violation) and lacking an overweight permit (a $220 ticket).

On. Feb. 6:

•  Dealt with a neighbor dispute at a Main Street apartment house. Police said one neighbor claimed another neighbor had been videotaping the other’s children, and they ordered that activity to stop; they also told both parties to resolve their issues with their landlord.

•  Went to Macdonough Drive to respond to a report from a female who said her ex-boyfriend had contacted her and threatened to put nude pictures of her on the internet; police said this case remains under investigation.

On Feb. 7:

•  Aided state police with two one-car accidents on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh during snowy and icy conditions.

•  Helped a motorist get into a locked vehicle on First Street.

•  Responded to a report of a female walking on Main Street during the snowstorm; police said she was heavily intoxicated and fought with officers who got her into the cruiser and took her to Porter Hospital for evaluation.

•  Issued a no-trespass order to a Walker Avenue resident

On Feb. 8:

•  Helped a motorist get into a locked vehicle on Monkton Road.

•  Heard from a man of possible fraud; he had received an email from Shaw’s Supermarket regarding a credit card that was used with his name attached to it. The man said the card was an old card no longer in use.

•  Responded to a report of a stray cat in the basement of a South Maple Street residence; police said the animal eventually left, and the entrance was sealed to prevent it from returning.

On Feb. 9:

•  Calmed a dispute between a male and female at a Main Street residence. Police were told by the woman, who was outside of the residence, that her boyfriend was in their apartment, had a firearm and was threatening suicide. The officer spoke to the male and determined he was not suicidal, and there was no threat to either party.

•  Helped a motorist get into a locked vehicle on Monkton Road.

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