Vergennes Police Log for Jul. 9
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 29 cited the driver of a motorcycle for driving under the influence of drugs/test refusal, a citation that followed an accident.
Cited was Kyle J. Desjardin, 35, of Vergennes. Police had responded to a report of a collision between a car and a motorcycle at the intersection of White and West Main streets. While investigating the accident, police alleged Desjardin appeared to be impaired by drugs.
Police said after Desjardin was screened by a Drug Recognition Expert he refused to take a blood test, and police then processed and cited him.
Between June 29 and July 5 Vergennes police also conducted 26 motorized patrols, three property watches and eight foot patrols, and:
On June 29:
• While doing contracted work in Addison stopped a vehicle on Lake Street and ticketed the driver for speeding, plates not assigned, and lacking a license, insurance and registration.
• Helped a motorist get into a locked car on Crescent Drive.
• Directed traffic around a disabled bus at the intersection of Green and Main streets.
On June 30 delivered a message to an individual on Thomas Circle at the request of a New Hampshire resident.
On July 1:
• Responded to a Meadow Lane report of a person who was yelling loudly at another; police learned a grandmother was yelling at her grandson to get out of bed.
• Heard from a resident of Battery Hill that firewood had been stolen from his home.
• Took a report from Shaw’s Supermarket that a patron had accused the store of selling spoiled meat; a manager reported the incident and thought the patron may have not paid for the merchandise. Police spoke with the patron the next day; he showed police his receipt and offered his side of the story.
On July 2 jump-started a stranded motorist’s vehicle on West Main Street.
On July 3:
• Went to a South Water Street apartment to assist the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad with two sick residents.
• Spoke with a female caller who was concerned about people not wearing face masks in public; police told her business owners can refuse to wait on patrons without masks and can ask them to leave their establishments, but the police cannot take enforcement action.
On July 4:
• Went to an East Street residence to look into a report of a male and a female looking in the caller’s window; no one was found in the area.
• Responded to a report of people fighting at the doorway of the Small City Market; they were gone when police arrived, but police learned who was involved in the altercation and an investigation is being conducted for possible court action.
• Advised a caller who reported a registration sticker had been taken from his vehicle while parked at the Ferrisburgh park-and-ride lot to call the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.
• Directed traffic while a tractor-trailer unit that had been stuck on the steep grade east of the Otter Creek bridge backed up and then successfully climbed the hill.
On July 5:
• Backed up Bristol police with an arrest following a report of two vehicles driving around the town park while an occupant of one of the vehicles pointed a gun at the other.
• Assisted Vermont State Police at a residence on Brunet Lane Ferrisburgh, where a man was severely intoxicated and asking for help. City police found him, and he was taken to Porter Hospital for evaluation.
• Took a report from a woman who said her mother had taken her car from the Ferrisburgh park-and-ride lot, and the vehicle had all her belongings in it.