Vergennes Police Log: Police investigate two thefts from same apartment

VERGENNES — Vergennes police are investigating two Dec. 27 incidents of thefts at the same Main Street apartment.

Police said a woman reported that personal financial and identification materials and medications were stolen from a car that she briefly left running outside her home.

Police said she also reported a number of Amazon packages delivered to her apartment were stolen. The case remains under investigation, according to police.

In other action between Dec. 23 and 29, Vergennes police:

On Dec. 23:

• Ticketed two vehicles left out at night on Main Street in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.

• Helped a woman get into her locked vehicle on Main Street.

• Received a wallet found on New Haven Road and contacted its owner.

• Helped Vermont State Police (VSP) screen a female driver for impairment after her vehicle nearly collided head-on with the trooper’s cruiser on Route 7; police determined she was suffering from a medical condition and called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad (VARS) to examine her.

• Responded to a report of a vehicle unable to maintain its lane on Main Street and determined the operator was OK.

• Talked to a man allegedly being physically abused by his wife and informed the caller how he could seek assistance.

• Assisted a wrecker while it was removing a vehicle on Main Street.

On Dec. 24:

• Ticketed five vehicles in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.

• Helped VARS at a Green Street residence, where a male had sustained a head injury; VARS took him to Porter Hospital.

Dec.25:

• Helped VSP with a drunken man who was breaking things in a home on Jersey Street in Panton; he agreed to be seen by VARS and was left with a family member.

• Assisted VSP at a domestic assault on Middlebrook Road in Ferrisburgh involving two men, one of whom, police said, sustained injury.

On Dec. 26:

• Ticketed a vehicle in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.

• Took a report on a fender-bender in the Kinney Drug Store parking lot in which one driver left without leaving contact or insurance information.

• At the station took a report of recent illegal drug activity in the Vergennes area.

• Conducted a traffic detail on Panton Road, but saw no violations.

On Dec. 27:

• Conducted a traffic detail on West Main Street and issued three warnings.

• Conducted a traffic detail on Main Street and Monkton Road and ticketed one driver.

• At the station assisted VSP with the processing of an operator suspected of driving while impaired by drugs.

• Conducted a traffic detail on Monkton Road and issued three tickets and two warnings.

• Issued a no-trespass order to a male customer of Shaw’s Supermarket who was allegedly harassing a female employee; police said court action is also possible.   

• Investigated a report of a stolen mailbox and post from a Macdonough Drive residence; police said the incident could be related to similar incidents that took place on Sand Road in Ferrisburgh. State police reported a rash of mailbox thefts and vandalism in several towns on Dec. 27 and 28.

On Dec. 28:

• Ticketed three vehicles in violation of the city’s winter parking ban.

• Assisted the Vergennes Department of Public Works with recycling activities.

• Began investigation of an alleged assault at the City Limits Tavern during which the complainant sustained injury.

• Calmed a verbal domestic dispute at a Main Street apartment; police said the participants were arguing over financial issues.

• Helped Middlebury police by evaluating a suspect for impaired driving; police said the driver’s vehicle struck the Tractor Supply Company building on Foote Street.

• Conducted a traffic detail on West Main Street and issued three tickets.

Dec. 29:

• Took a drunken man to the Act One detox facility in Burlington; police initially responded to help VARS deal with a report of a severely intoxicated man found on Panton Road.

• Conducted a traffic detail on Main Street, but saw no violations.

• Ticketed a driver for driving without a license and for driving an uninsured and unregistered vehicle after responding to a report that a vehicle had run into a West Main Street fire hydrant.

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