Vergennes Police Log: Trucks stopped for speeding in the city

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on June 17 dealt with two commercial trucks they stopped for speeding on Main Street.

Police stopped the first truck for traveling 50 mph in a 30 mph zone and ticketed the driver for speeding, but found no other violations.

City police later that day pulled over another commercial vehicle for allegedly traveling 48 mph in a 30 mph zone, and this time found what they described as several minor violations, including the truck being slightly overweight and a logbook not being complete.

Police said they grounded the driver and vehicle for 10 hours, and issued a warning for the speeding violation.

In other action between June 14 and 20, city police conducted 11 patrols by cruiser and one on foot, and also:

On Jun 14:

•  Dealt with a complaint that a car parked on Main Street had been keyed.

•  Worked with the Counseling Service of Addison County to respond to a suicide attempt by a city resident. Police said the man’s injuries were minor, and family stayed at his home in the aftermath.

•  Checked a report of a suspicious vehicle in the Auto Creek parking lot on West Street and determined it had made a delivery.

On June 15:

•  Looked into significant damage to portable toilets in Falls Park, apparently caused by a vehicle.

•  Helped with traffic control at an event at Ferrisburgh Central School.

•  Referred an allegation of a sexual assault at Vergennes Union High School to the Addison County Special Investigations Unit.

•  Corralled a dog running loose on Green Street and united it with its owner.

On June 16 dealt with a neighbor dispute on Hillside Drive.

On June 17:

•  Checked a complaint of two men walking in the middle of Main Street at 1:40 a.m., but found no one.

•  Checked the welfare of a Maple Manor resident after his dogs ran loose and determined there was no problem.

•  Served a no-stalking order on a Monkton Road resident.

•  Referred a complaint of two dogs loose on Maple Manor to the animal control officer.

•  Helped a Walker Avenue resident understand an official letter from the apartment complex’s management.

•  On behalf of Vermont State Police spoke to the parent of a youth alleged to have driven a dirt bike recklessly on McKnight Lane in Waltham.

•  Went to Middlebury with the department K-9 unit to help Middlebury and state police track a mentally troubled patient who fled Porter Hospital. He was found near the town’s rescue service headquarters just north of the hospital.

On June 18 went to the Park Squeeze restaurant, where someone had apparently tried to force entry through the back door.

On June 19:

•  Issued a no-trespass order on a city man’s brother and sister-in-law, barring them from his residence.

•  Began investigating the theft of Benadryl from Kinney Drug Store.

•  Calmed a verbal family dispute at a Main Street residence.

On June 20:

•  Stopped a vehicle driven by an elderly woman on Main Street, an action taken following a report of erratic driving. Police said she appeared to be struggling with medication, and they reported the incident to AgeWell, with a recommendation for an evaluation of her ability to drive.

•  Went to the elderly housing building on Armory Lane along with firefighters and rescue personnel. Police said an elevator failure, an ongoing issue in the days leading up to the incident, led to several seniors with mobility issues being stranded on the ground floor. Police said they and others helped several up the stairs, but the problem would not be fully solved until a part arrived.

•  Served an abuse-prevention order to a Monkton Road resident.

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