VERGENNES — Vergennes police late last week cited two men for an alleged Sept. 26 fight at the bottle redemption window of Community Market, a North Main Street business.
Police cited Kenneth Bell, 60, of Addison for aggravated disorderly conduct/hate crime, and Casey S. Simpson, 20, of Ferrisburgh for simple assault. The charges followed a review of the investigation and the incident by the Addison County State’s Attorney Office, police said.
Between Oct. 4 and 10, Vergennes police conducted six patrols by cruiser and two on foot, performed one VIN inspection, helped three motorists get into...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police had to deal with reports of two sensitive cases at Vergennes Union High School between Sept. 27 and Oct. 3, both of which they referred to other agencies that specialize in such investigations.
On Sept. 28, city police took a report of an alleged sexual assault at VUHS and forwarded the complaint to the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations, which handles such juvenile cases.
On Oct. 1, Vergennes police were told of a social media complaint involving a dispute between a VUHS student and an out-of-the-area teen about an inappropriate photo sent to the...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of calls between Sept. 20 and 26, including twice helping out Vermont State Police in major cases, performing welfare checks, dealing with vandalism, investigating the theft of money from unlocked cars, and processing what they called a minor altercation outside a local business.
As well as conducting two foot patrols, responding to one car alarm, and helping one motorist get into a locked vehicle, during that week Vergennes police:
On Sept. 20:
• Began investigating the reported theft of $128 cash from a strongbox left in an unlocked car parked...
VERGENNES — After several incidents in which unlocked vehicles parked around Vergennes have been entered and money and items stolen, city police are urging residents to keep their cars and trucks locked and not leave anything of value in them.
Most recently, a resident reported the theft during Sunday night of about $128 from an unlocked car in a Sunset Drive yard. Earlier on Sunday, a Thomas Circle resident reported seeing a man leaving the scene after seeing tail lights on his wife’s car light up, and told police it was clear someone had entered the vehicle.
Also on Sunday, police took a...
VERGENNES — In a mostly quieter than typical week between Aug. 30 and Sept. 5, Vergennes police among other incidents began looking into a retail theft, destroyed two bags of marijuana, called the Vergennes Area Rescue Squad to transport an inebriated resident to Porter Hospital, and dealt with a threatening complaint.
During those seven days, Vergennes police went out on 14 patrols by cruiser and three on foot, conducted one VIN inspection, and:
On Aug. 30:
• Handled a report of the theft of merchandise from Kinney Drugs. Police said they are sharing a video of the incident with other law...
VERGENNES — On Aug. 25, Vergennes Police stopped a truck on Main Street and ended up fining the driver $5,912 for carrying an overweight load.
City police added the driver had exceeded his legally permitted hours of operation, and they placed the truck out of service for 10 hours.
In other activity between Aug. 23 and 29, Vergennes Police conducted a dozen patrols by cruiser and two on foot, helped three motorists enter their locked vehicles, and:
On Aug. 23:
• Discussed a boundary issue with a property owner.
• Helped a Ferrisburgh resident who alleged a vagrant had twice entered his home...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police handled a variety of incidents between Aug. 16 and 22, notably including alleged threats, a citation for driving with a suspended license, and a theft from a parked car.
During those seven days, police conducted 13 motorized patrols, three foot patrols and one property watch, and:
On Aug. 16:
• Conducted a background check on behalf of a Virginia law enforcement agency.
• Took a report of a North Green Street fender bender.
• Checked the welfare of a Cataract Lane resident, who was OK.
• Helped organizers plan for Vergennes Day road races.
On Aug. 18:
VERGENNES — Another three dozen cars parked in downtown Vergennes were keyed by a vandal last week, mostly on Aug. 11, and Police Chief George Merkel said Burlington police late last week arrested a suspect in that vandalism spree for similar offenses in Burlington.
Merkel said the man was cited in Burlington and released with conditions. He added the man had been seen near cars in Vergennes that had been damaged, and city police consider him a suspect in vandalism in their jurisdiction.
The man might also have damaged cars in Middlebury and Bristol, with the total reaching 100 or more,...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police have stepped up patrols in the downtown area after a vandalism spree last week resulted in 14 cars and two flower boxes damaged.
Police said between Aug. 4 and 8 flowers were ripped out of two boxes attached to Main Street businesses, and keys or other similar metal objects were used to scratch cars parked on or near Main, Green, School and Spring streets.
Police said they have no suspects at this time. They would welcome calls with information at 877-2201.
In other action between July 19 and Aug. 8, Vergennes police:
On July 19:
• Stopped two tractor-trailer...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited three people last week for stealing items from Kinney Drugs, two people from Shelburne in one June case and one Vergennes resident in a case from earlier this month.
Cited for the alleged June 6 theft of a DVD player were William D. Burnett, 20, and Erin Marie Chamberlain, 45, both of Shelburne.
City police cited Mark Spencer, 51, of Vergennes for five counts of retail theft. Police allege Spencer stole the over-the-counter drug Benadryl. Spencer was also taken into custody in a year-old warrant for retail theft and unlawful mischief.
Between July 12 and 18...