Vergennes Police Log

VERGENNES — Vergennes police dealt with a variety of incidents between Dec. 21 and 27, including a truck accident, commercial vehicle enforcement, a welfare check, a lost wallet, an attempted suicide on Christmas Day, and resolving a domestic dispute. During those seven days, the Vergennes Police Department conducted 18 motorized patrols and one foot patrol. Officers also: On Dec. 21 went to Valley Vista on Alden Place to help center staff with a female client who they were told had showed up at the facility intoxicated and combative. Police said she had calmed by the time they arrived and...
VERGENNES — For the second straight week Vergennes police cited a city resident for what they alleged were multiple incidents of theft from Shaw’s Supermarket. Police said they recently cited Tiffany Bedard, 32, for five counts of retail theft, and they also issued her a no-trespass order on behalf of the store’s management. During the prior week police had said they cited Bedard for what they called “a number of retail thefts” from Shaw’s. Between Dec. 14 and 20, Vergennes police also conducted 18 motorized patrols and one on foot, ticketed three vehicles left overnight on city streets in...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Dec. 11 cited four residents of Vergennes for disorderly conduct after responding to a report of several people fighting in a Main Street apartment building. Police said they investigated and determined that the brawl was triggered by “a bag of dog feces being left on the steps of one of the participant’s apartments.” Cited were Kaleb J. Shepard, 29; Tyler Inman, 29; Thomas Carey, 28; and Claudia Bolivar, 23. During the week of Dec. 7 to 13, Vergennes police conducted eight directed patrols and one foot patrol, and also: On Dec. 7: •  Cited Tiffany Bedard, 32,...
VERGENNES — A number of vehicle owners in Vergennes have been slow to adapt to the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking on city streets, which recently took effect. Between Nov. 30 and Dec. 6, Vergennes police ticketed 16 vehicles left on streets between 2 and 6:30 a.m., with 10 offenses occurring on Dec. 2.  Police tagged three cars on Dec. 5, two on Dec. 3, and one on Dec. 4.  Also during those seven days, Vergennes police conducted 14 motorized patrols, one foot patrol and three property watches, and: On Nov. 30 and Dec. 3 checked the welfare of two children at a Main Street...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are advising residents it’s that time of the year — the city’s winter ban on overnight parking on city streets is now in effect and will be through March. Vehicles may not be left on city streets between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Those that are may be ticketed and towed, with owners responsible for towing and storage fees.  On the night of Nov. 25 city officers placed notices of the parking ban, which went into effect on Dec. 1, on about 100 cars parked on city streets.  The streets must be clear, officials said, to allow public works employees to plow and...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Monday said they were expecting to issue citations soon in a Nov. 18 case of vandalism on West Street.  Police said vandals spray-painted a garbage truck and its license plate and a nearby portable toilet and also damaged a power cable to the truck’s battery. They were nearing completion of an investigation on Monday and were preparing to act, they said. In other activity between Nov. 16 and 22, Vergennes police conducted nine car patrols and a property watch, and also: On Nov. 16 began investigating a report from a Green Street resident of a restraining order...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sunday arrested a Vergennes man and a local juvenile and cited them for burglary and unlawful mischief for allegedly breaking into more than 40 containers at Town and Country Self-Storage on Panton Road and another roughly half-dozen nearby recreational vehicles.  Police said they cited Will C. Phillips, 23, of Vergennes and a juvenile male. Chief George Merkel said officers were patrolling the area because of break-ins reported to and investigated by his department on the previous Wednesday. When they arrived on the Sunday patrol, police allege they found...
VERGENNES — Between Oct. 19 and 25 Vergennes police handled a variety of calls, including aiding Vermont State Police reunite a missing juvenile with his parents and dealing with a possibly impaired driver, serving an abuse-prevention order, and responding to another complaint of a stolen yard sign.  During those seven days, the Vergennes Police Department conducted 21 motorized directed patrols, a foot patrol and a property watch, and also: On Oct. 19:  •  While conducting a nighttime directed patrol in Maple Manor noticed an open trunk on a car parked in a driveway. The police officer...
VERGENNES — While on special Governor’s Highway Safety Patrol duty in Ferrisburgh on Oct. 15, Vergennes police cited a Ferrisburgh resident for driving under the influence of alcohol. Cited was Sandra L. Backstrom, 66. Police tested Backstrom after stopping her vehicle on Basin Harbor Road for allegedly crossing the center line.  In other activity between Oct. 11 and 18, Vergennes police conducted 21 motorized patrols, four foot patrols and one property watch, and: On Oct. 12: •  Twice aided Vermont State Police with car accidents in Ferrisburgh, one involving three vehicles on Monkton Road...
VERGENNES — Between Sept. 28 and Oct. 11 Vergennes police began investigation of two alleged sex offenses, cited two drivers for drunk operation, responded to verbal domestic disputes, several times helped out Vermont State Police, and twice worked with the Department for Children and Families on sensitive cases. During those two weeks, Vergennes police also conducted 34 directed patrols, nine foot patrols and a property watch, and:  On Sept. 28:  •  Assisted a resident with an abandoned vehicle in his Main Street parking lot. •  Responded to report of a dispute in a Hillside Acres apartment...

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