Vergennes Police Log

VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Monday filed seven charges against Jackson Downey-Teachout, 29, that stemmed from a series of December domestic incidents at a Main Street residence. Police said they were notified of the alleged crimes in late February. Police said Downey-Teachout, whose last known residence was in Cornwall, was already being held at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility on an earlier, separate charge of aggravated domestic assault when they charged him this week. City police cited him for second-degree aggravated domestic assault, violating an abuse-prevention order, second...
VERGENNES — A March 17 report to Vergennes police of a stolen vehicle from a Main Street home proved to have a mostly happy ending.  On that Tuesday police were told by a Main Street resident that she briefly left her vehicle running to go back into her home, and when she came back out it was gone.  The responding officer searched the area and found the vehicle nearby, in police lingo, “resting against a tree.” Police reported the vehicle did sustain minor damage in the incident.  In other incidents between March 12 and 22, Vergennes police:  On March 12: •  Removed a sticker advertising the...
VERGENNES — As unwanted calls continue to arrive on local phones, on March 11 Vergennes police heard from a Main Street man. He had heard from a caller who told him he must return the call immediately or he would be arrested. Police told the complainant it was an attempted scam. As always, police advised him not to answer calls from unknown numbers. Between March 9 and 15, Vergennes police also ticketed 10 cars left out overnight on city streets in violation of the Vergennes wintertime parking ban, and they conducted six special traffic details around the city, during which they warned three...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police were busy enforcing traffic laws between March 2 and 8. During those seven days city police conducted a dozen special traffic details around Vergennes during which they ticketed 14 drivers and warned another 10. On March 5 they also stopped a tractor-trailer truck on Monkton Road and ticketed the company for operating a vehicle that was 53,500 pounds overweight for the road. That ticket amounted to $9,362. Police issued a second $220 ticket for failing to obtain a permit to operate an overweight vehicle on the road. Police on March 5 and 6 also enforced the...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police responded last week to what they said were two unsubstantiated calls related to Northlands Job Corps, one making what they determined was a false allegation of a sexual offense, and the other apparently a prank call. The first came on Feb. 27. City police investigated a report from an anonymous caller that a Northland Job Corps employee was involved in a sexual assault with a NLJC student. Police said they determined the caller, who refused to identify himself or the student, had fabricated the story. On Feb. 28 Vergennes police responded to Northlands after the...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police went to an Addison home on Feb. 20 to help Vermont State Police handle a report from a family member of an agitated elderly man said to be suffering from dementia who was wielding a loaded shotgun in his yard. City police said as they arrived the man had calmed and put down the weapon, and he told VSP he had heard something outside his home and had taken the gun to investigate. City police said VSP then determined the man did not pose a threat to anyone’s safety. Also between Feb. 17 and 23 Vergennes police ticketed six cars for violating the city’s wintertime ban...
VERGENNES — A Vergennes police officer and a Vermont State Police trooper were both taken ill on Saturday after inhaling a burning substance in a Northlands Job Corps dorm room while helping center personnel subdue a student police described as “violent and uncontrollable” and “physically aggressive.” Police lodged the student at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, and he was later released from the Northlands program. While subduing the student, police said both police officers became ill from what appeared to be a type of hallucinogenic type of plant that was being burned in the...
VERGENNES — On Feb. 4 Vergennes police inspected a Revolutionary War display case at the Bixby Library because a patron was concerned ordinance in the case was potentially still dangerous.  A city officer who responded to the complaint determined there was no risk because prior to being displayed the ordinance had been, according to police, “rendered inert.” Between Feb. 3 and 9 Vergennes police also ticketed five vehicles left out overnight in violation of the city’s wintertime ban on overnight parking on city streets, and ordered two of them to be towed.     In other action during those...
VERGENNES — During special traffic details last week Vergennes police issued tickets that totaled more than $19,500 in fines to two trucking companies for overweight vehicles. The first ticket came during a Jan. 28 patrol on Panton Road. Police issued two tickets, one ticket for a commercial motor vehicle overweight violation for $10,052 and another for $220 for failure to obtain an overweight permit. On Jan. 30 on Monkton Road city police issued another pair of tickets, one for $9,017 for an overweight violation and the second for $220 for the failure to obtain an overweight permit. During...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Jan. 21 cited a Winooski man for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs, fifth offense, following a West Main Street traffic stop. Police said they screened and cited Hassan Nur, 40, of Winooski after they stopped his vehicle for allegedly traveling 47 mph in a 30 mph zone. They also ticketed Nur for speeding and for failing to use an interlock device, which requires a driver to blow into a breathalyzer before starting or continuing to operate a vehicle. Also between Jan. 20 and 26 police ticketed four vehicles for parking overnight on city streets in...

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