Vergennes Police Log

VERGENNES — City police said more charges are pending in a Sunday case in which they cited one adult Northlands Job Corps student for supplying alcohol to a minor and issued court diversion paperwork to two Northlands students for underage drinking. Police said they first responded on Sunday to a report of a female causing a disturbance at Macdonough Park. There they determined the two underage students had consumed alcohol and cited them, and alleged that Mario A. Molina, 22, of The Bronx N.Y. had furnished them alcohol, and cited him. Police said the students had been allowed to consume...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police are serving notice early that the city’s winter ban on overnight parking on city streets will take effect on Dec. 1. Between that date and March 31 vehicles left on city streets between 2 and 6 a.m. are subject to being ticketed and/or towed. Police said owners of the vehicles will be liable for the charges related to towing and storage of the vehicles as well as fines that escalate for repeat offenders. Police ask residents and guests to please do their part to help the city’s department of public works to keep Vergennes streets free of snow and ice. In regular...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police responded to a variety of incidents between Oct. 21 and 27, including traffic violations, citizens’ disputes, medical issues, and truant and/or unruly juveniles. During those seven days, Vergennes police: On Oct. 21: • Looked into the reported theft of a cellphone by Vergennes Union High School student; an investigation is ongoing. • Returned a dog reported to be running loose to its owner. • Conducted two special traffic controls and ticketed two motorists. • Began an investigation into pornographic material that was sent to a juvenile from Amazon.com by mail. ...
VERGENNES — Vergennes and Middlebury police cooperated on Sunday to calm what Vergennes police described as a “disruptive male resident” at the John Graham Shelter on Main Street who was “making the other residents uncomfortable.” Police said one Vergennes officer initially responded to an incident police described as a dispute with his girlfriend. Two Middlebury officers joined the city officer in calming the man down and informing him he was no longer welcome at the John Graham Shelter. According to Vergennes police, he was given money to stay at a Middlebury facility, and arrangements were...
VERGENNES — On Oct. 7 Vergennes police and the Charlotte Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services helped a woman who was run over by her own vehicle on a sloping part of Church Street. Police said when she got out of vehicle she realized she had neglected to put it in park. She then attempted to get back in, but fell. The vehicle then ran over her legs, injuring her badly enough that the rescue squad took her to the UVM Medical Center. Also between Oct. 7 and 13, Vergennes police: On Oct 7: • At the Riverside Apartment complex calmed two women who had been arguing several times over the past...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police responded five times to a Riverside Apartments unit on Main Street on Saturday night in an effort to calm what they described as “tenants arguing over domestic issues and tenancy issues.” Each time they sought to calm all parties, and on the third visit city police “urged them to seek other living arrangements.” On the fourth visit one tenant told them of “a possible criminal violation” on the part of another tenant. Chief George Merkel said his department was investigating the possible crime, but declined to describe it due to its sensitive nature and due to the...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 26 cited a Ferrisburgh man for simple assault and disorderly conduct after he allegedly assaulted a male employee of the Long Trail Physical Therapy Office on Meigs Road. Cited was Thomas S. Eriksen, 58. Police allege Eriksen entered the office and then became disorderly and punched an employee, after which “a physical altercation ensued.” Police said when the fight ended Eriksen left the scene and was later found at his home and cited into Addison Superior Court. Between Sept. 23 and 29, Vergennes police also conducted three special traffic details,...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 20 cited a Milton man for driving under the influence of alcohol, second offense, and leaving the scene of an accident. Police responded to a call from a South Water Street resident that a vehicle had been driven over an embankment on that street at about 5 p.m. that Friday and left there. Police were told the driver, when he walked away from the scene, appeared to be intoxicated. Police said they found the driver, and allege he was Henry A. Bonges, 36, of Milton. They then cited him for DUI No. 2, alleging his blood-alcohol tested at 0.238, about three...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police last week helped a resident recover money from an apparently fraudulent sale of his car by a company that earlier this year briefly did business in the city. The resident said he had left a car with the firm, which sold cars on a consignment basis, with the understanding the company would keep a percentage of the proceeds. The company then left Vergennes without contacting the resident, who could not find his car.  Vergennes police said they discovered through a records search the car had been sold to a Chittenden County resident, and that the company had declared...
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on Sept. 3 cited a New York man for driving under the influence of drugs, fourth offense, and leaving the scene of an accident. Police allege a vehicle being driven by Andrew W. Mack, 37, of Hague, N.Y., southbound on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh struck a vehicle turning off the highway and then continued southward. City police were alerted of the incident and stopped Mack’s vehicle near at the Agency of Transportation commuter lot on Route 22A just outside Vergennes in Ferrisburgh, where they allege Mack failed sobriety testing. In other action between Sept. 2 and 8,...

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