Vergennes Police Log: Motionless truck lands man with DUI citation
VERGENNES — Vergennes police cited a Bridport man for driving under the influence of alcohol after his truck reportedly sat unmoving for more than half an hour at the intersection of South Water and School streets.
Police said they were called at about 5:15 a.m. on Saturday morning and told about a pickup that was running with its lights on at that intersection. When they arrived, they determined the operator, Randy Cameron Jr., 26, had been drinking.
Police allege Cameron’s blood-alcohol content tested at 0.145 percent, almost twice the legal limit for driving of 0.08 percent.
In other action between April 8 and 14, Vergennes police:
• On April 8 told a woman setting up what looked like a campsite on a property near the Bixby Library to move along.
• On April 8 determined that an alleged assault at a Main Street apartment was a story made up by the alleged victim, who was angered that the alleged assailant would not give her a ride to St. Albans; police arranged a ride for her.
• On April 9 calmed residents of neighboring Green Street apartments who were arguing because one allegedly swept dirt in front of the other’s doorway.
• On April 10 calmed an arguing couple at a Bowman Road home.
• On April 10 received a tip about illegal drug activity in the area.
• On April 10 were told a woman had seen a suspicious man in her Main Street driveway during the middle of the night.
• On April 11 went to Vergennes Video to deal with a complaint about an unwanted individual refusing to leave; he was gone when police arrived.
• On April 11 cited Raymond White, 26, of Vergennes for allegedly punching and kicking the grandmother of his three-year-old child; police said the incident derived from a long-running family dispute about the woman’s behavior. White was lodged at the Chittenden County Correctional Center.
• On April 11 calmed a custody dispute at another First Street home involving a father and grandfather.
• On April 12 dealt with a sexting complaint among middle school students at Vergennes Union High School; the issue is being handled by the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations and is the second at VUHS in two weeks.
• On April 12 responded to a report of a tractor-trailer truck stuck on the hill on Main Street; it was gone when police arrived.
• On April 12 issued a city drug paraphernalia ticket to a VUHS student who allegedly had a baggie with marijuana residue.
• On April 13 responded to a minor two-car accident on West Main Street.
• On April 13 checked the welfare of a woman reported to be lying down on the side of Green Street; police found her to be OK.
• On April 13 cited Jennifer Cunningham, 20, of Panton for possession of marijuana; police allege they found 3.6 grams in her car during a traffic stop.
• On April 13 checked into a complaint of someone ringing a Main Street apartment doorbell repeatedly and kicking its door; no one was there when police arrived.
• On April 13 were told an iPod was stolen from a car parked on Ice House Court.
• On April 13 calmed a child custody dispute at a Union Street residence.
• On April 14 spoke to the occupants of a car on Panton Road, who had been reported to be arguing, and determined all was OK.