The following is a sampling of incidents reported by the Montpelier Police Department in recent days:
Early in the morning, a snapping turtle was trying to cross Elm Street. It was successful.
Shortly after 10 a.m., police responded to a male making a “threatening gesture” toward a female on Gallison Hill Road.
Dangling utility wires caused some traffic issues on Northfield Street mid-morning. (Probably some utility issues, too.)
A homeless “encampment” was reported on Kellogg-Hubbard Library property on Main Street.
A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Main and School streets for a “cell phone violation.”
Jennie Coons, 64, of Berlin, was cited to court on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident. She is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 1.
Samantha McMullen, 28, of Montpelier, was cited to court on a charge of violating conditions of release. No court date was given.
Police took a report of harassment and slander. No other details were provided.
A suspicious event was reported on Brown Street. No other details were provided.
Police responded to a downed power line on Liberty Street, as well as incidents of isolated flash flooding around the city between the 3 and 4 p.m. hour.
A minor two-vehicle crash was reported on River Street around 11 a.m. No other details were provided.
An annoying dog was reported on Elm Street. Another complaint was made two hours later. And an hour later.
Police responded to a “report of a male standing in a crosswalk causing a disturbance.”
Joshua Brown, 38, of Marshfield, was cited to criminal court on a charge of simple assault. No court date was provided. The incident was reported at around 7 p.m. in the area of Court Street and Gov. Davis Avenue.
Police responded to a report of trespassing on Barre Street around 8 p.m.
Montpelier Police assisted Berlin officers in the pursuit of a motor vehicle on Gallison Hill.
Police responded to a report of “two subjects smoking crack.” No other information was provided.
Around 2 p.m., on Main Street, police were asked to speak to juveniles spraying water guns at passing vehicles. Upon arriving at the scene, the youths had evaporated.
Around 1 p.m., police assisted a local funeral home in leading a procession through downtown and to Berlin.
Police also responded to a report of a threatening text message.
Early in the day, police spoke with the driver of a vehicle parked inappropriately on State Street. The report indicates police encouraged “them to use legal means to park their vehicle in the future.”
In the evening, police responded to individuals, including an intoxicated person, illegally camping in Hubbard Park.
Earlier in the day, police also responded to a local convenience store to check on a “group of transient males possibly drinking alcohol” on the premises.
At the intersection of Barre and Main streets, an individual was warned about driving and using a cell phone.
At the intersection of Liberty and College streets, police cited a few individuals for failing to stop at the posted stop sign.
Around 10 a.m., police assisted a local ambulance crew that was called to Memorial Drive/Bailey Avenue area for a motorist slumped over the steering wheel. The incident was called a medical emergency.
Police responded to multiple incidents of vandalism on Wheelock Street. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 802-223-3445.
Julius Veal Jr., 32, of Barre, was cited on a charge of violations of conditions of release. He is scheduled to appear in criminal court on Aug. 1. (He was cited on the same charge on June 21, as well.)
Around 9:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a larceny from a vehicle on Berlin Street. Then, around 10 a.m., police were alerted that other vehicles had been gone through along Berlin Street.
A suspicious event was reported on Elm Street around 2 p.m. No details were provided.
A missing person was reported on Towne Hill Road. No details were provided.
An officer was asked to check in with a street performer on State Street around 7 p.m.
Water was reported to be leaking from an unknown source into the River.
Incidents of property lost and property found were reported throughout the day.
Michael Dill, 33, of Montpelier, was cited to court for driving with a license suspended on State Street. He is scheduled to appear in criminal court on Aug. 8.