October 30th, 2013
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Oct. 26 learned about multiple local individuals and businesses that had received calls from an alleged Green Mountain Power worker who had told the people he was calling they needed to pay the unresolved balance on their accounts immediately or their power would be turned off. Investigation revealed Green Mountain Power did not place the calls.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a domestic dispute at a Seminary Street residence on Oct. 21.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police this past weekend issued three citations for driving under the influence of alcohol, including one to an Addison resident who is already facing charges in relation to a string of burglaries in Addison County in 2013 and earlier.
On Saturday, police arrested Nicole Burgos, 29, of Addison for refusing to be tested for DUI. Police said they stopped Burgos’ car for going the wrong way on the one-way portion of South Maple Street near Main Street.
ADDISON COUNTY — This past Saturday at approximately 7 p.m. Vermont State Police were dispatched to campsites across Route 53 from Branbury State Park in Salisbury to investigate a report of vandalism. An undisclosed amount of damage was done to several facilities in the closed section of the park.
BRISTOL — The Bristol Police Department handled a wide range of law enforcement activities during the month of September. In activity reported by Bristol Police Chief Kevin Gibbs recently, Bristol officers:
• On Sept. 1 assisted with a medical related call at a Maple Street residence without incident.
MIDDLEBURY — On Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. photographer George Bouret will bring his portable pop up studio to the Vermont Folklife Center headquarters building at 88 Main St. in Middlebury to capture the antic quality of Halloween in spontaneous portraiture. All are invited to come in costume or use on-site props to bring out another dimension of your real self in a portrait image that will become a family keepsake. Prints will be sold for a modest fee.
ADDISON COUNTY — In Division II girls’ soccer playoff action late last week, No. 15 Middlebury pulled off a pair of upsets to reach the semifinal round, No. 5 Mount Abraham fell just short in a quarterfinal, and No. 9 Vergennes bowed out in the first round.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury Planning Commission Chairwoman Nancy Malcolm realizes that most local nonprofits don’t have a lot of green in the bank. But she is hoping that representatives of those nonprofits have green thumbs to help tend to public gardens as a way of giving back to the community in return for their tax-exempt status.
BRISTOL — Town officials in Bristol are urging residents to be on the lookout for possible rabid animals. In October, there have been two reported incidents of wild animals with rabies, Town Administrator Bill Bryant said in a statement.
In the first incident, on Oct. 3, a rabid raccoon bit a man through the boot near Hardscrabble Road. The second incident, on Oct. 21, involved a “dying but apparently rabid fox on Mountain Street,” Bryant said.