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April 1st, 2015
CALIFORNIA — The Middlebury College women’s tennis team posted a 2-2 week against four ranked opponents to conclude its recent spring trip to southern California. The 5-3 Panthers began the week ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division III.
Middlebury started the week with two losses against top-20 Division II opponents, 5-4 to No. 15 University of California San Diego on March 24 and 6-3 to No. 17 Azusa Pacific 6-3 on March 25. Middlebury completed the week with 6-3 wins over two D-III foes, No. 15 Chicago on March 26 and No. 7 Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.
TUCSON, Ariz. — Williams swept a three-game NESCAC West series in Tucson from the Middlebury College baseball team on this past Friday and Saturday, leaving the Panthers at 0-9 heading into a three-game set scheduled for this weekend at Amherst. Williams improved to 6-3, 3-0 in league play.
On this past Friday, Middlebury dropped game one vs. Williams 13-12 via a walk-off hit in the bottom of the ninth inning.
ADDISON COUNTY — In recent activity in Addison Superior Court, Criminal Division, the following took place:
Tyler J. Ask, 23, of Bristol pleaded guilty to a Dec. 27, 2014, charge of driving under the influence, and was sentenced to a 90-day license suspension and was fined $667.
Gerald Baitz, 44, of Barre pleaded innocent to a March 9 charge of driving under the influence and was released with conditions.
VERGENNES — Vergennes police on this past Saturday arrested Ricky D. Putnam, 44, of Addison and charged him with robbing the Vermont Federal Credit Union on Friday and with robbing People’s United Bank downtown on March 13 (see full story in A section).
VERMONT — Vermont State Police shut down Route 17 from the Appalachian Gap in Buel’s Gore down a quarter of a mile on the Starksboro side of the mountain after a car driven by a Bristol man started slipping backwards on the snow-covered road and flipped over on March 26.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report of a man attempting to harm himself in the Marble Works business complex on Sunday, March 29.
Police located the man, who was taken to Porter Hospital for evaluation.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Were informed on March 23 that a man was missing from a Route 7 South home. The man eventually returned home, police said.
MIDDLEBURY — A Milton man on Monday pleaded innocent in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, to a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after he allegedly fired a shotgun at a Ferrisburgh job site on Jan. 6 in reaction to having been accused of stealing some tools from the company.
Duane A. Cross, 39, faces a penalty of up to five year in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 if convicted of the offense.