Middlebury Police Log: Police take disrobing man for counseling

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police took into custody a man whom authorities deemed in need of an immediate mental health examination on June 25. 

Police said witnesses reported the man removing clothing and “hollering and screaming” at construction workers in the East Main Street area. Police took the man to Porter Hospital to be evaluated by Counseling Service of Addison County staff.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•Responded to a report of a dog left inside a car on a warm June 24. Police said the vehicle had left upon their arrival.

•Served a temporary restraining order on a local man on June 26.

•Gave a ride home to a reportedly drunken man who had allegedly been bothering customers at the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street on June 26.

•Received a report on June 26 that someone had allegedly ripped out new handrails that had been installed on the town park gazebo.

•Issued a no-trespass order on a man who, according to police, “was seen yelling obscenities at people and punching items on Merchants Row and Main Street” on June 26. Police said the no-trespass order barred the man from returning to the Charter House on North Pleasant Street.

•Called Middlebury Regional EMS officials to help a woman who had fallen on Court Street Extension and hurt her head on June 27.

•Responded to a reported verbal dispute between two men at the town park gazebo on June 27.

•Cited Matthew Rivait, 19, of Addison for driving under the influence, after responding to a report of a vehicle off the road near the intersection of Cobble Road and Munger Street on June 28. Police said they measured Rivait’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) at 0.046 percent. The BAC limit for driving in Vermont is 0.10; but Vermonters younger that 21 years old are prohibited from driving with a BAC of 0.02 percent or more.

•Assisted a woman on Court Street who was headed to the Charter House shelter on June 28.

•Investigated a report on June 28 of a woman flailing her arms for no apparent reason in the Court Square area.

•Cited Peter Lynn, 23, of Chittenden for driving under the influence, following a stop for speeding on Route 7 South on June 28. Police said they measured Lynn’s blood-alcohol content at 0.126 percent.

•Were informed on June 29 that a person had stolen a sandwich from the Middlebury Short Stop on Court Street Extension on June 29.

•Cited Scott Tower, 22, of Middlebury for unlawful trespass at a John Graham Court apartment on June 29. Police allege the tenant awoke that morning to find Tower sleeping on her couch.

•Assisted a homeless person in the Main Street area on June 29.

•Helped South Burlington police track down a man who was driving a vehicle without the owner’s consent in the Cross Street area on June 29.

•Assisted a caregiver with a woman who was having a mental health crisis near the intersection of Weybridge and Shannon streets on June 30. Police said Counseling Service of Addison County officials assisted the woman.

•Helped Middlebury Regional EMS officials with a medical call at a Stonegate Drive residence on June 30.

•Assisted Vermont State Police and Brandon police on June 30 in locating a suspect wanted for questioning in connection with several ongoing cases.

•Investigated a burglary at the Exchange Street Car Wash on July 1. Police said someone forced their way into the car wash’s office to steal an unspecified amount of cash. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.

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Middlebury, VT 05753

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