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Middlebury Police Log: Speeding ends in DUI citation

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Tyler J. Scherer, 22, of New Haven for driving under the influence, following a stop for speeding on Court Street on Friday, Sept. 30. Police said they measured Scherer’s blood-alcohol content at 0.186 percent. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Gave court diversion paperwork to a youth found to have been drinking alcohol on Middlebury College campus on Sept. 26.
•  Served a no-trespass order on a local couple on Sept. 26.
•  Were informed that someone had stolen an ATM card from a local woman and had been using it fraudulently in Rutland on Sept. 26.
•  Received  a report that someone had stolen three potted mums from a Brookside Road resident’s porch on Sept. 26.
•  Investigated two separate truancy reports near Middlebury Union High School grounds on Sept. 27.
•  Assisted Vergennes police in investigating an attempted robbery at the Champlain Farms store in the Little City on Sept. 28. Police said a woman, identified as Yemalla Sprauve, tried to rob the store at knifepoint. Police said a store clerk was able to disarm and subdue Sprauve, who died at the scene from as-yet-unknown causes. A Middlebury officer packaged her loose belongings, which included a purple bandana, camo knit hat and a single shoe.
•  Were informed that someone had keyed a vehicle and punctured its tire while it was parked on Main Street on Sept. 28.
•  Assisted a local man who received a prank call on Sept. 28.
•  Investigated a report of a vehicle being smashed in the Jackson Lane neighborhood on Sept. 29. Witnesses told police two men dressed in black smashed the windshield with a rock and slashed three tires.
•  Responded to a report of a student not attending MUHS on Sept. 29.
•  Were informed that a man had stolen a green Carhartt coat from Green Mountain Shoe and Apparel on Court Street on Sept. 29.
•  Found some trash that had been dumped off Route 7 South on Sept. 29. Police found a name within the debris. The owner of the trash agreed to pick it up and dispose of it properly.
•  Investigated an assault complaint at the Middlebury recreation park on Sept. 29.
•  Were informed of the theft of coins from a Court Street apartment on Sept. 29.
•  Ticketed an underage youth who had been consuming alcohol at an underage drinking party on North Pleasant Street on Sept. 30.
•  Received, from a teacher, a knife that had been brought to MUHS by a student on Sept. 30.
•  Responded to a trespassing complaint at a Duane Court residence on Sept. 30.
•  Cautioned a local man who had allegedly harassed a girl in the Seymour Street area on Sept. 30.
•  Served no-trespass notices on Sept. 30 to two non-students who were not wanted on Middlebury College campus.
•  Cited Jeffrey Jones, 47, of Florence for driving under the influence, following a stop for speeding on Munson Road on Oct. 1. Police said they measured Jones’s blood-alcohol content at 0.110 percent.
•  Investigated a family dispute at a Lindale Circle residence on Oct. 1.
•  Cited Chester B. Scott, 57, of Bratenahl, Ohio, for DUI following a stop for speeding on Court Street Extension on Oct. 2. Police said they measured Scott’s blood-alcohol content at 0.106 percent.
•  Assisted a local woman who had been receiving unwanted text messages on Oct. 2.
•  Received a report that someone had stolen some prescription drugs, $50 in cash, a bottle of laundry detergent and two gallons of water from a shopper’s cart at Shaw’s Supermarket on Washington Street on Oct. 2.
•  Assisted state police with a combative, drunken person at Porter Hospital on Oct. 2.
•  Ticketed a man who was carrying an open container of alcohol on Weybridge Street on Oct. 2.

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