Middlebury Police Log: Police help woman who was target of a scam

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police assisted a local woman who was the target of a phone scam on Oct. 10. Police said the woman had received a call from a person who told her she owed money and would be arrested if she did not send in payment.
Police told her it was a scam and that they would not arrest her.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Investigated a report that someone had spray-painted graffiti on a freezer at Middlebury Union High School on Oct. 10.
•  Responded to a reported theft at Olympia Sports at The Centre shopping plaza on Court Street on Oct. 10.
•  Were informed of alleged drug transactions at a Case Street apartment on Oct. 10.
•  Received a report from a local man who alleged he had been attacked on Merchants Row by three men wearing black hoodies on Oct. 10.
•  Investigated a trespassing complaint at a Delancy Lane residence on Oct. 11.
•  Investigated a report of a man self-administering intravenous drugs at the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street on Oct. 11. Police served a no-trespass order on the man.
•  Responded to a report of a large open fire in the Seminary Street Extension area on Oct. 11.
•  Investigated a report of loud all-terrain vehicles traveling on Three Mile Bridge Road and Creek Road on Oct. 12.
•  Cited Adrian A. Moore, 20, of Weybridge for retail theft, in connection with an incident at Kinney Drugs on Oct. 12.
•  Responded to a family dispute in the Cross Street area on Oct. 12.
•  Assisted a woman who said a strange man had followed her to her car on Main Street during the evening of Oct. 12.
•  Received a report that a man had exposed himself to a woman walking on High Street on Oct. 13.
•  Investigated a report of two youths threatening another youth at MUHS on Oct. 13.
•  Received a report of three men allegedly tampering with mailboxes in the Rogers Road area on Oct. 14. Police said the men were gone upon their arrival.
•  Gave a drunk, local woman a ride home on Oct. 14.
•  Helped locate a sober person to give a ride home to a Middlebury College student seen stumbling on Main Street on Oct. 14.
•  Investigated a family fight at a North Pleasant Street home on Oct. 14.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a local man on Oct. 14.
•  Responded to an illegal dumping complaint in the Wilmar Street area on Oct. 14. Police said they located the culprit.
•  Investigated a report of a man threatening to damage Rosie’s Restaurant on Route 7 South on Oct. 14.
•  Received a report that a pregnant woman, accompanied by a small child, was begging for money in The Centre parking lot on Oct. 14. Police said the woman had left when they arrived.
•  Cited James R. Payne, 22, of Cornwall for driving under the influence after a stop on Court Street Extension on Oct. 15. Police said they measured Payne’s blood-alcohol content at 0.137 percent. The legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
•  Ticketed a minor for using a fake identification card in an attempt to buy alcohol at Hannaford Supermarket on Court Street Oct. 15.
•  Were informed of a break-in into a vehicle parked of North Pleasant Street on Oct. 16.
•  Cited Jeremy D. Mattson, 32, of Hanover, N.H., for driving under the influence following an investigation on Bakery Lane on Oct. 16. Police said they measured Mattson’s blood-alcohol content at 0.092 percent.
•  Responded to a report of a gunshot noise in downtown Middlebury on Oct. 17. Police said their investigation turned up nothing out of the ordinary.

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