Middlebury Police Log: Police help woman at warming shelter

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a report about a woman banging on the doors of the new warming shelter on South Pleasant Street on Dec. 15. Shelter personnel were not able to let the woman in due to rules barring admittance after 10 p.m. Police took the woman to the Grace House in Rutland.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Assisted Middlebury firefighters at the scene of a blaze at Champlain Valley Equipment on Exchange Street on Dec. 9.
•  Spoke with a Route 7 South resident who suspected on Dec. 9 that her child might have used her debit card without her permission. The matter remains under investigation.
•  Cited a Middlebury Union Middle School student for possession of marijuana on school grounds on Dec. 10.
•  Spoke with a man who claimed someone had stolen money from his wallet while he was at Two Brothers Tavern on Main Street on Dec. 10.
•  Responded to a truancy report at Middlebury Union High School on Dec. 10.
•  Investigated a complaint about a man singing loudly on Main Street on Dec. 11. Police interviewed the man, who said he simply enjoys singing loudly — especially tunes from Sister Hazel and Led Zeppelin. Police asked the man to sing quieter when people are nearby.
•  Received a report of someone driving away from Maplefields on North Pleasant Street without paying for gasoline on Dec. 11.
•  Assisted a Cross Street man with mental health issues on Dec. 12.
•  Investigated a head-on, two-car crash on Court Street Extension near The Centre shopping plaza on Dec. 12. Police said one person involved in the crash was taken to Porter Hospital for observation.
•  Responded to two truancy reports at MUMS on Dec. 12.
•  Fulfilled a request by the Counseling Service of Addison County on Dec. 13 to take a person to the South Pleasant Street warming shelter.
•  Investigated a one-car accident, with property damage, on Hillcrest Road on Dec. 13.
•  Responded to a car-deer accident on Seminary Street Extension on Dec. 13. Police said no one in the vehicle was injured and the deer could not be found.
•  Received a report that some jewelry had been stolen from the Gulf station/convenience store on Court Street on Dec. 13. An investigation into the matter continues.
•  Checked on a man who was sleeping in a vehicle parked off Bakery Lane at around 3 a.m. on Dec. 13. Police said the man was OK.
•  Warned three cyclists for riding without lighting after dark on Court Street on Dec. 13.
•  Questioned a man sitting in a car parked behind a closed business off MacIntyre Lane shortly after midnight on Dec. 14. Police said the man was resting a little prior to continuing his travels.
•  Were asked by Porter Hospital officials to assist in controlling a combative, drunken patient who was being transported from Rutland on Dec. 15. Police said the patient had calmed down by the time he arrived at the hospital.
•  Assisted a Cross Street resident who was having a mental health breakdown on Dec. 16.

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