Middlebury Police Log: Police cite man for violating conditions of release

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Thomas Husk, 56, of Middlebury for violation of his conditions of release, following a reported disturbance at a North Pleasant Street residence on Dec. 16. A woman told police that Husk had banged on her door, allegedly in an attempt to get into her apartment.
Police said Husk was under a court order not to have contact with the woman and not to consume alcohol. Police said they measured Husk’s blood-alcohol content at 0.162 percent. For the sake of comparison, the legal limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
Police cited Husk for nine counts of violating his conditions of release. A judge ordered Husk lodged without bail, according to police.
In other action in the past fortnight, Middlebury police:
•  Were informed that someone had removed the door handle from a vehicle parked off Washington Street on Dec. 16.
•  Issued a no-trespass order on a Middlebury Union High School student on Dec. 17 after he had allegedly been abusive to school staff.
•  Ticketed a driver for her fourth offense of driving with a suspended license, on Court Street on Dec. 18.
•  Were informed of the theft of two packages from a South Village Green residence on Dec. 18.
•  Received a report that some items had been stolen from Skihaus on Merchants Row on Dec. 18.
•  Arrested Zachariah Rusk, 18, of Bristol for failure to appear in court on Dec. 18.
•  Served a no-trespass order on an MUHS student on Dec. 18.
•  Were informed someone had kicked in a door at a vacant home on Airport Road on Dec. 18.
•  Were informed of the theft of a Play Station 3 game from a North Pleasant Street residence on Dec. 19.
•  Gave two Porter Hospital patients rides home on Dec. 20.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a man who slipped on the ice and struck his head on Court Street on Dec. 20.
•  Investigated reports of possible drug activity in the restroom of a Court Street restaurant on Dec. 20.
•  Cited a juvenile for possession of marijuana and unlawful mischief following an incident at MUHS on Dec. 20. Police said the youth was reportedly out of control and had damaged a mirror and picture frame at the school.
•  Responded to a landlord-tenant dispute in the John Graham Court neighborhood on Dec. 20. Police said the landlord had ordered the removal of a tenant’s vehicle, and the tenant was impeding the tow truck that had come to take the vehicle.
•  Assisted some drivers who had veered off Painter Hills Road due to bad winter weather conditions on Dec. 21.
•  Assisted a woman who had slipped on the ice in her driveway and struck her head on Dec. 21.
•  Investigated a theft case at a Piper Road home on Dec. 21.
•  Responded to a one-car accident on Foote Street on Dec. 22. Police said the driver had struck a tree and was uninjured.
•  Investigated a shoplifting complaint at a Seymour Street business on Dec. 23. Police said the store clerk is unsure if anything was actually taken.
•  Assisted at the scene of a downed electrical wire near the Champlain Farms store on Court Street on Dec. 23.
•  Rescued a dog from an icy hillside off Forrest Lane on Dec. 23. Police returned the dog to its owner.
•  Assisted a local resident who reported receiving harassing messages via Facebook on Dec. 24.
•  Received a report about a domestic dispute at a South Village Green residence on Dec. 25. Police said one of the parties was referred to Addison County Family Court to resolve the issue.
•  Responded to a noise complaint in the Gardiner Close neighborhood on Dec. 25. Police said they were unable to locate the cause or source of the noises.
•  Responded to North Branch Road on a report of a Department of Public Works truck on fire on Dec. 26. Police said the Middlebury Fire Department was able to handle the incident and there were no reports of injuries.
•  Took a drunken woman to Porter Hospital on Dec. 26; police said she was having a mental health crisis.
•  Arrested Anthony E. Andrews, 44, of Middlebury on an outstanding arrest warrant out of Chittenden County on Dec. 27.
•  Responded to a reported burglary at Dr. Harvey Green Dentistry on Court Street on Dec. 28. Police said the culprit(s) forced their way into the business to steal an undisclosed amount of cash.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police, at their request, at the scene of a fight off Lotsawater Road in Salisbury on Dec. 29. Police said a man involved in the fracas was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment of injuries.
Editor’s note: This log covers two weeks because the Middlebury Police Department could not provide information for the log on time to meet last week’s early holiday deadline.

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