Middlebury Police Log: Accidents, disputes keep force busy
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Jan. 3 cited Bethann Bell, 49, of Hinesburg on suspicion of driving under the influence after Bell was involved in a two-vehicle accident near Case Street and Quarry Road at 5:58 p.m. that Friday. They also cited her for driving with a suspended license.
Bell was processed, cited, released and is due in court at a later date.
In other action in the past week, Middlebury police:
• Issued a no-trespass order to the brother of a tenant of a Court Street residence on Dec. 30. The tenant wished his brother to be removed from the apartment.
• Responded to a report of a suspicious person at the Subway restaurant on Court Street on Dec. 30. Management told police that a male had been in their bathroom for some time and “was taking visitors.” The management was concerned that drug transactions were taking place, and police issued a no-trespass order to a man.
• Received a report of a one-vehicle accident with minor injuries on Seminary Street Extension on Dec. 31.
• Served an abuse-prevention order on a woman on Seymour Street on Dec. 31.
• Responded to a head-on accident involving two vehicles with no injury on North Branch Road on Dec. 31.
• Responded to a report from a woman that another woman had threatened to harm herself over the breakup with the first woman’s son on Dec. 31. The woman who had threatened to harm herself told police she was just kidding, and had no intention of harming herself.
• Responded to reports of a fight at Jayne Court shortly after midnight on Jan. 1. Police determined to claim to be unfounded.
• Cited Rena Gero, 30, of Middlebury for unlawful trespass into a Court Street residence during the early morning hours of Jan. 1.
• Arrested Theresa L. Engel, 45, of Middlebury for violating a court order at Shaw’s Supermarket on Washington Street on Jan. 1.
• Received a report of someone driving away from a North Pleasant Street gas station without paying for the gasoline on Jan. 2. The incident was determined to be accidental.
• Received a report of someone sending threatening messages on Facebook on Jan. 2. Police contacted the sender and they said the issue was resolved.
• Received a report from a man who said his clothing had been stolen from the laundry room of a South Village Green apartment building on Jan. 2.
• Served a no-stalking order to a Middlebury resident on Jan. 2.
• Assisted a female in Florida who was receiving harassing text messages from a Middlebury resident on Jan. 2.
• Investigated an accident on Quarry Road in which a car struck a deer on Jan. 3.
• Investigated a report of a possible violation of a relief-from-abuse order on Jan. 3.
• Assisted a tractor-trailer stuck on Route 125 on Jan. 4.
• Responded to a minor accident on Court Street at Cross Street on Jan. 4.
• Received a 911 call mistakenly made by a child on Jan. 4.
• Mediated a landlord-tenant dispute on Route 7 South on Jan. 4. Police stood by while a tenant removed items from an apartment. The landlord issued a no-trespass order to the tenant.
• Assisted a man in retrieving his medication from an apartment on Jan. 5. While at the apartment, police recovered several stolen items; an investigation is ongoing.
• Responded to a domestic disturbance at a Harrow Way residence on Jan. 5. Officers spoke with both parties and determined it was a verbal altercation only.
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