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Middlebury Police Log: Homeowner finds intoxicated stranger on her couch

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Gerald Vanzyverden, 22, of Athyn, Pa., for unlawful trespass into a dwelling, after he was allegedly found asleep on a sofa inside a Monroe Street residence on Jan. 31. Police said the homeowner suspects she might have inadvertently left her door unlocked. Police said they found Vanzyverden “extremely intoxicated.”
Police took Vanzyverden to the Marble Valley Correctional Center for lack of bail.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Were informed of the theft of a coat from the state office building off South Village Green on Jan. 27.
•  Took a 17-year-old male from a Route 7 South residence at the request of the homeowner on Jan. 27. Police said the male was taken to a friend’s house.
•  Got mental health counseling for a Route 7 South man who had allegedly voiced a desire to harm himself on Jan. 28.
•  Assisted a local resident in destroying some old and unwanted prescription drugs on Jan. 28.
•  Received a report of a man wearing hunting clothes and carrying a shotgun on Schoolhouse Hill Road on Jan. 28. Police said the man was hunting rabbits.
•  Spoke to a couple involved in a domestic dispute at a Jayne Court residence on Jan. 29.
•  Responded to a noise complaint at a Seymour Street residence on Jan. 29.
•  Responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a Jayne Court residence on Jan. 29. Police said a man was “yelling and swearing loudly whilst trying to fix his broken door that was damaged during an earlier dispute.”
•  Responded to a report of screaming coming from a Cross Street apartment on Jan. 30. Police said a woman had been having a telephone argument.
•  Investigated a report of a woman being assaulted in a ditch off of Case Street on Jan. 30. Police stopped the vehicle and spoke with the three occupants, who reported no assault had taken place. They told police that the woman in the car had attempted to jump out because her boyfriend had broken up with her. Police said the driver of the car was ticketed for driving with a suspended license.
•  Gave a hitchhiker a courtesy ride to a local motel on Jan. 31. The man had been seen standing in the middle of Route 7, near Exchange Street.
•  Investigated a report of an underage woman trying to buy alcohol at Hannaford Supermarket using a fake identification card on Jan. 31.
•  Responded to a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident on Maple Street on Jan. 31.
•  Received a report of a wallet being stolen from a jacket at Two Brothers Tavern on Jan. 31.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a Seymour Street man on Jan. 31.
•  Were informed that a sexual assault evidence kit had been anonymously dropped off at Porter Hospital on Feb. 1. Authorities forwarded the kit to the Vermont Forensic Lab for testing.
•  Responded to the clergy-sponsored warming shelter on South Pleasant Street on Feb. 1 on a report of a client who was vomiting. Police said the man in question’s blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.196 percent, and he was taken to a detox facility. For the sake of comparison, the legal blood alcohol limit for driving is 0.08 percent.
•  Came upon two men fishing without fishing licenses on Cross Street on Feb. 1. Police asked the men to produce their licenses.
•  Assisted Middlebury Advanced EMT with a man found unresponsive in the restroom at Two Brother’s Tavern on Main Street on Feb. 1. Officers said the man awakened and believe he might have become unresponsive due to a medical issue.
•  Got mental health counseling for a local man on Feb. 2.
•  Were informed that someone had stolen a vehicle plate from a Valley View Road apartment on Feb. 2.
•  Received a report that someone had driven away from Maplefields on North Pleasant Street on Feb. 2 without paying for the gas they pumped.
•  Cited Cathy L. Fleming, 40, of Bristol for retail theft following an alleged shoplifting incident at the Hannaford Supermarket on Court Street on Feb. 2.

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