Middlebury Police Log: Intruder walks on counter, but takes nothing

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a break-in at a North Pleasant Street residence on Feb. 17. Police said the culprit(s) had broken the front door and someone had walked on the victim’s kitchen counter. Nothing was apparently stolen, but the matter remains under investigation, according to police.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Responded to a report of a driver stopping to take a photo of a Schoolhouse Hill Road residence on Feb. 24. Police said the vehicle had left upon their arrival.
•  Were informed that someone had dumped some trash in the Ilsley Library parking lot on Feb. 24.
•  Launched an investigation into an alleged sexual assault in the Eastview Terrace area on Feb. 23.
•  Got mental health counseling for a Cross Street resident who falsely reported gunfire in his neighborhood on Feb. 23.
•  Investigated a report of someone smoking marijuana in the Merchants Row area on Feb. 23. Police found no evidence of such an incident.
•  Responded to a report of a woman yelling on Mill Street on Feb. 23.
•  Responded to a domestic disturbance at a Court Street location on Feb. 23. Police said they separated the parties.
•  Warned a person, following investigation of a noise complaint in the North Pleasant Street area on Feb. 23.
•  Were informed that a car parked on South Pleasant Street had sustained a smashed window on Feb. 22. Police are uncertain how the window was damaged.
•  Got mental health counseling for a Cross Street resident who falsely reported someone coming through his window on Feb. 22.
•  Responded to a three-vehicle crash, with no reported injuries, on Cross Street on Feb. 22. Police said a person tailgating the vehicle in front of him caused the accident.
•  Assisted a local resident who had been the victim of credit card fraud on Feb. 22.
•  Intervened in a threatening phone behavior issue between a father and son on Court Street on Feb. 22.
•   Warned an intoxicated person not to drive after having seen him behind the wheel of his parked car in a Munger Street driveway on Feb. 21.
•   Responded to multiple reports of vehicles having gone off Route 125 east of the Sand Hill Bridge during bad weather on Feb. 21. Police assisted motorists while the Middlebury Highway Department crews sanded the road.
•   Investigated reports of marijuana fumes in a North Pleasant Street apartment on Feb. 21. Police discovered no such odor upon their arrival.
•   Assisted a Court Street gas station that had filed a gasoline drive-off complaint on Feb. 21.
•   Responded to a Water Street residence on Feb. 20 where a mother had reported her daughter’s threat to kill herself by jumping off the Cross Street Bridge. Police connected the daughter with mental health counselors.
•   Responded to a report of a woman yelling outside a Court Street store on Feb. 20. Police questioned the woman, who claimed she had not been yelling and that she was waiting for the nearby warming shelter to open.
•   Took a homeless Middlebury man to the Marble Valley Correctional Center as an incapacitated person on Feb. 19. Police said the man was under the influence and had to be taken into protective custody, as his blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.212 percent. For comparison, the blood-alcohol content limit for driving is 0.08.
•   Investigated a report of a group of people trying to sell items door-to-door in the Chipman Heights neighborhood on Feb. 19.
•   Released, with the homeowner’s assistance, a squirrel that had been “going nuts” in an Overbrook Drive residence on Feb. 19. Police said they were conducting a welfare check on Overbrook Drive after a neighbor noticed that the inside of her neighbor’s apartment was damaged and no one had come to the door after she knocked and rang the door bell. Upon entering, officers found a squirrel that was very much alive and wreaking havoc in the home. Police and the property owner were able to shoo the squirrel outside.
•   Investigated a report of two men trying to sell a ring and a gold watch in the Route 7 South area on Feb. 19. Police said the men were trying to raise money to return to Indiana. Police confirmed the ring and watch belonged to one of the men.
•   Took into protective custody a “very intoxicated” woman who had crawled into her boyfriend’s Washington Street home through a window on Feb. 19.
•   Responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a South Pleasant Street residence on Feb. 19. Police said the two parties agreed to quiet down and stay in separate parts of the home for the night.
•   Investigated an illegal dumping complaint at The Centre shopping plaza on Feb. 18. Police said someone had dumped four bags of trash behind the Hannaford Supermarket.
•   Helped resolve a dispute between some Cross Street neighbors on Feb. 17.
•   Responded to a report on Feb. 17 of a woman refusing to leave McDonald’s Restaurant after making a scene. Police said the woman had left upon their arrival.

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