Student cited for assaulting teacher
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Alex Fredette, 18, of Shoreham for aggravated assault, after responding to a report of a student allegedly assaulting a teacher at Middlebury Union High School on April 3. Police said Fredette was cited, released, and is scheduled to answer to the charge at the Addison County Courthouse on June 9.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Arrested Zachariah B. Kohler, 32, of Webster, N.Y., on March 31 on an outstanding arrest warrant for failure to appear in court to answer a charge of driving with a suspended license.
• Assisted a local resident who reported receiving unwanted, sexually explicit text messages on March 31.
• Received reports of two bad checks being passed at Middlebury Beef Supply on Route 7 South on March 31.
• Responded to a report of a domestic dispute at a South Village Green residence on March 31. Police said a young child had been crying and screaming.
• Warned a Middlebury man against making threats over Facebook on April 1.
• Found a deceased man while conducting a welfare check at a Twin Circles home on April 1. Police knocked on the door and got no response, then climbed a ladder to a second-floor exterior deck and broke a window in order to get inside. There, on a bedroom floor, they found Justin Crocker, 63, deceased of natural causes.
• Checked on the welfare of a young woman who had just had a domestic dispute with her boyfriend on April 1. Police said the woman was fine and was with a friend.
• Destroyed unwanted prescription pills upon request of a female from Shoreham on April 1.
• Investigated a report of a young child being struck by a car on Weybridge Street on April 1. Two-and-a-half-year-old Charlotte McConnell had been standing alongside her mother on Weybridge Street when she apparently saw a teacher and ran into the street and was struck by a vehicle being driven by Zachary Bruchmiller, 23, of San Antonio, Texas, a senior at Middlebury College. She is reported to be on the mend at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, to which she had been airlifted after the accident.
• Assisted the Counseling Service of Addison County in the search for a juvenile client on April 1. Police said the juvenile ultimately returned to CSAC offices voluntarily.
• Assisted a local man who reported being threatened at his workplace on April 1. Police said the man’s employer is taking steps to resolve the issue.
• Investigated a report of a man sleeping inside a business on Water Street on April 2.
• Received a report of someone attempting to enter a North Pleasant Street residence on April 2. Police said they found no signs of an attempted burglary.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a “highly intoxicated” Court Street man on April 2 who was in need of medical assistance.
• Assisted Middlebury College Public Safety following a report of a person sustaining a knife wound on April 2. Police confirmed it to be an accidental cut.
• Took to the Marble Valley Correctional Center a local man who had taken pills and alcohol on April 3 and was reportedly unresponsive.
• Assisted in resolving a landlord-tenant dispute in the Case Street area on April 3.
• Investigated a report of someone stealing an iPod at Middlebury Union Middle School on April 3.
• Were informed that two fights had taken place on Middlebury College campus on April 4. Middlebury College Public Safety handled the incidents.
• Responded to a report of a young boy walking on East Main Street who was allegedly inadequately dressed for the weather on April 5. Police could not locate the boy.
• Investigated a report of two men setting up a campsite in the woods behind Dwire Circle on April 6. Police told the men they could not camp at that location.
• Agreed to a local parent’s request that police speak with a youth about the dangers of drugs on April 6.
• Stood by as Middlebury firefighters extinguished a small fire in the Lower Foote Street area on April 6.
• Checked on April 6 on the welfare of an East Middlebury man who had not been seen or heard from for a few days. The man was fine and simply didn’t want to be bothered, according to police.
• Assisted Vermont State Police with a case at Porter Hospital on April 6.
• Removed some drunken Middlebury College students who had been congregating on Seymour Street Extension, thereby creating traffic problems, on April 6.
• Issued a noise ordinance violation to a homeowner who had been throwing a loud party in the Seymour Street Extension area on April 6.
• Helped Middlebury College Public Safety locate an intoxicated student who had run away from a car after vomiting in the car on April 6.
• Stopped three drunken women from driving away from the College Street area in a car on April 6. Police said the women instead opted to walk to their residence.
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