Middlebury Police Log: Dispute draws disorderly sanctions

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Yvonne Shum, 59, of Proctor and a juvenile, for disorderly conduct on Route 7 south on May 7. Police said Shum and the juvenile had been involved in a dispute near the Vermont Field Sports business.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Investigated the report of Subarus allegedly “drag racing” on Valley View Road on May 5.
•  Investigated a report of a customer who appeared to be under the influence of drugs at McDonald’s Restaurant on May 5.
•  Responded to a tip about a Case Street apartment tenant allegedly growing marijuana in his home on May 5. Investigation into the report continues.
•  Investigated a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident at the intersection of Route 7 South and Route 125 East on May 5. Police said a witness followed the driver to a Middlebury home. Police contacted that driver to fill out an accident report.
•  On May 5 assisted a woman who was walking on Route 7 South and reported she had had an argument with her boyfriend.
•  Cited Whitney I. Williams, 22, of Cornwall for driving with a criminally suspended license, following a traffic stop for defective equipment on Court Street on May 7.
•  Received a Junk Ordinance violation complaint for a residence on Woodland Park on May 7.
•  Served a no-trespass order on May 7 on a person not wanted on Middlebury Union High School property.
•  Assisted Porter Hospital staff at the emergency room with an unruly patient on May 8.
•  Assisted a female Middlebury resident seek mental health treatment after an incident on North Pleasant St. on May 8.
•  Assisted a Main Street restaurant on May 8 with two drunken men who had been shut off from alcohol service and were refusing to pay their tab. Police learned upon their arrival that the men had paid their tab and left voluntarily.
•  Issued warnings on May 8 to two men on Seminary Street Extension for violating the town’s burn ordinance. Police said the men were burning a field without a permit and doing it at a time when no controlled burns were allowed.
•  On May 8 investigated a three-vehicle accident on Court Street in which a person sustained a minor injury.
•  Investigated a car-motorcycle accident on Washington Street on May 8. Police said the motorcycle driver was taken to Porter Hospital to be checked for minor injuries.
•  Responded to a noise complaint in the South Main Street area on May 9.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with an elderly woman who reported seeing some strangers inside her residence on May 9.
•  Ticketed a Bristol man for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle on Court Street. Police added the man’s driver’s license was also under suspension.
•  Were informed that someone had stolen money from a student vehicle that was parked at MUHS on May 9.
•  Found that a “no parking” sign had been pulled from the ground at the intersection of Shannon and Weybridge streets on May 9.
•  Ticketed a drunken man who had been urinating on a Main Street sidewalk during the early morning hours on May 9.
•  Warned a man for littering on the grounds of the Sheldon Museum on Park Street on May 9.
•  Warned some College Street residents for throwing a loud party on May 9.
•  Assisted Middlebury College Public Safety with an illegally parked vehicle on campus on May 10.
•  Ordered the break-up of a loud party at a North Pleasant Street residence following noise complaints on May 10.
•  Received a report about someone throwing beer cans from a vehicle traveling on College Street on May 10.
•  Were informed that someone had slashed two tires on a vehicle parked in The Centre parking lot off Court Street Extension on May 10.
•  Ticketed the occupants of a vehicle speeding on South Main Street on May 10. Police said the people were ticketed for open container violations and possession of marijuana.
•  Found two “no parking” signs that had been pulled out of the ground on Shannon Street on May 10.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police in searching a vehicle on Route 7 South in Salisbury on May 10.
•  Initiated a sexual assault investigation after responding to a report of a verbal altercation involving several people on North Pleasant Street on May 11.
•  Responded to a dispute between some Seymour Street neighbors on May 11.
•  Received a report on May 11 that a local woman had been missing since the prior day, at noon, and had not been heard from. Police said the woman was located during the evening of May 11 in Manchester.
•  Met with the Middlebury Fire Department and Middlebury College Public Safety on May 11 regarding an illegal burn at a college social house.
•  Issued several warnings to people found to be in violation of the town’s open container ordinance in the College Street area on May 10 and 11.
•  Found a homeless man sleeping in the gazebo on the town green on May 11. Police helped the man find accommodations for the evening.

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