Middlebury Police Log: Police ask for help with recent car break-ins
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated reports of some vehicle break-ins in town on July 7.
Someone entered and rifled through the contents of a vehicle parked in the Twin Circles area, though nothing was apparently taken.
Thieves did however steal some items from two vehicles parked off Brookside Drive.
Also on that date, a caller reported seeing an Audi parked off Porter Field Drive with its door open, looking as if it had been rummaged through, with a “bunch of youths” near it. The caller said the youths took off with a white pickup following them, but was not sure if the white pickup was involved, or just scaring them away.
Officers received another report of a vehicle being rummaged through, this time in the Buttolph Drive area.
Middlebury police said none of the vehicles were damaged, and the suspects appeared to target unlocked vehicles. Police are reminding people to lock their vehicles, even if parked in their own driveways. Also, people should never leave any valuable items, such as laptops, handbags, wallets, GPS devices, cash or other electronic devices in plain view.
Police have no suspects in these car break-in incidents, other than the four young individuals noted in the Porter Field Drive incident. Authorities are attempting to gain further information about those suspects.
Anyone with information about these crimes should call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Cited Jamie T. Jennings, 36, of Middlebury for driving with a criminally suspended license and for violation of conditions of release on Pinewood Road on June 30.
• Fielded a complaint from an Airport Road resident on June 30 who said a friend had not paid for his share of a boat and was now not giving the complainant access to the vessel.
• Responded, with Middlebury Regional EMS, to a Court Street location where a person was suspected to have overdosed on prescription pills on June 30.
• Gave a citizen information on how to handle an international Internet scam on June 30.
• Investigated a report of dogs being left in a car parked off Merchants Row for an “extended period of time” on June 30. Police said the dogs did not appear distressed, but they informed the owner.
• Investigated a report of speeding motorcycles on Route 7 south on June 30. Police were unable to locate the alleged speeders.
• Were informed that a customer had driven away without paying for gas from the Middlebury Short Stop on July 1.
• Received a report that a black bicycle with red stripes had been taken from near Middlebury College’s Bicentennial Way on July 1.
• Assisted in defusing a child custody argument between a divorcing couple at a Delancey Lane residence on July 2.
• Investigated a two-vehicle accident, in which a woman was injured, on Case Street on July 2. Police said the woman was taken to Porter Hospital.
• Responded to a domestic disturbance at a Jayne Court residence on July 2.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS officials with a possible overdose patient at a Munson Road residence on July 2.
• Warned a Short Shannon Street resident about creating undue noise with a boom box playing outside of the home on July 2.
• Mediated a family dispute at a Lower Foote Street residence on July 1.
• Responded to a suspected drug overdose at a Munson Road home on July 3.
• Responded to a Court Street business to speak with a woman whose parked car had been scratched when another person opened their car door into it on July 3.
• Received a report on July 3 that a bike had been stolen from Middlebury College campus on July 3.
• Were informed of the theft of a mailbox from a Lower Plains Road home on July 3.
• Cited Leo Hotte, 46, of Middlebury, for unlawful mischief, following a reported disturbance on Kings Row on July 4.
• Warned a pet owner about a loose dog that had been bothering a citizen in the Seymour Street area on July 4.
• Responded to a domestic disturbance at a Washington Street Extension home on July 4.
• Removed some safety barrels that someone had placed in the westbound travel lane over the Sand Hill Bridge on July 4.
• Cited Jamile Hairston, 22, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, following a stop for defective license plate lights on Weybridge Street on July 4.
• Responded to a noise complaint in the Water Street area on July 5.
• Investigated a report of a man allegedly trying to sell drugs in the Court Street Extension area on July 5.
• Investigated a check forgery complaint in the Fields Road area on July 5.
• Served a no-trespass order on July 5 on a man who was not wanted at Mac’s Market in East Middlebury.
• Checked the Seymour Street area on a report of an intoxicated male walking in and out of traffic on July 6. Officers did not locate anyone fitting that description.
• Assisted Vermont State Police in obtaining a statement following a motorcycle accident on Porter Drive on July 6.
• Got help for an unresponsive man found in the Mill Street area on July 6. The man was taken by ambulance to Porter Hospital.
• Turned over, to Middlebury College Public Safety, a drunken language program student found in the College Street area on July 6.
• Investigated a reported larceny in the Woodland Park area on July 7.
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