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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Sept. 4 were informed of the recent theft (in mid-August) of some artwork — including portraits — from Middlebury College’s Gifford and Miliken halls.
Police and college staff said one of the stolen paintings that is in a 10-by-12-inch frame depicts a “Spanish school.” It was removed from Miliken Hall sometime between Aug. 15 and 18. The other three items were prints of charcoal portraits of three Russian authors that were removed from the Russian School in Gifford Hall on Aug. 15. The Russian School staff has valued the three at a total of $300.
On Tuesday a college official said the “Spanish school” painting had been recovered (it apparently had been misplaced, not stolen), but the others were still missing.
Anyone with information about this case should call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Were informed of the theft of an inspection sticker from a vehicle parked off Route 7 South on Sept. 1.
•  Took a report of a possibly armed man in a vehicle on Jayne Court on Sept. 1. Police said they could find no evidence of such an individual.
•  Investigated a burglary at a Rogers Road residence on Sept. 1. Police said the culprit(s) took cash, an iPod, and some PS3 games.
•  Investigated a trespassing complaint at a Monarch Court residence on Sept. 2.
•  Assisted Middlebury firefighters with a car fire off Court Street on Sept. 2.
•  Investigated a burglary on Case Street, in which a person broke into a locked home and stole a saw on Sept. 2. Anyone with any information is asked to call Police Officer Kevin Emilio at 388-3191.
•  Responded to a noise complaint involving loud music at a North Pleasant Street home on Sept. 2.
•  Responded to a report of a single gunshot heard from the field behind Porter Hospital off South Street on Sept. 3. Police could not find the source or cause of the gunshot.
•  Were informed on Sept. 4 of the recent theft of a silver ring from Middlebury College’s Battell Hall.
•  Received reports of the theft of a computer monitor from Middlebury College campus on Sept. 4.
•  Were informed of the recent theft of a Peugeot Grand Sport bicycle from outside the Middlebury College library on Sept. 4.
•  Investigated a report of an aggressive/confrontational student at Middlebury Union High School on Sept. 4.
•  Investigated a report of two individuals in a U.S. Postal Service van yelling at, and following, a young female on Charles Avenue on Sept. 4.
•  Responded to a report of children ringing the doorbell at a Seymour Street home and pelting it with tomatoes on Sept. 4.
•  Assisted other law enforcement at the scene of the attempted suicide/police-involved shooting in Bristol on Sept. 4.
•  Helped Porter Hospital officials with a patient who was irate and threatening staff on Sept. 4.
•  Assisted state police with a car pursuit on West Salisbury Road on Sept. 4.
•  Issued a noise warning to a North Pleasant Street resident regarding a band that was playing in the neighborhood on Sept. 5.
•  Escorted, to Porter Hospital, a person having a panic attack on South Street on Sept. 5.
•  Returned a confused elderly man back to his home on Sept. 5.
•  Investigated a report of a possibly rabid raccoon in the Creek Road area on Sept. 5.
•  Responded to a one-vehicle accident, with injury, on Exchange Street on Sept. 5. Police said a motorist crashed into a power pole, resulting in a temporary electricity outage in parts of Middlebury. Middlebury firefighters and Green Mountain Power officials also responded to the scene.
•  Assisted officials with Porter Hospital and the Department of Children & Families with an irate juvenile at the Porter campus on Sept. 5.
•  Launched an investigation into a possible sexual assault reported at a North Pleasant Street location on Sept. 5.
•  Responded to a theft complaint at a Mill Street location on Sept. 6.
•  Were informed of the theft of a tablet-style computer from Porter Hospital on Sept. 6.
•  Investigated a report of some juveniles potentially entering vehicles in The Centre parking lot on Sept. 6. Police said they could find no evidence of that allegation.
•  Issued court diversion paperwork to two Middlebury College students who were drinking alcohol on Sept. 6.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police in attempting to find a possibly suicidal Bridport woman on Sept. 6. Authorities were unable to locate the woman.
•  Asked the hosts of a loud party on Weybridge Street to quiet things down on Sept. 7.
•  Launched an investigation into a possible check fraud case on Sept. 7.
•  Responded to a report of two siblings fighting at a Seminary Street home on Sept. 7.
•  Responded to a Creek Road home to help a person having a mental health crisis on Sept. 7. Middlebury Regional EMS took the man to Porter Hospital.
•  Helped Middlebury Regional EMS with a man who was choking on food on Exchange Street on Sept. 7. Officials stabilized the man and took him to Porter Hospital.
•  Assisted a local individual in obtaining an abuse prevention order on Sept. 7.
•  Assisted Middlebury firefighters at the scene of an accident in which a vehicle struck an apartment building on Case Street on Sept. 7.
•  Responded to noise complaints on Shannon Street and Valley View Drive on Sept. 7. The Valley View Drive complaint was due to a car alarm and the Shannon Street call was about a loud party, according to police.
•  Cautioned the owner of an unlocked vehicle on Gorham Lane on Sept. 8 about a recent rash of vehicle break-ins.

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