Middlebury Police Log: Town man cited for trying to buy drugs with animal prescription

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Justin Cutler, 30, of Middlebury for allegedly trying to obtain narcotics by fraud on Oct. 2. Police arrested Cutler after investigating a report of someone using a prescription pad from the Middlebury Animal Hospital in an attempt to buy narcotics.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Met with a WomenSafe client regarding safety concerns on Sept. 29.
•  Assisted Porter Hospital staff with an upset person in a waiting room on Sept. 29.
•  Responded, in conjunction with the Counseling Service Access Team, to a report of an out-of-control student at Middlebury Union High School on Sept. 29.
•  Investigated an attempted suicide in the Mead Lane neighborhood on Sept. 30. A young woman was taken for evaluation by counseling officials, according to police.
•  Found some cars parked illegally on Creek Road on Sept. 30. Police found the owners and asked them to move their vehicles.
•  Issued a speeding ticket to a man who had allegedly rolled his vehicle while driving 65 mph in a 35 mph zone on Creek Road on Sept. 30.
•  Warned a man for violating the town’s open container ordinance near the municipal swimming pool off Buttolph Drive on Sept. 30.
•  Investigated a report of a man allegedly striking a child near Desabrais Laundry off Exchange Street on Sept. 30.
•  Were alerted to a suspected ATM fraud at a machine off Court Street Extension on Sept. 30.
•  Responded to the reported theft of a cell phone from an MUHS student on Sept. 30.
•  Searched a Seminary Street apartment after receiving a complaint that someone might have been smoking marijuana there on Oct. 1. The tenant gave permission for police to check his apartment. Authorities found no marijuana.
•  Served a no-trespass notice on Oct. 1 on a person who was no longer wanted at an East Main Street residence.
•  Responded to a report of some people allegedly camping without permission on private property off Weybridge Street on Oct. 1.
•  Investigated another report of someone allegedly smoking marijuana, this time in the Ledgewood Court neighborhood on Oct. 1. Police could not detect any marijuana odor.
•  Issued court diversion paperwork to an MUHS student found to be in possession of alcohol on school grounds on Oct. 1.
•  Interviewed a Rogers Road landlord who reported being harassed by a tenant on Oct. 2.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police in contacting a former Middlebury resident who was said to be suicidal on Oct. 2. State police were able to locate the woman in Waltham.
•  Investigated a truancy complaint from MUHS on Oct. 2.
•  Investigated a reported theft from an Ossie Road business in East Middlebury on Oct. 2.
•  Assisted Middlebury College Public Safety with some non-students on Oct. 3.
•  Were informed that someone had driven off from the Champlain Farms store on Court Street without paying for gas on Oct. 3.
•  Were informed that someone had apparently keyed the tailgate on a truck parked near Aubuchon Hardware on Court Street on Oct. 3.
•  Assisted the Counseling Service of Addison County with the involuntary committal of a patient picked up at a North Pleasant Street address on Oct. 3.
•  Served a no-trespass order on Oct. 3 on a student that was not wanted on the MUHS campus.
•  Came upon a woman sleeping in a vehicle parked off Church Street on Oct. 3. Police said the woman was OK, just tired.
•  Responded to a possible suicide attempt in the Case Street area on Oct. 4. Police said the patient was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment.
•  Issued a youth with court diversion paperwork after he was determined to have ben in possession of alcohol near the intersection of College and Weybridge streets on Oct. 4.

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