Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate death of town man

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police initiated a death investigation following the discovery of an unresponsive man in a snow bank off Elm Street during the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 18.
Police said a passerby discovered the man and began performing CPR. Middlebury Regional EMS responded and took the man to Porter Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The deceased man has been identified as Michael Morgan, 55, of Middlebury. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the Middlebury Police Department at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  On Dec. 15 cited Cassandra Fraser Brown, 24, of Bristol for 11 counts of uttering a forged instrument of 11 stolen checks at Greg’s Meat Market. Police said the case is still under investigation.
•  Responded to a two-vehicle accident on Route 7 South in East Middlebury on Dec. 16. As previously reported in the Independent, the accident involved a collision between a farm truck and an Addison County Transit Resources bus that had been exiting Middlebury Beef Supply. Four people were taken to the hospital for various injuries, one of whom was a female passenger of the ACTR bus who was pinned under the vehicle.
•  Investigated a report of some “rowdy” people on Mary Hogan Elementary School property on Dec. 17. Police said it was a couple of custodians taking out trash and doing a perimeter check.
•  Cited Vernon Riley, 68, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, following a traffic stop on Court Street Extension on Dec. 17. Police said they measured Riley’s blood-alcohol level at 0.126 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
•  Conducted a welfare check on a Route 7 South resident on Dec. 17.
•  Located a Middlebury man who had been reported missing by his employer, Bet-Cha Transit, on Dec. 17. Police said the man returned to work during the early morning hours of Dec. 19 after having been stuck on a back road in his vehicle.
•  Responded to some noise complaints at a Seminary Street residence on Dec. 17. Police said the resident was intoxicated and reported having had an argument with a boyfriend who had left earlier.
•  Responded to a domestic dispute at a North Pleasant Street residence on Dec. 18.
•  Removed a large board found in the roadway on Route 7 North on Dec. 18.
•  Were informed that someone had stolen some gas from an airplane parked at the Middlebury State Airport on Dec. 18.
•  Investigated a report of an intoxicated patient at Porter Hospital on Dec. 19. Turned out the patient was not intoxicated, according to police.
•  Received a report about an altercation outside Mister Up’s Restaurant on Bakery Lane on Dec. 19. Police cited Deven J. Corse-Terrier, 18, of Middlebury for unlawful mischief for damaging a vehicle.
•  Interviewed a Case Street resident who reported a suspicious vehicle in his driveway on Dec. 19. The man told police the driver of the beat-up, blue Toyota Tundra drove away quickly when the homeowner approached. The vehicle also had a white-colored license plate.
•  Responded to a report of a mental health patient exhibiting aggressive behavior at a Counseling Service of Addison County residential facility on Route 7 North on Dec. 20.
•  Arrested Brian Booska, 39, of Rutland on an outstanding warrant through the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department on Dec. 20.
•  Responded to the Subway Restaurant on Court Street, where a former employee had been engaging in what a store official described as inappropriate behavior with the young female employees on Dec. 21.
•  Investigated a trespassing complaint at McDonald’s Restaurant on Court Street Extension on Dec. 21.

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