Middlebury Police Log: MUHS student cited for disorderly conduct

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on March 16 cited a juvenile student at Middlebury Union High School for disorderly conduct by electronic communication and hate-motivated crime, after that male student allegedly made threats via Facebook judged to be of a threatening and racist nature.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Responded to a report of the theft of a dog from the backyard of a Harrow Way home on March 16. Turns out the alleged “thief” was trying to return the dog, which had run away from home, police said.
•  Investigated a report of an MUHS student behaving in an “unruly manner” at the school on March 16.
•  Launched an investigation on March 16 into an alleged sexting case at Middlebury College involving two students.
•  Investigated a car-deer collision on Route 116 on March 17. Police said the deer had left when they arrived.
•  Investigated a possible check-fraud case at a Butternut Ridge Drive residence on March 17.
•  Were informed on March 17 that a laptop had been stolen from Middlebury College’s Hillcrest dining hall on March 17.
•  Investigated a bad check complaint at an Exchange Street business on March 17.
•  Interviewed an MUHS student who reported receiving a sexually explicit image via Snapchat on March 17. The investigation continues.
•  Assisted a local man who reported stalking behavior by an ex-girlfriend on March 17. Police contacted the woman and advised her to stop her behavior.
•  Responded to a noise complaint at a Court Street residence on March 18.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a Seymour Street resident on March 18.
•  Responded to two theft complaints on Middlebury College campus on March 18. One of the thefts involved a computer, according to police.
•  Assisted the Vermont Department of Children and Families in taking custody of two children from a John Graham Court residence on March 18.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a local woman on March 18.
•  Received a report from a McDonald’s Restaurant worker that a customer had left a hypodermic needle in the restroom following a visit on March 18.
•  Were informed of the theft of a woman’s purse from a shopping cart while she was shopping at the Hannaford Supermarket on March 19. Police said someone attempted to cash one of the woman’s stolen checks on March 20. Police said the matter remains under investigation.
•  Investigated an accident, with injuries, on Court Street on March 19.
•  Reported that a juvenile runaway from Rutland had turned herself in to a Middlebury officer on March 19.
•  Responded to two disturbances on Seminary Street on March 20. One case involved a man who had suffered a seizure. The other pertained to an intoxicated woman who was turned over to a family member.
•  Responded to a possible drunk driving case on Route 7 South on March 20. Police said they were unable to locate the vehicle in question.
•  Removed a used syringe that had been located on Bakery Lane on March 20.
•  On March 20, assisted a MacIntyre Lane business that had reportedly been receiving harassing/threatening phone calls.
•  Stopped a bus driver who had reportedly been driving erratically on Halladay Road on March 20. Police confirmed the driver was not under the influence.
•  Were informed of possible lewd and lascivious activity between two local juveniles in the Jackson Lane neighborhood on March 20.
•  Found two small containers holding a small amount of white powder on Washington Street on March 20. Police said the  evidence tested negative for narcotics.
•  Responded to a report of an MUHS student using abusive language on campus on March 20.
•  Cited Sarah Steinle, 24, of West Hartford, Conn., for driving under the influence, following a stop at the intersection of Main Street and Merchants Row, on March 21. Police said they measured Steinle’s blood-alcohol content at 0.166 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police on a case on Eagles Nest Road in Ripton on March 22.
•  Assisted the Middlebury Fire Department at a car fire at the Case Street Community Club on Case Street on March 22 at 9:18 p.m.
•  Received a report that a Munson Road resident had found a used syringe and a spoon with residue in the neighborhood on March 22.
•  Investigated a report of children hanging off the Cross Street Bridge on March 22. Police found no one engaged in such activity.
•  Heard from a person who had found “several syringes” on Boardman Street, near the tennis courts, on March 21.

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