Middlebury Police Log: Police ask intoxicated men to leave church clock tower

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of two men being in the Congregational Church of Middlebury’s clock tower at around 2:15 a.m. on June 27. The men claimed they worked for a cell phone company and were working on the tower, according to police. But police said both men were found to be intoxicated and were told to leave the building.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Arrested Bilal Griffith, 19, of Middlebury, for violation of court orders, on Route 7 south on June 22.
• Assisted with a family dispute on College Street on June 22.
• Investigated a report of vandalism to a vehicle parked off Elm Street on June 22.
• Responded to a report of someone leaving the scene of an accident on the Porter Medical Center parking lot on June 22.
• Received a report on June 22 that a woman’s bicycle had been stolen from the Park Street area sometime during the past month.
• Investigated an alleged physical confrontation between some North Pleasant Street neighbors on June 23.
• Assisted in a search of the Middlebury River off East Main Street for a dog that had been swept away by the current on June 23.  Police said the dog was located, uninjured.
• Cited Leah H. Campbell, 38, of Middlebury, for retail theft, following an alleged incident at the Hannaford Supermarket on June 23.
• Investigated a domestic dispute at a Nashua Lane home on June 23.
• Searched in vain for a man who had allegedly been walking around a Valley View apartment building looking into windows on June 23.
• Took into evidence on June 24 a Kindle tablet that had recently been found on Weybridge Street by Middlebury College Public Safety.
• Took a drunken man to Rutland for detox services after he was allegedly seen “out of control” on North Pleasant Street on June 25.
• Cited Robert G. Schroeder, 26, of Salisbury, for driving under the influence (third offense) following a single-vehicle crash on Seminary Street Extension on June 25. Police said they measured Schroeder’s blood-alcohol level at 0.258 percent. For reference, the legal limit is 0.08 percent.
• Removed, from Case Street, a dead deer that had been struck by a vehicle on June 25.
• Assisted VSP in screening a possibly drunk driver in Court Square on June 25.
• Assisted Vermont State Police on June 26 in attempting to find the suspect in a recent theft case.
• Responded to a report of a drunken man in The Diner on Merchants Row on June 26. Police said the man’s vehicle was parked outside, but he said he would walk home.
• Issued court diversion paperwork to a man for possession of marijuana, after checking on a report of a vehicle parked in the Battell Woods pull-off on Seminary Street Extension on June 26.
• Cited Travis Huestis, 24, of Middlebury, for driving under the influence (second offense), following a stop on Court Street on June 27. Police said they measured Huestis’ blood-alcohol content at 0.087 percent.
• Interviewed a local girl who on June 27 alleged that she had been assaulted by another girl in the Route 7 south area on June 27.
• Cited William Danforth, 18, of Salisbury, for driving under the influence, following a stop on Court Street Extension on June 27. Police said they measured Danforth’s blood-alcohol content at 0.182 percent.
• Responded to the report of fireworks being set off in the Peterson Terrace neighborhood on June 27.
• Investigated a report of some people allegedly looking into vehicles parked in The Centre parking lot off Court Street Extension on June 28. Police determined the people in question had been doing nothing wrong.
• Heard from person who found some used fireworks near the Middlebury River in East Middlebury on June 28.
• Responded to a report of a possible break-in at a Valley View apartment on June 28. Police said nothing was taken or moved in the residence.
• Cited Joshua Parker-Moulton, 28, of Pittsford, for driving under the influence, following a stop on Court Street on June 28. Police said they measured Parker-Moulton’s blood-alcohol content at 0.087 percent.

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