Middlebury Police Log for Oct. 15: Officers investigate car break-ins

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police and Middlebury College Public Safety are investigating reports of break-ins to four vehicles in two different campus parking lots on Friday, Oct. 9.
Police said a computer, electronic equipment, cash and hunting gear were taken from vehicles in the Ridgeline and Mahaney Center for the Arts parking lots after an unknown person(s) broke windows to get inside.
Anyone with information about these crimes or who may have seen suspicious people or vehicles in these parking lots is urged to call Middlebury College Public Safety at 443-5133, or the Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other recent action, Middlebury police:
• Turned over, to a sober party, a drunken man on North Pleasant Street on Oct. 5.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a medical call in the Buttolph Drive neighborhood on Oct. 5.
• Seized a small amount of marijuana following a traffic stop on Meadow Way on Oct. 5.
• Received a report of a student allegedly damaging property and assaulting a staff member at the Champlain Valley Academy in Catamount Park on Oct. 5.
• Responded to a family argument on Buttolph Drive centering around a pet dog on Oct. 6.
• Served a temporary restraining order on an Ossie Road resident on Oct. 6.
• Were asked to intercede in a loud, verbal dispute between two Middlebury Union High School students on Oct. 6.
• Got help for a mental health patient who had called police expressing fears that someone was coming to burn her house down on Oct. 7.
• Responded to a family dispute at a North Pleasant Street residence on Oct. 7.
• Attempted to locate a speeding motorcycle that was last seen traveling south on Route 7 North into Middlebury on Oct. 7.
• Received a report that some cash was stolen from Middlebury College Dining Services on College Street on Oct. 8.
• Attempted to locate a door-to-door sales company after receiving a complaint about a salesperson in the Gorham Lane area on Oct. 8.
• Assisted with a custody dispute on Mary Hogan Elementary School property on Oct. 8.
• Received a report about a Mary Hogan Elementary student running away from the campus on Oct. 8. Police said the student was located and returned to school.
• Assisted a Court Street resident who had reported a break-in at her apartment on Oct. 8.
• Were informed that someone had broken a car window while the vehicle was parked off Court Street on Oct. 8.
• Issued court diversion paperwork on Oct. 9 to a college student who was in possession of alcohol in the Washington Street neighborhood.
• Responded to a complaint about a noisy Middlebury College student party at a Washington Street residence on Oct. 9.
• Received a report about some loose cows in a private yard off Case Street on Oct. 9.
• Searched in vain for a woman in the Elm Street area who was allegedly under the influence of drugs.
• Received a report about a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident on Bakery Lane on Oct. 9.
• Investigated a case on Oct. 9 allegedly involving physical violence between two siblings. Police are working in concert with the Department of Children & Families (DCF) on this case.
• Received a DCF report on Oct. 9 about a juvenile potentially being harmed at a Jackson Lane home. The police investigation continues.
• Received a report about a woman hitchhiking in the middle of Route 7 South near Woodware on Oct. 9. Police located the woman and took her to Porter Hospital to be evaluated by Counseling Service of Addison County officials.
• Turned a drunken female student over to Middlebury College Public Safety on Oct. 9.
• Issued court diversion paperwork to an underage man who police believed had consumed alcohol in the College Street area on Oct. 9. Police also ticketed the youth for having a fake identification card.
• Responded to a report of loud music coming from a Court Street apartment on Oct. 10.
• Assisted Vermont State Police with a missing persons case on Evergreen Lane on Oct. 10.
• Investigated a reported domestic dispute at a Valley View Drive residence on Oct. 10. Police are also investigating a report of a suspected physical altercation at the same residence.
• Encountered a small group of intoxicated women near Shaw’s Supermarket off Washington Street on Oct. 10. Police said one of the women was taken to Rutland for detox.
• Issued court diversion paperwork to a college student in the Washington Street neighborhood who had allegedly been drinking alcohol on Oct. 10.
• Investigated a trespassing complaint at a Juniper Lane residence on Oct. 11.
• Responded to a landlord-tenant dispute at a Buttolph Drive residence on Oct. 11.
• Assisted Middlebury Water Department and Public Works officials at the scene of what was described as a “large water line break” at the top of Court Square on Oct. 12 (see story in the A section of this edition).

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