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Middlebury Police Log: Reported theft was caught on store video

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed on Thursday, Nov. 5, of the recent theft of some items from Martin’s Hardware on Route 7 South.
Police said store officials reported having video showing a shoplifter in the act. The investigation continues.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted the Middlebury Fire Department at the scene of a small fire on Mill Street on Nov. 2.
• Investigated a noise complaint at a Court Street apartment complex on Nov. 2.
• Met on Nov. 2 with employees at the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Court Street Extension who had reported that a man in the store had been acting suspiciously.
• Responded to a report about a Mary Hogan Elementary student behaving in a “violent, unsafe manner” on campus on Nov. 2. Police said the district’s School Resource Officer helped resolve the incident.
• Investigated a possible domestic assault incident reported at a Jayne Court residence on Nov. 3. Police said they forwarded the case to the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.
• Received a report on Nov. 3 that a MacBook computer in a silver-and-orange shoulder bag had been stolen from a vehicle parked on Elm Street.
• Responded to a noise complaint in the South Village Green area on Nov. 4.
• Spoke, on Nov. 5, with a Burnham Drive resident concerned about her child having been recently harassed on social media.
• Were informed that some picketers had assembled in front of Porter Hospital on Nov. 5. Police said all of the picketers had left by the time they arrived.
• Searched for a man who was reportedly trying to give candy to children along the path behind Mary Hogan Elementary School on Nov. 5. Police said they couldn’t locate the man.
• Responded to a report of a woman in the Lower Foote Street area who had expressed a desire to end her life on Nov. 5. Middlebury Regional EMS took the woman to Porter Hospital for evaluation, police said.
• Responded to a report of a loud college party at a Weybridge Street residence on Nov. 6.
• Investigated a Nov. 6 report from Porter Hospital about a person in the building who they thought might have a weapon. Police verified the person did not have a weapon.
• Received reports on Nov. 6 from Mary Hogan Elementary School administrators about two students who had missed an “excessive” amount of school time this year.
• Warned a man for violating the town’s open container law on Merchants Row on Nov. 6. Police said the man took the beverage inside to a nearby friend’s apartment.
• Investigated a report of kids scaring people at the Pulp Mill Bridge on Nov. 7.
• Heard from a Middlebury College student on Nov. 7 who said the back window of her vehicle had been smashed out while parked in the Shannon Street area on Nov. 7.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a man who appeared to be having a seizure in the South Village Green neighborhood on Nov. 7.
• Investigated a report of a family fight at a Lindale Circle residence on Nov. 7.
• Received a report that a vehicle had been damaged while parked in the Courtyard by Marriott lot off Court Street Extension on Nov. 7.
• Responded to two reports of loud Middlebury College student parties in the Short Shannon Street neighborhood on Nov. 7.
• Responded to a report of a gunshot heard in the Foote Street neighborhood on Nov. 9. Police said they found no signs of suspicious activity.
• Responded to a domestic dispute at a Valley View Drive residence on Nov. 8. Police said a woman had allegedly denied her ex-boyfriend access to her apartment to retrieve his backpack.

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