Middlebury Police Log: Tires reported slashed in, around Marble Works
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police last week investigated multiple reports of tire slashings in and around the Marble Works shopping complex on Jan. 19 and 20. Reports included a vehicle that had all four tires slashed while parked off Seminary Street on Jan. 20, a Noonie Deli van that had all four tires slashed while it was parked off Maple Street on Jan. 19, a business truck with a tire slashed while it was parked in the Marble Works shopping complex on Jan. 19, and a vehicle with a tire slashed while it was parked in front of the Middlebury Post Office on Jan 19.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Investigated a trespassing complaint at a Court Street home on Jan. 19.
• Assisted a local male in retrieving his personal property from his former residence on Jan. 20.
• Seized a small amount of marijuana from a juvenile on the railroad tracks on Jan. 20.
• Attempted to find a person who had allegedly been following a couple while they were walking downtown on Jan. 20.
• Received a bad check complaint from Middlebury Beef on Route 7 on Jan. 20.
• Checked on a suspicious vehicle parked at the Maplefields store on Route 7 in New Haven on Jan. 20. Middlebury Police said they were asked to investigate the matter by Vermont State Police, who were tending two family fights at the time. Police said the vehicle was gone when they arrived at the scene.
• Assisted an elderly woman who had locked herself out of her Meadow Way home on Jan. 21.
• Ticketed a person who used a fake ID card in an attempt to buy alcohol at the Middlebury Short Stop on Jan. 21.
• Responded to a report of a fight between two students on a school bus in the Lindale Circle area on Jan. 21.
• Notified the Vermont Department for Children and Families about a case involving a naked, 2-year-old child found wandering the hallways of a Court Street apartment building on Jan. 21. Police eventually located the child’s parent, who had been sleeping.
• Were informed on Jan. 21 that someone had stolen a Nikon P90 camera from an unlocked vehicle three days earlier, when it was parked in the Ilsley Library parking lot.
• Responded to a domestic dispute at a Case Street residence on Jan. 22.
• Found a “highly intoxicated” man lying in a ditch on Route 7 on Jan. 22. Police said the man was taken to Porter Hospital.
• Were informed of the theft of an unspecified amount of cash from the Middlebury College campus on Jan. 22.
• Were informed on Jan. 22 of the theft of a necklace that allegedly occurred at Vermont Sun on Exchange Street back on Jan. 2.
• Cited Megan Smith, 47, of Weybridge for driving under the influence, following the investigation of a vehicle crash on Weybridge Street in Middlebury on Jan. 23. Police said no one was injured in the crash. Authorities said they measured Smith’s blood-alcohol content at 0.175 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
• Responded to a reported dispute between two residents of a local mental health facility on Route 7 on Jan. 24.