Middlebury Police Log: Police: Man pointed gun at another person

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Daryn T. Barsalou, 20, of Bristol for reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and violating the term of his release, after he allegedly pointed a gun at another person at the McDonald’s restaurant off Court Street Extension on Sunday, March 27, at shortly after 9 p.m.
Police officers were then subjected to complaints and epithets from a drunken man (not Barsalou) who complained about the McDonald’s counter being closed during the investigation of the gun incident, thereby delaying the man’s opportunity to buy a burger. Police said they placed the man in the custody of his sober fiancée.
In a related police call, the next day at a little before noon, Vermont State Police responded to a report of a verbal dispute involving Barsalou at the McDonald’s restaurant on Route 7 in Ferrisburgh. Barsalou left the McDonald’s before troopers arrived, but he voluntarily came to the state police barracks in New Haven. There Barsalou was taken into custody and cited for violating an abuse prevention order and for violating conditions of release by being at the McDonald’s and having contact with a juvenile on the premises.
State police lodged Barsalou at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility; bail was set at $500.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a vandalism complaint in the South Ridge Drive area on March 21.
• Responded to a report of a man stabbing himself with a knife in the Monroe Street area on March 22. Police said the man was taken to Porter Hospital and then transferred to the UVM Medical Center.
• Notified Middlebury firefighters about an out-of-control brush fire in the East Main Street area on March 23.
• Responded to a noise complaint in the Seminary Street Extension area on March 23.
• Assisted an Evergreen Terrace resident who on March 23 alleged that her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend had been driving by her house and texting her.
• Cited Joshua Garrow, 21, of Middlebury for domestic assault and unlawful mischief, following an investigation in the Washington Street Extension area on March 23.
• Received a report that a vehicle had been vandalized while parked off Old Chapel Road on March 24.
• Were informed of a car-versus-cow collision on Route 7 North on March 24.
• Pulled over an elderly woman who had been driving erratically on Route 7 South on March 24.
• Checked on a man who had texted his ex-girlfriend, alleging he was going to harm himself on March 24. Police said the man was OK.
• Served a no-trespass order on March 24 on a man who was not wanted at his ex-girlfriend’s home.
• Assisted Brandon police in their search for a suspect in the Court Street Extension area on March 24.
• Responded to a report of a moped crash, with injuries, in the Chipman Heights area on March 25.
• Received a complaint on March 25 from a local man who said that his truck was missing. The man told police he suspected his ex-wife might have taken the truck, as it is registered in her name. Police said the man was concerned about some personal possessions that were inside the vehicle.
• Assisted Blue Spruce Motel officials in evicting a guest who had not paid for a room and had been refusing to leave on March 25.
• Investigated an illegal dumping complaint at Wright Park on March 25. Police were able to find the culprit, who picked up the trash.
• Investigated a report of multiple gunshots near a Case Street cemetery on March 26. Police said the shooting had stopped upon their arrival.
• Responded to a reported dispute between some people about a Confederate flag that a man had been displaying on his truck in the Charles Avenue area on March 26.
• Were informed that someone had thrown a brick through two truck windows while the vehicle was parked in the MacIntyre Lane area on March 26.
• Received a report that someone had thrown a brick through the Hannaford Career Center greenhouse off Charles Avenue on March 26.
• Assisted Vermont State Police in investigating a drunk driving case on Ossie Road on March 26.
• Were informed of the theft of jewelry from a Cady Road residence on March 27.
• Investigated a reported burglary at an Ossie Road residence on March 27.
• Assisted a local woman who alleged having received threatening phone calls and texts from an ex-boyfriend on March 27.
• Issued a no-trespass order on March 27 on a man after he had refused to leave Two Brothers Tavern on Main Street.
• Responded to a report on March 28 of a verbally abusive person at Porter Hospital. Police said the person had left upon their arrival.

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