Middlebury Police Log: Area woman sited for second DUI

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Lillian Popiel, 27, of New Haven for driving under the influence (second offense) following a traffic stop on Route 23 on May 14.
Police said they measured Popiel’s blood-alcohol content at 0.119 percent; the legal limit is 0.08.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Investigated a two-vehicle fender-bender, with minor injuries, on Route 7 South on May 9.
•  Were informed on May 10 of several recent thefts from Middlebury College campus. The thefts included a wallet, a computer, and several instances of cash, according to police.
•  Received a report that a truck had been stolen from Rouse Tire Sales off Willow Drive on May 10. Police said an employee had driven the vehicle to a different location in Middlebury.
•  Searched in vain for a man who had reportedly been yelling randomly at people in the South Main Street area on May 10.
•  Responded to a report of a local resident being threatened via telephone on May 10.
•  Assisted Porter Hospital officials with what police described as a “juvenile issue” on May 10.
•  Responded to a verbal dispute between two men who had been arguing over a campfire at a Seymour Street location on May 11.
•  Ticketed a local juvenile for being a minor in possession of tobacco in the Charles Avenue area on May 11.
•  Were unable to locate a vehicle that had reportedly sped through the Buttolph Drive neighborhood on May 12.
•  Responded to a report of a loose cow on Route 7 North on May 12.
•  On May 12 warned a Creek Road man who had been confronting pedestrians, claiming that he owned the roadway.
•  Met with a driver about a dog left in a vehicle off Bakery Lane on May 12.
•  Investigated a report of someone allegedly urinating in the Ilsley Public Library on May 12.
•  Responded to a noise complaint at a college off-campus party at a Seymour Street Extension residence on May 13. Police gave the tenants a noise violation.
•  Responded to reports of a loud party at a Washington Street residence on May 13.
•  Investigated a report that someone had driven away from a Court Street business without paying for gasoline on May 13.
•  Disposed of a syringe that was found in the parking lot of a Court Street business on May 13.
•  Responded to a report of a man hollering and acting strangely while standing near the train tracks behind Danforth Pewter off Seymour Street on May 13. Police said the man was “expressing excitement” while playing a game on his phone.
•  Calmed a Route 7 North resident who was having a mental health issue on May 13.
•  Responded to a verbal dispute between some intoxicated people at a Seminary Street residence on May 13. Police said one of the people left the residence and the situation calmed down.
•  Responded to a reported verbal dispute between a married couple in the Woodbridge Lane area on May 14.
•  Assisted Middlebury College Public Safety with a non-student who was intoxicated on campus on Ridgeline Road on May 14.
•  Cited Carol Rudinski, 58, of New Haven for driving under the influence, following a one-vehicle (non-injury) accident on Painter Hills Road on May 15. Police said they measured Rudinski’s blood-alcohol level at 0.249 percent.
•  Investigated a report of a driver operating erratically on Route 30 on May 15. Police located the driver, who they said was not impaired.
•  Responded to a family argument at a Buttolph Drive home on May 15.
•  Investigated a dispute between a woman and her ex-boyfriend in the North Pleasant Street area on May 15.
•  Were informed that a woman’s wallet was misplaced or stolen while she was at the Hannaford Supermarket on Court Street Extension on May 15.

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