Middlebury Police Log: Man cited for attempted murder

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Ronald M. Bean, 52, of Middlebury for two counts of attempted murder (in the second degree), stemming from an incident at the Counseling Services of Addison County’s Hill House residential home on Route 7 north on July 24 (see related story in A section).
Bean is alleged to have stabbed two people at the Hill House using a pair of scissors. He pleaded innocent to the charges on Monday in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, and is being held without bail.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Assisted Porter Hospital with a mental health patient who had left the hospital without permission on July 18.
•  Responded to a noise complaint at a Court Street residence on July 18.
•  Took a local man into protective custody on July 18 and took him to Porter Hospital to be evaluated by the Counseling Service of Addison County.
•  Served court diversion paperwork on an under-age person in possession of alcohol on Middlebury College campus on July 19.
•  Investigated a scuffle between two brothers in the Seminary Street area on July 19.
•  Served a restraining order on a Jackson Lane resident on July 19.
•  Received a report that a man had called a Court Street business to fraudulently acquire some merchandise on July 19.
•  Responded to a noise complaint involving tenants arguing at a Halladay Road residence on July 20.
•  Warned a Valley View Drive resident on July 20 not to make harassing phone calls.
•  Received a complaint about a man and woman arguing in a parking lot off South Pleasant Street on July 20. Police spoke with both parties about the incident.
•  Cited Herbert E. Fagans, III, 30, of Middlebury for first-degree aggravated domestic assault, stemming from an alleged incident at a Blake Roy Road home on July 20.
•  Responded to a Seminary Street residence on a report of a possible domestic quarrel on July 20. Police said the commotion was being created by an intoxicated woman yelling at herself.
•  Cited William Danforth, 19, of Salisbury for unlawful trespass at Middlebury College campus on July 21.
•  Investigated the death of Jordan M. Young, 95, at the EastView retirement community on July 21. Police confirmed the death was from natural causes.
•  Investigated a noise complaint at a South Pleasant Street apartment on July 21.
•  Cited Lucas Vorsteveld, 25, of Bridport for simple assault on a police officer on Porter Drive on July 21.  Police said Vorsteveld was lodged for lack of $5,000 bail.
•  Arrested Deven Corse-Terrier, 20, of Middlebury on an outstanding warrant, while investigating a dispute between two other family members over a dog at an East Main Street residence on July 21.
•  Investigated the death of David M. Piper, 73, of Middlebury at a Painter Road home on July 21. Police said Piper died of natural causes.
•  Investigated allegations that a man assaulted another man in the North Pleasant Street area on July 21.
•  Conducted a welfare check on July 22 on a woman in the East Middlebury area believed to have been suicidal.
•  Served a temporary “no stalking” order on a man in the Main Street area on July 22.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a medical incident on Route 7 South on July 22.
•  Cited Rachel Scholten 24, of Winooski for driving under the influence, following a traffic stop on Seymour Street on July 23. Police said they measured Scholten’s blood-alcohol content at 0.128 percent an hour after the stop; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
•  Served a no-trespass order on July 23 on an individual not wanted at a South Street Extension farm.
•  Cited Brian Davidson, 33, of New Haven for driving with a suspended license on Court Street on July 23.
•  Responded to a trespassing complaint at Middlebury College on July 24.
•  Investigated a report on July 24 that someone had entered and ransacked a Valley View apartment on July 24.
•  Investigated a report of a vehicle speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour on Route 7 South during the early morning of July 24. Police could not locate the vehicle.
•  Responded to the Seminary Street area on a report of possible animal abuse on July 24.
•  Investigated a complaint about an employee allegedly stealing from a Golf Course Road business on July 25.
•  Received a tip from a Route 7 South business about two juveniles who had come in on July 25 and asked about buying some firearms.

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