Middlbury Police Log: Police busy with fights, vandalism welfare checks
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to an alleged physical altercation on Aug. 9 between a town employee and a local resident. Police later confirmed the two individuals involved in the incident were a man named Rocket and Jamie Gaucher, director of Middlebury’s Office of Business Development & Innovation.
Police have been reviewing building security video and interviewing witnesses to determine if anyone will be cited in connection with the alleged fight.
Chief Tom Hanley confirmed on Thursday that Rocket has been granted a temporary stalking order against Gaucher, who in turn was granted a temporary stalking order against Rocket. Both have been served and will have to appear at related court hearings, according to Hanley.
The town has issued an order to Rocket that he cannot come to the town offices without first making an appointment with Town Manager Kathleen Ramsay, according to Hanley. This order will remain in effect until the investigation has concluded, he added. At the same time, Rocket can freely attend open public meetings, the chief said.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a noise complaint between some North Pleasant Street neighbors on Aug. 8.
• Responded to a dispute between some North Pleasant Street neighbors on Aug. 8.
• Received a report of a hit-and-run accident involving a car parked off Weybridge Street on Aug. 8.
• Assisted Vermont State Police in finding a missing child in the Water Street area on Aug. 8.
• Assisted a suicidal male on Charles Avenue on Aug. 8.
• Investigated a report that a vehicle had been vandalized while parked off Court Street on Aug. 8.
• Responded to a noise complaint in the Lindale Circle area on a report of loud music coming from a parked car on Aug. 9.
• Served a temporary restraining order on Aug. 9 on a man in the Buttolph Drive neighborhood.
• Assisted a local resident in obtaining a protection order from the Addison County Courthouse on Aug. 10.
• Initiated a traffic study on Halladay Road in reaction to speeding complaints on Aug. 10.
• Were informed of the alleged theft of some items from a room at the Residences at Otter Creek on Lodge Road on Aug. 10.
• Investigated a report of a potentially stolen vehicle from the Addison County Courthouse lot on Aug. 11.
• Seized a small amount of marijuana from a Valley View Drive apartment on Aug. 11.
• Checked on Aug. 11 on the welfare of an elderly Chipman Park resident who had not been seen the previous few days.
• Responded to a report of a dog barking excessively in the South Street neighborhood on Aug. 11.
• Warned a man who had been asking for money in the Court Square area on Aug. 11.
• Checked on the welfare of a South Village Green residence on Aug. 11. Police found the man being treated at Porter Hospital.
• Assisted the Vermont Department for Children & Families on Aug. 11 in serving a no-trespass order on a woman who had allegedly made threats against DCF personnel.
• Investigated the theft of the contents of a safety deposit box in a South Village Green residence on Aug. 11.
• Responded to a reported dispute between some Seymour Street neighbors regarding a parking issue on Aug. 12.
• Received a report about a vehicle allegedly operating erratically on Route 7 South on Aug. 12. Police said they could not locate the vehicle.
• Heard from a local resident on Aug. 12 who reported that someone had made a fraudulent charge on his bank debit card.
• Informed a local resident on Aug. 12 to contact authorities in a different state about the burglary of their second home.
• Were informed of the theft of some jewelry from a North Pleasant Street home on Aug. 12.
• Responded to a report of a group of “noisy people” on Main Street area on Aug. 12.
• Investigated a report of a drunken man allegedly hanging around at the intersection of Middle Road and Route 7 South on Aug. 13.
• Cautioned the driver of a vehicle playing loud music while driving around the Maple Street area at around 1 a.m. on Aug. 13.
• Responded to a report of a vehicle following women in the Storrs Avenue area on Aug. 14.
• Responded to a dispute at a Monarch Court residence on Aug. 14. Police said a woman had complained about her ex-boyfriend refusing to leave her residence.
• Launched an investigation on Aug. 14 into a possible sexual assault that occurred in the Court Street area on Aug. 14.
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