Middlebury Police Log: Police say man stole and used credit cards

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Adam L. Cijka, 37, of Rutland with unlawful mischief, petit larceny and five counts of credit card fraud, after he allegedly broke into a vehicle parked off Court Street and stole a wallet on Aug. 17.
Police further allege that Cijka fraudulently used the victim’s credit card at some businesses in Middlebury.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Issued court diversion paperwork and open container warnings to several underage people consuming alcohol in the Buttolph Drive area on Aug. 15.
• Investigated a verbal dispute in the Seminary Street area on Aug. 15.
• Located two drunken men sitting under a tree at the intersection of Routes 125 and 7 on Aug. 15. Police said they took the men to Rutland for detox services.
• Collected a used syringe from a Maple Street parking lot on Aug. 15.
• Warned a man who confessed to spray painting the words “no public access” across Creek Road on Aug. 15. Creek Road is currently being refurbished, but is still accessible to traffic.
• Initiated an investigation into a possible assault case reported by Porter Medical Center on Aug. 16. Police said they are seeking to determine whether one elderly patient assaulted another.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS in the South Village Green area on Aug. 16 on a report of a woman allegedly suffering from a mental heath issue.
• Received a report on Aug. 16 about someone allegedly kicking in the door of a Seymour Street residence. Police determined that the homeowner kicked in his own door.
• Were informed of the theft of some gasoline from two vehicles parked at the Addison County Transit Resources headquarters off Creek Road on Aug. 16.
• Responded to the untimely death of Gail Rex, 51, of Lincoln at her place of employment off Court Street on Aug. 17. An obituary appearing in this edition of the Independent indicates Ms. Rex died of a brain aneurism.
• Helped a lost hiker on the Trail Around Middlebury on Aug. 17. An officer directed her by cell phone to Route 7 and gave her a ride to her vehicle.
• Received a report of a man allegedly leaving a tractor in the right-of-way of a construction zone on Creek Road on Aug. 17. Police said the driver refused to remove the tractor, whereupon it was towed from the area.
• Ticketed a young woman for using a fake ID in an attempt to buy alcohol at a Court Street Extension store on Aug. 18.
• Investigated a report of people smoking marijuana in a Court Street Extension parking lot on Aug. 18. Police said they had left upon their arrival.
• Received a report from a local man that his vehicle had been stolen on Aug. 18. Police said the Addison County Sheriff’s Department found the vehicle in the East Main Street area.
• Were informed that someone had stolen some cash from a vehicle parked off Willard Street on Aug. 18.
• On Aug. 19 received a complaint about a local man who had allegedly been sending an out-of-state woman unwanted messages via social media.
• Warned a local man who had allegedly yelled at a woman on Main Street on Aug. 19.
• Cited Alpine Bingham, 65, of Middlebury for unlawful trespass on Aug. 19. Police allege that Bingham had entered the Middlebury Community Music Center after having been given a no-trespass order for that location.
• Responded to the Middlebury town offices on a report of a man causing a disturbance on Aug. 19.
• Investigated a report of a man refusing to leave Two Brothers Tavern on Main Street on Aug. 19. Police said they took the man into protective custody and drove him to Rutland for detox services.
• Cited Collin J. Buker, 25, of Bridport for driving under the influence following a stop on College Street on Aug. 20. Police said they measured Buker’s blood-alcohol content at 0.114 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
• Assisted state police in their search for contraband in a vehicle stopped off Route 7 North on Aug. 20.
• Responded to a noise complaint in the North Street area on Aug. 20.
• Checked on a report of a suspicious vehicle at Otterside Park off Weybridge Street on Aug. 21.
• Assisted state police with a mental health patient who had allegedly been threatening to harm people at a residence off Lotsawater Road in Salisbury on Aug. 21.
• Investigated a hit-and-run accident that involved two vehicles off Exchange Street on Aug. 21.
• Assisted state police with a suicidal man who was involved in a motor vehicle accident off Middle Road in Salisbury on Aug. 21.
• Responded to a report of a drunken woman acting in a disorderly manner at the drive-through window of McDonald’s Restaurant off Court Street Extension on Aug. 21. Police said the woman had left upon their arrival.
• Responded to a noise complaint in the John Graham Court neighborhood on Aug. 21. 

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