Middlebury Police Log: Maplefields reports big cigarette theft

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a reported burglary at the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street on Sept. 4.
Police said an “unidentified suspect” took several cartons of cigarettes from the store at 2 in the morning.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Met with a Foster Circle resident about work on the Vermont Gas pipeline project occurring next to her property on Aug. 29.
•  Checked the welfare of a Court Street Extension resident believed to have been suicidal on Aug. 29.
•  Responded to the reported theft of a moving blanket from a fire escape alongside a Main Street building on Aug. 29.
•  Received a report about a person allegedly asking for money from shoppers at Hannaford Supermarket on Aug. 29.
•  Were informed that someone had allegedly rummaged through an unlocked vehicle parked off Washington Street on Aug. 29.
•  Investigated the theft of a hammock from a Seminary Street yard, as well as a fleece blanket from an unlocked vehicle on the property on Aug. 29. The fleece blanket was black with “The Joey Fund Film Premier” emblazoned on it, according to police.
•  Seized drug paraphernalia from a vehicle following a consent search off North Pleasant Street on Aug. 30.
•  Issued court diversion paperwork to a motorist found to be in possession of marijuana following a traffic stop on East Main Street on Aug. 31.
•  Searched for a local child who had not returned home after classes at Mary Hogan Elementary School on Aug. 31. Police said the child’s mom had forgotten that her child was attending an after-school program that day.
•  Responded to a report of a male sleeping in a privately owned field off Boardman Street on Aug. 31.  Police warned the man against trespassing.
•  Investigated a threatening complaint in the Boardman Street area on Sept. 1.
•  Conducted a health-and-welfare check in the Mead Lane area after someone reported screams on Sept. 1. Police found no one in distress.
•  Met with a motorist whose child was allegedly out of control in the back seat of the car on Exchange Street on Sept. 1.
•  Spoke with a person seen writing in wet cement poured for the new Creek Road sidewalk on Sept. 1.
•  Warned a juvenile for driving unsafely in a Route 7 South parking lot on Sept. 1.
•  Interviewed a Peterson Terrace resident on Sept. 1 who provided police with a list of items she alleged had been stolen from her home during the past two weeks. Police said they found no signs of forced entry into the home.
•  Investigated an alleged break-in at a Seminary Street home on Sept. 1.
•  Cited Kate Gieges, 45, of Cornwall for false public alarms, after she allegedly activated a fire alarm in the absence of an emergency at Hannaford Supermarket on Sept. 2.
•  Responded to a report of a motorist leaving the Middlebury Mobil Shore Stop on Court Street Extension without paying for gas on Sept. 2.
•  Received a report about a vehicle allegedly trespassing on property off South Street Extension on Sept. 3.
•  Assisted Middlebury College Public Safety on a report of four men shooting on college property off South Street Extension on Sept. 3.
•  Calmed a child custody dispute between two people off Route 7 South on Sept. 3.
•  Assisted a local woman who said a man was texting her against her wishes on Sept. 4.
•  Were informed of the alleged theft of an electronic benefits card from a Lindale Circle residence on Sept. 4.

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