Middlebury Police Log: Police ask for help finding driver

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are asking people to be in the lookout for the driver of a black Subaru Outback with a yellow New York license plate, who allegedly asked a 13-year-old boy if he wanted to get into his car on Seymour Street on Sept. 5.
The driver is described as a white man in his 30s, with a slim build, brown hair, with a goatee beard. He was wearing a white T-shirt, police said.
Anyone with information on this case should call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Received a report that someone had stolen “several items” from a Route 7 home on Sept. 5. Police said there were no signs of forced entry into the home.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a suspected overdose patient in the Seminary Street Extension area on Sept. 5.
•  Assisted a local parent in obtaining an Abuse Prevention Order on behalf of her minor child on Sept. 5.
•  Investigated an crash, with injuries, on Court Street Extension on Sept. 5. Police said a driver fell asleep while traveling north on the road and struck a guardrail, with the vehicle continuing over an embankment. A passenger in the vehicle sustained a minor laceration, according to police.
•  Responded for a report of potentially suicidal person believed to have cut their wrist in the Cedar Court area on Sept. 6.
•  Cited Darrell Brimmer, 58, of Middlebury for domestic assault, following an investigation at a Cedar Court residence on Sept. 6.
•  Cited Mark Sotiriou, 55, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, after receiving a tip about a person allegedly driving erratically on Brookside Drive on Sept. 6. Police said Sotiriou declined to submit to a breath test.
•  Investigated an alleged assault in the Lindale Circle area on Sept. 6.
•  Recovered a truck in the Exchange Street area on Sept. 6 that had been reported stolen out of Rutland City.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS on an emergency call in the School House Hill Road neighborhood on Sept. 7.
•  Were informed of the theft of a small purse from the Main Street area on Sept. 7.
•  Responded to a trespassing complaint at a Court Street Extension residence on Sept. 7.
•  Investigated a report about a drunken man allegedly hassling customer’s at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Court Street Extension on Sept. 7. Police spoke with the man, who agreed to leave with a sober driver.
•  Investigated a report of two youths using fake ID cards in an attempt to buy alcohol from the Hannaford Supermarket on Sept. 8. Police said they will send the youths court diversion paperwork.
•  Responded to a dispute between some Rodgers Road residents on Sept. 8.
•  Investigated multiple reports of vehicles being spray-painted in the Lindale Circle area on Sept. 7 and 8. Anyone with information on the culprit(s) is asked to contact Middlebury police at 388-3191.
•  Issued court diversion paperwork to a man who they say used a fake ID to try and buy alcohol at a Court Street business on Sept. 8.
•  Received a report of the theft of a Kindle from Desabrais Cleaners on Exchange Street on Sept. 9.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS in helping a Woodland Park woman who had overdosed on prescription medication on Sept. 9.
•  Received what police considered to be a false report of an alleged sex crime against a local child on Sept 9.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS in helping an overdose patient in the Woodland Park area on Sept. 10.
•  Helped resolve an ongoing child custody dispute between a couple in the Seminary Street Extension area on Sept. 10.
•  On Sept. 10 interviewed a woman at Porter Hospital who alleged she had been assaulted the night before.
•  Heard from a man who alleged his wallet had been stolen from his vehicle while it was parked at a Route 7 auto dealership on Sept. 10.
•  Received a report that someone had stolen some money from a farm stand cash box off Case Street on Sept. 10.
•  Investigated a noise complaint in the South Street Extension neighborhood on Sept. 10.
•  Responded to a report on Sept. 10 of a car veering off of Route 7 North and subsequently spawning a dispute between the driver and someone else at the scene.
•  Investigated a report of a “loud group of young people” drinking in a parking lot of Seminary Street on Sept. 10. Police said they could not find such a group.
•  Cited Angela R. Franklin, 48, of Shoreham for driving under the influence, following an incident on Main Street on Sept. 10. Police said Franklin declined a breath test.

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