Middlebury Police Log: Thieves steal signs from businesses

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are trying to track down some thieves who last week stole some high-profile signs off Court Street/Route 7 South.
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, police investigated the theft of a large Dunkin Donuts sign from the Court Street area. Then on Thursday, Oct. 6, police reported someone stole a “Courtyard by Marriott” sign from in front of the Rite Aid Pharmacy off Court Street Extension.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a reported drug overdose in the Woodbridge Lane neighborhood on Oct. 3.
• Received a report that a vehicle had struck a deer on Case Street on Oct. 3.
• Investigated a suspected attempted burglary at a Court Street Extension business on Oct. 3.
• Investigated a report of an injured deer off Case Street on Oct. 3.
• Served a no-trespass order on a man who was not wanted on the Middlebury College campus on Oct. 3.
• Cited Michael J. Breitigan, 39, of Salisbury for retail theft at Hannaford Supermarket on Oct. 4.
• Assisted a Middlebury College student who had reported receiving harassing phone calls on Oct. 5.
• Investigated a report of a man following two high school girls on Charles Avenue on Oct. 5. Police said they found the suspect to be an elderly man with mental health issues.
• Ticketed a juvenile for being a minor in possession of tobacco on Middlebury Union High School grounds on Oct. 5.
• Returned a missing juvenile to Brandon on Oct. 5.
• Helped Middlebury Regional EMS with a drunken man who had fallen down on Court Street on Oct. 6.
• Responded to a verbal dispute between some Court Street neighbors on Oct. 6.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with an injured woman who had fallen down some stairs at a home off Little Pond Road on Oct. 7.
• Assisted with a child custody exchange in the Seminary Street area on Oct. 7.
• Served a temporary restraining order on a person in the East Main Street area on Oct. 7.
• Responded to a domestic disturbance at a Jayne Court residence on Oct. 8. Police said the disturbance was only verbal.
• Investigated a noise complaint on South Main Street on Oct. 8.
• Received a report about gunshots in the Painter Hills Road neighborhood on Oct. 8. Police believe the shooters were target practicing.
• Received a report on Oct. 8 of a person allegedly threatening another person in the Court Street Extension area, in violation of a court order.
• Euthanized an injured possum found on Middlebury College property on Oct. 8.
• Responded to a noise complaint at a Court Street residence on Oct. 9. Police said they issued warnings to “several intoxicated persons” who were at the residence.
• Assisted a woman on Court Street who had requested medical attention on Oct. 9.
• Investigated an alleged assault at a Gambrel Court residence on Oct. 9. Police said all of the involved parties had left the home prior to their arrival.
• Took down some “no parking” signs that someone had planted on a Rogers Road resident’s property on Oct. 9.
• Received a report that a Fields Road resident returned home on Oct. 9 to find a pistol on the premises that he did not own.
• Assisted with a child custody matter in the Case Street area on Oct. 9.
• Responded to a report of an owl in the middle of Route 30 on Oct. 9. Police found the owl and got it to fly away.
• Gave an under-age Middlebury College student court diversion paperwork for being in possession of alcohol, following a request from college officials to help with a youth who had been refusing to cooperate.
• Responded to a noise complaint at a Halladay Road residence on Oct. 9.
• Responded to a noise complaint at a Court Street residence on Oct. 10. Police said they warned those making the noise.
• Received a report that someone had stolen a Middlebury College student’s cell phone from the Old Chapel Road area on Oct. 10.
• Cited Renée Nimblett, 48, of Vergennes for retail theft at T.J. Maxx off Court Street Extension on Oct. 10.
• Continued their investigation on Oct. 10 into a reported theft from Denecker Chevrolet off Route 7 South.

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