Middlebury Police Log: Fire claims Middlebury man’s life

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded, with the Middlebury Fire Department, to a blaze at a Murdoch Court residence on Dec. 14. As previously reported in the Addison Independent, Robert Kellogg, 95, was killed in the fire that destroyed his home.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a report of tire tracks and footprints allegedly leading to a bloody scene behind some buildings off Route 7 south on Dec. 12. Police said they followed the tracks and found evidence of hunters taking some rabbits.
• Responded to a report of someone destroying merchandise at the Dollar Store on Court Street Extension on Dec. 12. Police said the suspect was a man with disabilities who was “acting out.” The man had calmed down, and the store owner declined further action, according to police.
• Assisted Middlebury College Public Safety with a person suspected to have overdosed on Dec. 12. Police said the patient was taken to Porter Hospital.
• Helped Middlebury College Public Safety with a non-student who was trespassing on campus on Dec. 12.
• Received a report that someone had stolen a Twin Circles resident’s check and cashed it on Dec. 12.
• Assisted a mental health agency with a suicidal person in the Exchange Street area on Dec. 14.
• Removed, at the request of an Exchange Street business, a person who was creating a disturbance on Dec. 14.
• Responded to a truancy complaint at Middlebury Union Middle School on Dec. 15.
• Conducted a welfare check on a woman in the Bakery Lane area on Dec. 15. The woman was offered a place at the local homeless shelter.
• Investigated a report of a person trying to cash a fraudulent check at a Washington Street business on Dec. 15.
• Ticketed a minor for being in possession of tobacco products on Middlebury Union High School campus on Dec. 15.
• Assisted a motorist with a vehicle that was leaking gas on Exchange Street on Dec. 15.
• Responded to a noise complaint in the Seminary Street area on Dec. 15.
• Assisted municipal water and road crews with a water main break on Seymour Street on Dec. 16.
• Assisted the Middlebury Fire Department with a chimney fire on Seymour St. Extension on Dec. 16.
• Conducted a welfare check on a homeless person in the Bakery Lane area on Dec. 16.  Police provided shelter information to the individual.
• Assisted United States Secret Service with their investigation of a counterfeit $20 bill on Dec. 16.
• Were informed that someone slashed the tires on a vehicle parked behind the Ilsley Public Library on Dec. 17.
• Received a report that someone had smashed the window of a vehicle parked under the Cross Street Bridge on Dec. 17. Police said the culprit apparently didn’t steal anything from the vehicle.
• Investigated another report of a window smashed on a vehicle on Dec. 17, this one parked off Court Street.
• Responded to a report of a man having “mental health issues” in the North Pleasant Street area on Dec. 17. Police found the man on Exchange Street and took him to the University of Vermont Medical Center for further evaluation.
• Euthanized an injured deer found on Quarry Road on Dec. 17.
• Responded to a report that someone had smashed a window out of a vehicle parked at John Graham Court on Dec. 18. Police said nothing was reported stolen from the vehicle.

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