Middlebury Police Log: Ice falling off roof causes alarm

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to what was reported as a “possible burglary in process” at a home off Little Pond Road on Feb. 22.
Police determined ice had been falling off the roof and that no one was trying to break in.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Investigated a report of a man requesting medical help after allegedly falling on his head in the Seminary Street Extension area on Feb. 20. Police said the man reported he did not know where he was. Middlebury Regional EMS took the man to Porter Hospital.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a woman in the Water Street area who had allegedly expressed a desire to harm herself on Feb. 21.
•  Responded to the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street on a report of a clerk allegedly being harassed on Feb. 22.
•  Received a report that a Middlebury College student had allegedly taken a fellow student’s laptop on Feb. 22.
•  Were informed on Feb. 22 that a wallet had been stolen from Middlebury College campus and that one of the victim’s credit cards has been fraudulently used.
•  Investigated a disorderly conduct complaint in the Route 7 South area on Feb. 22.
•  Prevented an apparently intoxicated man from driving his vehicle on Bakery Lane on Feb. 23.
•  Launched an investigation, at the request of the Vermont Department for Children and Families, into allegations that a local juvenile had sent and received explicit images online on Feb. 23.
•  Found a man sleeping in the men’s bathroom of the Middlebury municipal building on Main Street on Feb. 23. Police told the man to leave the building.
•  Served a no-trespass order on “disgruntled” Green Mountain Power employee on Cady Road on Feb. 23.
•  Were informed of a car break-in on Weybridge Street on Feb. 24.
•  Assisted state police with a drunken driving stop on South Pleasant Street on Feb. 24.
•  Responded to a report of an “out-of-control fire” on Butternut Ridge on Feb. 25. Police said they found the fire to be safe and confined to a campfire pit.
•  Investigated a report of a woman allegedly removing “Vermont Gas” flags from the Washington Street pipeline route area on Feb. 25. Police said they were unable to find the woman.
•  Checked on a local man who had allegedly told medical officials on Feb. 25 that he was contemplating suicide. Police said they contacted the man, who did not appear to be in crisis.
•  Served a no-trespass order on Feb. 26 on a man who was not wanted at the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street on Feb. 26.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police with a motor vehicle accident on Pearson Road on Feb. 26.
•  Received a strange call on Feb. 26 from a man saying he was looking to buy crystal meth, but wound up buying a bag of heroin. The man asked police to meet him on Main Street, but he didn’t show up.
•  Served court diversion paperwork to man seen on Shannon Street with an open container of alcohol on Feb. 26.  Police said the man initially denied having and open container, but he had thrown it into a nearby yard. Police said the man eventually admitted walking with the open container.
•  Warned the hosts of a loud party at a Weybridge Street home at 1 a.m. on Feb. 26.
•  Issued court diversion paperwork to a Middlebury College student seen leaving a Weybridge Street party on Feb. 26. Police said the Middlebury College Public Safety took custody of the youth.

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