Middlebury Police Log: After blizzard police enforce parking ban
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police handled a variety of incidents between March 13 and 19, including helping motorists during last week’s snowstorm, ticketing and ordering towed cars parked in violation of the town’s winter overnight ban, and handling cases of credit theft and alleged digital blackmail.
During those seven days, Middlebury police:
• On March 13 checked the welfare of a Jayne Court resident, who was found to be OK.
• On March 13 calmed an argument outside a Mead Lane apartment building.
• On March 13 checked a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Creek Road car wash, but found no problem.
• On March 14 ticketed cars on College Street for violating the winter parking ban.
• On March 14 dealt with a drunken individual at a Washington Street residence.
• On March 14 spoke to a caller who said he had received an email with a virus used to blackmail him with personal information; police reported the case to the attorney general’s office.
• On March 14 helped with a car off the road on Exchange Street.
• On March 14 checked out a report of a low-hanging wire on Elm Street.
• On March 14 tried unsuccessfully to help a motorist start a car that was stalled under the Seymour Street rail bridge; it was finally towed.
• On March 14 helped push out a vehicle stuck in snow on Route 7.
• On March 15 ticketed and ordered towed cars on College Street for violating the winter parking ban.
• On March 15 dealt with a motor vehicle crash on Route 7.
• On March 15 helped a motorist on Seymour Street.
• On March 15 spoke with a resident who said her credit card had been fraudulently used three times since December, once to open a satellite TV account in her name.
• On March 15 went to Court Street to help an elderly man suffering from dementia.
• On March 15 helped resolve a custodial dispute on Porter Drive.
• On March 16 ticketed and ordered towed cars on Academy Street for violating the winter parking ban.
• On March 16 responded to a report of a woman yelling for help on North Pleasant Street and discovered a child needed medical attention; the child was taken to Porter Hospital.
• On March 16 spoke to a Valley View resident who believed a court order was being violated, a belief police determined was not true.
• On March 17 went to Cornwall to help Vermont State Police with a drunk-driving case.
• On March 17 went to a North Pleasant Street address to check the welfare of a resident, who was found to be fine.
• On March 17 received a report of possible child abuse and neglect and contacted the Department for Children and Families; police said an investigation is ongoing.
• On March 17 quieted a loud college party on Cross Street.
• On March 17 looked into the alleged theft of a vehicle from Seminary Street; police determined it had been towed by the property’s owner.
• On March 17 discussed with a person who felt threatened what the person’s options were.
• On March 17 assisted with a child custody dispute on Washington Street.
• On March 17 removed an unwanted male from a Court Street apartment and issued him a no-trespass order.
• On March 18 assisted a suicidal female.
• On March 18 responded to a reported domestic dispute on Case Street and determined it was an argument between neighbors during which each party accused the other of assault; police said an investigation continues.
• On March 18 received a request for a welfare check for children at a Route 7 address because the caller believed there was an order in place preventing a person there from being near her children; police said there was no such order.
• On March 19 dealt with a motorist driving away from a Court Street gas station without paying for gas.
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