Middlebury Police Log: Police look into recent burglaries

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police probed two reported burglaries on April 6.
The first incident involved the theft of a chainsaw at Happy Valley Orchards on Quarry Road. In the second case, police said someone forced their way into the offices of Vermont Natural Ag Products off Lower Foote Street, where the culprit(s) stole an unspecified amount of cash.
Anyone with information on these cases is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Helped Middlebury Regional EMS with a drunken man on Washington Street on April 3.
•  Were informed that someone drove away from the Middlebury Short Stop on South Street Extension on April 3 without paying for the gas they pumped.
•  Helped Middlebury Regional EMS with a drunken woman in the Jayne Court area on April 3.
•  Responded to a noise complaint at a North Pleasant Street residence on April 4.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS in reaching a patient inside a locked Seminary Street home on April 4.
•  Were informed of the theft of a duffle bag from in front of the South Village Green apartments on April 4.
•  Ticketed a woman for possession of marijuana near the intersection of Court Street Extension and Rogers Road on April 5.
•  Disposed of a syringe found in a parking lot off Court Street Extension on April 5.
•  Spoke with a local juvenile who was refusing to go to school on April 5.
•  Contacted Green Mountain Power to tend to some downed power lines near the intersection of Case Street and North Forty Lane on April 6.
•  Assisted with a property dispute involving former roommates at a Court Street residence on April 6.
•  Investigated the possible violation of an abuse prevention order in the Court Street Extension area on April 7.
•  Were informed of the theft of a wallet from Middlebury College campus on April 7.
•  Responded to a juvenile complaint on Kings Row on April 7.
•  Stood by while a mom picked up her children from her estranged husband’s home off Halladay Road on April 8.
•  Investigated a possible attempted break-in at an Evergreen Lane home on April 8. Police said someone had apparently pried open a screen over a window, but did not make it onto the porch inside.
•  Responded to a report of a dead deer on Route 7 South on April 8. Police said someone had pulled the deer remains to the side of the road by the time officers arrived.
•  Investigated allegations that someone had stolen cash and medicine from an unlocked vehicle parked at the Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects lot off Boardman Street on April 8.
•  Helped a local woman get an abuse prevention order against her husband on April 8.
•  Received a report of a vehicle stuck in a Mill Street resident’s yard on April 8. Police said the driver had been unable to get his vehicle out of the yard and had slept in his car until he could call a tow truck the following morning.
•  Helped Middlebury College Public Safety with a drunken non-student on campus on April 8.
•  Traced the owners of what police described as “multiple items” found in the water near the footbridge in Otter View Park off Weybridge Street on April 9.
•  Received a complaint about a vehicle driving on a Cady Road resident’s lawn on April 9.
•  Received a debit card that someone had found on Seymour Street on April 9.
•  Interviewed a worker at a Court Street Extension business who said a male customer had been making sexually suggestive comments to her on April 9. She requested that a no-trespass order be filed against the man.
•  Offered advice on April 9 to a Rutland resident who had recently purchased an aggressive dog from a Middlebury resident.
•  Cited John Schmidt, 52, of Ballston Spa, N.Y., for driving under the influence, following a traffic stop on Route 30 on April 9.

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