Middlebury Police Log: Police look into bombing threat
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police interviewed two Champlain Valley Academy students who had allegedly talked about bombing the Catamount Park school after having been disciplined for behavioral issues on April 13.
Police said they believed the students were not serious about carrying through on the alleged threat, and they called Counseling Service of Addison County officials to intervene in the case. School officials vowed to take further action against the students, police said.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Received a report a wallet had been stolen from the Middlebury College gym on South Main Street on April 10.
• Were informed on April 10 that the Middlebury American Legion had received some bad checks.
• Asked the Middlebury Fire Department Technical Rescue team to check on some youths who had allegedly been playing near the Otter Creek Falls on April 11.
• Helped Middlebury firefighters at the scene of a vehicle fire on Route 125 East near Ripton on April 11.
• Helped Bristol police with their pursuit of a vehicle that ended on Cobble Road in Middlebury on April 11.
• Investigated an illegal dumping complaint on Creek Road on April 11.
• Were informed on April 11 someone had cashed some voided checks belonging to a Washington Street resident.
• Checked on the welfare of a local youth believed to have been considering self-harming on April 12. Police said the youth was OK.
• Cited Kevin O. Narine, 22, of the Bronx, N.Y., for unlawful trespass on Middlebury College grounds on April 13.
• Investigated a report of a driver leaving the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Merchants Row and Main Street on April 13. Police are still looking for one of the drivers.
• Were informed someone had entered a Heritage Circle resident’s unlocked garage to steal some items from the resident’s unlocked vehicle. Police warn residents to always lock their vehicles and to not leave any valuables in plain sight.
• Were informed of the theft of a pair of flip-flops from Mendy’s clothing store on Main Street on April 13.
• Received a report of a car stolen from a Cottage Lane residence on April 13. The vehicle is described as a green Honda Accord 2000, with Vermont registration number FTD104. The vehicle was still missing as of early this week.
• Responded to the untimely death of a 71-year-old man at a Forrest Lane residence on April 13. Police said John McLaughlin of Leicester was pronounced dead of apparent natural causes.
• Responded to a noise complaint at a Court Street apartment on April 13. Police said the resident had dropped a TV, thus causing the loud noise.
• Were informed on April 13 that someone had egged a vehicle parked off Valley View on April 13.
• Cited Rachael Carter, 21, of Middlebury for petit larceny, in connection with an alleged incident at Kinney Drug on Court Street on April 13.
• Received a report about a local traffic control official allegedly being harassed by two women in the Merchants Row area on April 14. Police said one of the women alleged the traffic control official assaulted her. The matter remains under investigation, according to police.
• Received a report about a man allegedly soliciting a woman for sexual favors near the intersection of Weybridge Street and Pulp Mill Road on April 14. Police said the man was gone when they arrived.
• Responded to a report of a loud party on South Main Street on April 14.
• Checked on the welfare of a suicidal man in the downtown area on April 14. Police said the man was OK.
• Responded to two separate noise complaints about a college student party at a Washington Street residence on April 15.
• Responded to a dispute involving some Piper Road neighbors on April 15.
• Assisted Middlebury firefighters on April 15 at the scene of a brush fire on Delancy Lane that had been moving toward an occupied home. Authorities evacuated residents and had them move their cars out of the path of the fire, which firefighters brought under control.
• Responded on April 16 to a motorcycle crash on Route 116 in which the driver sustained what police believe was a serious foot injury. Police said the accident occurred near the intersection with Cady Road, and resulted in the temporary closure of Route 116. The driver was taken to the University of Vermont Medical Center, according to police.
• Met with the parent of an out-of-control 8-year-old child on April 16.
• Received a report about a verbal argument between a couple at the Middlebury Short Stop on Court Street Extension on April 16.
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