Middlebury Police Log: Police attend to domestic incidents, woman injured by her car

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a Colonial Drive home on July 17 on a report of a woman injured by her own vehicle. Police said the woman had been experiencing mechanical problems with her car but was able to bring it to a stop at the crest of her driveway.
As she was trying to diagnose the problem near the rear of the vehicle, the car began to roll backward and knocked her to the ground before it stopped at an embankment alongside the driveway, police said.
Fortunately, the woman’s injuries were minor and she was released after receiving treatment at Porter Hospital, according to authorities.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Responded to as domestic dispute at a Case Street residence on July 17. Police said the couple separated for the evening.
•  Checked on the welfare of a Court Street resident on July 17 at the request of Counseling Service of Addison County officials.
•  Investigated an unlawful mischief complaint on Route 7 North on July 17.
•  Helped Vermont State Police locate a runaway minor in the Seymour Street area on July 17.
•  Investigated a report of a person — possibly suffering from mental health issues — allegedly staying within the burned ruins of the Blue Spruce Motel on Route 7 South on July 18.
•  Helped a South Street resident with an injured rabbit on July 18.
•  Investigated separate reports on July 18 of two-vehicle crashes on East Main Street and Washington Street. No one was hurt in either accident, police said.
•  Responded to the untimely death of a man at the parking lot of the Drop-In Brewery on Route 7 South on July 18. Police identified the man — who had experienced a heart attack — as Donald Hoagland, 62, of Westfield, Mass. Read a story on this episode by clicking here.
•  Investigated a report of an unwanted person at a Route 7 motel on July 18.
•  Launched an investigation into a report of a man allegedly exposing himself to a woman in the Washington Street area on July 19.
•  Checked the welfare of a local juvenile who had posted a suicide-related comment on Facebook on July 19.  Police said the youth was not suicidal.
•  Responded to a complaint about a barking dog in the Exchange Street area on July 20.
•  Helped reunite a dog with its Seymour Street owner on July 20.
•  Interviewed a College Street business owner on July 20 about a suspected embezzlement incident. The case remains under investigation.
•  Conducted a welfare check on a man at an East Main Street area on July 21. Police said the man was OK.
•  Were informed of a theft from Shaw’s Supermarket on July 23. Police said the incident is still being investigated.
•  Helped Middlebury Regional EMS with a suicidal woman in the Water Street area on July 22.
•  Helped emergency response authorities with a drunken man in the Ossie Road area on July 22.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a family member of a patient who was becoming out of control on Buttolph Drive on July 23.  Police said the family member calmed down upon their arrival.

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