Middlebury Police Log: Investigation launched into cruelty to child
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police launched an investigation on Aug. 22 into a possible case of cruelty to a child, stemming from information police they received from Porter Medical Center officials.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded to a report of a family fight near the intersection of Route 116 and Mead Lane on Aug. 21. Police said two brothers had been fighting.
• Quieted a loud party at a Valley View Drive residence on Aug. 21.
• Helped defuse a landlord-tenant dispute at a Route 7 North property on Aug. 22.
• Assisted Vermont State Police with a suspect who was allegedly combative and resisting arrest following a reported drunk driving incident on Columbus Smith Road in Salisbury on Aug. 22.
• Were asked to stand by at a Court Street home during a visit by the Vermont Department for Children & Families.
• Responded to two noise complaints at the Jayne Court apartments during the early morning hours of Aug. 22.
• Picked up a drunken man seen walking in the middle of Route 7 North in New Haven on Aug. 22. Police released the man to a sober family member.
• Checked on the welfare of a Woodland Park youth at the request of a person who had allegedly seen a Facebook post indicating the youth was going to harm herself on Aug. 22. Police said the youth was OK.
• Responded to a noise complaint at a Jayne Court residence on Aug. 22. Police said a tenant had been yelling at her barking dog.
• Responded a report about a dog being left in a hot car off Creek Road on Aug. 23.
• Helped a local woman who had reported receiving a phone call on Aug. 23 from a man purporting to be from a collection agency. The woman said she had not done business with the company in question.
• Located a man who had prematurely left Porter Hospital on Aug. 23 while being counseled for a mental health crisis. The man agreed to return to the hospital to speak with mental health counselors.
• Responded to a report of a “possible rabid cat” in the Jackson Lane area on Aug. 23. Police found the cat’s owner who maintained the animal was ill, but not rabid.
• Investigated a two-car accident on Aug. 24 at the intersection of Foote Street and Route 7 South. Police said a person in one of the vehicles sustained minor injuries.
• Got help for a woman found sleeping outside near the intersection of South Main and Academy streets on Aug. 24.
• Provided a courtesy ride (to a hotel) on Aug. 25 to an intoxicated person on Court Street Extension.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a medical call in the Jackson Lane area on Aug. 25.
• Responded to a report about a man allegedly driving a vehicle without the owner’s permission in the South Village Green neighborhood on Aug. 25.
• Responded to a noise complaint in the Marble Works complex at around 11 p.m. on Aug. 26. Police said the party was breaking up when they arrived.
• Received a report about a man sleeping off Bakery Lane — under the Cross Street Bridge — on Aug. 26. Police asked the man to move along.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a suicidal woman in the Water Street area on Aug. 26. Police said rescue officials took the woman to Porter Hospital.
• Helped a driver who had run out of gas on Route 30 on Aug. 26.
• Responded to a dispute between two Jayne Court neighbors on Aug. 27. Police said the neighbors agreed to stay away from one another.
• Took a drunken man to Porter Hospital on Aug. 27.
• Reunited a lost dog with its owner on Aug. 27.
• Cited Drew J. Thomas, 50, of Salisbury for driving under the influence (second offense) after receiving a report on Aug. 27 that he was missing. Police said they learned Thomas had driven to a yard sale in Middlebury that day. Police said they measured Thomas’s blood-alcohol content at 0.264 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
• Warned a person who was seen walking on the railroad tracks off Water Street on Aug. 27.
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