Middlebury Police Log: Two sent to hospital after Case Street crash

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a collision between a dump truck and motorcycle, with injuries, on Case Street on the evening of Monday, Aug. 28.
As previously reported in the Independent, the accident occurred when a northbound motorcycle struck a northbound dump truck that was turning into a driveway at 4961 Case St. The motorcycle driver was George Thomas, 22, of Bristol, who became pinned beneath the truck and sustained “significant injuries,” according to police. His passenger — Alyse Wanke, 21, of Leicester — was thrown from motorcycle and was also seriously hurt, according to Middlebury Police Chief Tom Hanley.
Both Thomas and Wanke were initially taken to Porter Hospital, then to University of Vermont Medical Center for treatment of their injuries.
The truck — which was towing a trailer bearing an excavator — was being driven by Matthew DeBisschop, who was unhurt, according to authorities.
Middlebury police were assisted at the scene by the Middlebury Fire Department and the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles Commercial Motor Vehicle Team.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Served a restraining order on a Seminary Street man on Aug. 28.
•  Responded to dispute between some Jayne Court neighbors on Aug. 28.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a suicidal woman in the Water Street area on Aug. 28.
•  Investigated a noise complaint at a Jayne Court residence on Aug. 28. Police said a man was yelling at someone over the phone.
•  Received a report on Aug. 28 about a suitcase found leaning against a stop sign near the People’s Bank building at South Village Green. Police said the suitcase was empty.
•  Received a report from a man who said “some type of object struck his vehicle” as he was driving southbound on Route 7 North on Aug. 28. Police were unable to locate the object.
•  Were informed of the theft of an unspecified amount of money from a vehicle parked off South Main Street on Middlebury College campus on Aug. 28.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police on Aug. 29 with the arrest of a woman on North Pleasant Street who was allegedly in possession of heroin and cocaine. State police cited Jessie-Mae Decosta; see details in Vermont State Police log.
•  Served a restraining order on a man in the Charles Avenue area on Aug. 29.
•  Assisted state police with an arrest in the South Pleasant Street area on Aug. 29.
•  Contacted a trash hauler who had drawn a noise complaint in the East Middlebury area on Aug. 29.
•  Initiated an investigation into an alleged sexual assault on Aug. 30 based on a complaint from someone in the Mead Lane area.
•  Assisted a Court Street resident who reported being harassed via text message. Police learned the text was related to a custody issue and urged the complainant to go to Addison County Family Court to resolve the issue.
•  Served a stalking order on a local man on Aug. 30.
•  Received a report about a woman allegedly “tearing down signs” on Cross Street on Aug. 30. Police said they were unable to find the woman.
•  Gave a ride to a woman seen walking in a ditch along Route 7 North at around 10 p.m. on Aug. 31.
•  Spoke with the owner of a barking dog in the Case Street area on Aug. 31.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a man in the Court Street area on Aug. 31.
•  Investigated an unattended backpack left on Washington Street on Aug. 31. Police said the owner had forgotten it and picked it up.
•  Were informed of the theft of a propane tank from a gas grill at a Weybridge Street residence on Aug. 31.
•  Were informed of the theft of a Homelite chainsaw from a vehicle parked off Seymour Street on Aug. 31.
•  Investigated a two-vehicle crash on Court Street Extension on Sept. 1. Police said no one was injured.
•  Found, and returned, a runaway on behalf of the Vermont State Police on Sept. 1. Police said they found the person at a John Graham Court residence.
•  Responded to a report of a man yelling and swearing outside of a Court Street residence on Sept. 1. Police said the man was upset over a purchase he had made.
•  Investigated a report of a person leaving the scene of an accident on Court Street on Sept. 1.
•  Assisted Middlebury Union High School administrators with a youth on Sept. 1.
•  Received a report about gunshots allegedly being fired near a South Gorham Lane residence on Sept. 1. Police said they were unable to locate the origin of the shots.
•  Helped Vergennes police with a suspect in custody at Porter Hospital on Sept. 1.
•  Responded to a report of an unwanted, drunken man at a Court Street store on Sept. 2. Police told the man to stay away from the store.
•  Helped fire officials at the scene of a car fire in the South Main Street area on Sept. 2.
•  Were informed of the theft of a flowerpot from a Mill Street location on Sept. 2.
•  Responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at the Frank Mahady Courthouse on Sept. 2.
•  Responded to a report on Sept. 3 of siding in the roadway at the intersection of Court Street and Creek Road.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS officials with a drunken man in the Weybridge Street area on Sept. 3.

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