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Middlebury Police Log: Police rescue teen stuck in Chipman Hill tower

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police assisted local firefighters at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, in rescuing a youth who had climbed the radio tower on Chipman Hill and couldn’t get back down.
Police took the youth to Porter Medical Center to meet with representatives of the Counseling Service of Addison County.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Assisted at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on Case Street on May 7 involving two Middlebury police cruisers and a Dodge Durango truck. As previously reported by the Independent, the two cruisers were headed to a reported domestic dispute on Mead Lane when a southbound Durango driven by 40-year-old Patrick Chaffee of East Middlebury struck the rear driver’s side of the lead police car, driven by Officer Connor Sousa. The truck then went sideways into the northbound lane and was struck by the following police car, driven by Officer Kevin Emilio. Emilio and Chaffee were taken to Porter Hospital; Emilio had surgery on his leg and is still recovering from injuries sustained in the crash, including a broken ankle.
Vermont State Police, who are investigating the crash, said drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor in this crash. This case remains under investigation
•  Recovered, from a Route 7 South parking lot, a trailer that had been reported stolen from Franklin County on May 7.
•  Helped a South Village Green resident who reported a missing FedEx package on May 8.
•  Served an Addison County Family Court order on a local man on May 8.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a local man on May 8.
•  Ticketed two Middlebury Union High School students for being minors in possession of tobacco on campus on May 8.
•  Informed state court officials on May 8 about unexcused school absences logged by nine Middlebury Union Middle School students.
•  Made note on May 9 of three Mary Hogan Elementary students with unexcused absences.
•  Were informed on May 9 that someone had torn/cut three window screens at the Ilsley Library.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a suspected overdose patient outside of Two Brothers Tavern on Main Street on May 10.
•  Began an investigation into a possible ATM fraud case in the Court Street Extension area on May 10.
•  Warned a couple about sleeping under the Cross Street Bridge not to do so on May 10.
•  Investigated a reckless driving complaint on Foote Street on May 10.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS in helping a person who had overdosed on medication at the South Village Green apartments on May 11.
•  Responded with Vermont State Police and Middlebury firefighters to a report of a vehicle fire off Seymour Street on May 11.
•  Served a no-trespass order on May 11 on a woman who had been sleeping in a parking lot off Valley View Road.
•  Served a no-trespass order on May 11 on some people who had been camping in the Chipman Hill area on May 11.
•  Referred to state officials on May 11 the case of a Mary Hogan Elementary School student who had missed what they said was “many” days of school.
•  Responded to a report of a MUMS student threatening self-harm on May 11. Police took the student to meet with the district’s crisis team.
•  Helped MUMS officials deal with a student who had been misbehaving on May 11.
•  Responded to a noise complaint in the Washington Street area on May 12. Police said they asked a large group of Middlebury College students to turn down their music.
•  Investigated a vandalism complaint at the Creek Road Laser Wash on May 12.
•  Responded to a report of cows in the roadway at the intersection of Foote Street and Route 7 South on May 12. Police said the cows were returned to their barn.

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