Middlebury Police Log: Jogger breaks free from alleged abductor

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are looking for a man who allegedly grabbed a woman jogger by the arm on South Street Extension at around 4:40 p.m. on Thursday, May 31.
Police said the woman was approached by two men in a grey/green, four-door vehicle. The passenger in the vehicle asked her for directions, and he allegedly grabbed her arm while she was responding, according to police. Fortunately, the woman was able to break free of the man’s grip, police said.
The passenger was described as being in his 30s, white, wearing no shirt and had short brown hair and brown eyes, according to police. The victim said the driver resembled the passenger, but was wearing a plain white T-shirt.
No further information on the vehicle or people involved is available at this time and the investigation continues, according to police. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Responded to a report of a drunken man chasing cars on Washington Street on May 28. Police returned the man to his home.
•  Received a report of an alleged assault in the Valley View Drive area on May 28. Police said the alleged victim has decided not to cooperate in the investigation.
•  Investigated a burglary at the “Ollie’s Other Place” store on Washington Street on May 29. Police said someone forced their way into the store and stole an unspecified amount of cash. Anyone with information should call police at 388-3191.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS officials with a person having a seizure in the Court Street area on May 30.
•  Responded to the Residence at Otter Creek on May 30 on a report of a person hinting at self-harm. Police spoke with the person, whose family was notified.
•  Found a missing bike that was returned to its owner at Middlebury College on May 30.
•  Deployed the drug Narcan in a successful effort to revive a man suffering a heroin overdose in the Court Street area on May 30.
•  Noted a senior class prank at Middlebury Union High School at around midnight on May 31. Students painted a shed near the school football field and labeled it in honor of Walter “TJ” Duncanson, who took his own life as a 9th-grader back in 2014 and would have graduated this month.
•  Warned a person who was carrying an open container of alcohol on the town green on June 1.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a woman in the Washington Street area on June 1 who had overdosed on her medication.
•  Responded on June 2 to the gazebo on the town green on a report of some men allegedly drinking and acting rude. Police told the men to gather their litter and leave.
•  Helped an Addison County Transit Resources driver with an “agitated” passenger who he didn’t want on the bus on June 2.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police with a domestic disturbance off Route 7 in New Haven on June 2.
•  Helped Middlebury Regional EMS officials with a man in the Seymour Street area who had made some comments about taking his own life on June 2.
•  Notified the Vermont Department for Children & Families about a possible child abuse case in the South Pleasant Street area on June 2.
•  Removed people from the town gazebo on June 2 because it was around 3 a.m. and the people has been drinking alcohol.
•  Helped a drunken man who required medical care at Porter Hospital on June 3.
•  Were informed of the theft of a bike from the Main Street area on June 3.
•  Received a report of a mother bear and three cubs near a Quarry Road home on June 3.
•  Returned a runaway dog to its owner on Court Street Extension on June 3.
•  Responded to a report that a bike had been stolen from a benefit ride event in the Buttolph Drive area on June 3. The bike is a white Moulton, with custom-made folding frame with custom accessories that include wooden hand grips. Anyone with information about this should call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
•  Found a Honda car key with Avital key fob in the Washington Street area on June 3.
•  Were informed someone had vandalized a tool box at the Middlebury State Airport on June 4.

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