Middlebury Police Log: Police deal with thefts and bears

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on June 5 were informed of the theft of an unspecified number of lottery tickets from the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street. Police continue to investigate the complaint.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Served a restraining order on a local man on June 4.
•  Tried to investigate an allegation of a man threatening a woman on North Pleasant Street on June 5, but the complainant was gone when police arrived.
•  Received reports of littering in the Main Street area on June 6 and 7.
•  Were informed someone had allegedly stolen a stove from a storage unit on Exchange Street on June 6.
•  Received a report that a black, 2014 Subaru vehicle had been stolen from a parking spot on Short Shannon Street on June 6. The license plate number is HDT372.
•  Investigated a reported illegal burn in the Commodore Way area on June 7.
•  Assisted a woman who on June 7 said some money was missing from her Methodist Lane apartment.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a local man on June 7.
•  Responded to a report of some Middlebury College graduates speaking loudly on the front porch of a South Street residence on June 8. The group agreed to take the conversation inside the home.
•  Responded to a domestic dispute at the Briarwood Apartments off Valley View Drive on June 8. Police calmed the situation.
•Assisted Vermont State Police in escorting the Middlebury Union High School girls’ lacrosse team bus back to the campus following its Division I championship victory on June 8.
•  Helped a Quarry Road family with an unruly juvenile on June 9.
•  Responded to a dispute between some Jackson Lane neighbors on June 9.
•  Ticketed multiple vehicles parked illegally on Buttolph Drive on June 9, during MUHS graduation at the Memorial Sports Center.
•  Investigated a report of a vehicle allegedly damaging the door of a residential building on Court Street on June 9.
•  Found a very intoxicated Middlebury College alum on Bakery Lane on June 9. Middlebury College Public Safety took charge of the man, according to local police.
•  Received a report of a mother bear and her three cubs taking refuge in a tree in the Buttolph Acres housing development on June 10. Witnesses reported the bears were in the tree for several hours. Vermont State Police and Vermont Fish & Wildlife officials were also called to the scene. The bears ultimately made their way down and left the scene. (Click here to read our story about the Buttolph Acres bears.)
•  Took into protective custody a very intoxicated woman found walking in the middle of Route 125 in Cornwall on June 10. Police turned the woman over to Vermont State Police, who took her to receive detox treatment.
•  Found a black iPhone in a black Otterbox case on Court Square on June 10.
•  Responded to the Sears store on Exchange Street on June 10 on a report of a customer upset about a recently purchased item.
•  Assisted a local resident with a child custody issue in the Washington Street area on June 10.
•  Found an untended brush pile burning in the Painter Road area on June 10.

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