Middlebury Police Log: Two women cited for retail theft

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Kayla Fitzgerald, 29, of Plymouth and Erica Fitzgerald, 29, of Pittsford for retail theft, after they allegedly tried to leave the Hannaford’s supermarket June 18 with a cart of merchandise they hadn’t purchased.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Temporarily grounded a trailer that was hauling some farm equipment on Route 7 North during the evening of June 18. Police said they took that action because the trailer had no functioning taillights or brake lights. The farmer was allowed to resume towing the trailer during daylight the next day.
•  Were informed of the theft of two signs from a Case Street farm stand on June 18.
•  Received a report of a bear eating from a bird feeder on the porch of a Dwire Circle home in Buttolph Acres on June 18.
•  Investigated a report of a verbal dispute at a Methodist Lane home on June 18.
•  Interviewed a Case Street resident who was allegedly the target of a phone scam on June 18.
•  Received a report about an ex-spouse allegedly hacking into a local resident’s financial account on June 18.
•  Investigated a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident on Brookside Drive on June 18.
•  Assisted Vergennes police on June 20 in locating some people believed to have been involved in a theft in the Little City.
•  Received a report on June 20 that a 3-year-old child was missing from his Brookside Drive home. Police said the child was located safe at the Briarwood Apartments.
•  Investigated a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident on Washington Street on June 20.
•  Met on June 20 with a local citizen who complained of being harassed.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a local man on June 20.
•  Helped Vermont State Police at the scene of a car crash on Route 30 in Cornwall on June 20.
•  Cited Jason Bohler, 48, of Bristol for leaving the scene of an accident on June 21 after he allegedly drove into a ditch on South Main Street and in the process damaged a state sign and a mailbox.
•  Assisted a Residence at Otter Creek resident who had received what is believed to have been a threatening drawing on June 21.
•  Responded to a report of downed utility lines on Mead Lane on June 21.
•  Received a tip about a “possible drug deal” taking place at the gazebo on the town green on June 21. Police interviewed the suspects, who were not selling drugs.
•  Were informed that someone drove away from the Middlebury Mobil Short Stop on Court Street Extension without paying for gasoline on June 22.
•  Arrested Shawna Thorpe, 37, of Pittsford on an outstanding arrest warrant on North Pleasant Street on June 22.
•  Received a complaint on June 23 from a Lower Foote Street resident about a potential phone scam.
•  Received a report about a person allegedly hanging out in the town gazebo outside of park hours on June 23.
•  Received a report about a possible sexual assault in the Airport Road area on June 24. Police said the matter is under investigation.
•  Launched an investigation on June 24 into an alleged domestic assault reported by a man in the Airport Road area.
•  Were informed that a vehicle had been keyed while parked off Court Street on June 24.
•  Issued a no-trespass order on June 24 on a local person.
•  Searched in vain for a motorcyclist who had reportedly been driving erratically on Valley View Drive on June 24.
•  Investigated a report of a man sleeping in the portico of a South Pleasant Street church on June 24.

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