Middlebury Police Log: Resident submits sexual assault kit

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police picked up an anonymously submitted sexual assault tracking kit from an East Main Street residence on July 26.
Police said the kit has been place into evidence and the matter is under investigation.
In recent action, Middlebury police:
•  Referred a local woman to mental health services on July 16 after she alleged hearing multiple gunshots and reported multiple people had tried to get into her Court Street apartment.
•  Helped Middlebury Regional EMS officials with a man who had injured himself in a fall on South Pleasant Street on July 17.
•  Cautioned two men and a woman who were allegedly shouting obscenities at each other in Otter View Park on July 17.
•  Responded to a noise complaint in the John Graham Court housing development on July 18. Police said they told residents to turn down their music.
•  Checked on a local woman on July 18 who had allegedly talked about potentially harming herself. Police referred the woman to the Counseling Service of Addison County.
•  Served a no-trespass order on July 18 on a man who was not wanted on Middlebury College grounds.
•  Served a no-trespass order on July 18 on a drunken man who had refused to leave Two Brothers Tavern on Main Street on July 18. Police also took the man to Burlington for detox services.
•  Warned a man who had allegedly tried to start a campfire on Middlebury College property off Freeman Way on July 18. Police served the man with a no-trespass order for the campus.
•  Received a report on July 19 that someone had hacked into the Rouse Tire Sale’s checking account in order to illegally access funds. The case remains under investigation, police said.
•  Were informed of the alleged theft of a walking stick from a tenant at the Residence at Otter Creek on July 19.
•  Assisted state police at the scene of a family fight off Route 73 on July 19.
•  Assisted Middlebury firefighters at the scene of a brush fire off Case Street on July 20.
•  Received a report on July 20 of a company allegedly withdrawing money from a local resident’s account without the resident’s permission. The investigation continues.
•  Helped Vermont State Police screen a driver for possible drunk driving on South Main Street on July 20.
•  Helped Middlebury Regional EMS care for a woman who had overdosed on medication in the Cedar Court area on July 21.
•  Helped Middlebury firefighters at the scene of a fire on Brookside Avenue on July 21.
•  Investigated a complaint about an argument between some Water Street neighbors on July 21.
•  Helped a local man who had been receiving unwanted phone calls on July 21.
•  Responded on July 21 to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on Court Street Extension during which one of the drivers sustained what police termed a “minor injury.” Police said the driver was treated at Porter Hospital and quickly released.
•  Received a report on July 21 of parents allegedly being cruel to their children on the Court Street Extension area on July 21. The matter is under investigation, according to police.
•  Were asked to check on the safety of a man allegedly seen sleeping on the railroad tracks near the Marble Works complex during the afternoon of July 22. Police said they checked the area and found a man and woman safely sleeping in the grass near the footbridge that links the Marble Works to Frog Hollow.
•  Received a report on July 22 that someone had vandalized Mister Ups Restaurant.
•  Were asked on July 22 to check on the welfare of a Kings Row resident who hadn’t been seen by neighbors for a couple of days. Police said they located the man at the hospital.
•  Warned a Short Shannon Street resident on July 22 about a violation of the town’s noise ordinance.
•  Received a report that someone had damages a device at the municipal pump station off Bakery Lane on July 23.
•  Were informed on July 24 that someone had allegedly taken an inspection sticker off a local vehicle.
•  Told a homeless couple on July 24 that camping was not permitted in the woods off Maple Street.
•  Investigated a report of a stolen check being cashed at National Bank of Middlebury on July 25.
•  Responded to a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident in the Seymour Street area on July 25.
•  Received a report of money being fraudulently withdrawn from a bank account by an ex-spouse on July 25.
•  Were informed someone stole a tool chest and tools from an unlocked building on Lower Foote Street on July 25. The matter remains under investigation.
•  Responded to a two-vehicle accident, with injuries, on Route 7 South on July 26. Police said both drivers were taken to Porter Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
•  Assisted in resolving a child custody dispute at a Seymour Street residence on July 27. Police said a mother was refusing to transfer a child over to the father. Per court order, the mother eventually turned over the child, according to police.
•  Removed a man from the town green on July 27. Municipal ordinance calls for the green to be vacant at night.
•  Took into protective custody a drunken man who had trespassed at a North Pleasant Street apartment on July 28. Police later turned the man over to a family member.
•  Responded to a complaint about a barking dog at a Brookside Drive home during the early morning hours of July 28.
•  Asked the local dog warden to pick up a dog that had been running loose on Chateau Road on July 28.
•  Responded to what witnesses described as a “heated argument” between multiple people in the Case Street area on July 29. Police, who separated the parties, said the argument was over a real estate issue.
•  Received a report that someone stole some saddlebags and other equipment from a motorcycle parked near Mister Ups Restaurant on Bakery Lane on July 29.

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