Middlebury: Tech gear taken from planes at airport

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are investigating the theft of radio and navigation equipment from some airplanes at the Middlebury State Airport on Aug. 13. Sgt. Mike Christopher said two planes were targeted and that the perpetrators did not force entry into either of them.
Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Responded to a report of some hypodermic needles found under the Cross Street Bridge on Aug. 13.
•  Responded to a verbal dispute between a man and woman in the Court Street area on Aug. 13.
•  Searched in vain for two men who were allegedly seen looking into cars for potential theft opportunities at The Centre parking lot of Court Street Extension on Aug. 13.
•  Assisted a parent whose 10-year-old child had allegedly become assaultive at a Court Street residence on Aug. 13. Police said they took the child to speak with Counseling Service of Addison County officials.
•  Investigated a reported shoplifting incident at Hannaford supermarket on Aug. 14. Police said the suspect fled after he was confronted by store security.
•  Responded to a report of a man attempting to buy alcohol at the Middlebury Short Stop on Court Street using a fake identification card on Aug. 15.
•  Took into protective custody a “very intoxicated” couple who had allegedly been arguing in the Court Street area on Aug. 15. Police said the man was released to a sober friend, while the woman was taken to the Chittenden County Correctional Center after having been refused admission to a detox facility.
•  Were informed on Aug. 15 someone had smashed the windshield of a vehicle parked at South Village Green in order to steal camping equipment and other items that were inside.
•  Cited Eloy Huamanchumo, 32, of Fair Lawn, N.J., for a driving offense. On March 12, 2019, Huamanchumo pleaded to a charge of gross negligent operation.
•  Received a report of someone allegedly sending some revealing photos of a local juvenile via Snapchat on Aug. 16. The case remains under investigation.
•  Responded to a noise complaint in the School House Hill Road area on Aug. 17.
•  Took a woman to Porter Hospital for treatment of minor injuries following a two-vehicle crash on Court Street on Aug. 17.
•  Responded, with Middlebury Regional EMS staff, to a report of an unresponsive woman at a Court Street residence on Aug. 17. Police said the woman was taken to Porter Hospital.
•  Investigated a possible break-in at a North Pleasant Street residence on Aug. 17. Police said nothing appeared to be missing and there were no signs of forced entry.
•  Responded to the Ciderstock celebration at Woodchuck Hard Cider off Exchange Street on Aug. 18 on a report of a domestic assault. Police said their investigation revealed no assault had taken place, but they did turn over a drunken man to a sober person.
•  Received a report about a youth trying to buy alcohol at Hannaford supermarket using a fake ID on Aug. 18.
•  Were unable to find a drunken man who had allegedly been walking along Seymour Street on Aug. 18.
•  Were informed of the theft of a Fuse 6 Fattie bicycle from Merchants Row on Aug. 18. Police continue to investigate the matter.
•  Assisted public works crews with a water main break on Court Street on Aug. 18.
•  Responded to a noise complaint on the village green during the evening of Aug. 19. Police told the people in question to quiet down.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with an injured cyclist on Aug. 19.
•  Responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a Meadow Way residence on Aug. 19. Police said a parent and child were having an argument.
Editor’s note: This story was updated after its original posting to reflect the outcome of a court hearing.

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