Middlebury Police Log for Sept. 13

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Todd Brigham, 27, of Whiting and Devin Lowell, 26, of Orwell for theft of services, following an incident at Two Brothers Tavern on Main Street on Sept. 5.
Police allege the pair left the tavern without paying their bill.
Law enforcement authorities said they also cited Brigham for driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said Brigham declined to submit to a breath test to establish blood-alcohol content.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Responded to a motorcycle accident on Lower Plains Road on Sept. 3. Police said the driver sustained minor injuries when he crashed his bike after a dog ran into the roadway.
•  Received a report that a purse had allegedly been stolen from someone at the Residence at Otter Creek on Sept. 4.
•  Investigated a report of a peace symbol being spray-painted on an exterior wall of the Ilsley Public Library on Main Street on Sept. 5.
•  Were informed on Sept. 5 that someone had “slightly damaged” the communications box outside the municipal building.
•  Launched an investigation on Sept. 6 into a recent, alleged assault at the Middlebury Teen Center off Mary Hogan Drive.
•  Responded to a noise complaint at a Court Street residence on Sept. 6.
•  Assisted a local woman on Sept. 6 who alleged her credit card had been fraudulently used out of state.
•  Were informed that a blue Schwinn bicycle had been stolen from the Evergreen House on Court Street on Sept. 6.
•  Received a report that a 65-inch Sony flat-screen television had been stolen from Middlebury College campus on Sept. 6. Police declined to specify the exact location of the theft, saying it might compromise the ongoing investigation.
•  Cited Richard Murray, 51, of Middlebury for reckless endangerment on Sept. 7 after he allegedly pointed a pellet rifle at the Middlebury United Methodist Church on Sept. 7. Police allege Murray was intoxicated at the time and believe he might have been trying to get a better look at the church through the scope. Murray is scheduled to answer to the citation on Nov. 19, according to police.
•  Cited Ryan P. Prim, 20, of Bristol for a criminal count of driving with a suspended license, after investigating a report of two motorcyclists allegedly driving erratically on Route 7 South on Sept. 7.
•  Responded to a panhandling complaint on Route 7 South on Sept. 7.
•  Responded to a verbal dispute between some people in the Jackson Lane area on Sept. 7.
•  Were informed about a potential case of someone stealing and forging a payroll check from a mailbox on Court Street on Sept. 7. Police continue to investigate the case.
•  Received another report of check being stolen and possibly forged, this one from a Quarry Road business on Sept. 7.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a man in the Route 7 South area on Sept. 7.
•  Were informed of the suspected theft of a vehicle from a Route 7 North driveway on Sept. 7.  Police said the missing car is a green/light gray Cadillac XTS, with Vermont registration HFS318.
•  Conducted a welfare check on Sept. 7 on a local woman feared to be suicidal.
•  Assisted a local woman on Sept. 8 who said a woman had been harassing her.
•  Helped Middlebury Regional EMS with a sick patient in the Boardman Street area on Sept. 8.
•  Helped revive an overdose patient in the Jackson Lane neighborhood on Sept. 9. Police said they arrived at the scene to find a person performing CPR on the patient. Police administered Narcan, which revived the patient, whom Middlebury Regional EMS took to Porter Hospital.
•  Assisted Porter officials with a person that wouldn’t leave the hospital on Sept. 9.
•  Helped Vermont State Police on Sept. 9 on Route 125 in Cornwall at the scene of a fatal collision between a pickup truck and a Cornwall Fire Department utility vehicle (see related story in Section A).
•  Mediated a landlord-tenant dispute at a home off School House Hill Road on Sept. 9.
•  Cited Joseph Cumbo, 66, who is homeless, for a count of aggravated operation of a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, following an investigation on Sept. 9. Police said authorities in Nassau Village, N.Y., stopped Cumbo for a traffic violation and determined the vehicle wasn’t his. Police said they traced the vehicle to a Middlebury resident.
•  Searched in vain on Court Street for an alleged impaired driver on Sept. 10.

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