Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate money scam

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report on Sept. 26 of an out-of-state individual convincing a Middlebury College employee to transfer what authorities simply described as a “large sum” of the college’s money into a bank account.
Fortunately, the college was able to recover the money that had been transferred, according to police.
Authorities are warning people to be wary of people or companies requesting money transfers.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Were informed someone had stolen a blue R&L recycling bin from the side of Seymour Street Extension on Sept. 24.
•  Responded to a multi-vehicle collision, resulting in minor injuries to three people, at the intersection of Route 7 North and Exchange Street on Sept. 24. Police said the accident occurred when a vehicle rear-ended another vehicle as it was turning from Route 7 onto Exchange Street. The three slightly injured people were taken to Porter Hospital, police said.
•  Responded to a dispute on Sept. 25 between some Foster Circle neighbors concerning some “safe dig” flags.
•  Responded to a dispute between some Halladay Road neighbors on Sept. 25.
•  Were informed of the theft of some marijuana plants allegedly stolen from the back yard of a Washington Street Extension residence on Sept. 25.
•  Assisted with traffic control for a tractor-trailer truck that had broken down on Case Street on Sept. 25.
•  Helped a Jayne Court resident get rid of a guest who was refusing to leave her apartment on Sept. 25.
•  Received a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident on Court Street in Sept. 26.
•  Responded to a noise complaint in the South Village Green neighborhood on Sept. 27.
•  Received a report from the Vermont Department For Children & Families about a man who was allegedly threatening suicide in the South Village Green neighborhood on Sept. 27. Police said the man was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment.
•  Responded to reports of loud parties in the Weybridge and Seymour Street Extension areas on Sept. 28.
•  Found a minor in possession of tobacco on Middlebury Union High School grounds on Sept. 28.
•  Assisted the Counseling Service of Addison County with a client who was refusing to enter her residence in Birchard Park on Sept. 28.
•  Provided a courtesy ride to a woman who was sitting near North Pleasant Street on Sept. 28.
•  Responded to a report of an out-of-control student at Mary Hogan Elementary School on Sept. 28.
•  Told a Skyline Lane resident to turn down their loud music on Sept. 28.
•  Responded to a dispute between some Cross Street residents over the sale of a bicycle on Sept. 28. Police said the parties agreed to work out their problem.
•  Checked on a report of a person allegedly seen walking in the middle of Exchange Street on Sept. 30.
•  Investigated a reported theft from Aubuchon Hardware on Sept. 30. Police said the culprit stole an electrical outlet tester.
•  Responded to a report of a 3-year-old child alone near the edge of Creek Road on Sept. 30. Police helped reunite the child and parents.
•  Broke up an argument between a man and woman on Elm Street on Sept. 30.

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