Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate sexual assault

Middlebury police are reminding drivers that the town’s winter parking ban takes effect Nov. 1 and extends through April 1. The ban prohibits parking between midnight and 6 a.m. on town streets and in municipal parking lots. Vehicles parked in violation of these rules are subject to ticketing, towing, and impounding at the owner’s expense. There are designated areas in the lower municipal lot off of Bakery Lane and the Frog Hollow Lot on Mill Street that are excluded from the parking ban. Signs are posted in the exclusion area.
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Oct. 23 retrieved a sexual assault evidence kit from Porter Hospital on Oct. 23. Police said the case remains under investigation.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Responded to a report of someone illegally dumping their trash in the Halladay Road area on Oct. 22.
•  Investigated a report of a possible gunshot in the Court Street area on Oct. 23. Officers checked area and found no evidence of a firearm being discharged.
•  Responded to a three-vehicle collision on Route 7 South on Oct. 23. Police said one of the drivers was treated for unspecified injuries at Porter Hospital.
•  Interviewed parties in a possible child abuse case in the Elm Street area on Oct. 23. Police determined no crime had been committed, and have referred the incident to the Vermont Department for Children & Families.
•  Ticketed a student for being a minor in possession of tobacco at Middlebury Union High School on Oct. 23.
•  Arrested Melissa Sird, 37, of Middlebury on an active arrest warrant on Oct. 23.
•  Received a report of marijuana odor coming from an MUHS restroom on Oct. 24.
•  Were informed on Oct. 24 of the theft of a sign from Cole’s Flowers on McIntyre Lane on Oct. 24.
•  Stood by during a child custody exchange at a Valley View Drive residence on Oct. 25.
•  Responded to a report of a student in possession of a tobacco vaping device at the Champlain Valley Academy in Catamount Park on Oct. 25.
•  Searched in vain for a vehicle that was said to be operating erratically on Exchange Street on Oct. 26.
•  Received a report of a possible embezzlement from a Route 7 South business on Oct. 26. Police declined to share any additional details, citing the ongoing investigation.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police with a death notification at a North Pleasant Street residence on Oct. 27.
•  Assisted state police at the scene of a traffic accident on Weybridge Road on Oct. 28.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a man in the North Pleasant Street area on Oct. 28.
•  Responded to a North Pleasant Street home on a report of a man who had allegedly made statements about harming himself on Oct. 28. The man told police that he had been depressed by the recent loss of a family member, but had no intentions of self-harm.
•  Told the hosts of a loud party in Washington Street to quiet down on Oct. 28. The hosts shut down the event.

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