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Middlebury Police Log: Fraud involving EBT card alleged

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received a report on Jan. 10 that someone out of state had allegedly used a local resident’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card number. Records indicate it had been used twice in California.
Police are investigating the incident.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Responded to a report of a vehicle swerving and almost striking another vehicle on Court Street Extension on Jan. 7. Police caught up with the driver, who was not intoxicated and denied having been driving erratically.
•  Responded to a report of chickens wandering onto a Washington Street Extension resident’s property on Jan. 7. Police said the chickens belonged to a neighbor, who retrieved the birds.
•  Referred a man who was experiencing mental health issues to the Counseling Service of Addison County on Jan. 7.
•  Took into protective custody a drunken man found on North Pleasant Street on Jan. 8.
•  Investigated an allegation that a youth had threatened someone in Catamount Park on Jan. 8. Police determined the threat wasn’t credible.
•  Separated two Middlebury Union High School students who had been arguing on Jan. 8.
•  Investigated a report of a man entering a Washington Street apartment without the tenant’s permission on Jan. 9. The woman told police the man accused her of having allegedly stolen something from his apartment.
Police said the man ultimately left the woman’s apartment — but not right away, according to the tenant.
The man told police the woman’s apartment door was open and he stepped in, according to authorities, who continue to investigate the complaint.
•  Responded to a report of a man yelling outside of the Counseling Service of Addison County building on Main Street on Jan. 10. Police said they were able to calm the man.
•  Were informed of the theft of a jacket from a classroom at Middlebury Union High School on Jan. 10.
•  Responded to reports of a family fight at a Paul Allison Lane residence on Jan. 11. Police said the couple had had a verbal argument.
•  Arrested Jason O’Reilly, 27, of Hinesburg on an outstanding warrant out of Rutland County, on Jan. 12.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police on a 911-related call on Route 17 in Addison on Jan. 13.

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