Middlebury Police Log: Police looking into stolen utility trailer

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police were informed of the alleged theft of a 2015 galvanized BRI-MAR Equipment Hauler (trailer) from G. Stone Commercial on Foote Street on Feb. 19.
The trailer is described as 18-feet-long-by-12-feet-wide, with dual wheels. Police continue to investigate the matter, and anyone with information on the case is asked to call 388-3191.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Responded to Old Chapel Road at Middlebury College on Feb. 18 on a report of a naked, “out-of-control” male student. Police said they suspected the student was under the influence of drugs, and that he might’ve been experiencing a condition known as “psychotic break.”  Police said the student was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment. The student won’t face any criminal charges, according to police.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS officials with a person having a mental health and medical crisis in the Cedar Court neighborhood on Feb. 18.
•  Investigated a report of an illegal campfire in the woods off Maple Street at around 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 18. Police determined the fire had been started by homeless people waiting on the Charter House Coalition’s warming shelter to open.
•  Helped state police with a domestic disturbance in Whiting on Feb. 19.
•  Quieted a noisy tenant at the South Village Green complex on Feb. 19.
•  Were informed of the alleged theft of jewelry from a Jayne Court home on Feb. 19. Police said there were no signs of forced entry into the home.
•  Received a report of a man allegedly seen driving on Court Street Extension on Feb. 20 after his license had been suspended.
•  Received a report on Feb. 20 about a man allegedly threatening another man — possibly with a knife — in the Cross Street area. Police are investigating the matter.
•  Were informed a vehicle had allegedly left the scene of an accident in the Buttolph Drive neighborhood on Feb. 20.
•  Received a report of someone fraudulently accessing a person’s local bank account (by electronic means) on Feb. 20. The case is under investigation.
•  Responded to a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident on South Main Street on Feb. 20.
•  Helped Addison County Sheriff’s Department deputies execute a search warrant at a Court Street residence on Feb. 20.
•  Assisted Porter Hospital with an unruly patient on Feb. 20.
•  Assisted a man on Merchant’s Row who didn’t have a place to stay for the night on Feb. 20.
•  Assisted a person in the Birchard Park neighborhood who was experiencing a mental health crisis on Feb. 22.
•  Received a report on Feb. 22 about a man allegedly lying on the ground off Seymour Street. Fearing the man might want to harm himself, Middlebury Regional EMS officials took the man to Porter Hospital for evaluation.
•  Arrested Matthew Ceda, 27, of Middlebury, on an outstanding warrant, in the Court Street area on Feb. 22.
•  Responded to a report of a man yelling and swearing and stepping in front of vehicles on Seymour Street on Feb. 22. Police said they left the man in care of a friend.
•  Arrested Megan Webbley, 30, of White River Junction, on an outstanding warrant on Feb. 22.
•  Assisted a person who had accidentally locked a baby in a car parked off Exchange Street on Feb. 22.
•  Found and returned a sign that had been taken from the Caddy Shack business on Exchange Street on Feb. 22.
•  Cited Richard Goodale, 62, of Middlebury for trespassing, after he had allegedly gone onto Middlebury College property on Feb. 22 after having been issued an order not to do so.
•  Responded to a family argument at a Munson Road home on Feb. 22.
•  Investigated a break-in involving a vehicle parked at the Abbey Pond trailhead off Case Street on Feb. 23. Police said someone forced their way into the vehicle to steal a Sony Alpha 72 camera in a black hard case, G-Ro luggage piece containing miscellaneous clothing, a Blue North face backpack containing clothing and a wallet containing cash.
Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call Middlebury police at 388-3191.
•  Responded, with Middlebury fire officials, to a report of a small fire off Route 7 South on Feb. 23. Emergency responders found no fire, but noted an on-site outdoor livestock water heater had over-heated and caused some damage.
•  Cited Michael Dragon, 47, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, following their investigation of a one-vehicle rollover accident on Painter Road on Feb. 24. Police said they measured Dragon’s blood-alcohol content at 0.119 percent; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.
•  Responded to a report of a tractor-trailer truck stuck on North Branch Road on Feb. 25. When police arrived, they found the truck struggling to get up Route 125, over the Sand Hill Bridge. Authorities were able to slow traffic to allow the truck to ease into a pull-off on Route 125, while Vermont Agency of Transportation trucks were summoned to salt the road.

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