Middlebury Police Log: Gregory Laliberte cited for reckless endangerment

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Gregory Laliberte, 37, of Middlebury for reckless endangerment, after he allegedly fired shots into some brush off Burnham Drive on March 4.  Police said they were called to the scene by a neighbor who had heard gunshots in the area at around 7 p.m. Laliberte allegedly told police he had fired shots into the brush because a passing vehicle had come close to hitting him and his dog. In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Responded, with local firefighters, to a report of smoke coming from a building on Route 7 South on March 4. Police said the building owner was starting a coal stove.
• Took a report about an alleged road-rage incident in the Court Square area on March 5. The case remains under investigation.
• Cited Randall Spillane, 21, of Toms Rover, N.J., for driving under the influence, following a traffic stop at the intersection of North Pleasant and High Streets on March 5. The state’s attorney dismissed the case.
• Responded to a reported domestic disturbance involving two brothers at a Court Street residence on March 6. Police said one of the brothers agreed to leave the home.
• Heard from a local juvenile who voiced concerns about a sexually “inappropriate video” being taken at a Smead Road location on March 6. The complaint is being investigated.
• Investigated, through the school resources officer, a reported argument between siblings at Middlebury Union High School on March 6.
• Began an investigation on March 7 into a “possible” assault of a student on Middlebury Union Middle School campus on March 7.
• Were informed someone had allegedly used stolen tokens to get services at the Exchange Street Car Wash on March 7. The complaint is being investigated.
• Helped three Middlebury College students who had become lost while hiking Snake Mountain on March 7. Police gave the students a ride to their vehicle so they could return to campus.
• Received a complaint about a driver who appeared to be texting while driving on Route 7 South on March 8. A witness told police the driver nearly rear-ended the vehicle in front of him several times and that he allegedly crossed the center line of the road. Police warned Vermont State Police to be on the lookout for the man.
• Received a report of a vehicle being struck by a “strange object and a liquid-type substance” while traveling on Route 7 South on March 9.
• Responded to a report of someone ringing a Washington Street resident’s doorbell “continuously” on March 9. Police said they were unable to find the alleged offender.
• Assisted a South Pleasant Street woman who wanted a drunken and verbally abusive man removed from her home on March 9. Police said they returned the man to his home.
• Investigated a report of a woman sitting on the floor of a bank ATM vestibule on Main Street on March 9. Police escorted the woman to the Charter House Coalition’s warming shelter.
• Heard from a woman on March 9 who couldn’t find her vehicle after having parked it in the Main Street area for a church service. Police said the vehicle had been towed.
• Were informed of the suspected theft of photographic equipment from a room at the Lodge at Otter Creek retirement community on March 9.
• Helped a woman found sleeping in a vehicle parked off Court Street Extension on March 9. Police determined the woman was intoxicated and gave her a ride home.
• Turned over, to Middlebury College Public Safety, a drunken student who had gotten lost on Weybridge Road on March 9.
• Responded to a domestic disturbance at a Valley View home on March 10. Police said it was a verbal dispute between two sisters.
• Gave a ride home to a drunken man who was in the lobby of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on March 10.
• Investigated a noise complaint at a Washington Street residence on March 10. Police said the homeowner was hosting a party and agreed to quiet her guests.

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