Middlebury Police Log: Woman asks for help after drinking
MIDDLEBURY — On June 19 at around 1:30 a.m. Middlebury police were called to Maple Street to assist Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Service (MREMS) with a woman who was injured and needed help.
The woman told police that she and an acquaintance had been drinking and each had consumed five or six tall boys (cans of beer). She said they were yelling at each other and she slipped and fell, but said there was no physical fight.
The woman said she hurt her leg or ankle and could not walk, so she was transported to Porter Hospital and the other person walked.
In other recent activity, Middlebury police:
•On June 17 at a quarter past midnight looked into a report of an assault on Court Street.
•On June 17 went to Porter Hospital to investigate a traffic accident. The officer found that the motorcycle had crashed on Route 30 in Hubbardton. Vermont State Police continue the investigation.
•On June 17 caught two dogs found running down Cady Road and turned them over to Homeward Bound animal shelter.
•On June 17 responded to South Street to a report of a domestic disturbance in a vehicle but could not find the vehicle or its occupants.
•On June 17 assisted fire department officials in locating the owners of a Weybridge Street house.
•On June 17 helped out a female having a mental health issue.
•On June 17 looked into a report that a vehicle had hit a mailbox on Case Street but could not find the vehicle.
•On June 18 at 2:04 a.m. received a report of a suspicious person near Porter Hospital.
•On June 18 assisted a female having a mental health episode.
•On June 18 helped MREMS get a female who may have overdosed to the hospital.
•June 18 at a little before noon took a report from a person working on a construction project at the Middlebury Inn, who reported that he was in the parking lot, telling a woman she should not be driving through to get to the Charter House when she hit him with her car in the front of the knees, just below the knee cap, and he fell on the hood of her car.
The man told police that it hurt, and he has some swelling and pain now in his right knee. He had a picture of the vehicle and gave a description matching one of the owners of the vehicle. The officer cited Louise White, 71, of Middlebury for assault and gave her a no trespass notice for the Middlebury Inn.
•On June 18 assisted MREMS with a medical call in the Cottage Lane neighborhood.
•On June 18 began investigating a harassing letter sent via U.S. Mail to a woman at her work on Main Street.
•On June 18 investigated a dog bit in the Evergreen Lane neighborhood.
•On June 18 cited Anny Jenkins, 35, of Middlebury for retail theft on Court Street Extension.
•On June 18 looked into a report that large farm machinery had caused property damage on Munger Street.
•On June 18 at 6:52 p.m. found an intoxicated transient passed out in the gazebo on the town green and took the person to detox.
•On June 19 collected a knife found on the town green.
•On June 19 investigated a report of a stolen key and phone.
•On June 19 took a report from a man who said he returned home and saw several juveniles on his property get into a vehicle and flee. He unsuccessfully tried to stop them, so he followed the vehicle to Mead Lane. Police made contact with the vehicle in question, and the officer said the juvenile driver of the vehicle was argumentative. A passenger in the back seat (apparently the boyfriend of the driver) told the officer that he had his paycheck mailed to the address of the original call and he showed the officer the check to explain why they had been at the house. The driver said she had permission to have her boyfriend’s check mailed to the house.
Another officer talked with the resident who called in the incident. That resident said the juvenile was not allowed to be with the other juveniles and asked police to bring her to him, which they did. Case closed.
•On June 20 checked the gorge swimming area during a period of high water.
•On June 20 assisted Vermont State Police with an investigation.
•On June 21 at a little after midnight logged a 911 call of a “woman screaming for help” outside, possibly near the green. Police checked the area, including downtown parking areas, but found nothing suspicious or concerning.
•On June 21 at around 5:20 p.m. got a 911 call from the Case Street neighborhood; the caller said she heard 15-20 gunshots to the north of her and just wanted to make sure “it was safe.” An officer went to the location and spoke with the caller who said she thought the shots came from near the airport. The officer checked Airport Road and heard shots coming from near Burnham Drive. The officer spoke with local residents who the officer said were safely shooting at targets.
•On June 21 at around 9 p.m. responded to a report of a fight between two residents at the Charter House shelter. One had been asked to leave the shelter and got into a fight with another resident. Police interviewed subjects and witness, took official statements, and sent the case to the state’s attorney for review. No weapons were involved.
•On June 22 looked into a report of a panhandler at the entrance to the Centre Shopping Plaza. The man moved on without incident.
•On June 23 stopped a vehicle on South Street Extension after receiving a request to be on the lookout for an erratic driver. Police did not report any citations being issued.
•On June 23 made arrangements for a person experiencing a mental health crisis to return to their group home in Burlington.
•On June 24 at around 7 a.m. looked into a report of a person quite close to traffic at the Court Square who was standing, sitting and acting very strange.
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