Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate recent break-in at Greg’s
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a burglary at Greg’s Market on Elm Street on Dec. 8. Police said they received a report of a smashed window at the market, which reopened for business earlier this year after a lengthy hiatus.
Police said they determined someone had been inside the market during the overnight hours. Authorities and store officials are busy determining whether anything was stolen from the store.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Assisted Vermont State Police with a domestic dispute at a Lower Notch Road home in Bristol on Dec. 3.
• Announced on Dec. 3 that the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations had begun investigating a local man who “may have had inappropriate contact with juveniles.”
• Contacted the owners of some horses that were on the loose in the Case Street area on Dec. 3.
• Responded to a reported vehicle-deer accident on Route 7 North on Dec. 4.
• Attempted to check on the welfare of a suicidal man in the Court Street area on Dec. 4. Police said they couldn’t locate the man, and informed Counseling Service of Addison County officials.
• Requested that several vehicles be towed from downtown Middlebury because they were in violation of the town’s winter parking ban on Dec. 4.
• Assisted officials with the Vermont Department for Children & Family in taking custody of children in the Woodbridge Lane neighborhood on Dec. 5.
• Received a report about a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident on Charles Avenue on Dec. 5.
• Assisted Middlebury Union High School staff with an unruly juvenile on Dec. 5.
• Assisted a local resident who on Dec. 5 alleged having been harassed by a former partner.
• Conducted winter parking ban enforcement in downtown Middlebury on Dec. 5.
• Investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle and gunshots near an abandoned home off Skyline Lane on Dec. 6. Police said they found vehicle tracks and boot prints at the scene, but no vehicle parked near the home.
• Assisted drivers whose vehicles had gone off Happy Valley Road and Painter Road during a snowstorm on Dec. 6.
• Investigated a possible scam that had been attempted on an out-of-state elderly man on Dec. 6. The man told police he’d been called by a person purporting to be his grandson — a Middlebury resident — asking for help to be kept out of jail. Middlebury police contacted the grandson, who said he hadn’t called his grandfather.
• Investigated a report of a local man allegedly threatening another in the Main Street area on Dec. 6.
• Checked on the welfare of a local person believed to be contemplating self-harm on Dec. 7. Police said the person was OK.
• Responded to a report of a man allegedly searching through a vehicle parked on Seymour Street on Dec. 7. Police said the man was gone upon their arrival.
• Responded to a noise complaint at a South Pleasant Street apartment building on Dec. 8.
• Cited Steven Schropp, 23, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, following an investigation in the College Street area on Dec. 8. Police said they’d received a report about an unconscious man sitting in a running vehicle. Schropp was found “passed out” in the driver’s seat of the running vehicle, according to police. Authorities said they measured Schropp’s blood-alcohol content at 0.153 percent, which is almost twice the legal limit 0.08 percent in the state of Vermont.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a drunken man who was being driven to Porter Hospital on Dec. 8.
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