Middlebury Police Log: Beaver not talking

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of a suspected burglary at a Frog Hollow Alley business on April 6.
Police found the business door damaged. But officers ultimately determined the culprit was a beaver who had simply been chewing on the wooden doorframe, causing the damage.
Police jokingly included the following line in the week’s crime blotter: “Police attempts to interview the beaver for unlawful mischief were unsuccessful.”
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
•  Cited Lonny J. McCray Jr., 33, of Salisbury for driving with a suspended license, following a traffic stop on Route 7 South on April 5.
•  Interviewed a local man on April 6 who was having problems with his neighbor.
•  Responded to a noise complaint in the South Village Green neighborhood on April 6.
•  Assisted Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services (MREMS) with a patient under the influence of drugs on April 6.
•  Cited Jessica Devoid, 40, of Ferrisburgh for driving with a suspended license, following a traffic stop on Seminary Street Extension on April 6.
•  Investigated a report about an illegal burn off Case Street on April 7.
•  Assisted a driver who had run out of gas on Route 7 South on April 7.
•  Helped MREMS lift a patient at a Sugarwood Court residence on April 8.
•  Responded to the report of a naked man running around on Case Street on April 8. Police said the man was gone prior to their arrival.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a man in the Elm Street area on April 8.
•  Served a temporary restraining order on a man in the Seymour Street area on April 8.
•  Received a report about an alleged sexual offense at a Weybridge Street address on April 8.
•  Heard allegations that employees of a Maple Street business weren’t wearing face coverings on April 8.
•  Responded to a verbal dispute outside of the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street on April 8.
•  Responded to a complaint about a loud party at a Weybridge Street home at around 11:30 p.m. on April 9.
•  Assisted Vermont State Police in taking a woman into protective custody in the Academy Street area on April 9.
•  Received a report about an alleged sexual offense in New Haven on April 9.
•  Assisted warming shelter staff with a woman in distress on April 9.
•  Were informed of the “theft of items” from an Exchange Street business on April 9. Police said their investigation continues.
•  Helped VSP and Vergennes police by checking the welfare of a North Pleasant Street resident who had made suicidal comments on April 10.
•  Heard allegations that a local person violated the terms of a relief from abuse order on April 10.
•  Assisted MREMS with a person who was experiencing a mental health crisis in the North Pleasant Street area on April 11.
•  Responded to the report of a moving truck that had driven on the grass and had almost backed into a building in the Valley View neighborhood during the evening of April 11. Police said the truck had left the area prior to officers’ arrival.
•  Investigated a report about a Court Street resident who had allegedly made “numerous non-emergency calls” to MREMS on April 11. Police said the man had been dealing with some mental health issues.
•  Found a water main break under South Gorham Lane on April 11 and notified town’s public works department.
•  Assisted VSP with a domestic dispute at a Columbus Smith Road home in Salisbury on April 11.
•  Received, from the Charter House Coalition’s warming shelter, illegal drugs found during room checks on April 11.

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