Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate a rash of car vandalism

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police began investigating a report of cars being keyed or scratched with a similar item while parked on Merchants Row and Main Street on Aug. 6.

Police determined at least 24 vehicles had been vandalized in this fashion. The case remains under investigation.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Received a report that someone had deposited an empty deposit envelope at the National Bank of Middlebury ATM branch on Seymour Street and then withdrew cash on Aug. 2. Police said the case remains under investigation.

•  Were informed of the theft of a truck that had been parked off Route 7 North on Aug. 3. Police said the vehicle was recovered.

•  Cited Larry Swan, 51, of Middlebury for domestic assault following an alleged incident in the John Graham Court neighborhood on Aug. 4.

•  Assisted animal control in removing a raccoon that had wandered into a Main Street business on Aug. 4.

•  Interviewed two people who had been involved in a domestic argument at a Kings Row residence on Aug. 4.

•  Investigated a trespassing complaint at the municipal pool off Buttolph Drive on Aug. 4. Police said the culprit(s) had made their way into the pool after hours, making a “mess” in the process. Police issued a reminder that accessing the pool after hours is illegal and could also be dangerous.

•  Received a report on Aug. 5 about vehicles speeding on Schoolhouse Hill Road.

•  Provided traffic control for the removal of a tree that had fallen on Court Street on Aug. 5.

•  Provided traffic control on East Main Street on Aug. 6 after a fallen tree had blocked the road.

•  Were informed of an alleged sexual assault at an undisclosed location in town on Aug. 6. Police said the case remains under investigation.

•  Responded to a report of someone allegedly breaking a South Pleasant Street resident’s window on Aug. 6.

•  Helped Eastview at Middlebury officials find an elderly resident suffering with dementia who had wandered away from his quarters on Aug. 6. Police and Eastview staff convinced the man to return to his room.

•  Received a report about a laptop allegedly taken from the Middlebury College campus on Aug. 7. Police said the case remains under investigation.

•  Assisted a woman who needed medical help on Court Street on Aug. 7. Police said she was taken to Porter Hospital.

•  Checked on the welfare of a man who had not shown up for work and was not answering his phone on Aug. 7. Police said he was OK.

•  Investigated a report of someone knocking over displays in the Middlebury Post Office lobby off Main Street on Aug. 7. Police said nothing was damaged or stolen.

•  Received a report that cars were racing on Three Mile Bridge Road on Aug. 7.

•  Cited Alycia M. Labor, 30, for driving with a criminally suspended license on Schoolhouse Hill Road on Aug. 8.

•  Cited Logan J. Swinton, 23, for driving with a criminally suspended license on Court Street on Aug. 8.

•  Investigated a report about young children left alone in a vehicle parked off Court Street on Aug. 8. Police interviewed the parent and determined the eldest child had justifiably been left in charge while the parent was gone.

•  Received a report about the driver of a vehicle throwing a rock and breaking the windshield of another vehicle on Court Street on Aug. 8. The case remains under investigation.

•  Guided a drunken man from the downtown to his hotel room on Aug. 8.

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