Crime

Middlebury Police Log: Break-in at Case Street home

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on Oct. 25 were informed of a burglary at an unoccupied Case Street residence. Police said someone forced their way into the home to steal, among other things, tools and heating oil.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

  • Cited Steven T. Browne, 36, of Shoreham for violating a court-ordered curfew on Oct. 25.
  • Responded to a report of a cow on the loose on Route 7 North during the late afternoon of Oct. 26. Police said the owner retrieved the cow.
  • Removed a downed cable line from the intersection of Abby Pond Road and Case Street on Oct. 26.
  • Were informed of the theft of a ladder from a Court Street residence on Oct. 26. Police located the ladder and returned it to its owner.
  • Investigated a noise complaint in the South Pleasant Street neighborhood on Oct. 26.
  • Assisted Middlebury College Public Safety with the report of prowlers in a parking lot off Shannon Street on Oct. 26. Police said they found nothing damaged or stolen.
  • Investigated an allegation on Oct. 27 about people staying overnight at the town’s recreation facility off Creek Road. Police found no evidence of such behavior.
  • Responded to an illegal dumping complaint in the Case Street area on Oct. 27.
  • On Oct. 27 interviewed representatives of a Court Street business that had been victimized, to the tune of $2,000, by an email scam.
  • Helped New York State Police on Oct. 28 identify a suspect in a crime in the Empire State.
  • Responded to a vandalism complaint in the Shannon Street neighborhood on Oct. 28.
  • Helped a person reunite with a cell phone lost in the North Pleasant Street area on Oct. 28.
  • Checked on a report of a student who had talked about bringing a weapon to Middlebury Union Middle School on Oct. 28. Police said the report was unfounded.
  • Helped a Munson Road resident on Oct. 29 who had been a fraud victim.
  • Assisted a local resident who had reportedly received threatening phone calls on Oct. 29.
  • Consulted with a local resident on Oct. 29 who was concerned he might have purchased a stolen weapon.
  • Received a report that a MUMS student had left campus without permission on Oct. 29.
  • Assisted a person experiencing a mental health crisis off East Main Street on Oct. 31.
  • Assisted in removing a person who had been sleeping overnight at an Exchange Street business on Oct. 31.
  • Received a complaint on Oct. 31 about the theft of cleaning supplies from a Cedar Court home.

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