Middlebury Police Log: Man cited for simple assault

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Richard J. Murray, 55, of Middlebury for simple assault, following an investigation of an “ongoing assault” in the Jayne Court neighborhood on Jan. 7. Police said Murray was released on citation to appear in Addison County Superior Court, criminal division, on Feb. 22 to answer the charge.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

  • Assisted mental health personnel with a patient at Porter Hospital on Jan. 3.
  • Assisted Counseling Service of Addison County officials in carrying out a mental health warrant for emergency examination of a patient in the Lindale Circle neighborhood on Jan. 3.
  • Assisted Mary Hogan Elementary officials with a “student issue” on campus on Jan. 3.
  • Ticketed vehicles in violation of the town’s winter parking ban in downtown Middlebury on Jan. 3.
  • Cited Zachary Robbins, 24, of Middlebury for domestic assault, following an investigation at the South Village Green apartments on Jan. 4.
  • On Jan. 4, reviewed a report of an alleged domestic assault case that occurred “many years ago” in Middlebury.
  • Were informed that a forged check had been deposited at a local bank on Jan. 4.
  • Got help for a local juvenile who was experiencing a mental health crisis on Jan. 5.
  • Spoke with a Seminary Street Extension resident about a missing cat on Jan. 5.
  • Helped Middlebury Regional EMS get into a South Street home where there had been a Life-Alert activation on Jan. 5. Police said the home was empty.
  • Tried in vain to serve a subpoena on a person who had apparently switched residences on Jan. 5.
  • Assisted a parent with an unruly child in the Munson Road neighborhood on Jan. 5.
  • Were informed on Jan. 5 of a recent burglary at a Schoolhouse Hill Road residence. Police said they took photos of the crime scene, and the investigation continues.
  • Checked on the welfare of an elderly couple in East Middlebury on Jan. 6.
  • Helped an elderly woman return to her East Main Street home on Jan. 6.
  • Investigated a suspected shoplifting case at Hannaford Supermarket on Jan. 7.
  • Investigated a fraud case on Jan. 7 at a Maple Street address, involving electronically-stolen money.
  • Received a report about a pig running loose on Route 7 North, near the Kennett Farm, on Jan. 7. Police said the owner was able to capture the animal before police arrived.
  • Responded to a report of a damaged sign at The Commons apartment complex on Buttolph Drive on Jan. 7.
  • Assisted the Middlebury Water Department in locating a large water main leak in the Frog Hollow neighborhood on Jan. 8.
  • Ticketed vehicles in violation of the town’s winter parking ban in downtown Middlebury on Jan. 8 and again on Jan. 10.
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