Middlebury Police Log: Man cited for aggravated domestic assault

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Matthew Cooke, 30, of Essex, Vt., for first-degree aggravated domestic assault, violation of the conditions of his release, and driving with a criminally suspended license, following an investigation of a reported domestic dispute in the South Pleasant Street area on Jan. 11.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

  • Ticketed vehicles in violation of the Middlebury’s winter parking ban downtown on Jan. 9.
  • Investigated a harassment complaint in the Court Street area on Jan. 10. Police said they found a drunken woman at the location, whom they drove to Vergennes to place in the care of her daughter.
  • Responded to a Kodiak Drive home on Jan. 10 after a report of an individual who might have been violating a court order. The case remains under investigation, according to police.
  • Calmed a family argument in the Merchants Row area on Jan. 11. Police said the conflict was verbal only.
  • Responded to a Lifeline activation call at a Sugarwood Court home on Jan. 12, and arrived to find no one at the address.
  • Checked on the welfare of an adult and child who had fallen asleep in a vehicle parked off Court Street on Jan. 12. The occupants of the vehicle were OK, police said.
  • Heard from a local woman on Jan. 12 who said her ex-boyfriend wouldn’t stop contacting her. Police spoke with a man, who they said promised to stop.
  • Assisted Mary Hogan Elementary School staff with a misbehaving child on Jan. 12.
  • Responded to a noise complaint in the Washington Street area on Jan. 13.
  • Assisted a local resident who was receiving unwanted messages on Jan. 13.
  • Cited Benjamin T. Taylor, 40, of Middlebury on an outstanding warrant on Jan. 13 for having failed to appear on court.
  • Responded to a report about an irate woman refusing to leave the Addison Community Action office on Creek Road on Jan. 14. Police said the woman left prior to their arrival.
  • Responded to a report of a juvenile drinking alcohol on school grounds on Jan. 14.
  • Helped emergency responders get into a Kings Row home on Jan. 15.
  • Searched in vain for a person who had allegedly been driving a car erratically on Route 7 South on Jan. 15.
  • Responded to a noise complaint in the Court Street area on Jan. 15.
  • Helped a Court Street business deal with an angry customer on Jan. 16.
  • Conducted a safety check on a Counseling Service of Addison County client on Jan. 16.
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