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Middlebury Police Log: Search finds man dead on ice

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police participated in a search for a missing person in East Middlebury during the early evening of  Sunday, Jan. 23. It ended in the discovery of a deceased local man on an icy stretch of the Middlebury River off Route 125 in The Gorge.

Police on Monday identified the man as 55-year-old Gregory Danyow of Middlebury.

Police told the Independent that Danyow’s death is not considered suspicious, and that an impending autopsy could reveal more about the circumstances surrounding his death.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

  • Responded to a report that a dog had attacked a woman in parking lot of The Centre shopping plaza off Court Street Extension on Jan. 17.
  • Responded to a report of pedestrian hit by car in a Weybridge Street crosswalk on Jan. 18 at around 5:15 p.m. Police said the pedestrian was taken to Porter Hospital with injuries. The collision remains under investigation, according to police.
  • Cited Peter Trautwein, 61, for retail theft following their investigation of a larceny complaint at Hannaford’s Supermarket on Court Street Extension on Jan. 18.
  • Received a report that construction tools had been stolen from a job site off Merchants Row on Jan. 18.
  • Served a final relief from abuse order on a local person in the Court Street area on Jan. 19.
  • Investigated a Jan. 19 complaint from Agway that one of its company checks has been stolen from the mail and that someone had tried to cash it in Williston. Middlebury police said Williston police have taken over the investigation.
  • Investigated a report of one student threatening another at Middlebury Union Middle School on Jan. 20.
  • Ticketed and towed three vehicles in violation of the town’s winter parking ordinance in the downtown on Jan. 20.
  • Assisted Vermont State Police in their search for a missing snowmobiler in the Three Mile Bridge Road area during the early evening of Jan. 21. Police said the individual was later found safe.
  • Helped a woman who had locked herself out of her Court Street home on Jan. 21.
  • Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a mental health call at a South Village Green residence on Jan. 21.
  • Received a report about trash escaping from the back of a truck traveling down Case Street on Jan. 21. Police found the driver, who agreed to pick up the trash.
  • Assisted Vergennes police in their investigation of a burglary at Kinney Drugs on Monkton Road on Jan. 21.
  • Responded to a report of a man acting unruly at the Middlebury Inn on Jan. 21. Police said the man was gone upon their arrival.
  • Backed up Bristol police during their investigation of a burglary at a closed business off Prince Lane on Jan. 21.
  • Ticketed vehicles that were in violation of the town’s winter parking ordinance in the downtown on Jan. 21.
  • Responded, in support of MREMS, to a medical emergency in the Seymour Street area on Jan. 22.
  • Assisted a local resident in accessing emergency mental health services on Jan. 22.
  • Assisted a local woman who had been experiencing mental health issues and who was feeling threatened on Jan. 22.
  • Responded to a report of a man in cardiac arrest at the Middlebury College fitness center on Jan. 22. Police said MREMS responded first to the scene and took care of the matter.
  • Helped a woman who had locked herself out of her Colonial Drive apartment on Jan. 22.
  • Assisted a driver whose vehicle had slipped off Route 7 North on Jan. 23 at 12:24 a.m.
  • Informed Counseling Service of Addison County officials on Jan. 23 about a man in the East Middlebury area who had been experiencing mental health issues.
  • Heard from a driver who alleged a vehicle had been following him near the intersection of East Main Street and North Branch Road on Jan. 23.
  • Checked the welfare of a resident of the Residence of Otter Creek who on Jan. 24 alleged “small animals living in her bathroom” and other suspicious activity in her apartment.
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