Crime

Middlebury Police Log: Man cited for domestic assault

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited David Putnam, 49, of Middlebury for domestic assault, an action taken following an investigation of a Jan. 27 incident at a residence in the Cross Street area.

In other action last week, Middlebury police ticketed vehicles for being in violation of the town’s winter parking ban in downtown Middlebury on Jan. 26, 27, 28 and 31.

Police also:

  • Investigated an alleged assault that occurred at Middlebury Union High School on Jan. 24.
  • Responded to a report of a vehicle on fire in the Seymour Street area on Jan. 24.
  • Served a temporary restraining order on a local person on Jan. 25.
  • Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) on a medical call at the Middlebury Sweets Motel on Route 7 South on Jan. 25.
  • Assisted a trucker who was having mechanical issues with his trailer at the intersection of Exchange Street and Route 7 North on Jan. 26.
  • Served a no-trespass order on a person who had allegedly been yelling at staff in a Route 7 South store on Jan. 26.
  • Served a no-trespass order on a drunken person who wasn’t wanted at a Washington Street store on Jan. 26.
  • Conducted a welfare check on a local man who had reportedly been threatening self-harm on social media on Jan. 26.
  • Investigated a reported domestic disturbance in the Boardman Street area on Jan. 26.
  • Arrested David Ricklefs, 51, of Middlebury for a violation of a court order on Jan. 27. Police issued Ricklefs a citation to appear in court on Jan. 31 to answer the charge.
  • Responded to a report of a domestic violence incident in the Boardman Street area on Jan. 27. Police determined it to have been a verbal dispute among siblings.
  • Served a temporary restraining order on a local resident on Jan. 27.
  • Helped MREMS at the scene of a medical emergency on Route 7 South on Jan. 27.
  • Investigated an allegation of an MUHS student in possession of drugs on campus on Jan. 27.
  • Assisted MREMS in responding to a Jan. 27 report of a man in the Kings Row area suffering from issues related to the cold weather.
  • Assisted the Charter House Emergency Shelter in issuing a trespass notice on an individual on Jan. 28.
  • Received a call from a resident on Jan. 28 who said a person had yelled at him at the intersection of North Pleasant and Main streets.
  • Assisted a woman in obtaining a relief from abuse order in connection with an alleged stalking incident in the College Street area on Jan. 28.
  • Responded to a report of a Jayne Court resident having mental health issues on Jan. 28.
  • Assisted MUHS officials with a student causing problems on campus on Jan. 28.
  • Took a drunken person to Porter Hospital for an alcohol screening in Jan. 28.
  • Served a no-trespass order on Jan. 28 on a person who wasn’t wanted at a Court Street business.
  • Interviewed a local resident on Jan. 28 believed to have been the victim of credit card fraud.
  • Investigated a report of a person allegedly damaging a self-checkout machine at a Court Street Extension store on Jan. 28.
  • Cited Faith Stone, 29, for assault following an investigation of an incident in the North Pleasant Street area on Jan. 28.
  • Received a report about a Mary Hogan Elementary School student walking away from the campus on Jan. 28.
  • Received a report about a minor using a fake ID card in an attempt to buy alcohol from a Court Street business on Jan. 29.
  • Checked the welfare of a person found walking along Route 7 South after dark on Jan. 29.
  • Searched in vain for a deer that had reportedly become stuck in a fence near the intersection of Painter Road and Munger Street on Jan. 29.
  • Responded to a trespassing complaint in the North Pleasant Street area on Jan. 29. Police said the individual was taken to a local hotel.
  • Responded to a report of a person injured by a moving car in the Porter Drive area on Jan. 29.
  • Assisted in retrieving horses that had gotten loose in the Route 7 South area on Jan. 29.
  • Assisted Vermont State Police with a drug-influence evaluation on the Porter Medical Center campus on Jan. 30.
  • Cited Tim Farr, 68, of Middlebury for unlawful trespass in the Court Street area on Jan. 30.
  • Responded to a disorderly conduct complaint at a Court Street Extension business on Jan. 30.
  • Investigated a report of a missing person — possibly suffering from a memory loss disease — in the East Main Street area on Jan. 30. Police said the person was located and taken home by a friend.
  • Responded to a possible burglary at a Court Street residence on Jan. 30. Police said it appears nothing was taken.
  • Contacted the Office of Veterans Affairs to assist a local veteran in crisis on Jan. 30.
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