Middlebury Police Log: Police assist trapped drivers

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded along with Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services, heavy rescue and Middlebury firefighters to a two-vehicle car crash — with entrapment — on Route 7 South on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at around 6:45 p.m.

Police said that although the vehicles in the crash sustained major damage the people involved sustained only minor injuries.

In other action last week, Middlebury police ticketed vehicles for violating the town’s winter parking ban in downtown on Feb. 7, 8, 12 and 13.

During that period, police also:

  • Responded to a report of a person holding a gun in a vehicle parked off Court Street Extension on Feb. 7. Police said a person was examining a newly purchased BB gun.
  • Identified, and served with a no-trespass order, a man who had been illegally dumping trash into a private Dumpster off Exchange Street on Feb. 7.
  • Investigated a report of a driver leaving the scene of an accident on Case Street on Feb. 7.
  • Investigated a reported theft from a Court Street Extension business on Feb. 8.
  • Checked on the welfare of a local woman said to be contemplating self-harm in the Court Street area on Feb. 8. Police said they de-escalated the situation to a point where the woman said she felt stable.
  • Assisted a person on Feb. 8 whose bank account had been tapped after she had unwittingly released personal information.
  • Helped Mary Hogan Elementary with a student who had left campus at around noon on Feb. 8.
  • Received a complaint on Feb. 9 about frequent cases of vehicles speeding on Charles Avenue.
  • Received a report of someone cashing a forged check at a local bank on Feb. 10. The case remains under investigation.
  • Served a no-trespass order on a man who had been causing a disturbance inside of Shaw’s Supermarket on Feb. 11.
  • Assisted a local resident who was having a mental health issue on Feb. 11.
  • Investigated an ominous report of dismembered hands and feet at the side of East Main Street on Feb. 11. Police determined the “body parts” were in fact Halloween decorations.
  • Responded to a report of a loud party in a Merchants Row apartment at around 4:40 a.m. on Feb. 11.
  • Responded with Middlebury firefighters to a report of a chimney fire at a Mead Lane home on Feb. 12.
  • Investigated a report of a rubbish truck spilling some of its cargo on Route 7 South on Feb. 12.
  • Warned some Valley View residents about making excessive noise on Feb. 12.
  • Responded to a complaint about loud music at a Valley View Drive apartment on Feb. 13.
  • Investigated two elevator alarms at a Buttolph Drive building on Feb. 13, and determined there was no emergency.
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