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Middlebury Police Log: Woman cited on assault allegations

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Faith D. Stone, 29, of Middlebury for aggravated assault on law enforcement and two counts of simple assault on law enforcement, actions taken after they were asked to assist another agency in serving paperwork on Stone at a North Pleasant Street residence on Feb. 16.

Police said Stone became aggressive while being served the paperwork, and at one point allegedly pulled out a screwdriver that she used to threaten the officers. Police said they were initially successful in de-escalating the situation, resulting in Stone dropping the screwdriver. But police allege that Stone became aggressive again while bring taken into custody, during which she is alleged to have bit, scratched and kicked the arresting officers.

Police said they were eventually able to take Stone into custody, and took her to Porter Hospital for evaluation. Neither Stone nor any of the involved officers were injured as a result of the incident, according to police.

In other action last week, Middlebury police ticketed vehicles in violation of the town’s winter parking ban in downtown Middlebury on Feb. 15, 17 and 18. Police also:

  • On Feb. 14, cited Christopher J. Gallant, 38, for uttering a forged instrument, false pretenses and grand larceny, after he allegedly stole and illegally cashed some checks from another person. Two days later police cited Gallant for driving with a criminally suspended license on Stewart Lane on Feb. 16.
  • Warned a Valley View Drive resident for making excessive noise during the morning of Feb. 14.
  • Responded to a report of an out-of-control man inside a vehicle off Route 7 South on Feb. 15. Police said the man had calmed down upon their arrival.
  • Assisted a man who was experiencing a mental health crisis in the Washington Street area on Feb. 15.
  • Assisted local firefighters at the scene of a truck fire off Case Street on Feb. 15.
  • Responded to a noise complaint at a Valley View Drive residence on Feb. 15.
  • Helped one person get a no-trespass order to serve on another person in the Jackson Lane area on Feb. 16.
  • Initiated an investigation into the welfare of an elderly adult in the town on Feb. 16.
  • Checked on a report of someone shining a light into an East Munger Street home on Feb. 17.
  • Investigated a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian on South Main Street on Feb. 17. The pedestrian was taken to Porter Hospital with apparent non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
  • Assisted local firefighters in their investigation of a smoke alarm activation at St. Stephen’s Church on the afternoon of Feb. 17.
  • Received a report of a theft from the Middlebury College campus on Feb. 17. The case remains under investigation.
  • Assisted a local resident on Feb. 17 who claimed receiving phone calls from a scammer.
  • Police continue to investigate the circumstance surrounding the death of 37-year-old local woman at a Woodbridge Lane residence on Feb. 18. It was at around 3:30 p.m. that afternoon that police were toned out to the home on a report of an unresponsive woman. Police performed CPR upon their arrival until they were relieved by Middlebury Regional EMS officials, who ultimately rushed the woman to Porter Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police identified the deceased as Christy J. Carswell. Police said her body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Burlington for an autopsy to determine the cause of her death.
  • Were informed of the theft of a vehicle from the parking lot of the Marble Works complex on Feb. 18.
  • Assisted the driver of a tractor-trailer who had become stuck at the intersection of Main and Seymour streets on Feb. 18.
  • Assisted Vermont State Police in responding to a family fight in Cornwall on Feb. 19.
  • Increased patrols on Case Street, near the Airport Road intersection, in response to mounting complaints about traffic violations in the area on Feb. 19.
  • Responded to a noise complaint in the Main Street area on Feb. 19.
  • Investigated a report of a cow that might’ve fallen through ice on the Middlebury River off Three Mile Bridge Road on Feb. 19. Police said they found no evidence of such an incident.
  • Investigated a report of a stolen car in the College Street area on Feb. 19. Police said they located the vehicle and reunited it with its owner.
  • Assisted a person experiencing a mental health crisis in the East Main Street area on Feb. 20.
  • Received a report about loose dogs chasing a deer in the Quarry Road area on Feb. 20.
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