Middlebury Police Log: Police respond to suicidal man

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a Bakery Lane apartment on June 8 on a report of a suicidal man.

Police said the man agreed to voluntarily turn over his firearms to police for safekeeping while seeking help from the Counseling Service of Addison County.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

  • Received, from a local resident, a tip about a phone scam on June 6.
  • Received a request to help Vermont State Police find a vehicle that had been involved in a crash on Route 125 in Ripton on June 6.
  • Logged a report of a landlord entering an East Main Street apartment without the tenant’s permission on June 6.
  • Responded to a report that someone had stolen a truck from the SLC Corporation and had taken it on a “joy” ride before crashing it in a ditch on Route 7 South on June 6.
  • Were informed on June 6 that someone had vandalized the Aurora School’s chicken coop off Peterson Terrace.
  • Referred Counseling Service of Addison County officials to a local caller who appeared to be experiencing mental health difficulties on June 6.
  • Responded to a report that a Bobcat utility vehicle had been stolen from outside Champlain Valley Equipment on June 7. Police said the vehicle was soon found abandoned at a different location in Middlebury.
  • Investigated a report of reckless driving in the Seminary Street area on June 7.
  • Took a baby raccoon found on Three Mile Bridge Road to a wildlife rehabilitation center on June 8.
  • Received, from a local resident on June 8, two old guns that the owner didn’t want anymore.
  • Returned, to its owner, an unattended suitcase that had been found June 9 in the Marble Works complex.
  • Received a complaint about a Volkswagen allegedly speeding on Three Mile Bridge Road on June 8.
  • Were informed Hannaford Supermarket had received suspected counterfeit money from a customer on June 9.
  • Assisted a local resident who reported being harassed by two people in the Mary Hogan Drive area on June 9.
  • Checked on the welfare of a man seen sleeping in the grass off Court Street on June 9.
  • Assisted Vermont State Police in evaluating a person believed to be driving under the influence of drugs on June 9.
  • Responded to a report of a customer allegedly driving away from Champlain Valley Fuels on Exchange Street on June 10 without having paid for gas. Police determined the man hadn’t realized his credit card payment hadn’t been accepted.
  • Continued an investigation on June 10 into illicit drug sales in town.
  • Searched in vain for an alleged rabid fox in the Weybridge Street area on June 10.
  • Dealt with a drunken man riding a bike in the Court Street Extension area on June 10.
  • Arrested Stephan Belanger, 28, of Middlebury for violating his conditions of release in the Court Street areas on June 10. Police said Belanger was due to appear in Addison Superior Court, criminal division, on June 13.
  • Received a report that a vehicle had been stolen from the Shaw’s Supermarket parking lot of Washington Street on June 10.
  • Assisted a local resident in protecting themselves against scam technology on June 11.
  • Assisted a local resident with a landlord-tenant concern on June 11.
  • Responded to a report of a vandalized vehicle in the Exchange Street area on June 11.
  • Assisted a Porter Hospital employee with a court-related question on June 11.
  • Responded to a report of a man shouting in a Court Street business’s parking lot on June 11.
  • Responded to a noise complaint in the South Street area on June 11. Police said it stemmed from a loud event being held on the Middlebury College campus.
  • Responded to a report of an intoxicated person in the Court Street area one June 12.
  • Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS on a medical call on June 12.
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