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Middlebury Police Log: Rutland man cited for larceny at Middlebury stores

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on the afternoon of June 15 cited a Rutland man for retail theft from two convenience stores at opposite ends of Middlebury village.

Police cited Nathan Stevens, 33, for the larceny for the alleged theft of cigarette cartons from a North Pleasant Street store, and also cited him for larceny for the alleged theft of alcoholic beverages from a store on Court Street.

In other action between June 13 and 19, Middlebury police:

On June 13:

  • Referred to the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations a case of cruelty to a family member on Case Street.
  • Helped a Pond Lane business with an incident of an unknown person leaving unwanted items at the premises.
  • Handled a two-vehicle accident on Route 7 South.
  • Helped a motorist whose vehicle had broken down on the Cross Street Bridge.
  • Began investigating a reported burglary at a Route 7 South business that might have occurred while it was closed over the weekend.

On June 14:

  • Checked on a vehicle parked in front of a closed Court Street business.
  • Assisted Middlebury Regional Emergency Medical Services (MREMS) with a life alert activation on Route 7 South.
  • Helped motorists stranded on Main Street.
  • Served a court citation on behalf of Hinesburg police.
  • Responded to a report of a dog left in a car on Court Street, a vehicle that was gone on arrival.
  • Took a report of an accident on Porter Drive for insurance purposes.
  • Attempted to resolve a Court Street neighbor dispute.
  • Assisted a person having neighbor issues on North Pleasant Street.
  • Helped to find a person reported missing from a Rogers Road residence. Police learned the person had traveled to Chittenden County with friends and said the individual was found safe on June 18 in South Burlington and turned over to family members.
  • Responded to Case Street to assist MREMS with a medical emergency. Police conducted an untimely death investigation and determined Frederick Hotte, 74, of Shoreham died as a result of natural causes.
  • Provided a Court Street business with a security walk-through due to recent threats.
  • On Main Street facilitated an exchange between two persons who each had property belonging to the other.
  • Cited Faith Stone, 29, of Middlebury for simple assault after an investigation into an incident on North Pleasant Street.
  • Conducted the first of three speed-enforcement patrols on Three Mile Bridge Road following recent complaints of high speeds on the road.

On June 15:

  • Checked on a man who had fallen outside of a Monroe Street building.
  • Dealt with a two-vehicle crash on Court Street.
  • Responded to a report from the Counseling Service of Addison County that a client was acting out. Police said the client had left the building, but not before causing an injury to a staff member, and the case has been referred to the state’s attorney’s office for review of possible charges.
  • Helped arrange for a customer to return to an Exchange Street business to settle an account after the person drove away without paying for gasoline.
  • Helped a motorist whose car had broken down on Case Street.
  • On Collins Drive served court paperwork on behalf of Rutland County State’s Attorney’s Office.

On June 16:

  • Responded with MREMS to a Case Street 911 call after which the ambulance crew took a man described as having “an altered mental status” to Porter Hospital.
  • Checked on a male reported to be sitting in a construction vehicle in the Buttolph Drive area.
  • Assisted a driver who had run out of gas on Main Street.
  • Responded to a report of a dog left in a Court Street car; the dog was not in the car when police arrived.
  • Served a restraining order on an individual in the Cross/South Pleasant street area.
  • Served a no-trespass order on behalf of a Court Square business.
  • Helped a Seymour Street business with a suspicious note left in the store.
  • Checked out a report of a man on Court Street Extension yelling at passing vehicles and chasing after them on his bicycle.

On June 17:

  • Found a lost dog in Twin Circles.
  • Assisted a resident having an issue with a court order.
  • Heard from a Middlebury Market vendor about a missing canopy. Police alerted the Better Middlebury Partnership and town offices in the event the canopy gets turned in.
  • Spoke with a person about being harassed by another person at a local store. Police contacted the person accused of harassment and suggested that individual stay away from the store.
  • Handled a report of a burglary into a vacant Seminary Street Extension building, a case that remain under investigation.
  • Helped remove a person sitting on private South Pleasant Street property and drinking a beer.

On June 18:

  • Checked the welfare of a Rogers Road resident.
  • Turned over a found dog to Homeward Bound.
  • Helped a Rogers Road resident with unwanted communication.
  • Took a report of an accident on Quarry Road for insurance purposes.
  • Took a report of a larceny of a purse from a vehicle parked on Court Street, but said surveillance video showed no one come near the vehicle.
  • Assisted Burlington police with an ongoing investigation on Jayne Court.
  • Assisted a person experiencing a mental health crisis in the Route 7 South area and provided a ride to a shelter for the night.

On June 19:

  • Responded with MREMS to the Main Street area on a report of a suicidal person who was having a mental health crisis. Officers spoke with the person until MREMS arrived and transported the individual to Porter Hospital.
  • Checked the welfare of a Court Street resident.
  • Cited Justin T. Miller, 31, of Middlebury for domestic assault and criminal threatening at a Seminary Street Extension location. Miller was released on conditions and cited to appear in Vermont Superior Court, Criminal Division, on June 20.
  • Assisted two persons with custody dispute on Valley View Drive.
  • Investigating a reported theft from a Court Street store.
  • Helped MREMS gain access to the airport after wind conditions prevented a medical helicopter from landing at the hospital.
  • On Court Street helped a person get an item back from an ex-girlfriend.
  • Looked into a complaint on Court Street that a dog was tied to a car. Police determined there was no problem.
  • Took a report of the theft of a plastic cover plate from a car parked on Stewart Lane.
  • Helped a Rogers Road resident who was getting unwanted text messages.
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