Middlebury Police Log: Authorities search creek for woman

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police searched in vain for a woman who was reported to have fallen into the Otter Creek off Bakery Lane on July 29.

Local police, fire and rescue officials searched the area diligently but heard no sounds of anyone in distress in what was a very shallow creek.

Police said the person who made the report to police in this case has a history of “making similar types of calls,” leading to speculation it might have been a false report.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Investigated a two-vehicle crash on Court Street on July 25 involving a Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) ambulance. Police said one person involved was taken to Porter Hospital for evaluation.

•  Investigated a report of someone driving erratically on Route 7 South on July 25. Police found the vehicle in question and grounded it, because its owner’s license was suspended.

•  Arrested Austin T. Morin, 20, of Middlebury for alleged violation of his conditions of release, following a traffic stop near the intersection of Halladay Road and Route 7 South on July 25.

•  Helped a parent whose child had locked them out of their vehicle off Case Street on July 25.

•  Assisted an Otterside Court resident who was having problems with a neighbor on July 25.

•  Assisted officials at a Mill Street business where a homeless person was causing a disturbance on July 25.

•  Served a no-trespass order on July 25 for a person who wasn’t wanted at a Court Street address.

•  Assisted MREMS with a patient who was experiencing a mental health crisis on Dragon Brook Road on July 26.

•  Interviewed a child who alleged having been assaulted by a parent in the South Village Green apartments on July 26. Investigation continues.

•  Conducted speed enforcement on Washington Street Extension, Lower Plains Road, Three Mile Bridge Road and Ossie Road on July 27.

•  Assisted MREMS with a patient who was experiencing physical and mental health emergencies on Halladay Road on July 27.

•  Responded to a report of a man being “disruptive and intimidating” in the Merchant’s Row area on July 28.

•  Received a report about a man pretending to play a violin while soliciting donations at the entrance of The Centre shopping plaza during the afternoon of July 28. Police said the man agreed to leave the area.

•  Assisted in removing what police described as a “volatile client” from the Helping Overcome Poverty’s Effects property off Boardman Street on July 28.

•  Received a report about a loud college-related party in the Washington Street area on July 29.

•  Investigated a report of a suspicious person near the intersection of Seminary Street Extension and East Road on July 29.

•  Cited Sidney Sumner, 39, of Burlington for driving with a suspended license, following a traffic stop on Seminary Street Extension on July 29.

•  Responded to a theft complaint at Kinney Drugs on Court Street on July 29. Police said they caught up with the suspects, who agreed to pay for the merchandise they had stolen.

•  Conducted speed enforcement on Seminary Street Extension on July 29 at the request of residents there.

•  Towed a vehicle from downtown Middlebury on July 30 that belonged to a person who had accumulated numerous unpaid parking tickets.

•  Along with Middlebury fire officials, got into a Benedict Lane apartment where a child had locked out their parent on July 30.

•  Responded to a report of horses in the middle of Morse Road on July 30.

•  Assisted MREMS in entering a South Village Green Home on July 31.

•  Spoke with a local, elderly person seeking police assistance in finding a retirement community on July 31.

•  Assisted a Court Street apartment tenant who was having issues with her landlord on July 31.

•  Responded to a report of youths swimming in the town pool at around 12:30 a.m. (after hours) on Aug. 1. Police said they found no one at the pool.

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