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Middlebury Police Log: Man cited for aggravated domestic assault in E. Midd

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Asa Vessa, 24, of Middlebury for one count each of aggravated domestic assault and domestic assault, following an investigation at an East Main Street location after a 1:30 a.m. call on Aug. 11. Police took Vessa to the Middlebury Police Department and later released him with conditions and a citation to appear in Vermont Superior Court, criminal division, later in the day.

A little after noon that same day police cited Vessa for being in violation of a court order on East Main Street.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Cited Justin Miller, 32, of Middlebury for domestic assault and violation of his conditions of release, following an investigation in the Seminary Street Extension area on Aug. 8.

• Responded to the report of a child allegedly being struck by a woman while walking into an apartment on North Pleasant Street on Aug. 8.

• Assisted Middlebury firefighters on Upper Plains Road, where a tree had fallen across power lines on Aug. 8.

• Helped Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) with an unresponsive woman at the South Village Green housing complex on Aug. 8. Police said the woman was taken to Porter Hospital.

• Responded with MREMS and Middlebury firefighters to a Main Street residence on a report of an unresponsive male on Aug. 9. Police said the man was treated on scene and taken to Porter Hospital.

• Investigated a report of some houseless persons staying in a portico off South Pleasant Street on Aug. 9. Police checked the area and determined it was no longer being used.

• Followed up on a complaint of unwanted people in a business parking lot off Court Street at around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 10.

• Were informed of the suspected theft of a vehicle from an Otterside Court address on Aug. 10. The case remains under investigation.

• Told a person to return a vehicle that had been taken, without permission, from a friend’s home on Aug. 10.

• Received a report on Aug. 11 from a driver who said his vehicle window had been shattered by an unknown object while he was traveling on Route 7 South on Aug. 12.

• Assisted a person who was having a medical issue off Washington Street on Aug. 11.

• Cited Charles J. Sabukewicz, 84, of Middlebury for domestic assault after an investigation into an alleged domestic dispute in the Elizabeth Court area on Aug. 11.

• Cited James W. Pattison, 34, of Middlebury for unlawful mischief following investigation of a vandalism complaint in the Valley View area on Aug. 11.

• Cited Tracey Theise, 43, of Brandon for allegedly leaving the scene of an accident following a crash on Court Street on Aug. 11.

• Helped a local intoxicated man get home safely on Aug. 12.

• Assisted an Ossie Road household with a “family issue” on Aug. 12.

• Served a no-trespass order on a local person as the request of the Colchester Police Department on Aug. 12.

• Helped Porter Hospital officials destroy what were suspected to be illegal drugs found on a patient who had been taken there on Aug. 12.

• Called Vermont Railway to fix a defective crossing signal at the intersection of Morse Road and South Street Extension on Aug. 13.

• Provided initial first aid on Aug. 13 to an injured person at the intersection of Merchants Row and South Pleasant Street until MREMS arrived at the scene.

• Received a report of a car-versus-deer accident on Munger Street on Aug. 13.

• Investigated a vehicle crash, with minor injuries, at the intersection of North Pleasant Street and Methodist Lane on Aug. 13.

• Received a report that the Maplefields store on North Pleasant Street had received a counterfeit $50 bill on Aug. 13.

• Located a homeless person sleeping in the vestibule of the National Bank of Middlebury’s Main Street location during the morning of Aug. 15.

• Assisted a Vermont State Police trooper with a drug recognition screening at Porter Medical Center on Aug. 14.

• Helped a person who was experiencing a mental health crisis on Main Street on Aug. 14.

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