Middlebury Police Log: Car crashes into pole, ties up Route 7
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a single-vehicle crash, with minor injuries, that tied up traffic on Route 7 North for several hours this past Sunday, Oct. 9, and knocked out power to a section of Middlebury.
Police said that around five minutes before 10 a.m. a woman drove her vehicle into a utility pole off North Pleasant Street. The woman was taken to Porter Hospital or treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, while Route 7 was shut down as Green Mountain Power replaced the damaged utility pole, according to police, who added Middlebury firefighters assisted at the scene.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Were informed a handgun had allegedly been stolen from a vehicle parked off Boardman Street on Oct. 3.
• Found assistance for a person who had been experiencing mental health difficulties on Academy Street on Oct. 3.
• Responded to a report of a bear trying to get into a trash enclosure at a Route 7 North home on Oct. 4.
• Responded, with Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS), to a Water Street home where a man was having a medical emergency on Oct. 4.
• Assisted a man experiencing a mental health crisis in the Woodland Park area on Oct. 4.
• Notified the local dog warden about a skunk that had reportedly been acting strangely in the Stonegate Drive area on Oct. 4.
• Investigated a possible domestic dispute at a Court Street location on Oct. 4.
• Responded to a report of a gunshot in the Maple Street area on Oct. 4. Police said they found nothing amiss in the neighborhood.
• Received a report of a bike stolen from Middlebury College campus on Oct. 5.
• Assisted MREMS on a service call at a North Pleasant Street home on Oct. 5.
• Helped a local woman who was trying to exit an abusive relationship on Oct. 6.
• Served a no-trespass order on Oct. 6 on a man who had been causing a disturbance at a Mill Street business.
• Received a report that a vehicle had been vandalized while parked off South Pleasant Street on Oct. 6.
• Responded to the report of a houseless person sleeping in a wooded area next to a Cross Street home on Oct. 6.
• Interviewed a local man who on Oct. 7 said someone had spray-painted his vehicle while it was parked off Schoolhouse Hill Road.
• Responded to a report of someone starting a campfire off Halladay Road on Oct. 7.
• Spoke with a Colonial Drive resident on Oct. 7 who alleged that underground drilling was occurring on her property without her permission.
• Provided traffic control for a tractor-trailer truck that had become stuck at the corner of North Pleasant Street and Court Square on Oct 7.
• Were informed of the theft of a tree stand and crossbow from a tree in the Monarch Court area on Oct. 7.
• Responded to a report of a loud party in the Maecliff Court area at almost midnight on Oct. 8.
• Received an anonymous report of alleged drug activity in the Jayne Court neighborhood on Oct. 8.
• Assisted officials from the Vermont Department for Children & Families in taking a newborn infant into state custody at Porter Hospital on Oct. 8.
• Looked into a report of a loud party in the Cross Street area at around 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 9.
• Investigated a report of snow tires taken from behind a Main Street business on Oct. 9.
• Assisted MREMS on a medical call to Middlebury College on Oct. 9.
• Warned four houseless individuals who were allegedly drinking alcohol on public property off Bakery Lane on Oct. 10.
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