Middlebury Police Log: Police aid a suicidal man

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police took into protective custody a suicidal man who had threatened to jump off a Middlebury College building off HMKL Way at around 8 a.m. on Nov. 18. Police said they took the man to Porter Hospital without incident.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) with a patient on Court Street on Nov. 14.

• Responded to a reported disturbance in student housing off Ridgeline Drive on Nov. 14.

• Cited Brandy Brown, 48, of Middlebury for retail theft, following an alleged incident off Court Street on Nov. 14.

• Investigated a landlord-tenant dispute at an East Main Street residence on Nov. 14.

• Cited a former juvenile employee of TJ Maxx for retail theft, following a Nov. 14 report she had stolen items from the store.

• Assisted a Vermont Fish & Wildlife official in removing a dead deer from the travel portion of Route 7 South on Nov. 14.

• Investigated a report of an uninvited houseless person walking around in a Seymour Street residence on Nov. 15. Police found the person — whom they said was “disoriented and confused” — and provided assistance.

• Took, to Porter Hospital, a person who was having a mental health crisis on Nov. 15.

• Assisted a local resident who had been targeted by a suspected phone scam on Nov. 16.

• Assisted a houseless person who appeared to be confused while on South Pleasant Street on Nov. 16.

• Were informed on Nov. 16 of ongoing noise issues in the Valley View area.

• Attempted to find a Porter Hospital patient who had left the Emergency Department against medical advice on Nov. 17.

• Arrested Justin LaFave, 37, of Leicester on an active arrest warrant on Nov. 17.

• Were informed of the theft of an unspecified amount of alcohol from the Jolley store on Court Street on Nov. 17.

• Referred, to the Charter House Emergency Shelter, a houseless person who had allegedly been looking into the windows of vehicles parked off North Pleasant Street on Nov. 17.

• Spoke with a Middlebury Union High School administrator on Nov. 17 who reported receiving a “suspicious” email.

• Assisted a driver whose vehicle had slid off Route 7 North as a result of a fresh snowfall on Nov. 17.

• Investigated a report of people camping on a business property off Bakery Lane on Nov. 18.

• Received a report about someone allegedly trespassing at an abandoned home on Court Street on Nov. 18.

• Investigated a two-vehicle crash with minor injuries at the intersection of Cross and Court streets on Nov. 18.

• Were informed of the theft of cash from an unlocked vehicle parked off Court Street on Nov. 18.

• Removed an unwanted houseless person who had been drinking alcohol in the parking lot of a Cross Street business on Nov. 18.

• Assisted Vermont State Police on Nov. 18 in apprehending two men traveling in a van containing a dirt bike that had been stolen from a home off Route 125 in Ripton (see related item in state police log). Middlebury police stopped the van on Court Street and found the stolen dirt bike inside. State police arrested the two men in the van and returned the dirt bike to its owner, according to Middlebury police.

• Received complaints about speeding vehicles on Seminary Street Extension on Nov. 18.

• Assisted a local elderly person that was having “domestic issues” on Nov. 19.

• Returned to Middlebury College campus on Nov. 19 a found bike that belongs to one of the students.

• Assisted MREMS with a patient who was experiencing a medical emergency on Court Street on Nov. 19.

• Spoke with a man who alleged someone in a passing truck had thrown something at him while he was walking along Main Street on Nov. 20.

• Mediated a dispute between parents concerning a child custody issue on Nov. 20.

• Searched in vain for a local man who had texted his mother some “concerning” text messages on Nov. 20.

• Enforced Middlebury’s downtown winter parking ban on Nov. 20.

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