Middlebury Police Log: Essex woman cited for DUI after crash

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Ashley E. Ross, 32, of Essex for driving under the influence, following their investigation of a car crash on North Pleasant Street on Dec. 6. Police said they measured Ross’s blood-alcohol content at 0.283%, which is more than three times the legal limit to drive, which is .08%.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Helped a man who had been walking in the middle of Washington Street Extension on Dec. 5.

• Restored the peace at a Valley View residence where there had been a family argument on Dec. 5.

• Received a report about people yelling and playing loud music at the intersection of Elm and Exchange streets on Dec. 6.

• Heard from a Valley View Drive resident who alleged her neighbor’s children had turned off the power to her building on Dec. 6.

• Were informed of the theft of unspecified items from a car parked off Buttolph Drive on Dec. 6.

• Assisted a representative of a Washington Street business who had received a “disturbing” email on Dec. 6.

• Responded to a report of a small campfire under the Cross Street Bridge during the evening of Dec. 6. Police told those responsible to extinguish the fire.

• Checked in vain for a “suspicious” man seen walking on Middlebury Union High School campus on Dec. 6.

• Assisted a Court Street resident involved in a dispute with a neighbor on Dec. 6.

• Heard from a Forest Ridge Drive resident on Dec. 6 who claimed someone had stolen a check from their mailbox.

• Enforced the town’s overnight winter parking ban in downtown Middlebury on Dec. 6, 8 and 9.

• Served a temporary restraining order on a man in the Seminary Street Extension area on Dec. 7.

• Assisted a Halladay Road resident who claimed to have been a fraud victim on Dec. 8.

• Received a report about a man drinking beer at the bus stop on Academy Street on Dec. 8. Police said they warned the man about town’s public drinking ordinance and told him to dump the balance of his beer.

• Helped Middlebury firefighters get into a locked Case Street residence on Dec. 8.

• Received a report on Dec. 8 from a Case Street resident about someone stealing, altering and cashing checks that had been in their mailbox. Police said they’ve received “multiple reports” of this kind of infraction during recent weeks, and they urge residents to be vigilant.

• Helped a houseless person find a place to stay the night on Dec. 9.

• Assisted a Jackson Lane resident who complained of being harassed on Dec. 9.

  Launched an investigation into a reported assault involving an alleged shoplifter at Hannaford Supermarket on Dec. 9. Police said a loss-prevention employee at the store alleged a woman spit in his face after he confronted her about allegedly shoplifting at the store.

• Responded to a report of an intoxicated minor in the Munson Road area on Dec. 10.

• Received a call on Dec. 10 from a man who claimed a truck had been stalking him for five years. Police are ascribing the complaint to a mental health problem and are treating it accordingly.

• Calmed a dispute between two drunken roommates at a College Street residence on Middlebury College campus on Dec. 10.

• Ticketed a college student for trying to buy alcohol using a fake identification card at a Main Street business on Dec. 11.

• Assisted firefighters on Dec. 11 on Route 7 South where a plow truck had grinded to a halt after its overheated brakes had caused two of its tires to blow.

• Assisted a Cedar Court tenant who believed an intruder was in his apartment during the early evening of Dec. 11. No one else was found in the apartment, police said.

• Assisted Vermont State Police on Dec. 11 with what they described as “multiple crashes” on Route 125 East.

• Responded during the morning of Dec. 11 to a report of an unresponsive man at a Maecliff Court residence. Police said they found Garth Pecor, 51, of Middlebury, deceased in the home. The investigation into Mr. Pecor’s death is ongoing and there’s no indication of foul play in his demise, according to police.

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