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Middlebury Police Log: Students report being chased by a raccoon

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police received a report about a raccoon allegedly chasing some students on the Middlebury Union Middle School campus on Jan. 12. Police said they found no raccoon.

In other action last week, Middlebury police enforced the town’s overnight winter parking ban on College Street on Jan. 10 and in downtown on Jan. 15 and 16. Police also:

• Were informed that someone had stolen items from a vehicle parked off South Street on Jan. 9.

• Were informed of the theft of a bike from the Cross Street area on Jan. 9.

• Responded to a report of someone stealing items from a vehicle parked off Methodist Lane on Jan. 9.

• Assisted with a property dispute involving some Valley View neighbors on Jan. 9.

• Responded to a report of someone stealing items from two vehicles parked off Bakery Lane on Jan. 9.

• Assisted Porter Hospital Emergency Department staff on Jan. 9 with a disorderly man.

• Investigated a possible hit-and-run, property-damage incident off South Main Street on Jan. 10.

• Served a relief from abuse order on a person in the Airport Drive area on Jan. 10.

• Checked on a woman who had fallen asleep at the drive-through window at McDonald’s Restaurant on Jan. 10 at around 12:23 a.m.

• Helped a local resident who was believed to have been victimized by a scam on Jan. 11.

• Responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a car on North Pleasant Street at around 5:53 p.m. on Jan. 11. Police said the pedestrian was taken to Porter Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

• Executed a warrant for an emergency mental health evaluation for a person in the Bakery Lane area on Jan. 11.

• Assisted a Valley View Drive resident who reported having been scammed via an email on Jan. 11.

• Located a child who had left Mary Hogan Elementary School without permission on Jan. 11.

• Received a report about a student becoming stuck in an elevator at Middlebury Union High School on Jan. 11. Police said Middlebury firefighters freed the student.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) in checking on the welfare of a Cedar Court resident on Jan. 12.

• Investigated an unlawful mischief complaint at a Springside Drive residence on Jan. 12. Police said the complaint related to property damage caused by gunfire.

• Assisted Vermont State Police at the scene of a single-vehicle crash off Route 30 in Cornwall on Jan. 12.

• Warned a Middlebury College student for urinating in public on College Street on Jan. 13.

• Received a report of a pistol found on the ground off Happy Valley Road on Jan. 13. Police said the pistol was in fact an Air-Soft BB gun.

• Received complaints on Jan. 13 about vehicles speeding at night on East Main Street.

• Cited Ian F. Smith of Merion Station, Pa., for driving under the influence, following an incident off Exchange Street on Jan. 13. Police said Smith declined to submit to a test to determine a possible blood-alcohol level.

• Found three Middlebury College students violating the town’s open container law at around 12:44 a.m. on Jan. 14. Police said one of the students refused to identify himself and fled from the scene. Police now know who the student is and said they will take “appropriate action” in the matter.

• Responded to a report of two drunken people running down Main Street with a shopping cart at 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 14.

• Helped a Buttolph Drive resident on Jan. 14 who had allegedly been threatened regarding a debt.

• Investigated a report of vandalism to a Maple Street home on Jan. 15.

• Responded to a noise complaint related to a loud party at a Main Street apartment on Jan. 15. Police said the tenant agreed to end the party.

• Assisted MREMS on a medical call at an Eastview Terrace address on Jan. 15.

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