Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate hit-and-run after vehicle strikes dog

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of a vehicle striking a German shepherd dog on Quarry Road at around 6:30 a.m. on Feb. 3. Police said the driver in question hadn’t stopped after striking the dog, who later died at the vet’s office. 

Police searched for — and found — the vehicle that struck the dog and said the case has been forwarded to the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office for potential criminal charges.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Checked the welfare of two students who hadn’t shown up at Mary Hogan Elementary School on Jan. 30. Police said both children were OK.

• Conducted a welfare check on Jan. 30 at an East Road home on behalf of the Vermont Department for Children & Families.

• Cited Benjamin Taylor, 41, of Middlebury for unlawful trespass following an incident at a Main Street location on Jan. 30.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) on a medical call in the Lower Plains Road area on Jan. 31.

• Helped a Middlebury College student on Jan. 31 who had been receiving “abuse (on an) electronic communication.”

• Checked on the welfare of an East Road resident on Jan. 31.

• Received a report on Jan. 31 of the alleged theft of “computer technology” from the Maecliff Court home of a recently deceased man.

• Investigated a report of potential drug activity in the Sugarwood Court area on Jan. 31.

• Received a report that a laptop computer had been stolen from one of the locker rooms at Middlebury College’s Kenyon Arena on Feb. 1.

• Investigated an allegation of neglected horses near the intersection of Routes 7 and 125 on Feb. 1. Police inspected the horses and said they looked fine.

• Received an anonymous tip on Feb. 1 regarding potential drug use in the North Pleasant Street area.

• Received a report on Feb. 2 from a local parent who said her child was being bullied through social media.

• Served no-trespass notices on Feb. 2 on two guests who were no longer wanted at the Marriott Hotel off Route 7 South.

• Responded to a complaint about a loud party at 59 Main St. on Feb. 3. Police said the tenant agreed to quiet the party.

• Checked on the welfare of a local resident reported to be suffering from a mental health crisis on Feb. 3. Police said the resident was safe.

• Helped Vermont State Police screen a possible drunken driver at the intersection of Weybridge and College streets on Feb. 3. Police said the driver wasn’t under the influence.

• Conducted a death notification in the Woodbridge Lane area on Feb. 3 on behalf of the Albany (N.Y.) Police Department.

• Investigated a report of a vehicle passing other vehicles unsafely on Route 7 North on Feb. 3.

• Investigated a noise complaint at 112 Weybridge St. at around 11:20 p.m. on Feb. 4. Police determined the noise wasn’t “unreasonable,” and the tenant agreed to turn down the music.

• Assisted MREMS with a man needing assistance at a Monarch Court residence in the Lindale Mobile Home Park on Feb. 4.

• Received a report that someone had entered a Maecliff Court residence without permission, and then left, on Feb. 4.

• Received a report of a fire in a garage off Old College Farm Road on Feb. 4. Firefighters extinguished the fire but the garage was a total loss. See story in this edition.

• Responded to a report of a suspicious person loitering in front of a convenience store off North Pleasant Street on Feb. 4. Police said the person was cold and was waiting for a ride.

• Responded to a reported physical altercation between two Valley View neighbors on Feb. 4. Police said the case is under investigation.

• Responded along with MREMS to a report of a medical emergency at the town’s recreation park off Mary Hogan Drive on Feb. 5.

• Responded to a report of a possible fight off Seymour Street on Feb. 5.

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