Middlebury Police Log: Local restaurant burglarized

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a burglary at the Rice Restaurant on Seymour Street in Feb. 17. Police said the culprit(s) got into the business through a rear door and stole around $1,000 in cash. 

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Middlebury police at 802-388-3191.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Recovered an e-bike that had been stolen from its local owner on Feb. 13.

• Cited Stanford Pritchard, 79, of Middlebury for leaving the scene of an accident, following investigation of a vehicle-versus-pedestrian accident on Seminary Street on Feb. 13. Police said the pedestrian suffered minor injuries.

• Cited Timothy Farr of Middlebury for violating conditions of his release after an incident in the Court Street area on Feb. 13.

• Stopped a truck driver who had reportedly been driving erratically in the North Pleasant Street area on Feb. 13. Police stopped the driver and determined he hadn’t been driving while impaired.

• Assisted with a student issue at Middlebury Union Middle School (MUMS) on Feb. 13.

• Responded to a custody dispute at a Valley View Drive home on Feb. 13.

• Responded to a reported domestic disturbance at a South Village Green apartment on Feb. 14.

• Spoke to a Valley View resident about an ongoing custody dispute on Feb. 14.

• Broke up a group of people found drinking alcohol behind the Ilsley Library a little before 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.

• Arrested Timothy G. Farr, 69, of Middlebury on two counts of violating court-ordered conditions of his release, after he had contacted a woman in the Court Street area on Feb. 14.

• Investigated a complaint of illegal dumping behind a Court Street business on Feb. 14.

• Investigated a dog-bite incident on Creek Road on Feb. 15.

• Called the Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC) to assist them with a juvenile found lying in the Catamount Park roadway, refusing to move.

• Served a temporary restraining order on a person in the Valley View area on Feb. 15.

• Served court paperwork to a man in the Buttolph Drive area on Feb. 15.

• Cited Trevon Smith, 23, of Vergennes for driving under the influence, following their investigation of a vehicle crash on Route 7 South on Feb. 16. Police said Smith provided an evidentiary breath sample which revealed a blood-alcohol content of 0.174%; the legal limit for driving is 0.08.

• Responded to a vehicle-versus-pedestrian crash on Route 7 South at around 10:35 p.m. on Feb. 16. Police said the pedestrian was taken to Porter Hospital and later transferred to UMV Medical Center for treatment of injuries. The crash remains under investigation. Police were assisted by Vermont State Police and their Crash Reconstruction Team.

• Received information about potential narcotics activity in the Elm Street area on Feb. 16.

• Cautioned a couple against camping in the town green gazebo on Feb. 16.

• Assisted MUMS officials with a student problem on Feb. 16.

• Took an owner and his dog to the Middlebury Animal Hospital after the animal had been struck by a car on North Pleasant Street on Feb. 16. Police said the dog was treated for his injuries and released from the animal hospital the same day.

• Assisted staff at a Court Street medical office with an out-of-control juvenile on Feb. 16.

• Responded to a report of a student attempting to assault upon a Middlebury Union High School staff member on Feb. 16. The student then assaulted the investigating officer, according to police. The student was taken to CSAC to be evaluated and was then turned over to a parent, police said. The case remains under investigation.

• Responded to a report of a person acting “dangerously and erratically” in the downtown area on Feb. 17.

• Located a juvenile who had been acting “out of control” and threatening self-harm at a local home on Feb. 17.

• Investigated a report of an allegedly drunken woman trying to hitch a ride from a driver after crashing her vehicle on Three Mile Bridge Road on Feb. 17. Police said the woman had left before they got to the scene.

• Reported a driver sped away from them after having been stopped on Route 7 South on Feb. 18. Police said the driver in question had a suspended license, and the case remains under investigation.

• Responded to reports of a large Middlebury College-related party at 114 South Main St. during the afternoon of Feb. 18. Police said the hosts agreed to quiet the gathering, but the party had to be shut down after police were called to the scene a second time.

• Took into protective custody a drunken man who had been walking on College Street on Feb. 18. Police said they were unable to place the man safely with family members, and the Grace House in Rutland wouldn’t accept him for detox services because he wouldn’t cooperate with staff. Police ultimately took the man to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility.

• Received a report about someone driving dangerously in the Birch Drive area on Feb. 18.

• Responded to a noise complaint in the Washington Street Extension area on Feb. 19.

• Served a no-trespass notice on Feb. 19 on a person who wasn’t wanted at a Halladay Road address.

• Investigated a report of a car chase on Weybridge and College streets on Feb. 19.

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