Middlebury Police Log: Police respond to possible drug overdose

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded along with Middlebury Regional EMS to a North Pleasant Street business after a Feb. 21 report of a person experiencing a drug overdose. 

Police said the person in question admitted to using drugs while in the restroom of the business. MREMS drove the patient to Porter Hospital for evaluation. 

Meanwhile, officers seized a bag of a powdery substance that later tested positive for fentanyl. Police have yet to announce charges against the suspect in this case.

In other recent action, Middlebury police:

• Assisted officials at Middlebury Union Middle School (MUMS) 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 its injuries and released from the animal hospital that 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 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 Counseling Service of Addison County (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 that 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.

• Responded to a report of a downed power line down in the North Pleasant Street area on Feb. 20.

• Investigated a car-versus-bike crash on Main Street on Feb. 20. Police did not report any injuries or damage in this case.

• Issued a no-trespass notice to a person who had been involved in an argument with a North Pleasant Street resident on Feb. 20.

• Tracked down a driver who had almost struck an ambulance while traveling on Court Street Extension on Feb. 21.

• Enforced the town’s overnight winter parking ban in downtown on Feb. 21, 23 and 24.

• Helped a Weybridge Street resident who was being harassed by an ex-partner on Feb. 21.

• Assisted a Buttolph Drive resident with an ongoing property dispute on Feb. 22.

• Investigated a report of an unresponsive man in a vehicle parked near the intersection of Route 7 South and Middle Road during the afternoon of Feb. 22. Police screened the man for possible DUI-drug impairment, and are awaiting the toxicology results.

• Investigated a fraud complaint in the Court Square area on Feb. 22.

• Gave a ride to an injured man found walking down Route 7 South on Feb. 22.

• Responded to a report of a possible domestic dispute at a North Pleasant Street address on Feb. 22.

• Assisted a Jayne Court resident who said an unwelcome guest was refusing to leave an apartment during the evening of Feb. 23.

• Helped reunite a dog with its local owner on Feb. 23.

• Assisted Vermont State Police on Feb. 24 with a complaint in the Lake Dunmore Road area of Leicester.

• Responded to a noise complaint at a Weybridge Street home at around 10:17 p.m. on Feb. 24. Police said they found only four people at the residence and determined the gathering wasn’t violating the town’s noise ordinance.

• Received a report of a suspicious car with a single occupant parked near a home on Short Shannon Street at around 12:35 p.m. on Feb. 24. Police were asked to determine if this vehicle/person was connected to recent antisemitic activities in the region. Police said they couldn’t find the vehicle.

• Checked several properties in town on Feb. 24 in light of threats of an alleged “National Day of Hate,” a warning issued by the Anti-Defamation League.

• Responded to reports of an “unreasonably loud party” at a Weybridge Street home at around 10:36 p.m. on Feb. 25. Police determined the 8-10 people at the gathering had taken “reasonable efforts” to keep the noise down.

• Assisted MREMS with a patient who had been threatening self-harm in the Jackson Lane area on Feb. 25.

• Were asked to check on a Munson Road resident who, according to a family member, was experiencing a mental health crisis on Feb. 25 and wasn’t able to care for himself. Police said they were unable to find the man.

• Received reports on Feb. 27 of alleged drug activity in the Route 7 South area.

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