Middlebury Police Log: Woman cited for possession of cocaine

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police last week cited Corrin Malinowski, 27, of Middlebury for cocaine possession and impeding a public officers. The citation followed an investigation of several vehicles that had gathered at a closed business off Route 7 South at around 12:28 a.m. on Feb. 27.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• On Feb. 27, assisted Vermont State Police at the scene of a car crash on Route 125 at the Cornwall town line.

• Assisted a local resident suspected to have been the victim of a social media scam on Feb. 28.

• Received a complaint about vehicles speeding on Ossie Road on Feb. 28.

• Responded to a report that a woman in the Jayne Court neighborhood was outside her residence experiencing some sort of emergency at a little after 6 a.m. on Feb. 28. Officers determined the woman was having a reaction to an illegal drug and got Middlebury Regional EMS to take her to Porter Hospital.

• Investigated a report of someone driving erratically in the vicinity of Quarry Road and Munger Street on March 1. 

• Assisted a person who was having a mental health crisis in the Main Street area on March 1. Police said the person was taken to Porter Hospital.

• Received a report about two boys throwing snowballs at a house off Route 7 on March 1.

• Responded to a March 1 report that a driver passed out and their vehicle veering off North Pleasant Street and crashed into the porch of a home. Police said the driver sustained minor injuries as a result of the accident.

• Were referred three truancy cases by Middlebury Union Middle School on March 1.

• Responded to a reported domestic disturbance in the Jayne Court neighborhood on March 2.

• Cited Joseph A. Niemo, 18, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, following a vehicle crash on Case Street at around 9:45 p.m. on March 2. Police said Niemo submitted to an evidentiary breath alcohol test that yielded a 0.165%; the state threshold for triggering a DUI is 0.08%.

• Helped a local juvenile on March 2 who was feeling unsafe due to issues related to a past relationship.

• Investigated a burglary at Rice Restaurant on Seymour Street on March 2. Police said the culprit(s) forced their way in through the front door and stole around $20. This was the second burglary at Rice during the past month.

• Closed down what police described as a loud party at 112 Weybridge St. at almost midnight on Friday, March 3. Police said it was the second complaint of the night against the tenant of that home.

• Assisted an unsheltered person in getting emergency housing for the night of March 3.

• Helped a person find a lost wallet in the Court Street area on March 3.

• Located what police described as a “considerable amount of illicit drug paraphernalia” in a suspicious looking vehicle they had stopped on Route 7 South on March 4. Police have not announced any citations in connection with this case.

• Cited Scott D. Lanpher, 35, of Leicester for violation of his conditions of release, in the Route 7 South area on March 4.

• Enforced Middlebury’s winter overnight parking ban downtown on March 4, 5 and 6.

• Turned a drunken Middlebury College student over to a sober person on March 5 shortly before 1 a.m.

• Helped a person who was experiencing a mental health crisis in the Court Street area on March 5.

• Responded to a noise complaint in the Jayne Court area on March 5.

• Received a call about a man believed to have been contemplating a jump from the Cross Street bridge on March 5. Police found no one at the bridge upon their arrival.

• Asked some snowboarders to leave the private property they were using off Bakery Lane on March 5.

• Responded to a reported family argument at a Jackson Lane home on March 5.

• Gave a houseless person a ride to a local bus stop on March 5.

• Investigated a domestic dispute between a parent and their juvenile child on March 5.

• Helped an unhoused person connect with the Charter House Emergency Shelter on March 5.

• Served a court order on an East Middlebury resident on March 5.

• Responded to complaints about a loud party at 48 Washington St. at around 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. Police determined the noise was indeed unreasonable and in violation of the town’s noise ordinance. The tenants agreed to end the party, according to police.

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