Middlebury Police Log: Middlebury man arrested on multiple warrants

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Thomas E. Hynes, 37, of Middlebury on multiple in-state arrest warrants, following an investigation in the Jayne Court neighborhood on March 11. 

Police said Hynes was taken to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility following his arrest.

Separately, Middlebury police dealt with a rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles on March 12.

It started around Sunday morning when MPD received a report of someone rifling through a vehicle parked off Weybridge Street. The vehicle owner’s outside lights went on around 4 a.m. and the person saw the culprit in the act. They described the crook as a young man who was wearing a baseball cap, jeans and a sweatshirt. Police said the young man ran off when the victim yelled at him. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.

Then around 11 o’clock that morning police logged a report that a vehicle being ransacked in the Jayne Court neighborhood. Nothing was reported missing. 

Police were informed that someone had rifled through an unlocked vehicle parked off Seymour Street around 5:30 p.m. Police said nothing was taken from the car.

Authorities responded to three reports of someone stealing items from vehicles later that evening. Police said the culprit(s) stole “change and other items” from a vehicle park off North Pleasant Street, “loose change and other items” from a vehicle on Weybridge Street; and a wallet from a car parked off Hepburn Road  all between 9:45 and 10:30 p.m.

Police suspect the same culprit was responsible for all the aforementioned entered-vehicle incidents. Anyone with information on these crimes is asked to call Middlebury police at 802-388-3191.

But that was not the end of the thefts. Police received a report that someone had stolen change and a set of keys from a vehicle parked off Maple Street overnight on March 12.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Enforced the town’s overnight winter parking ban in the downtown area on March 6 and 7.

• Assisted an East Main Street resident who had received threatening phone calls on March 6.

• Investigated a report of Porter Medical Center staff receiving harassing telephone calls on March 6.

• Responded to a trespassing complaint in the Court Street area on March 6.

• Investigated a report of a vehicle driving erratically in the Court Square area on March 6.

• Ticketed a Middlebury Union High School student for allegedly driving unsafely near other students in the Charles Avenue area on March 7.

• Investigated a potential stalking incident in the Court Street area on March 7.

• Responded to a report of a person throwing a rock through the window of a work truck in the Otterside Court neighborhood on March 8. Police said the incident followed an argument with an Otterside resident related to snow removal.

• Responded along with Middlebury Regional EMS to the Cedar Court area on a report of an unresponsive person. Police said the person was taken to Porter Hospital.

• Received a report of someone allegedly stealing clothes from a Sugarwood Court residence on March 9.

• Helped Addison County Restorative Justice staff secure a client’s firearm on March 9.

• Ticketed a large truck that had blocked off a parking spot reserved for the disabled persons on Park Street on March 9.

• Cited Shania Galiano, 23, of Rutland for driving with a suspended license on Boardman Street on March 9.

• Warned a Cross Street resident who had been hosting what they described as a “very large party” with loud music during the afternoon of March 11.

• Responded to a noise complaint at 25 Sugarwood Court on March 12.

• Assisted Vermont State Police in arresting an individual suspected to have been driving under the influence at the intersection of Cady Road and Route 7 on March 12 at around 11:30 p.m. State police ultimately cited U. T. Shwe, 40, of Rutland for DUI.

• Restored peace at a Seminary Street residence where a domestic disturbance was reported on March 12.

• Responded to a noise complaint in the Jayne Court area on March 13 at 1 a.m.

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