Middlebury Police Log: Middlebury man cited for assault

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Kenneth Gilbert, III, 47, of Middlebury for aggravated assault and unlawful trespass, following an incident at a North Pleasant Street home shortly before 5 a.m. on March 27.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Investigated a disorderly conduct complaint filed by a local man on March 27.

• On March 27, followed up on a report of small plastic bag recently found in a Case Street mailbox. Police determined it didn’t contain anything suspicious.

• Received a report of a vehicle hitting a mailbox on South Munger Street on March 27.

• Investigated a report of a woman allegedly causing a disturbance in the parking lot at the Tenney Brook gas station off Court Street on March 27.

• Responded to a report of a man using narcotics in the parking lot of a gas station off Court Street on March 27. Police said they took the man to Porter Hospital for addiction treatment.

• Investigated a report of children allegedly throwing rocks at a passing vehicle on Schoolhouse Hill Road in East Middlebury on March 28.

• Investigated a trespassing complaint in the Maecliff Court area on March 28.

• Gave advice to a local person who had voiced concerns about an “increasingly volatile domestic partner” on March 28. 

• Received information on March 29 about potential drug activity on the North Pleasant Street area.

• Investigated a reported disturbance at a house development off Woodbridge Lane on March 29.

• Responded to a report of an unresponsive and potentially heavily intoxicated person inside a Main Street business on March 29.

• Checked the welfare of a woman and her children at a Route 7 South home on March 29, on behalf of the Vermont Department for Children & Families (DCF).

• Performed a welfare check on March 29 on a father and his children at North Branch Road home, on behalf of Vermont DCF.

• Received a report about a “severely intoxicated” man acting erratically downtown on March 29.

• Served court paperwork on a local man on March 29.

• Returned a loose dog to its home on March 29.

• Received a request for assistance on March 29 from New York State Police in locating a potentially suicidal woman whose phone had been located in Middlebury. Police said they were unable to find the woman.

• Helped with a juvenile issue at Middlebury Union Middle School on March 29.

• Assisted a local woman with an out-of-control juvenile at a Court Street home on March 29.

• Investigated a report of a potentially intoxicated person needing attention off Court St Extension on March 30.

• Arrested Timothy G. Farr, 69, of Middlebury for violating the conditions of his release in the Court Street area, following a 911 call from a local resident on March 30.

• Responded to a report of a woman threatening self-harm in the College Street area on March 30. Police said the woman was taken to Porter Hospital.

• Initiated a search for Rebecca Ball, 17, of Middlebury, who had last been seen at about 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, near the southern end of Wright Park, at the Trail Around Middlebury trailhead. The search for Rebecca Ball was still underway on Monday, April 3 (follow this story online at

• Investigated a report of a potential break-in at a home off Lemon Fair Road in Cornwall on March 31. Police said they found the home to be secure.

• Assisted Brandon police with a sexual assault investigation on March 31.

• Responded to a Main Street apartment building shortly before 9:30 p.m. on April 1 after getting a report about a drunken person in the entryway. Police identified the man as Kenneth Gilbert, 47, of Middlebury, whom police allege violated multiple conditions for his release.

• Responded to the Cross Street Bridge on April 1 on a report of a man who appeared to be preparing to jump off the span. Police spoke with the man, who said he wasn’t planning to jump and didn’t need assistance.

• Investigated a noise complaint at 59 Short Shannon St. at around 6:13 p.m. on April 1.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a rescue call on Route 7 South on April 1.

• Responded to a family argument at a Weybridge Street home on April 2.

• Investigated a theft from a vehicle that was parked at the Abbey Pond trailhead off Case Street on April 2. Police said the culprit(s) broke a window to get inside the vehicle and steal some “ski items.”

• Helped Vermont State Police at the scene of a vehicle crash on Route 7 in New Haven on April 2.

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