Middlebury Police Log: Middlebury man cited for DUI

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Gordon B. McDonough of Middlebury for driving under the influence following a traffic stop on Route 7 South at around 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, April 15. 

Police said McDonough submitted to an evidentiary breath test that showed a blood-alcohol level of 0.278% — more than three times the state’s legal limit of 0.08.

In a different case, Middlebury police investigated a report of a man threatening another individual in the Main Street area on April 17. 

As a result of their investigation, police cited Jacob Burmania, 28, of Middlebury for criminal threatening. Police said Burmania is due to answer to the charge in Addison County Superior Court, Criminal Division, on April 24.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Were informed that someone had stolen three commercial backpack blowers from the back of a work truck while it was parked in the Tractor Supply lot off Foote Street on April 10.

• Arrested Joseph Wright, 43, of Rutland on an active in-state arrest warrant, following an investigation off Academy Street on April 11. Police said Wright was taken to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility for lack of $1,000 bail.

• Received a complaint about a person target shooting on property off Airport Road on April 11.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS at the scene of an e-scooter accident in Court Square on April 11.

• Found a Middlebury Union Middle School student to be in possession of marijuana on campus on April 11.

• Assisted state police on a call off Route 7 North in New Haven on April 12.

• Helped a parent calm a child who was screaming in a car parked off Court Street on April 12.

• Assisted a local person who had allegedly been scanned through Snapchat on April 12.

• Assisted Middlebury firefighters on April 12 at the scene of a set fire off Case Street that was in violation of the town’s no-burn ordinance.

• Received a report of a Middlebury Union High School student in possession of nicotine patches on campus on April 12.

• Cited Michael Jerome, 25, of Cornwall for driving under the influence, after responding to a report about an unresponsive man in the driver’s seat of his running vehicle at an Exchange Street gas station on April 12. Police said Jerome provided an evidentiary blood test, and the results are pending.

• Took a report about a “suspicious vehicle” seen at Mary Hogan Elementary School on April 13.

• Responded to a report of a dog left in a hot car parked in The Centre shopping plaza on April 13. Police said the pet owner drove away prior to their arrival.

• Assisted MREMS on a medical call in the Exchange Street area on April 13.

• Received reports of speeding vehicles on Buttolph Drive on April 13.

• Assisted a couple whose cat had climbed up a tree off Academy Street and wouldn’t come down on April 13.

• Assisted MREMS on a medical call in the Washington Street area on April 13.

• Assisted the Vermont Department for Children & Families with a young child who had left a foster home unattended on April 14.

• Responded to a report of an out-of-control juvenile at an Airport Road home on April 14. Police said they found the juvenile to be calm upon their arrival.

• Assisted Vermont State Police with a reported burglary in progress off Route 116 in Bristol on April 14.

• Warned a person for violating the town ordinance against public urination in the Weybridge Street area on April 14.

• Responded to a reported brush fire off Colonial Drive on April 15. Police said the property owner was able to extinguish the fire.

• Received complaints about a person firing a gun in the Airport Road area on April 15. Police said they determined the person had been shooting in a safe manner.

• Investigated a report of a person violating their conditions of release in the Court Street area on April 15. Police said while there were signs a person had been on the property, they had no witnesses or other conclusive evidence to support a violation charge.

• Conducted a welfare check on April 16 on a Washington Street resident on behalf of an out-of-state relative.

• Responded to a report of an employee at an Eastview Terrace business allegedly “acting in a threatening manner” toward other employees on April 16.

• Responded to a reported fight between two dogs in the Jayne Court neighborhood on April 16. Police said one of the dogs had gotten loose and was fighting with a neighbor’s dog. Police said one of the pet owners was injured while trying to break up the fight. The resident whose dog had gotten loose was warned to always restrain his pet.

• Were informed on April 16 that a purple Trek bike had been taken from Canon Park.

• Followed up on the discovery of blood on a sidewalk along Brookside Drive on April 16. Police determined a person had cut their hand the previous night and had gotten medical help.

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