Middlebury Police Log: Roving bear, dogs in cars, loose cattle & assaults

MIDDLEBURY — In recent activity, Middlebury police:

• Assisted a man who was having a mental health crisis in the Academy Street area on July 3.

• Helped Middlebury Regional EMS get into an apartment to help a patient on July 3.

• Arrested Randy A. McEntee, 27 of New Haven on two separate arrest warrants, after an officer saw him walking on Exchange Street on July 4. Police said McEntee was lodged at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility for lack of bail.

• Investigated an unlawful trespass incident at a McIntyre Lane business on July 4.

• Assisted MREMS with a medical call in the Marble Works complex on July 4.

• Cited Shawn Sparks, 19, for unlawful trespass and domestic assault, following an investigation in the Elm Street area on July 5.

• Provided a ride home on July 5 to a person in South Village Green who was suffering from dementia.

• Investigated a car-versus-cyclist accident on Court Street on July 5. Police said the cyclist suffered minor injuries.

• Were informed that a bear had raided a trash container off Piper Road on July 5.

• Received a 9-1-1 call about a local juvenile who had allegedly threatened self-harm on July 5. Police said MREMS took the youth to Porter Hospital.

• Arrested Valerie H. Sullivan, 37, of Proctor on three separate arrest warrants following a traffic stop on Route 7 South.

• Received reports of speeding cars on Rogers Road and Lower Plans Road on July 5.

• Investigated an illegal dumping complaint on Seymour Street on July 5.

• Investigated a car-versus-utility-pole crash, with injuries, near the intersection of Case Street and Cady Road on July 5. Police said Middlebury firefighters assisted at the scene.

• Gave a courtesy ride to a stranded motorist on Route 125 on July 5.

• Assisted the Vermont Department for Children & Families on a child welfare check in the North Pleasant Street area on July 6.

• Assisted state police at the scene of a vehicle crash, with injuries, at the intersection of Route 30 and Delong Road in Cornwall on July 6.

• Investigated two separate reports on July 6 of dogs being left in vehicles during what was a hot day.

• Continued their investigation of a possible fraud case in the Court Street area on July 6.

• Received a report of cows wandering on Route 7 near the Salisbury town line on July 6.

• Performed escort services through the town of Middlebury (via Route 7 South) on July 7 for a Rutland police officer recently killed in the line of duty.

• Responded to a car-pedestrian incident in The Centre parking lot off Court Street on July 7. Police said the pedestrian was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

• Investigated a bullying complaint at the Cedar Court apartments on July 7. 

• Assisted Vermont State Police in investigating a domestic assault off Woodpecker Avenue in Salisbury during the evening of July 8 (see related news item in our state police log).

• On July 8 cited Jacob Burmania, 29, of Middlebury for violating the conditions of his release.

• Took a person to Porter Hospital for mental health counseling on July 8 after having investigated a report of a fight at the intersection of Bakery Lane and Cross Street.

• Received a report of gunshots in the Halladay Road area during the evening of July 8.

• Investigated an allegation of an assault having taken place under the Cross Street Bridge on July 8.

• Checked on a report of a possibly sick fox seen near the Trail Around Middlebury entrance off South Street Extension on July 8. Police contacted the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

• Assisted an elderly woman who had been experiencing a mental health episode off Fields Road on July 8.

• Helped medical officials get into a Kings Row residence on July 8.

• Assisted MREMS in responding to a medical emergency off Keewaydin Way in Salisbury on July 9.

• Recovered some bicycles that had been abandoned off Court Street Extension on July 9.

• Investigated a domestic dispute at a Burnham Drive home on July 9.

Editor’s note: This story was updated after its original posting, and an item was removed after the state’s attorney dismissed the case.

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