Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate possible assault at Porter

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated an allegation that a patient had assaulted a member of the Porter Hospital staff during the afternoon of July 26. Police said the case has been referred to the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Stood by at Porter Medical Center to assist Vermont State Police officials who were bringing in a combative patient from the scene of a motor vehicle crash on July 24.

• Began an investigation on July 24 into a local report of alleged spousal abuse (physical and mental), as well as exposing shared children to harm.

• Served a trespass notice on July 24 on a man at the request of a Court Street Extension business.

• Went to a Shard Villa Road location on July 24 to investigate the death of Paul Audet, 69, of Cornwall. Police determined that Audet had died of natural causes.

• Investigated a report of a possible attempted burglary into a Middlebury College building off College Street on July 24.

• Investigated a vandalism complaint in the Main Street area on July 24.

• Investigated a July 25 report of vehicles allegedly racing on College and Main streets but found no such activity.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a man in need of help on Court Street on July 25.

• Received a July 25 report about an alleged domestic incident that had occurred in the Overbrook Drive area. Police have reported no citations in the case as of this writing.

• Checked on an alarm activation at the Champlain Apiaries on Washington Street Extension on July 25. Police said the bees were OK.

• Cited Erin Pfeiffer, 40, of Middlebury in connection with an alleged assault at Porter Hospital on July 25.

• Responded to a report of sheep on Munger Street on July 25.

• Investigated a report of a woman sitting in the middle of Court Street, near the intersection with Monroe Street, at around 10:50 p.m. on July 26.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS in responding to a call in the Dragon Brook Road area on July 26.

• Served a restraining order on a person in the Bakery Lane area on July 26.

• Received a report of a possible drunken driver traveling south on Court Street Extension on July 26. Police said they couldn’t find the driver but passed the info along to the Vermont State Police.

• Investigated a three-vehicle crash, with no reported injuries, at the intersection of Court Street and Charles Avenue during the morning of July 26.

• Checked on the welfare of a person who had reportedly been crying and in need of help in the Court Street area on July 26. Police found the person, who said no help was needed.

• Were informed of the theft of some beer from a Washington Street store on July 26.

• Investigated a possible hit-and-run accident in Court Square on July 28.

• Investigation of a hit-and-run accident on Route 7 South, near the intersection of East Main Street, on July 28.

• Responded to a report of a person having a mental health crisis on Court Street on July 28.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a medical call in the Evergreen Lane neighborhood on July 28.

• Received a report of a loud party at Swift House Inn off Stewart Lane at around 11 p.m. on July 29.

• Called the local dog warden to help a Chipman Heights resident who had reported a bat stuck in his living room on July 29.

• Checked on the welfare of a South Pleasant Street resident who had allegedly threatened self-harm on July 29.

• Investigated a report of an assault in the Bakery Lane area on July 29. Police said the involved parties had left the scene of the alleged altercation when they arrived.

• Cited Kenneth Gilbert, 48, of Middlebury for retail theft following an incident at a Washington Street location on July 29.

• Responded to a report of a person in distress in downtown Middlebury on July 30. Police said the person didn’t require assistance.

• Cited Kenneth Gilbert, 48, of Middlebury for violation of an abuse prevention order on July 30.

• Investigated July 30 report of a person having been with juveniles off Mary Hogan Drive in violation of probation order.

• Helped a local resident get access to emergency services on July 30.

• Gave a ride to a man who was experiencing a mental health crisis on July 30.

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