Middlebury Police Log: Three rescued from flood waters
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police helped in the rescue of three people from a vehicle that had been trapped in floodwaters on Three Mile Bridge Road at around 11 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3. This was just one example of local police, rescue and firefighters extending critical service to people in need during a brutal rainstorm that unleashed six inches of rain during a three-hour span on Aug. 3.
Also on Aug. 3, police helped several motorists stranded due to severe flooding on Elm and Seymour streets on Aug. 3. At that same location, Officer Ethan Jones selflessly entered the water, at one point swimming in his full uniform, and was able to rescue a person from their car prior to it sinking under the water, according to Middlebury Police Sgt. Vegar Boe.
The police themselves weren’t spared from the deluge. Floodwaters invaded the Middlebury police HQ at 1 Lucius Shaw Lane that night. Dispatching operations were moved to the firehouse for the weekend. The station reopened to the public on Monday, and advised on that same day that cans of water are available to anyone in town affected by the municipal boil order.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Took into evidence a “small amount of suspected narcotics” that had been found on the floor of a Court Street business on July 31.
• Assisted the Counseling Service of Addison County officials in taking a person to Porter Medical Center for an emergency psychiatric evaluation on July 31.
• Responded to a report of a man experiencing a psychiatric crisis in his Court Street apartment during the morning of July 31. Police said the man “caused structural damage to the building based upon delusions and paranoia.”
• Issued a no-trespass order for a local business on Aug. 1.
• Took a drunken man to the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility on Aug. 1.
• Responded to a trespassing complaint at a Court Street business on Aug. 1.
• Investigated a report of an unruly man at Porter Medical Center on Aug. 1.
• Served no-trespass orders on behalf of a Court Street business on Aug. 2.
• Responded to a report of a woman having a mental health crisis at the intersection of Main and Cross streets on Aug. 2.
• Cited Trevor Young, 28, of Middlebury for driving under the influence of drugs, following a stop on Route 7 South on Aug. 2.
• Responded to a dispute between unsheltered people who were drinking under the Cross Street Bridge off Bakery Lane on Aug. 2.
• Helped in a case involving a local juvenile who was refusing to return home on Aug. 2.
• Assisted with a family/property dispute on Court Street Extension on Aug. 2.
• Continued their investigation into a possible assault that occurred in the Bakery Lane area on Aug. 2.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with an unresponsive patient on Danyow Drive on Aug. 2.
• Assisted Middlebury College Public Safety in dealing with “unwanted people harassing staff members” in the South Main Street area on Aug. 2.
• Responded to a report of a missing woman in East Middlebury on Aug. 3. Police said the woman was located safe in the woods near her residence off Airport Road.
• Were informed of two separate incidents of someone stealing money and other items from vehicles parked on East Main Street on Aug. 3.
• Served a no-trespass order on a man who had been causing a disturbance at a Washington Street business on Aug. 3.
• Investigated the theft of money and other items from an unlocked car on East Main St. on Aug. 3.
• Were informed of the theft of cash from an unlocked vehicle parked on Ossie Road on Aug. 3.
• Investigated a report of suspicious activity on Merchants Row at around 9:15 p.m. on Aug. 4.
• Responded to a car accident at the intersection of Case Street and Dow Farm Road on Aug. 4.
• Were informed of a possible road hazard at the intersection of Case Street and Lindale Circle on Aug. 5.
• Received a report about a potentially sick fox in the Rogers Road area on Aug. 5.
• Responded to a fireworks complaint in the Jayne Court neighborhood on Aug. 6.
• Were informed of the theft of a wallet from an Elm Street location on Aug. 6.
• Investigated a report of someone driving unsafely in a pickup truck on Route 7 North on Aug. 6.
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