Middlebury Police Log: Welfare check finds deceased woman

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police found a deceased woman inside a Water Street apartment after having been asked by the landlord to check the welfare of the tenant on Sept. 15. Police said they found 40-year-old Anny Jenkins of Middlebury deceased in her apartment. 

Investigation into the cause of her death is on-going, but no foul play is suspected, according to police.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Cited Heath N. Bougor, 43, of Middlebury for driving with a criminally suspended license on Washington Street on Sept. 11.

• Responded to a report of a woman yelling under the Cross Street Bridge on Sept. 11. Police checked on the woman, who said she didn’t need help.

• Responded to a dispute between some Valley View neighbors on Sept. 11.

• Responded to a bicycle-versus-pedestrian collision, with injuries, on College Street on Sept. 11.

• Helped remove trespassers from a vacant Court Street apartment on Sept. 11.

• Helped a woman who had tipped over her wheelchair near the intersection of Court Street and Mary Hogan Drive on Sept. 11. Police said the woman was uninjured.

• Helped a Court Street business get rid of an unwelcome person on Sept. 12.

• Offered to connect a houseless man with social services after he had reportedly been asking passersby for money on Court Street on Sept. 12.

• Cited Jacob Burmania, 28, of Middlebury for simple assault, following an investigation into an alleged incident in the Valley View area on Sept. 12.

• Conducted foot patrols under the Cross Street Bridge on Sept. 13 and 14. Police have received an increasing number of complaints — including from nearby Mister Up’s Restaurant — about some individuals who are camping and congregating there.

• Conducted, on behalf of Middlebury Union High School officials, a welfare check on a local parent following a “very heated” meeting about a student on Sept. 13.

• Investigated allegations on Sept. 13 that a Shaw’s Supermarket employee had stolen two money orders totaling $800 and had deposited them at a bank in Rutland.

• Investigated an allegation that someone had stolen a check from an Exchange Street business on Sept. 13. Police said the culprit allegedly altered the check and tried to cash it at a Bristol bank.

• Received a report about an unspecified retail theft from Kinney Drugs on Court Street on Sept. 13.

• Began an investigation into an assault complaint reported by a North Pleasant Street woman on Sept. 13. Police said the woman alleged being “assaulted and terrorized” by a man in her Counseling Service of Addison County-supervised apartment. Police said the woman, who was “emotionally distraught” while making her report, had allegedly threatened staff at the residence and was told to leave. Police said they’re investigating the alleged assault and have helped the woman find emergency housing.

• Responded to a noise complaint at the Briarwood Apartments on Sept. 14.

• Responded with Vermont State Police to a single-vehicle crash on Shard Villa Road in Salisbury on Sept. 14.

• Responded to a report of a driver asleep in his car at a Route 7 South intersection on Sept. 14.

• Checked on the welfare of two people found sleeping off Mary Hogan Drive at around 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 15.

• Responded to a trespassing complaint in Court Square on Sept. 15.

• Checked on the welfare of a man who had been walking along Foote Street during the afternoon of Sept. 15.

• Assisted Vermont State Police, Vergennes police and Vergennes Area Rescue at the scene of a fatal shooting at a Waltham home on Sept. 15 (see related story on Page 1A).

• Facilitated the exchange of property following a family dispute in the Route 7 North area on Sept. 15.

• Checked on a group of people seen loitering behind a closed Park Street business on Sept. 15.

• Helped a couple who had accidentally locked themselves out of their Benedict Lane home on Sept. 15.

• Were asked to probe a “possible domestic abuse” incident at a Case Street home on Sept. 15. Police said the matter is still under investigation.

• Responded to a noise complaint in the South Pleasant Street area at around 11:38 p.m. on Sept. 15.

• Received a report about a man allegedly yelling at Middlebury Natural Food Co-op customers while begging outside of the Washington Street store on Sept. 16.

• Received a complaint about a noisy party in the Seminary Street Extension residence at around 3 p.m. on Sept. 16.

• Investigated a theft complaint at a McIntyre Lane business on Sept. 16.

• Responded to a report of a loud party at 95 Seminary St. Extension on Sept. 16. The party was dispersing upon police arrival.

• Cited Taylor Norris, 32, of St. George for driving under the influence, following a traffic stop on Case Street on Sept. 16. Police said they measured Norris’s blood-alcohol content at 0.127%; the legal limit for driving is 0.08

• Responded to a report of a “confused and frantic” individual trespassing in a Porter Medical Center administrative building on Sept. 17.

• Responded to a dispute between some Route 7 South neighbors on Sept. 17.

• Investigated a report of an injured deer at the intersection of Route 7 and Exchange Street on Sept. 17.

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