Middlebury Police Log: Transient person cited for unlawful mischief

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police issued citations for unlawful activity to two women in downtown Middlebury this past weekend.

First, police cited Cassandra Chasse, 32, who they described as transient, into court to answer a charge of unlawful mischief following an incident underneath the Cross Street Bridge at 1:51 p.m. on Sept. 29.

The next morning, at 5:19 a.m., officers took Chasse into custody and cited her for six counts of felony unlawful mischief after she allegedly damaged several vehicles and the front door of the Haymaker Bun Company. Per court order, she was released on a citation to appear in court on Monday.

In the wake of these incidents, police performed patrols in Bakery Lane on the morning of Sept. 30, through that evening and into the afternoon of Sunday, Oct. 1. Police served a notice against trespassing on a person on behalf of a downtown business.

And also, at a quarter to 2 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, officers arrested Shawna R. Thorpe, 42, reported to not have a home, and cited her for failure to appear in court. Police ordered her to appear in court the following day.

It wasn’t all arrests downtown. In the area of Main and Cross streets, police helped two unsheltered people find emergency housing at around 9:40 p.m. on Sept. 29.

In other recent activity, Middlebury police:

• On Sept. 25 logged a report of a bicycle stolen from behind the college athletic center.

• At a few minutes after midnight on Sept. 26 went to the Cross Street Bridge and helped a person experiencing a mental health crisis get access to treatment.

• Checked the welfare of a person on Court Square on Sept. 26 at around 7:30 a.m.

• Assisted Vermont State Police after they chased a person in a vehicle on Hunt Road in New Haven on Sept. 26 at 9:15 a.m.

• On Sept. 26 assisted Middlebury Union High School with its Breadloaf Day, a community-building experience in Ripton.

• On Sept. 26 helped out a resident affected by an online scam.

• On Sept. 26 returned a found cell phone to its owner.

• On Sept. 26 were told by a merchant that they had denied a person who attempted to purchase a firearm.

• On Sept. 27 began investigating the theft from a motor vehicle on East Main Street.

• On Sept. 27 dealt with overhead wires that had been pulled down by a truck on Seminary Street.

• Were called to assist a business owner with a person without a house living on Bakery Lane on Sept. 27 at 10:14 a.m. 

• Continued to investigate a possible case of unlawful trespassing at Middlebury College’s Battell Hall on Sept. 27

• On Sept. 27 assisted an out-of-town resident with a possible violation of a protection order on Cross Street at Bakery Lane.

• Helped a South Pleasant Street resident shoo away an unwanted person on Sept. 27.

• Assisted the Bristol Rescue Squad with a medical call in New Haven on Sept. 27.

• Assisted drivers at a fender-bender on North Pleasant Street on Sept. 28.

• Checked on the welfare of a person sleeping in a car on Charles Avenue at 11:19 p.m. on Sept. 28.

• Began investigating the theft of a firearm from a Jayne Court apartment on Sept. 28.

• On Sept. 28 just before 5 p.m. handled a minor two-car accident.

• On Sept. 28 intervened in a verbal dispute in the Buttolph Drive area.

• Responded to a report of a cow on Route 7 in East Middlebury at a quarter to midnight on Sept. 28. Almost four hours later, police were called to investigate a crash of a motor vehicle into a cow in the area of Routes 7 and 125.

• At 4:41 a.m. on Sept. 29 received a report from an Apple watch that someone had fallen in the neighborhood south of the middle school. Officers determined that there was no emergency.

• Logged a report of a woman screaming on Bakery Lane close to the Cross Street Bridge at 7 a.m. on Sept. 29.

• Dealt with a minor two-car crash on Court Street Extension at a little after 8 a.m. on Sept. 29. 

• Were called to Ilsley Library at around 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 29 for a report of a woman behaving violently; she was calm when police arrived, and library staff let her enter.

• Served a temporary relief from abuse order in the Blake Roy Road neighborhood on Sept. 29.

• Cited Scott Warner, 54, of Middlebury for violation of an abuse prevention order on Court Street on Sept. 29.

• Got individuals standing in Main Street to move out of the road just after midnight on Sept. 30.

• Looked into an 11 a.m., Sept. 30, crash in which a vehicle struck a building on Court Street.  

• Responded to another crash 80 minutes later in which a motor vehicle and a motorcycle collided at the intersection of Main and North Pleasant streets. Police said the larger vehicle, possibly a black Subaru SUV, left the scene driving northbound. The motorcycle driver was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

• On Sept. 30 at around 3 p.m. looked for a man who was asking people for money at a Court Street gas station and refusing to leave until police were called. Police looked for the man, but didn’t find him.

• Took a report at 5 p.m. on Sept. 30 that vehicles parked for a Middlebury College Family Weekend gathering at a Court Street home were blocking a driveway and the road.

 • Stopped a vehicle on Wilson Road at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 and cited Michael Jerome, 26, of Cornwall for driving with a criminally suspended license. Police also discovered that Jerome had two active cite-and-release warrants out for his arrest.

• At 8:15 p.m. looked into a report of a person yelling in the parking lot behind Ilsley Library.

• Served a no-trespassing order to a person on Boardman Street on Oct. 1.

• Investigated a minor two-car crash with no injuries at the intersection of Foote Street and Quarry Road on Oct. 1 and 12:30 p.m.

• Cited Scott M. Warner,  54, for violation of a relief from abuse order on Blake Roy Road on Oct. 1.

• Directed traffic on Seymour Street around a sinkhole in the road on Oct. 1.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS at a medical call in the area of Morse Hill and Tilton roads.

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