Middlebury Police Log: Man arrested twice in two days

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested a 70-year-old man twice in two days following reported disturbances in the downtown.

First, on Oct. 30, police cited Timothy Farr — who has no listed address — for disorderly conduct, unlawful trespass, resisting arrest and two counts of violating his conditions of release, following an incident at a North Pleasant Street home. Police said they were called to the home on a report of “an intoxicated man causing a disturbance.” Middlebury authorities were assisted at the scene by officers from the Vergennes Police Department and Addison County Sheriff’s Department.

Then, on Oct. 31, police again cited Farr for unlawful trespass, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, after responding to a trespassing complaint at the Charter House Emergency Shelter.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Regularly patrolled the Bakery Lane area where a small group of houseless people have been camping under the Cross Street Bridge.

• Responded to a report of an intoxicated man in the Porter Hospital parking lot on Oct. 30.

• Checked on a report of a man lying in a parking lot off North Pleasant Street on Oct. 30. Police said the man told him he had been resting.

• On Oct. 30 checked on a report of “loud banging noises” in Buttolph Acres. Police said someone had been setting off fireworks in the area.

• Responded to a verbal dispute in the Buttolph Acres area on Oct. 30.

• Responded with Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) to a medical emergency at a North Branch Road residence on Oct. 30.

• Found a Middlebury Union High School student to be in possession of candy containing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) on Oct. 30. THC is the main psychoactive substance present in marijuana. 

• Cited Cassandra Chasse, 32, for possession of cocaine and three counts of violating her conditions of release, in the Boardman Street area on Oct. 30.

• Cited Cassandra Chasse, 32, on an arrest warrant for failure to appear in court, following an investigation in the Boardman Street area on Oct. 30.

• Joined in a birthday celebration for a 92-year-old resident of Helen Porter Nursing Home on Oct. 30.

• Responded to reported vandalism to the Otter Creek Child Center fence on Weybridge Street on Oct. 30.

• Investigated an allegation that someone had vandalized a vehicle parked in the Bakery Lane area on Oct. 31. Police said they determined the complainant had intentionally damaged her own vehicle.

• Received a complaint about an upset woman yelling on the Bakery Lane parking lot on Oct. 31.

• Searched in vain for a man who had allegedly been showing signs of emotional distress in the Court Street area on Oct. 31.

• Assisted a local resident who had become a victim of fraud on Oct. 31.

• Assisted a woman who had been experiencing a mental health crisis on Buttolph Drive on Oct. 31.

• Responded to a reported verbal altercation between people in the Elm Street area at around 12:15 a.m. on Nov. 1.

• Investigated a trespassing complaint in the North Pleasant Street area on Nov. 1.

• Assisted Charter House Emergency Shelter officials with a person trespassing on their property on Nov. 1.

• Received a report of someone taking a windshield wiper off a vehicle parked in the Bakery Lane area on Nov. 1.

• Received information on Nov. 1 about an alleged vehicle-pedestrian accident in Court Square on Nov. 1. Police reported no significant injuries to the pedestrian.

• Took into protective custody an intoxicated man who had trespassed on Charter House Emergency Shelter property on Nov. 1. Police said they took the man to Rutland to receive detox services.

• Received a report of vandalism to a downtown business on Nov. 1.

• Checked on a box truck that had become stuck at the intersection of Routes 7 and 125 on Nov. 2.

• Investigated a report of a dog and cat that had been left in a vehicle parked at Porter Hospital during a cold Nov. 2 evening. Police said the animals weren’t in distress and were to be taken to a nearby home following hospital visiting hours.

• Investigated a truancy complaint on behalf of MUHS on Nov. 2.

• Responded to a student-behavior issue at Middlebury Union Middle School on Nov. 2.

• Helped a Jayne Court resident who was experiencing a mental health crisis on Nov. 2.

• Helped a person who was experiencing a mental health crisis in the Bakery Lane area on Nov. 2.

• Intervened at a domestic dispute at a Case Street residence on Nov. 4.

• Intervened at a public dispute at McDonald’s Restaurant off Court Street Extension on Nov. 4.

• Helped a local person who was experiencing a mental health crisis on Nov. 4.

• Patrolled the Bakery Lane area, where there’s been a small encampment of houseless individuals, during the night of Nov. 4.

• Responded to a noise complaint at 14 Cross St. at around 5 p.m. on Nov. 4. Police said they told the tenants to lower the music volume.

• Helped a woman retrieve a knife she had found on the roof of her Maple Street apartment on Nov. 4.

• Received a report about a vehicle being egged in the South Pleasant Street neighborhood on Nov. 4.

• Assisted MREMS with an intoxicated patient on Nov. 4.

• Assisted campers under the Cross Street Bridge off Bakery Lane on Nov. 4.

• Responded with MREMS to a Route 7 South address at around 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 5 for a report of an intoxicated person who was threatening self-harm. Police said the first responders were able to peacefully resolve the incident and gave the individual a ride to Porter Hospital for treatment.

• Assisted MREMS on an emergency call in the South Leno Lane area on Nov. 6.

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