Middlebury Police Log: Midd man cited for DUI after stop
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Michael Winters, 44, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, following a stop on Court Street on Nov. 10. Police said Winters declined to provide an evidentiary breath sample and was taken to a detox facility in Rutland.
In other action last week, Middlebury police conducted numerous patrols of the Bakery Lane neighborhood, where a group of houseless persons have been camping, and also:
• Checked on the welfare of a person who had been experiencing a mental health crisis in the Case Street/Munson Road area on Nov. 6.
• Investigated a domestic dispute in the Creek Road area on Nov. 6.
• On Nov. 6, received a report of a man allegedly carrying a street sign on Case Street, believed to have been possibly taken from the Quarry Road intersection. Police said they were unable to find the man or the sign.
• Investigated a truancy complaint on behalf of Middlebury Union High School on Nov. 6.
• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with an emergency call for service in the South Leno Lane area on Nov. 6.
• Referred, to Counseling Service of Addison County (CSAC), a local resident who had been experiencing mental health issues on Nov. 7.
• On Nov. 7, provided a courtesy ride to a stranded, frail elderly man.
• Responded to a report of bullying at Shaw’s Supermarket on Nov. 7.
• Were informed of the possible theft of chainsaws from a Foote Street location on Nov. 7.
• Responded to an untimely death report at a Middlebury College dorm at around 6:30 a.m. on Nov. 7. Responding officers said they found the body of a 19-year-old student, Ivan Valerio of Florida, outside the dormitory. Police said their initial investigation indicates no foul play and no danger to the campus or surrounding community. The police investigation is ongoing.
• On Nov. 7, helped two people who had been experiencing mental health issues, one in the Weybridge Street area, and the other in the Abbey Pond Road area.
• Issued a no-trespass order on behalf of a local resident on Nov. 8.
• Spoke with an out-of-state couple about possible medication abuse in the Halladay Road area on Nov. 8.
• Assisted a local resident on Nov. 8 who believed she’d been scammed through a fake PayPal solicitation.
• Helped Vermont State Police search for — and eventually find — a juvenile who had been reported missing in the Washington Street area on Nov. 8.
• Investigated a reported larceny in the Exchange Street area on Nov. 8.
• Assisted a truck driver who was having problems with his vehicle near the intersection of Case Street and Quarry Road on Nov. 8.
• Assisted a person who was experiencing a mental health crisis in the Abbey Pond Road area on Nov. 9.
• Provided community policing during a Muslim Student Association vigil off Old Chapel Road on Middlebury College campus on Nov. 9.
• Received a report about an alleged sexual offense near the intersection of Route 125 and North Branch Road on Nov. 9. Police said the case has been taken over by the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations.
• Investigated a truancy complaint on behalf of Middlebury Union Middle School on Nov. 9.
• Contacted CSAC to help a person who was experiencing a mental health crisis in the East Middlebury area on Nov. 9.
• Enforced the overnight winter parking ban downtown on Nov. 9, 10 and 12.
• Assisted a person who was experiencing a mental health crisis in the Abbey Pond Road area on Nov. 10.
• Responded to a report of a disruptive man outside of a Court Street business at around 4:15 p.m. on Nov. 10.
• Responded to a report of an ongoing fight on Merchants Row on Nov. 10.
• Investigated a report of houseless persons consuming alcohol on private property off Court Street during the afternoon of Nov. 10. Police said the two individuals in question agreed to leave the area.
• Assisted a woman who was experiencing a mental health crisis in the College Street area on Nov. 10.
• Responded to a report of suspicious behavior in the Quarry Road area on Nov. 11.
• Received a report about a loud dispute between two people in the Bakery Lane area during the evening of Nov. 11.
• Assisted a local resident who was experiencing a mental health crisis in the Abbey Pond Road area on Nov. 11.
• Received several 911 calls from a local mental health patient during the night of Nov. 11-12.
• Responded to a report of two college students who had allegedly stolen a garbage can from the Cross Street area during the night of Nov. 12. Police said they found one of the two suspects and resolved the matter.
• Took a man into protective custody and brought him to Porter Hospital for treatment on Nov. 12.
• Investigated a report of a man sleeping on the town green on Nov. 12.
• Helped resolve a property dispute in the Peterson Terrace area on Nov. 12.
• Diverted two people who had been loitering inside the lobby of a Park Street apartment building on Nov. 12.
• Investigated a Nov. 12 report of a suspicious man who had allegedly tried to open a locked door at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at around 4 a.m. on Nov. 12.
• Assisted Porter Hospital with a person they said was “acting out” at the hospital on Nov. 13. Police said the person eventually left the hospital grounds.
• Received a report about a person having a mental health crisis in the Court Square area on Nov. 13.
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