Middlebury Police Log: Police aid man in crisis

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police stood by while a mental health counselor assisted a man who had been threatening self-harm in the Abbey Pond Trail area on March 2.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Were informed on Feb. 26 that Middlebury College had received an email warning of a potential violent act on campus. Police determined the warning to have been a hoax, which they said had been perpetrated against many other institutions throughout the county.

• Received a report that a car had been stolen from the Sugarwood Court development on Feb. 26.

• Assisted a local woman with child custody matter on Feb. 26.

• Enforced the town’s overnight winter parking ban downtown on Feb. 26 and 27.

• Checked on the welfare of a houseless man in downtown Middlebury on Feb. 27.

• Assisted a youth in crisis in the Perkins Lane area on Feb 27.

• Responded, with Middlebury firefighters, to reports of downed power lines in the North Pleasant Street and Seminary Street areas on Feb. 27.

• Assisted a Court Street merchant who on Feb. 27 reported recent thefts believed to have been perpetrated by juveniles,

• Responded to a trespassing complaint at Ilsley Library on Feb. 27.

• Responded to a report of a suspicious person in the Mayapple Lane area on Feb. 27.

• Helped a local resident who had been involved in a scam incident on Feb. 28.

• Responded to a family dispute at a Perkins Lane residence on Feb. 29.

• Investigated a reported retail theft at Hannaford Supermarket on Feb. 29.

• Responded to a report of a woman having a mental health crisis in the Route 7 South area on Feb. 29.

• Responded to a report of a person having a medical emergency while driving on Route 7, near Lotsawater Road in Salisbury, on Feb. 29.

• Responded to a trespassing complaint at Ilsley Library on Feb. 29.

• Separated two parties who had been arguing in the Water Street area on March 1.

• Responded to a vehicle-versus-deer crash at the intersection of Route 7 and Boardman Street on March 2.

• Assisted Brandon police on March 2 in recovering stolen property that was being sold in Middlebury.

• Investigated a report of an unresponsive person in a vehicle parked off Washington Street on March 2. Police said the person was just taking a nap.

• Received a call from a local man who said he was going to harm himself unless someone brought him some tobacco on March 2. Police said they referred the matter to mental health services officials.

• Responded to a mental health-related call at a South Pleasant Street residence on March 2

• Responded to a noise complaint in a Middle Road south apartment on March 3. Police said the tenants agreed to turn down the music.

• Responded, with Middlebury Regional EMS, to a report of person in the Abbey Pond Trail area requiring mental health services on March 4.

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