Middlebury Police Log: Man cited for attempted murder

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Jerry L. Hoffman, 31, of Middlebury for attempted murder, after he allegedly stabbed a man multiple times during an incident on College Street during the early evening of March 20.

Middlebury Regional EMS took the victim to Porter Hospital, and then to UVM Medical Center, for treatment of his injuries. Police said Hoffman fled the scene and ran into Otter Creek, still armed with two knives. Police said Hoffman eventually complied with commands to drop the knives and was taken into custody. He was then taken to Porter Hospital to be evaluated for exposure to the cold water. 

After being released from the hospital, he was booked at MPD headquarters and then taken to the Marble Valley Correctional Facility, where he was held without bail.

Please see the more complete report of the incident on Page 2A.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Helped Brandon police process an impaired driver at Middlebury PD on March 18.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a man experiencing mental health issues in the Abbey Pond Road area on March 18.

• Responded to a report of a student with a vape pen at Middlebury Union High School on March 18.

• Warned two drivers not to park their vehicles on the closed portion of Three Mile Bridge Road on March 18.

• Responded to downtown Middlebury on March 18 on a report of a woman experiencing a mental health crisis and threatening to harm herself.

• Responded to a report of a woman in crisis downtown on March 18.

• Investigated a person for possibly driving with a criminally suspended license on Court Street on March 18.

• Assisted a juvenile in crisis in the Buttolph Drive area on March 19.

• Assisted a Court Street Extension business with a person who had allegedly been loitering and causing a disturbance on March 19.

• Assisted Vermont Fish & Game officials with an injured beaver downtown on March 19.

• Checked on a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Memorial Sports Center off Buttolph Drive on March 19.

• Investigated a reported juvenile problem in the Mainelli Road area on March 20.

• Took charge of three bikes that had been abandoned in the South Village Green area on March 20.

• Investigated a road rage allegation in the Washington Street Extension area on March 20.

• On March 21, assisted a woman who had questions about court orders.

• On March 21, checked on a report of a drunken man causing a traffic hazard while walking on North Pleasant Street. Officers were unable to locate anyone.

• Received a report that a counterfeit $100 bill had been passed at a Court Street business on March 22.

• Investigated a possible restraining order violation in the Merchants Row area on March 22.

• Returned a loose dog to its local owner on March 22.

• Received a report about a drunken man allegedly walking along North Pleasant Street during the evening of March 22.

• Checked on the welfare of a person in the Main Street area on March 23.

• Enforced the town’s overnight winter parking ban downtown on March 24.

• Assisted a parent on March 24 who had been locked out of their vehicle by a child who was still inside.

• Assisted Counseling Service of Addison County in checking on a local client in crisis on March 24.

• Responded to a report of a verbal dispute between two people in the Valley View Drive area on March 24. Police said both people had left upon their arrival.

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