Middlebury Police Log: Police break up large college party

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to reports of a “large college party” at the intersection of Foote Street and Route 7 South at around 1 a.m. on Sunday, April 14. Police said they received reports of “dozens” of students standing in the roadway. 

Police reported no arrests or citations following their investigation of the party.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Referred to the dog warden a complaint about a dog barking in the Skyline Lane area on April 8.

• Received a report about a wallet allegedly being stolen from a Washington Street location on April 8.

• Assisted a Jackson Lane resident involved a dispute with a neighbor on April 8.

• On April 8, took a drunken man into protective custody and took him to Porter Hospital for evaluation.

• Provided a courtesy ride to a person stranded at Porter Medical Center on April 9.

• Received a complaint about a street performer playing an electric guitar at the intersection of Main Street and Merchants Row during the afternoon of April 9.

• Investigated a report of a man allegedly exhibiting behavior that was making employees of a Seymour Street business feel uncomfortable on April 9.

• Assisted Middlebury Union High School officials with a student-related problem on campus on April 9.

• Received a report about a juvenile allegedly driving unsafely on Charles Avenue on April 9.

• Confiscated a vape pen from an MUHS student on April 9.

• Searched in vain for a man who had reportedly being yelling at people while throwing things on Washington Street on April 9.

• Assisted a local resident with an identity theft case on April 9.

• Received a report of protestors allegedly causing a disturbance at The Centre shopping complex on April 10. Responding officers said the protestors had left upon their arrival.

• Investigated reports of people sleeping and drinking alcohol on Memorial Baptist Church property on April 10.

• Assisted a local person who had received unwanted text messages on April 10.

• Responded to a domestic disturbance at an East Middlebury residence on April 10.

• Cited Henry M. Babcock, 58, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, following a traffic stop on Monarch Court on April 11. Police said they measured Babcock’s blood-alcohol content at 0.128%; the legal limit for driving is 0.08%.

• Helped Middlebury Regional EMS with a man who had been under the influence in the Merchants Row area on April 11.

• Assisted a local resident who had received an unwanted phone call on April 12.

• Spoke with a local resident who had possibly been scammed on April 12.

• Responded, with Vermont State Police, to a single-vehicle crash on Morgan Horse Farm Road in Weybridge on April 12. Troopers report that David K. Ricklefs, 53, of Middlebury died from injuries sustained in the crash.

• Assisted a Seymour Street business with a loitering issue on April 12.

• Responded to a report of a man experiencing a mental health crisis in the Main Street area on April 12.

• Responded along with MREMS to a report of a man detoxing in the Monarch Court area on April 12. Police said the rescue squad took the man to Porter Hospital.

• Separated parties involved in a verbal dispute on the town green during the morning of April 12.

• Assisted a Washington Street business that had complaint about an internet scam on April 12.

• Investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in Printer’s Alley on April 12.

• Investigated a report of horses loose on Lower Plains Road on April 13. Police said the horses were rounded up and returned to their owners.

• Were informed that someone had broken into an unlocked vehicle parked off Case Street on April 13.

• Assisted a South Ridge Drive resident with a tax-fraud incident on April 13.

• Continued their investigation on April 13 into the recent theft of a vehicle that had been parked off East Main Street.

• Reunited a lost dog with its local owner on April 13.

• Helped a driver experiencing car trouble at the intersection of Court Street and Creek Road on April 13

• Investigated a report of someone taking a vehicle from the South Ridge Drive area without the owner’s permission on April 14.

• Responded to a reported family disturbance at a Halladay Road home on April 14.

• Responded to a noise complaint in the Main Street area on April 14.

• Conducted a welfare check on a local person on April 14 who had allegedly voiced thoughts of self-harm the previous night.

• Offered support to a houseless man who was battling the elements in the downtown area at around 1:30 a.m. on April 15.

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