Middlebury Police Log: Disturbing notes found in Midd offices

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police on April 29 responded to Middlebury’s industrial Park where police said someone has placed “disturbing notes” in “multiple offices” off Pond Lane. Employees of the organizations where the notes were placed had found items out of place. 

Police determined an employee of an external company hired to work in the building had suffered a mental health crisis and was likely responsible for the behavior.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Responded to a report of a possible overdose patient in the South Village Green development on April 29.

• Served a man a no-trespass order for a Court Square business on April 29.

• Responded to the Main Street area on April 29 on a report of a drunken, suicidal man.

• Cited Shaun Symons, 46, of Whitehall, N.Y., for retail theft, following an incident at a Court Street business on April 29.

• Conducted, on behalf their parents, a welfare check on two local juveniles in the Court Street area on April 30. Police said the youths were OK.

• Received a report of people allegedly driving on Court Street holding cans of beer on April 30.

• Worked with Counseling Service of Addison County officials to get an emergency mental health evaluation for a person in the Abbey Pond Road area on April 30.

• Received a report on April 30 of a person believed to have been trying to get into cars parked off Bakery Lane.

• Checked on the welfare of a man in the Bakery Lane area after having been requested to do so by a family member on April 30.

• Checked on whether any houseless persons had been congregating under the Cross Street Bridge off Bakery Lane on April 30. Police said they found no evidence of houseless persons there.

• Helped a Lower Foote Street resident who might have been the victim of an internet scam on May 1.

• Responded with Middlebury Regional EMS to Merchants Row on May 1, where an unresponsive man needed help. Police said the man was taken to Porter Hospital.

• Investigated a report of damage to an Israeli flag off College Street on May 1.

• Served two no-trespass notices on behalf of a Court Street business on May 1.

• Assisted Porter Hospital officials with an out-of-control patient on May 1.

• Responded to a noise complaint at a Court Street residence on May 2.

• Returned a found bag and wallet to its owner on May 2.

• Helped a drunken person return to their residence on May 2.

• Received two firearms for disposal on May 2.

• Were informed on May 2 of the possible theft of jewelry from a Route 7 North location.

• Were informed of an alleged dog-bite incident off Old Chapel Road on May 2.

• Responded to a North Pleasant Street residence on May 2 on a report of the death of 64-year-old Mary Chapman. Police said their investigation revealed she died from a medical event.

• Ushered a wandering beaver into the Otter Creek off Park Street on May 3.

• Returned a found wallet to its owner on May 3.

• Found a sober person to take charge of a drunken man in the North Pleasant Street area on May 3.

• Launched an investigation on May 3 into a report of a woman allegedly stealing money from a vulnerable adult’s bank account using a debit card. The case remained under investigation as the Independent went to press.

• Cautioned a man who had allegedly accosted a local woman following a vehicle-related incident in an Exchange Street parking lot on May 3.

• Responded to an alleged animal cruelty case at a Route 125 East location on May 3. Police said the case remains under investigation.

• Helped a local resident with an identity theft complaint on May 3.

• Received a report on May 3 that someone had been hunting in Wright Park in violation of town ordinances. Police said they found no hunter.

• On May 3, responded to a report of a man in a wheelchair going in and out of College Street traffic, yelling at customers at a nearby business. Police said they served a no-trespass order on the man on behalf of the business.

• Responded to a two-vehicle crash on Court Street on May 3. Police reported no injuries and said both involved vehicles had to be towed.

• Received a report of an argument between some folks on the town green on May 3.

• Responded to a report on May 4 of several people fighting near the intersection of Rt. 7 South and Middle Road. Police said the complaint involved efforts by party hosts to get a drunken person to leave.

• Responded to a complaint of “screaming and banging” coming from a Main Street apartment on May 4. Police said they found a parent “having issues” with her teenage daughter.

• On May 5, helped Vergennes police process a person in custody for an alleged drunken driving offense.

• Investigated a report about a drunken man allegedly trying to get into a Court Street apartment on May 5. Police said the man was taken to Porter Hospital.

• Assisted an East Middlebury resident whose license plates were reported stolen on May 5.

• Responded to a reported family dispute at a South Street residence on May 5.

• Investigated an unspecified alcohol offense in the Court Street area on May 6.

• Responded to a reported noise disturbance in the South Main Street area on May 6.

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