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Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate recent stalking complaint

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a stalking complaint in the Seymour Street neighborhood on May 10.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Checked the welfare of an individual who was later identified as Michael Heffernan, 62, of Bristol, whom they had seen staggering as he walked down the Main Street sidewalk a little before 10 p.m. on May 6. Police said they helped Heffernan get medical care before finding him shelter for the evening. Following an investigation, police cited Heffernan for two counts of violating his court-ordered conditions of release.

• Intervened in a dispute between some people at a Court Street business on May 6.

• Helped a person gain access to their locked vehicle parked off Route 7 South on May 6.

• Assisted a man with mental health challenges who had been yelling in the Main Street area on May 6.

• Helped a local man who had received a threatening text message on May 6.

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

• Received a report of “numerous gunshots” heard in the South Main Street area on May 7. Police determined the sounds were likely caused by fireworks.

• Received a complaint about two bears rummaging through a Route 7 North resident’s trash on May 7.

• Investigated a complaint at that a customer’s vehicle had been stolen from the Stone car dealership on Route 7 South on May 7.

• Served a no-trespass order on am “unruly customer” at a Main Street business on May 7.

• Assisted a driver’s education class at Middlebury Union High School on May 7.

• Helped corral cows that had escaped from their Meadow Glen Drive pasture on May 8.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS with a patient in the Eastview Terrace area on May 8.

• Served a no-trespass order on a man for a Court Street address on May 9.

• Served court diversion paperwork on May 9 on an MUHS student who was found in possession of a vape device on May 10.

• Received multiple 911 calls from a local person dealing with mental health challenges on May 9.

• Served a no-trespass order on a man for a North Pleasant Street address on May 9.

• Responded to a car-versus-deer crash at the intersection of Route 7 and Paul Allison Lane just north of the village on May 9.

• Responded to a theft complaint at a Washington Street area business on May 9.

• Assisted a person who had been experiencing a mental health crisis in the Court Street area on May 10.

• Responded to a report of a man acting suspiciously in the Main Street area on May 10.

• Responded to a noise complaint in the South Street Extension area on May 10.

• Checked on the welfare of a possibly intoxicated person on Academy Street on May 10. Police said they made sure the person didn’t need medical attention and got home safely.

• Checked in the welfare of a woman on Weybridge Street on May 10. Police said the woman was OK.

• Received, for destruction, a damaged rifle on May 10.

• Investigated a disorderly conduct complaint in the North Pleasant Street area on May 10.

• Served court diversion paperwork on May 10 on an MUHS student who was found in possession of a vape device.

• Responded to a theft complaint in the Court Street area on May 10.

• Turned over, to a sober person, a drunken man who had been walking in traffic on Route 7 North on May 10.

• Patrolled the South Pleasant Street area during MUHS prom during the evening of May 11.

• Investigated a report of a person allegedly driving under the influence on Porter Medical Center campus on May 11. Police reported no citation or offense in connection with the report.

• Cautioned some Painter Road residents about an unpermitted burn on their property on May 11.

• Cited Wesley Odell, 48 of Weybridge for driving with a criminally suspended license on Seymour Street on May 11.

• Responded to reports of a “loud party” in the Seminary Street Extension area on May 11.

• Investigated a verbal dispute between two people downtown on May 11.

• On May 11 in the Seminary Street area, found a Leicester runaway who had been sought by Vermont State Police.

• Cited Michael Heffernan, 62, of Bristol for two counts of violating his court-ordered conditions of release in the North Pleasant Street area on May 11.

• Reported on May 12 that a person with mental health issues had been repeatedly calling the police station on May 12.

• Investigated a barking dog complaint in the Skyline Lane area on May 12.

• Checked on the welfare of a person found sleeping under the Cross Street Bridge on May 12.

• Provided a courtesy ride to a patient who had been discharged from Porter Hospital on May 13 at 5:20 a.m.

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