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Middlebury Police Log: Man receives several citations

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Dana Bedard, 51, for driving under the influence (fifth offense), attempting to elude police, possession of cocaine, driving with a criminally suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident, all following an incident at the intersection of Route 7 South and Foote Street on May 16.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Assisted two local residents who reported being harassed and threatened on May 13.

• Helped a drunken person who police said was “engaging in suicidal behavior” in the Case Street area on May 13.

• Returned a truant student to Middlebury Union High School on May 13.

• Responded to what police described as a “confrontational situation” at Porter Medical Center on May 13.

• Followed up on a junk ordinance complaint involving a Route 7 South property on May 13.

• Assisted with a juvenile issue at Mary Hogan Elementary School on May 13.

• Gave a courtesy ride to a stranded Porter Medical Center patient on May 13.

• Investigated a report about people allegedly using drugs in a car parked off Court Street on May 14.

• Responded to a reported fire on an electric pole on Washington Street on May 14.

• Helped Vermont State Police investigate a possible home invasion on Upper Meehan Road on May 14.

• Cited Leslie A. Newton, 50, of Middlebury for driving with a criminally suspended license on Case Street on May 15.

• Responded to a report of a man allegedly acting in a threatening manner at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on Court Street Extension on May 15.

• Investigated an alleged assault reported at the north entrance of Mary Hogan Drive on May 15. No further details were provided on this case.

• Assisted a local resident who on May 15 reported an ongoing pattern of being harassed.

• Investigated an alleged theft on May 15 from the Tractor Supply store off Foote Street.

• Served a no-trespass order on a man for alleged disorderly conduct at Two Brothers Tavern on May 16.

• Took a drunken man to Rutland to receive detox services on May 16.

• Responded to a report of a man walking on Bakery Lane with a baseball bat on May 16.

• Responded to a report of a potentially rabid woodchuck in the Shard Villa Road area on May 16.

• Were informed on May 16 that someone had stolen plants from Aubuchon Hardware (off Route 7 South) that were being sold to raise money for the Future Farmers of America.

• Received a report that a driver had struck a mailbox on Foote Street on May 16 and then left the scene.

• Responded to a reported two-vehicle crash on South Street on May 16.

• Responded to a report of a disoriented driver on Maple Street on May 16.

• Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) on a service call to the Abbey Pond Trailhead on May 16.

• On May 16, found people sleeping in the town green gazebo and informed them of the local ordinance that requires the gazebo to be empty overnight.

• Cited Michael Heffernan, 62, of Bristol, for two counts of violating his court-ordered conditions of release, after he was allegedly involved in a confrontation with another person on the town green at around 11:55 p.m. on May 17. Police said Heffernan was taken into protective custody, then Addison County Sheriff’s Department officials took him to detox services at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility.

• Helped a man experiencing a mental health crisis at the Abbey Pond Trailhead on May 17.

• Received a complaint about an aggressive dog in the Jackson Lane area on May 17.

• Served a no-trespass order on May 17 on an East Middlebury resident on behalf of a downtown Middlebury business.

• Were informed that three bikes had been stolen from the Fields Road area on May 17.

• Checked on the welfare of a local child reported missing from school on May 17.

• Cited Michael Heffernan, 62, of Bristol for unlawful trespassing, following an incident on North Pleasant Street on May 17.

• Responded to a report of a “group of college students pulling on a pole” at the intersection of College and Weybridge streets on May 17.

• Investigated reports of alleged drug sales and drug trafficking in the Bakery Lane area on May 18.

• Checked on the welfare of two people found sleeping under the Cross Street Bridge off Bakery Lane on May 18.

• Gave a courtesy ride to a stranded Porter Medical Center patient on May 18.

• Were called to Washington Street during the evening of May 18 to investigate a report of several individuals “yelling racially motivated insults” at a group of people. Upon arrival, police said they were unable to locate any of the alleged involved parties.

• Checked on a drunken man who had been causing a scene inside a Court Square business on May 18.

• Quieted a loud party at 14 Cross St. at around 10:45 p.m. on May 19.

• Assisted MREMS on a medical call to the Abbey Pond Road area on May 19.

• Responded to a report of a man passed out in a vehicle parked off North Pleasant Street on May 19.

• Cited Michael D. Heffernan, 62, of Bristol for violating his court-ordered conditions of release, following an investigation near the intersection of Court Street and Charles Avenue. Police said Heffernan was taken to the Marble Valley Correctional Center for detox.

• Assisted MREMS on a service call to a Court Street residence on May 19.

• Responded with MREMS to a report of a man “in distress” in the Washington Street Extension area on May 19.

• Helped VSP screen a suspect for drunken driving on Court Street on May 19.

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