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Middlebury Police Log: Police help locate an elderly man

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police located, with help from other emergency responders, a person with memory-loss issues who had wandered away from an elder-care facility on May 23. 

Police said it was at around 9:20 p.m. that they were notified that the person was missing. With help from the Addison County Sheriff’s Department, state police, Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) and the Middlebury Fire Department, the missing person was located at around 11:15 p.m. in a field off Meadow Glen Drive — around a half-mile away from the elder care facility, according to police.

When found, the resident was confused but uninjured, according to police. MREMS evaluated the person on the scene and deemed them to be in good health.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Cited Christopher J. Shores, 30, for driving with a criminally suspended license on East Main Street on May 20.

• Responded to a report of Middlebury College students drinking alcohol on the roof of a downtown Middlebury business on May 20.

• Helped a disoriented elderly man who was seen walking around The Centre shopping plaza on May 20. Police said he was returned to the retirement community at which he resides.

• Responded to a report of two men fighting under the Cross Street Bride off Bakery Lane on May 20.

• Responded to the reported theft of a bike from the Main Street area on May 20.

• Helped a local resident who reported receiving threatening text messages from an ex-girlfriend on May 20.

• Investigated a hit-and-run property damage report on North Pleasant Street on May 20.

• Responded to the Charter House Emergency Shelter on May 20 on a report of guest who claimed to have been threatened by someone else on May 20.

• Disposed of drugs that had been left outside a Mill Street business on May 21.

• Continued their investigation on May 21 into a report of a vehicle’s windshield being damaged by BB gun fire while parked in the Briarwood Apartment complex.

• Cited Marsha M. Barber, 65, of Middlebury for retail theft, after an investigation into the alleged theft of items from a Court St. business on May 21.

• Cited Michael Heffernan, 62, of Bristol for violating the conditions of his release, after he was allegedly seen walking, while intoxicated, in the Bakery Lane area on May 22.

• Responded to a report of a person having a panic attack in The Centre shopping plaza off Court Street on May 24.

• Reunited a man with his lost wallet on May 24.

• Checked on a family with children who were asking for money at The Centre shopping plaza on May 24.

• Cited Michael Heffernan, 62, of Bristol, for violating the conditions of his release, following an incident off Main Street on May 24.

• Interviewed Charter Houser Emergency Shelter officials on May 24 about possible threats made by a past guest.

• Interviewed the owner of a vehicle that had been struck by another vehicle while parked at The Centre shopping plaza on May 24.

• Responded to a May 24 report of a fight in progress in the municipal parking lot behind the Ilsley Library.

• Investigated a report of gunshots heard in the Seminary Street Extension area on May 24.

• Responded to a report of a drunken patient causing a disturbance at Porter Hospital at around 10 p.m. on May 25.

• Responded to a report of a loud party at 14 Cross St. at around 9:40 p.m. on May 25.

• Assisted MREMS with a mental health patient off the Abbey Pond trailhead on May 25.

• Received a report of a missing clock from a South Village Green kitchen on May 25.

• Responded to a report of a woman having a mental health crisis off Route 7 North on May 25.

• Assisted MREMS on a medical call to the Bakery Lane area on May 25.

• Cited both Amanda Smith, 37, and Dillon Macdougall, 26, both of Bridport, for driving with a criminally suspended license, following a traffic stop in the Buttolph Acres area on May 25.

• Returned a lost wallet to its owner on May 26.

• Warned a group of people who had been consuming alcohol behind the Ilsley Library off Bakery Lane on May 26.

• Responded to a report of a customer harassing staff at the Tenny Brook gas station on Court Street on May 26.

• Returned, to Porter Hospital, a suicidal man who had left the facility on May 26.

• Responded to a report of a vehicle in a ditch off College Street on May 26.

• Assisted Vermont State Police with a possible burglary off Windy Knoll Lane in Leicester on May 26.

• Responded to a noise complaint about loud chanting in the Cross Street area at around 10 p.m. on May 27, related to a Middlebury College sports team’s recent victory.

• Cited Kenneth Gilbert III, 48, who is houseless for violating the conditions of his release and providing false information to police, following an incident in the South Pleasant Street area on May 27.

• Responded to a report of a man lying in the grass near the Porter Medical Center campus off South Street on May 27.

• Cited Michael Heffernan, 62, of Bristol for violating the conditions of his release, following an incident off Court Street on May 27.

 

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