Middlebury Police Log: Rescue helps hoist driver up after crash

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded, along with other public safety officials, to a reported accident with injuries on Route 125 East on June 8. Police said a person had driven their vehicle off of the roadway and down a steep embankment. 

Middlebury firefighters, Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) and Technical Rescue officials also responded and were able to hoist the driver up the steep embankment by rope. Police said the driver was taken to the UVM Medical Center for treatment.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

• Conducted patrols in East Middlebury on June 3.

• Assisted two local residents with stalking/harassing complaints on June 3.

• Conducted patrols downtown on June 3, 4 and 5.

• Investigated a report of a single gunshot heard in the Battell Woods on June 3.

• Spoke with a concerned citizen on June 3 about alleged “uncontrolled aggressive dogs” in the East Road neighborhood.

• Responded to a report of downed utility wires in the Creek Road area on June 3.

• Investigated a vandalism complaint in the East Main Street area on June 3.

• Received a report of someone entering an unlocked vehicle on East Main Street on June 3. Police said nothing was reported missing from the vehicle.

• Were informed of the theft of an unlocked bike from the Fields Road area on June 3.

• Checked on the encampment of houseless people off Bakery Lane on June 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8.

• Checked on a person found sleeping in their vehicle parked on Merchants Row on June 3.

• Investigated an argument between two people in the Court Street area on June 4.

• Took a drunken person into protective custody in the North Pleasant Street neighborhood on June 4.

• Warned people who were violating the town’s open container ordinance in the Bakery Lane area on June 4.

• Responded to a report of a woman crawling under some vehicles parked off North Pleasant Street on June 4.

• Responded to a reported dispute between a mother and her daughter in the Water Street area on June 4.

• Served a temporary restraining order on a person in the Main Street area on June 4.

• Helped an elderly person locate her family on June 4.

• Received a report that a local resident’s stolen credit card had been used to buy items from several Addison County and Chittenden County businesses on June 4.

• On June 4, investigated some threatening emails received by a Middlebury College employee.

• Assisted a representative of a Route 7 South business who alleged an ex-employee had stolen money from the company safe on June 4.

• Arrested Cassandra Chasse, 33, on an outstanding arrest warrant on June 4.

• Received a report about a downed tree blocking Route 125 East on June 5.

• Arrested Kenneth Gilbert III, 48, who is houseless, on an outstanding warrant on June 5. Police said Gilbert was lodged at the Marble Valley Correctional Facility due to a lack of bail. Police said they also cited Gilbert for violation of conditions of release.

• Served a no-trespass order on behalf of a North Pleasant Street business on June 5.

• Warned some people who were holding open containers of alcohol in the Bakery Lane area on June 5.

• Tended to a trespassing complaint in the Bakery Lane area on June 5.

• Assisted a Washington Street business with a drunken person on June 6.

• Were informed of an alleged theft from the Abbey Pond trailhead on June 6.

• Were informed of the alleged theft of medications from a vehicle parked off Case Street on June 6.

• Responded to a noise complaint in the Jayne Court area on June 6.

• Were informed of an alleged theft from a vehicle parked off Golf Course Road on June 6.

• Responded to a report of a drunken person creating a disturbance at a downtown business on June 7. Police said the man had left upon their arrival.

• Helped state police at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash on Pidgeon Road in Salisbury on June 7.

• Deescalated a dispute between some people in the John Graham Court area on June 7. Police said a mental health issue was involved, and counseling officials will be brought into the situation.

• Gave a courtesy ride to a drunken person on June 7.

• Responded to a report of a man lying in the intersection of Merchants Row and Main Street on June 7.

• Tested a bag of suspicious white powder found off Quarry Road on June 7. Police said the substance proved to be baking powder.

• Received a report of a driver leaving a Court Street parking lot after having struck another vehicle on June 7.

• Helped Vermont State Police troopers process a drunk-driving suspect at Middlebury police headquarters on June 8.

• Received a complaint about a man allegedly urinating in a public parking lot off Route 7 South on June 8.

• Assisted MREMS with an overdose patient in a parking lot off Exchange Street on June 8.

• Assisted MREMS at a call for help on Academy Street on June 8.

• Checked on a suspicious vehicle parked in Buttolph Acres on June 9.

• Conducted a welfare check on a juvenile in the Lindale Circle area on June 9.

• Responded to a report of a suspicious person near the train tracks off South Pleasant Street on June 9.

• Checked on the welfare of some dogs that had been left alone in a vehicle parked on Court Street on June 9.

• Responded, with MREMS, to a report of a man experiencing a heart attack in the Washington Street area on June 9. Police said the man — Michael Livingston, 63, of Middlebury — was pronounced dead at Porter Hospital as a result of the medical event.

• Conducted patrols in the downtown, including the Bakery Lane area, on June 9.

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