Middlebury Police Log: Domestic assault draws arrest

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Timothy Sousa, 33, a homeless individual from the Burlington area, following a report of a possible domestic assault in the Route 7 South area on Oct. 19. 

Police said they took Sousa into custody at the request of Vermont Probation & Parole officials, and cited him for criminal threatening and unlawful mischief.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Assisted a Mountain View Lane resident believed to have been the victim of computer fraud on Oct. 19.

•  Helped Courtyard by Marriott officials in evicting a woman from the property on Oct. 20.

•  Investigated the theft of tobacco products from Shafer’s Market & Deli off College Street on Oct. 20.

•  Served no-trespass orders on Oct. 21 on two men who weren’t wanted at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel.

•  Investigated a report of a man arguing with people in the Jackson Lane area on Oct. 21.

•  Received a call from a Halladay Road resident concerned about a purported federal census official asking for information on Oct. 21. Police confirmed the census takers were still gathering information on that date.

•  Received a report about a padlock allegedly being pried away from a camper trailer parked off Case Street on Oct. 21.

•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS staff in getting into a home off Pulp Mill Bridge Road on Oct. 21.

•  Received a report of the alleged theft of a phone from a room at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on Oct. 21.

•  Assisted a Seminary Street resident with an unwanted guest on Oct. 21.

•  Received a report of a man allegedly spraying pepper spray toward dogs on a portion of the Wright Park trail on Oct. 22.

•  Assisted Middlebury Regional EMS on a medical call in the Exchange Street area on Oct. 22.

•  Responded to a report of a suicidal patient leaving the Porter Hospital campus on Oct. 22. Police said the patient returned voluntarily.

•  Investigated a report of someone keying a swastika symbol into a vehicle parked at Wright Park on Oct. 23. Anyone with information about this incident should call police at 388-3191.

•  Returned to Porter Hospital a mental health patient who had left without permission on Oct. 23.

•  Investigated truancy reports filed by Mary Hogan Elementary and Middlebury Union High School on Oct. 23.

•  Investigated a report of 15 “loud bangs” in the Jackson Lane area on Oct. 24. Police said someone had been setting off fireworks.

•  Responded to a report that a patient had assaulted a Porter Hospital employee on Oct. 24. Police cited Lucas Vorsteveld, 29, of Middlebury for simple assault in connection with the incident.

•  Assisted Porter Hospital staff with a mental health patient on Oct. 24.

•  Checked on a Buttolph Drive resident who was believed to be experiencing a mental health crisis on Oct. 24.

•  Helped Counseling Service of Addison County officials with a mental health patient in the North Pleasant Street area on Oct. 24.

•  Cited Johannah Schneider, 27, of Middlebury for driving under the influence and resisting arrest, following an investigation in downtown Middlebury on Oct. 24. Police said they measured Schneider’s blood-alcohol content at 0.272%; the legal limit for driving is 0.08%.

•  Assisted Vermont State Police at the scene of a DUI-related crash near the intersection of Pulp Mill Bridge Road and Morgan Horse Farm Road in Weybridge on Oct. 24.

•  Responded to the Ledgewood Court neighborhood on Oct. 25 on a report of a man threatening to commit suicide using a firearm. Police said they were able to persuade the man to accompany them to Porter Hospital so he could receive a mental health evaluation.

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Middlebury, VT 05753

Phone: 802.388.4944
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