Middlebury Police Log: Medical condition causes accident
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded on Jan. 14 to a single-vehicle crash, with minor injuries, on Court Street, near its intersection with Creek Road.
Police said a man experienced a seizure while driving south on Court Street at a quarter past 7 a.m. He veered off the roadway, across the sidewalk and across the lawn behind Middlebury Pediatric Dentistry, according to police. He crossed South Village Green, hitting street signs, passing over the westbound lane, the grass median and the eastbound lane, police said. The vehicle continued across some grass behind People’s Bank, clipping an LP gas tank post and then hitting a tree adjacent to 30 South Village Green, police said.
All of the vehicles airbags deployed. Middlebury Regional EMS officials extracted the driver from the vehicle and took him to Porter Hospital.
Police said Middlebury firefighters responded to clean up fluids from the accident.
In other action last week, Middlebury police:
• Launched an investigation on Jan. 13 into a burglary at Desabrais Laundry & Dry Cleaning on Exchange Street. Police said they were still trying to find out how the culprit(s) got into the business.
• Responded to a report of gunshots heard on Route 7 South on Jan. 14.
• Served a temporary relief from abuse order on a man in the Methodist Lane area on Jan. 14.
• Responded to a dispute between some neighbors at the Briarwood Apartments on Jan. 15.
• Served a no-trespass order on Jan. 15 on a woman who wasn’t wanted at the Middlebury Short Stop.
• Cautioned a South Village Green tenant whose dog had been barking incessantly on Jan. 15.
• Responded to a report of a vehicle leaving the scene of an accident in Court Square on Jan. 15.
• Were informed of the alleged theft of a scarf from the warming shelter off North Pleasant Street on Jan. 15.
• Collected a fake identification card that someone had tried to use to buy alcohol at the Middlebury Short Stop on Court Street on Jan. 16.
• Got counseling help for a Middlebury Union Middle School student whom police said had made an “unusual comment” on Jan. 16.
• Received a report about a drunken woman at a Court Street Extension apartment on Jan. 17. Police said Middlebury Regional EMS officials drove the woman to Porter Hospital.
• Investigated a trespassing complaint on Middlebury College grounds on Jan. 17. Police said the person in question — Richard Goodale, 63, of Middlebury — had violated a previous trespassing order and was cited for unlawful trespass.
• Investigated a death at an Evergreen Lane home on Jan. 18. Police said 83-year-old Thomas Bechtel had died of apparent natural causes.
• Investigated a report of a “suspicious vehicle” parked at a closed Route 7 South building on Jan. 18.
• Assisted a man who had reported an alleged violation of a child visitation agreement at a John Graham Court home on Jan. 18.
• Investigated a reported alarm at the Dunkin Donuts at 3:18 a.m. on Jan. 18, and found that someone had smashed the drive-through window at the Court Street business. Police determined no one had entered the building or had taken anything from the premises.
• Responded to a noise complaint at a Court Street residence at around 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 19. Police said the noisy person in question had just left the home.