Middlebury Police Log: Police investigate threatening behavior

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited James R. Thurston, 32, of Middlebury for first degree aggravated domestic assault and violating court-ordered conditions of his release, following a family fight at a Jayne Court residence on March 10.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Responded to a report of someone possibly overdosing at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel on March 8. Police said the person was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment.

•  Searched in vain for a person who a witness alleged was “holding what appeared to be a handgun out a window” while driving on Route 7 South on March 8.

•  Assisted a person who was having mental health episodes at a Case Street home on March 8.

•  Conducted winter parking ban enforcement on Main Street on March 8.

•  Issued court diversion paperwork to a juvenile who had allegedly been consuming alcohol and/or marijuana in a vehicle parked at the Courtyard by Marriott lot on March 9.

•  Investigated a March 9 report of online threats being made against a local person.

•  Responded to a report of a possibly suicidal person at the Courtyard by Marriott on March 9. Police said Middlebury Regional EMS took the person to Porter Hospital for evaluation.

•  Received a truancy complaint from Mary Hogan Elementary School on March 9.

•  Responded to a report of a man allegedly smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol on Maplefields store property off North Pleasant Street on March 9. Police said the man left the area voluntarily.

•  Issued court diversion paperwork to several people who had allegedly been exhibiting “loud and disruptive” behavior at a Court Street Extension parking garage on March 9.

•  Broke up a verbal dispute between two brothers at a Case Street home on March 10.

•  Responded to a domestic dispute at a Halpin Road home on March 10. Police said the husband and wife separated for the night.

•  Calmed a family argument at a South Village Green home on March 10.

•  Confirmed that the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations and Vermont Department for Children & Families were collaborating on a sexual assault investigation in the North Pleasant Street area on March 10.

•  Served a temporary restraining order on a man in the North Pleasant Street area on March 10.

•  Helped Porter personnel restrain an aggressive patient at the hospital on March 10. Police informed Counseling Service of Addison County officials about the incident.

•  Served a temporary restraining order on a person in the Halpin Road area on March 11.

•  Helped the Middlebury Inn evict an unwanted guest on March 11.

•  Received a report on March 11 that someone had damaged a Black Lives Matter sign that had been posted in a Buttolph Drive resident’s lawn.

•  Assisted Charter House Coalition staff in evicting a guest from the Middlebury Inn on March 11.

•  Received a report that a Middlebury College student had been threatened while walking on College Street during the evening of March 12. Police said the woman encountered a group of men who allegedly yelled at her from around 100 feet away. Police said one of the men allegedly ran toward the woman, prompting her to run away. The case remains under investigation.

•  Were told of the theft of a bike from the Washington Street area on March 12.

•  Located, under the Cross Street Bridge, a bike that had been reported stolen from the Main Street area on March 12.

•  Checked the welfare of a family at an East Main Street home on March 13. Police said the family was fine.

•  Responded to a domestic disturbance at a Case Street home on March 13. Police said they calmed a verbal dispute between family members.

•  Responded to report of two drunken men on North Pleasant Street on March 13. Police said the men had left upon their arrival.

•  Served court diversion paperwork to two juveniles found to be in possession of alcohol during a traffic stop at the intersection of Route 7 and Halladay Road on March 13.

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