Middlebury Police Log: Police respond to couple disagreements

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police between Oct. 12 and 18 were three times called upon to calm disagreements between couples. None of the situations involved physical violence and police arrested no one. 

On Oct. 15 two officers calmed a splitting couple long enough to allow a man to remove belongings from a Court Street apartment. Later that day, police investigated a separate, alleged incident involving a child custody dispute at a Valley View residence and determined the complaint to be unfounded. 

On Oct. 16 officers responded to the Courtyard by Marriott hotel after receiving a report of an altercation between a man and a woman. Police determined it was a verbal argument and no crime had occurred. 

In other incidents in those seven days, Middlebury police:

On Oct. 12:

•  Assisted a female on Court Street Extension who was reportedly having suicidal thoughts.

•  Responded to the Courtyard by Marriott to the report of several people causing a disturbance in the parking lot. 

•  Dealt with a larceny complaint on Charles Avenue. 

•  Took a complaint of a theft of license plates from a vehicle on South Pleasant Street. 

•  Checked a report of a suspicious vehicle behind Aubuchon Hardware and found a man sitting in his car with a cup of coffee. 

•  Helped a person on Route 7 South concerned about going home due to recent activity at the property.

On Oct. 14: 

•  Checked out a report of suspicious activity on Road 18.

•  Helped a motorist on Court Street Extension. 

•  Told a suspicious person in a Main Street employee parking lot to move along. 

On Oct. 15:  

•  Dealt with the report of a larceny on Exchange Street.

•  Checked the welfare of a Buttolph Drive resident, who was determined to be OK.  

•  Investigated a report of cruelty to a family member.

•  Directed traffic to allow a vehicle to be towed from South Main Street.

On Oct. 16:

•  Cited Brian Mantie, 37, of Brandon for violation of an abuse-prevention order. 

•  Responded to a report of an adult son or daughter experiencing a mental-health crisis and smashing the window in a door to enter his parents’ home. He was taken to Porter Hospital for treatment for an injury from the broken glass. 

•  Checked a Middle Road business after finding a running vehicle parked there overnight. 

•  Found an intoxicated South Village Green male whose family had reported him missing for several hours. Police took him home.

On Oct. 17: 

•  Handled a case of unlawful mischief on Forest Ridge Drive.

•  Checked on a female North Pleasant Street resident who had sent a message threatening suicide. Police said the message was an attempt to get her spouse’s attention. 

•  Assisted the rescue squad on Court Street Extension with an intoxicated male who was reporting medical issues.

On Oct. 18:

•  Dealt with a minor two-car accident on Old Chapel Road. 

•  Dealt with a mental-health issue on Court Street. 

•  Responded to a report of gunshots on Case Street and found them to be target practice. 

•  Returned a lost bicycle to its High Street owner. 

•  Dealt with an animal incident on Exchange Street.

•  Handled an incident of unlawful trespass on High Street.

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Middlebury, VT 05753

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