Middlebury Police Log: Three cited for DUI

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited three people for driving under the influence in separate incidents this past Saturday. 

First, shortly past midnight on Sept. 26 police pulled over a vehicle on Route 7 South following a report of erratic driving. They ended up citing the driver — identified as 35-year-old Kwesi Wilson of Londonderry — for DUI and driving with a suspended license. Police said the results of Wilson’s evidentiary blood test were pending.

Then, at around 5:30 p.m., officers cited Sarah Bolsta, 37, of Middlebury for DUI following a two-vehicle crash on Route 7 South. Bolsta’s blood-alcohol content at 0.138%; the legal limit for driving is 0.08%. Police said no one was injured in the crash.

Finally, at 11:46 p.m. police cited Caleb Gorton, 28, of Bristol for DUI and driving with a suspended license following a traffic stop on Exchange Street. Police said they measured Gorton’s blood-alcohol content at 0.153%.

In other action last week, Middlebury police:

•  Connected a local suicidal man with mental health workers at Porter Hospital on Sept. 21.

•  Gave a ride home to drunken man who had allegedly been knocking on doors in the South Pleasant Street area during the evening of Sept. 21.

•  Received a report about a man allegedly assaulting a Porter Hospital staffer on Sept. 21. Police said the staffer chose not to pursue action against the man.

•  Cited Ben Webb, 37, of Middlebury for retail theft, following an alleged incident at Aubuchon Hardware on Court Street on Sept. 21.

•  Served a no-trespass order on Sept. 21 on a man who wasn’t wanted at a Woodbridge Lane home.

•  Responded to a report of someone making drumming noises in a Court Street apartment at 10:43 p.m. on Sept. 22.

•  Assisted a local woman who was being scammed on Facebook on Sept. 22.

•  Received complaints about three Route 7 South businesses allegedly not following the state’s COVID-19 face covering mandate.

•  Investigated a report of a possible fight at the Champlain Farms store on Court Street on Sept. 22. Police said an “agitated” man had left the store prior to their arrival.

•  Assisted a homeless woman in the North Pleasant Street area on Sept. 22.

•  Responded to a report of a loud argument between two men in the Seymour Street area on Sept. 22.

•  Investigated a possible child abuse case at the South Village Green apartment complex on Sept. 23.

•  Contacted Middlebury Regional EMS (MREMS) on Sept. 23 to assist a local man who said he was suicidal and had cut himself with a knife.

•  Responded with MREMS to the Court Street area to a Sept. 23 report of a person who had taken a drug overdose. Police said the person was taken to Porter Hospital.

•  Checked on a report of a screaming child in the Court Street area on Sept. 23.

•  Cited Kathleen Burns, 28; Alan Byrnes, 30; and Sabrina London, 24, all of Middlebury, for disorderly conduct, following an investigation into a reported assault at the Briarwood Apartments off Valley View on Sept. 24.

•  Arrested Brian Warner, 47, of Salisbury on an outstanding federal warrant on Sept. 24. Police said Warner was lodged that evening at the Marble Valley Correctional Center.

•  Assisted officials with the Vermont Department for Children & Families in removing children from a South Village Green residence on Sept. 24.

•  Served a no-trespass order on Sept. 24 on a man not wanted at The Centre shopping plaza.

•  Were informed a vehicle had left the scene of a minor accident in the Court Street area on Sept. 24.

•  Helped locate a student reported missing from the Middlebury Union High School campus on Sept. 24.

•  Assisted MREMS with a medical call in the Seminary Street Extension area on Sept. 24.

•  Investigated a report of a man who police said might have been harassing girls near the Addison Central Teens center off Mahady Drive on Sept. 24.

•  Received a complaint about a barking dog in the Forest Ridge Road neighborhood on Sept. 24.

•  Received a report of someone allegedly making racist comments in the Main Street area on Sept. 25. Police said the man in question claimed he had only said, “Trump 2020.”

•  Responded to a car-versus-deer accident on Case Street on Sept. 26. Police said the driver was taken to Porter Hospital for evaluation.

•  Responded with Middlebury firefighters to a brush fire in a wooded area between Porter Hospital and the EastView retirement complex off South Street in Middlebury on Sept. 26. Police said it’s unclear at this time whether the fire was intentionally set.

•  Assisted Vermont State Police at a family fight in Leicester on Sept. 27.

•  Found people illegally driving ATVs and dirt bikes on Happy Valley Road on Sept. 27.

•  Investigated a reported theft from Aubuchon Hardware on Court Street on Sept. 27.

•  Assisted a babysitter in locating a young child who had temporarily gotten out of her sight in the Sheldon Lane area on Sept. 27.

•  Assisted Middlebury College Public Safety with an intoxicated student on College Street on Sept. 27.

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