Middlebury Police Log

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of a suspected burglary at a Frog Hollow Alley business on April 6. Police found the business door damaged. But officers ultimately determined the culprit was a beaver who had simply been chewing on the wooden doorframe, causing the damage. Police jokingly included the following line in the week’s crime blotter: “Police attempts to interview the beaver for unlawful mischief were unsuccessful.” In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Cited Lonny J. McCray Jr., 33, of Salisbury for driving with a suspended license, following a...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police arrested Victoria Wall-Drugg, 19, of Middlebury on an active warrant out of Rutland County, following a traffic stop on Route 7 North on April 2. Police said they released Wall-Drugg on citation pending her scheduled April 5 appearance in Rutland Criminal Court. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Assisted a local person who was experiencing mental health problems on March 29. •  Served a no-tresspass order on March 30 on a person not wanted at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. •  Directed traffic pending the repair of a malfunctioning traffic light...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Alton P. Brown, 42, of Middlebury for driving while intoxicated (second offense), following a stop for speeding on East Main Street on March 22. Police said Brown refused to give a sample of his breath as evidence, and he was charged with criminal refusal. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Checked on March 23 on the welfare of a local person who had posted self-harm comments on social media. Police said the person was located in good condition. •  Reported on March 23 that the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations (ACUSI) was...

MIDDLEBURY POLICE LAST week put its first hybrid police cruiser into action. Chief Tom Hanley said it had taken awhile, but he was glad to have the vehicle in service. The town selectboard has approved the purchase of a second hybrid police cruiser, which Hanley said is on order.
MIDDLEBURY — Have you lost a bike or had one stolen during the past several months? The Middlebury Police Department is currently holding a number of recovered bicycles, the owners of which are unknown. There will be a public viewing of these bikes on Wednesday, March 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Middlebury PD off Seymour Street. Anyone who has had a bicycle lost or stolen is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. All unclaimed bicycles will be donated to the Middlebury Bike Swap to benefit Midd Safe Routes. If you have any questions, please contact Officer Sousa at 388-3191...
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...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Joseph Salisbury-Jennings, 21, of Mendon for drugged driving, following a traffic stop on Court Street on March 7. Police said they took a sample Salisbury-Jennings’s blood and sent it to the Vermont Forensic Laboratory for analysis. Those results are still pending. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Conducted traffic control at the intersection of Bicentennial Way and College Street on March 1 around a tractor-trailer stuck in the snow. •  Responded to a report of a loud neighbor on Court Street during the evening of March 1. •  Assisted...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police responded to a North Pleasant Street residence on Feb. 26 on a report of an untimely death. Police said the deceased was Lucas Vorsteveld, 29, of Middlebury. Police said their preliminary investigation indicates no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death, though the case remains open. In other action last week Middlebury police: •  Caught up with a group of teenagers who during the evening of Feb. 23 had allegedly been ringing doorbells in the Woodland Park area, then running away. Police contacted the culprits’ parents. •  Assisted Middlebury Regional...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police investigated a report of an alleged domestic assault at a South Village Green apartment on Feb. 16. Police said they’ve referred the case to the Addison County State’s Attorney’s Office for review. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  On Feb. 16 arrested Lonny J. McCray Jr., 33, of Salisbury on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. •  Retrieved a sexual assault evidence kit from Porter Hospital on behalf of Rutland police on Feb. 17. •  Received a report that dogs on Morse Road had been attacked by loose dogs on Feb. 17. •  Received...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police are looking at a Feb. 8 one-vehicle crash with injuries on Blake Roy Road as a possible driving-under-the-influence of alcohol offense. Police responded to the incident just before 10 p.m. that Monday. They said a truck went off the road and struck a tree. The male driver was transported to Porter Hospital, while the male passenger was taken to UVM Medical Center. Police said they obtained a search warrant to draw a sample of the operator’s blood due to suspicion of DUI-alcohol, and an investigation was continuing as of earlier this week. In other action between...
MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury police cited Bryce Kowalczyk, 21, of Middlebury for driving under the influence, after receiving a report at a little before 10 p.m. on Feb. 4 of a truck “going doughnuts” on the Middlebury baseball field. Police said they measured Kowalczyk’s blood-alcohol level at 0.126%; the legal limit for driving is 0.08. In other action last week, Middlebury police: •  Received a report about an alleged theft from the Tractor Supply Co. store on Foote Street on Feb. 1. Police determined no theft had occurred; simply a mistake at the register. •  Spoke with Middlebury Union High...

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