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October 28, 2012
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Summit County police blotter: Man, stepson scrap over house rules

Cops bust suspected pot dealers

Authorities discovered a suspected marijuana distribution operation Oct. 15, when they arrived at a local residence to serve a warrant.

Summit County Sheriff Office deputies and officers with the Silverthorne Police Department found several bags of marijuana as well as a larger plastic bag containing several smaller bags of the drug on the kitchen table at the residence where three men were sitting, according to a sheriff's office report.

The door of the residence had been open when law enforcement arrived, according to the report.

The three men all said they didn't know who owned the marijuana and all denied living at the residence.

Some "ganja butter," was also found on one of the men, according to the report.

One of the men was arrested on charges of violation of bond conditions and offenses relating to marijuana and marijuana concentrate with intent to distribute.

A man and his stepson were both charged with third-degree assault after they got into a physical altercation following an argument about house rules Oct. 19.

The fight allegedly started after the man came home to find his stepson playing his music loudly and smoking in the house. The man said he confronted his stepson about breaking house rules and the altercation escalated, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff's Office

The two men grabbed each other by the throat. The man went to call 911, further angering the stepson, who "ran into him" and continued the physical fight, according to the report.

The man reportedly elbowed the stepson in the chest, and the stepson allegedly punched the man in the arm during the fight.

Neither suffered any visible injury from the fight and both declined medical assistance. The stepson left the house that evening to stay with friends.

A man who ended up in police custody after he started banging on doors at 11 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Wildernest area is facing DUI charges.

The man told deputies he was cold and was banging on doors trying to get warm, although he said he did not know anyone at the unit where he was knocking.

He allegedly told deputies he drove to the parking lot where they found him and said he was concerned about a woman named Lena, repeatedly asking deputies where she was. He told deputies she was a friend of his who'd gotten out of his car and "took off," according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff's Office.

He reportedly later spotted a female deputy and began asking her if she was Lena.

When deputies asked the man where he was coming from, he said New York. When they asked him where he was going, he again said New York. When authorities asked him if he knew where he was, he again said New York, the report stated.

The resident of the unit where he'd been banging on the door said he'd started knocking on the door and ringing the bell around 11 p.m. The resident looked out the front door and saw glass from a nearby fire extinguisher on the ground, called the police and locked herself in her bathroom, according to the report.

Officers arrested the man, who agreed to take a blood alcohol test. On the way to the hospital for the test, the man's cellphone rang. The caller was Lena. With the man's permission, deputies returned the call to make sure Lena was OK, according to the report.

The woman answered and told deputies she was fine and in Fort Collins, the report stated.

The man later told deputies it was the third time he'd been arrested this month and allegedly said, "I have to stop drinking. This is making me do weird things."


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The Summit Daily Updated Nov 4, 2012 05:40PM Published Oct 28, 2012 10:12PM Copyright 2012 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.