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December 11, 2012
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Summit County Police Blotter: Woman causes havoc on the hill

Woman allegedly punches lift operator

A woman who allegedly punched a lift operator while snowboarding Nov. 30 and then disappeared was charged with criminal mischief, third-degree assault and fugitive of justice.

Employees of the ski resort reportedly put the woman on the gondola to be downloaded and called the authorities to escort her off the property, but the woman got off the gondola at the mid-load station on her own, forcing the doors open and damaging the car, according to a Summit County Sheriff's Office report.

She was seen soon after snowboarding down the front of the mountain. A lift operator reportedly contacted her at the bottom, but the woman allegedly punched him in the back of the head and grabbed a handful of his hair when she heard him asking other employees to call the police over his radio, according to the report.

She then left the scene.

When authorities contacted the woman the following day she reportedly said the lift operator had grabbed her and raised his radio above his head, and that she had punched him in self-defense, the report stated.

The damage to the gondola was estimated to be $1,000.

kis, coats stolen from vehicle

A woman reported two pairs of skis and two jackets stolen from her vehicle, which was parked in the South Gondola Lot in Breckenridge Dec. 3.

The woman said she'd finished skiing around 3 p.m. and left her belongings, including the skis and two coats, inside the truck and locked the doors. When she returned the items were gone, although there was no damage to the doors or windows of the vehicle, according to a report from the Breckenridge Police Department.

The woman reported a pair of K2 telemark skis, a pair of Kilowatt Black Diamond skis and two coats missing. Together, the gear was valued at nearly $3,000, the report stated.

Authorities had no leads on the case at the time of the report.

BPD: Window broken at Breck business

An unknown suspect threw a rock through the window of a Breckenridge business the night of Nov. 30.

Breckenridge authorities had no suspects at the time of the report.

The business owner contacted the police on Dec. 1, saying she'd closed the store at approximately 8 the night before and returned that morning to find the window smashed, according to a report from Breck PD.

Officers found a small rock on the ground outside the building and a small hole three or four inches across in the double-paned window.

There were no cameras outside the building and there didn't appear to be any other damage to the store, according to the report.

Vehicle stolen from Silverthorne

A car reported stolen from Silverthorne Nov. 19 was later recovered in Clear Creek County.

The thief had reportedly broken the steering column out of the car to be able to start the truck, according to a report from the Silverthorne Police Department.

The victim reported the vehicle, a company work truck, stolen after he woke up in the morning and realized it was missing.

There were no suspects at the time of the report.


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The Summit Daily Updated Apr 16, 2013 04:29PM Published Dec 11, 2012 12:42AM Copyright 2012 The Summit Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.