Editor's note: The police blotter is written from incident reports provided by local police departments and the Summit County Sheriff's Office. All individuals named are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Ski thefts continue in Breck
Additional skis were reported stolen from Breckenridge last week, and Volkl remains the brand of choice.
Two pairs of skis were reported missing from the Beaver Run base area on Peak 9 and two more from the front porch of a private residence in Breckenridge, according to reports from the Breckenridge Police Department. All of the skis were reported stolen on Jan. 2 and 4 and at least two of the four pairs were Volkl skis.
One of the victims reported he had left his skis outside a restaurant for no more than five minutes. When he returned to retrieve them, they were gone, a police report stated.
Breck authorities did not have any suspects at the time of the reports.
Four men age 19 and younger were caught with a bottle of rum and small amounts of marijuana Jan. 2 after a bus driver saw the alcohol and refused to let them board the bus.
When Breckenridge authorities contacted the teenagers, three of whom were 16 years old, they allegedly admitted to having alcohol in their possession. Two of them also reportedly admitted to having marijuana with them, which they turned over to the police along with the alcohol, according to a report from the Breckenridge Police Department.
One of the boys' father was contacted and they were released in to his custody.
The 19-year-old was charged with possession of marijuana and alcohol, according to the report.
Two women reported their iPhones and $80 in cash stolen Jan. 1, after one of the women left her purse containing the missing property at a bar in Breck on New Year's Eve.
The women reportedly left the bar without the purse and a jacket that night and realized they'd forgotten their belongings when they got home, according to a report from the Breckenridge Police Department.
The following day they went back to the bar to pick up their things. Both the purse and the jacket were still there, but the cash and the cellphones, each valued at $200 were missing from the purse, the report states.
A man was charged with assault after another individual reported he hit him in the face early in the morning Jan. 1.
The alleged victim said he returned from a night out with friends when the suspect knocked on his door. When he went down to answer the door, the suspect was upset over money he said the alleged victim owed him, according to a report from the Breckenridge Police Department.
He said when he the told the suspect he did not owe him any money, the man became irate and hit him in the face several times, according to the report.
The alleged victim reportedly had a red welt under one of his eyes.
When authorities contacted the man accused of hitting the alleged victim, he said the other man had been on drugs at the time of the incident and had pushed him, the report states. He reportedly said he had hit the other man in self-defense.