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Summit County police blotter: Breckenridge man ‘needs to call his mom’ after allegedly burglarizing neighbor’s residence

For the second time in as many weeks, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance involving a samurai sword.

The incident, a report of a trespass in progress, took place at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, in the 300 block of Moonstone Road near Breckenridge. The owner of the residence, a 46-year-old man, told dispatchers he returned from work to find a 23-year-old man sleeping on his couch.

Dispatchers relayed to deputies that it sounded like there was an altercation taking place in the background. The man told dispatchers he intended to defend himself against the intruder with his samurai sword, according to police records.

Once on scene, the man told deputies he returned home from work to find his apartment in shambles and a young man sleeping on the couch. The man assumed the person on the couch was his roommate, but upon further inspection realized it was the basement tenant.

The man roused the downstairs tenant who immediately became confrontational, according to police records. The two pushed each other back and forth across the apartment, until the downstairs tenant grabbed a chair and threw it, striking the man in the forearms and chest.

The man then grabbed a trash can and hurled it, striking the downstairs tenant in the torso, reports stated. The tenant then charged the man, pushed him to the ground and began throwing several punches. Eventually, the man was able to regain his footing and forced the tenant out the front door.

While speaking with law enforcement officers, deputies asked the man if the swelling above his left eye, as well as his upper and lower lips, were a result of the altercation he had with the downstairs tenant. The man replied it was, records stated.

Deputies then asked the downstairs tenant for his side of the story. The downstairs tenant told law enforcement officers nothing happened and that Breckenridge police officers had stopped him in front of his residence after walking home from the bus stop.

The downstairs tenant further said he was walking into his basement apartment when he was greeted by the man. Nothing happened, the tenant said.

When asked how he could have been stopped by Breckenridge police officers outside of his apartment when he just said he was already in the apartment, the tenant became agitated and said he “needed to call his mom,” according to reports.

After speaking with the downstairs tenant, deputies collected several items of clothing from the man’s apartment that belonged to the downstairs tenant, according to reports. The tenant also allegedly destroyed more than $4,000 in property.

The tenant was placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of first-degree burglary, criminal mischief and third-degree assault.

Man stopped on I-70 with fake documents

Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies initiated a traffic stop at noon, Monday, April 7 when they encountered a Honda Civic displaying expired Arizona license plate tags.

Although the driver was able to produce valid insurance, he told deputies he did not have his license or registration on him. Instead, the man provided a “California Food Handler” card as his proof of identity, according to police records. The card had no picture.

Deputies asked the man for his date of birth, so they could run a background check through the National Crime Information Center. The man could not remember his exact date of birth and provided law enforcement officers with three different answers when asked three different times, records stated.

None of the driver’s answers provided any indication of his identity, as deputies received “no record” responses from NCIC out of both California and Arizona.

Due to the discrepancy of the driver’s answers, deputies placed the man into custody on suspicion of criminal impersonation. An inventory of the man’s vehicle produced several identifying documents, including an Arizona driver’s license, two social security cards and a U.S. Department of Homeland Security permanent resident card.

All of the documents either belonged to other people or were fake, according to police records.

The driver was transported to Summit County jail and booked on suspicion of criminal impersonation, three counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, false reporting to authorities, failure to display valid registration, displaying fictitious plates and driving without a valid license.

The owner of the residence, a 46-year-old man, told dispatchers he returned from work to find a 23-year-old man sleeping on his couch.


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