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Summit County police blotter: Vail Resorts employee crashes his boss’ brand new Porsche

Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a multi-car crash at the Tenderfoot housing complex in Keystone, in which a Vail Resorts employee allegedly crashed a brand-new Porsche belonging to his boss.

Keystone Emergency Services also responded to the incident, which occurred at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, in the Tenderfoot parking lot. Emergency services personnel told deputies, who were en route to the scene, that two men, aged 24 and 22, were suspected of being in the vehicle that caused the crash. When deputies arrived, they found the two men standing near the rear of a black 2015 Porsche SUV with temporary tags.

Deputies spoke to the two men individually, each of whom provided statements that they were in the car at the time of the crash, according to police reports. While speaking to the men, deputies sensed they might be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Deputies asked the driver to perform roadside maneuvers, which he declined.

Deputies then searched the car for information confirming it belonged to the driver’s boss. Inside the vehicle, deputies were unable to find any documents confirming ownership, but did find a spent 30-count case of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, a backpack containing several unopened bottles of beer and a clear plastic baggie containing five round pills.

The passenger of the Porsche admitted the pills belonged to him and that he was prescribed to Clonazepam.

Clonazepam is a generic form of Klonopin, a benzodiazepine in the same family of prescription drugs as Xanax and Valium, which is prescribed to treat seizure and panic disorders, according to www.webmd.com.

Deputies asked the passenger if he was aware that having a controlled substance in his possession without a valid prescription was a crime. The passenger said he did not. The passenger was placed into custody and issued a summons for possession of a controlled substance. While patting the passenger down, deputies found three more Clonazepam in his jacket pocket, according to reports.

Deputies then ran the driver’s name through the national crime information center and found his license was expired out of Kansas and suspended out of Oklahoma. Due to Oklahoma being a compact state with Colorado, the driver was placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of careless driving, driving under suspension and driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Woman avoids traffic charges by sliding into passenger seat, still booked into jail on a warrant

Shortly after midnight on Thursday, Aug. 21, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to perform a traffic stop of a black Nissan Xterra for having a broken tail light cover.

Deputies noticed the Xterra while traveling westbound on Straight Creek Drive near Dillon. The Xterra was traveling eastbound.

Deputies performed a U-Turn and followed the Xterra, which had turned into the Dillon Valley East Condominiums. Deputies did not see any lights when they pulled into the parking lot, but eventually found the Xterra parked diagonally across two spaces in front of Building D.

When deputies approached the car, a 36-year-old woman was sitting in the passenger seat. When asked, the woman said her sister was driving the car and had just gone up to their apartment. Deputies asked the woman to call her sister and ask her to come back outside. The woman appeared to make several phone calls, but said her sister wasn’t answering her phone, according to police reports.

Deputies then asked the woman to escort them up to her apartment so they could speak with her sister. After opening the door to the apartment, it was clear no one was inside.

The woman and deputies returned to the parking lot, where deputies performed a background check through the national crime information center.

Deputies discovered the woman not only provided an inaccurate name and date of birth, but that she had an active warrant out of Arapahoe County for failing to appear in court on charges of driving while under restraint and driving with expired tags, according to reports.

The woman was placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on the warrant. However, because deputies could not prove she was in fact driving the car prior to the stop, the woman did not receive any additional charges for alleged traffic offenses.

Dillon police officers cite man for sleeping in the post office

Sometime after midnight Tuesday, Aug. 5, Dillon police officers responded to the local post office and discovered a man sleeping inside.

The man told officers he had misplaced his shoes in the woods and sought shelter in the post office to stay warm after it started raining. The man said all he had in his possession were the clothes on his back.

Silverthorne police also responded to the post office with a blanket, which officers gave the man to keep, according to police reports. He also received a citation for sleeping in the post office.

Woman cited in hit and run crash

On Monday, Aug. 11, Breckenridge police officers responded to the Beaver Run Hotel for a report of a cold hit and run crash that was captured on security cameras.

According to the video, the driver of a red Nissan sedan was seen reversing out of a parking spot and into a grey sedan parked across the aisle. The driver could be seen exiting the vehicle to check the damage before driving away, according to police reports.

Breckenridge police officers were able to locate the owner of the car by running her license plate through Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles records. The car was registered to a Colorado Springs woman.

Officers called the owner the next day and learned the owner let her mother borrow the car for the weekend. Officer’s then called the owner’s mother, who said she thought she left her contact information on the windshield of the damaged car.

The woman did leave a note, according to records, but it did not contain the mother’s contact information. The mother was cited with leaving the scene of an accident without providing required contact information after striking an unattended vehicle, failure to notify police of an accident and unsafe backing.

Couple finds local man’s lost bicycle near Illinois Creek trail

On Sunday, Aug. 11, Breckenridge police officers responded to a report of a found bicycle behind the Stephen C. West Ice Rink near the Illinois Creek trailhead.

The call was issued by a couple who had been hiking in the area for several days. The couple first noticed the bike on Thursday, Aug. 14. Although they thought it was odd a bike was left at the trailhead, they opted not to report it to law enforcement. After seeing the bike in the same location over the course of the next several days, the couple decided to alert the police department.

Police department detectives conducted an investigation and came across a stolen bike advertisement on Craigslist. The description of the bike matched the one that had been left at the Illinois Creek trailhead. The owner was contacted and he picked up his bike on Monday, Aug. 18.


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