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Summit County police blotter: Breckenridge man pukes in patrol car after NYE bus fight

At 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Breckenridge Police Department officers responded to Boreas Pass Road near Illinois Gulch for a report of a fight on a Summit Stage bus.

Upon arrival, deputies were able to diffuse the situation by giving several people suspected of being involved in the fight courtesy rides home. However, one person suspected of being involved in the altercation left the scene before law enforcement arrived, according to records.

That person, a 22-year-old man living in Breckenridge, was located nearby walking up Boreas Pass Road near Hummingbird Drive.

Deputies cleared the man through the Summit County Communications Center and once it was determined he did not have any active warrants, law enforcement officers offered the man a courtesy ride home. The man was unsteady on his feet and smelled of alcohol, reports stated.

The man began vomiting in the patrol car while en route to his home, records stated.

Deputies radioed for an ambulance to check the man’s welfare before continuing to his home. When an ambulance arrived at the scene one of the paramedics on duty asked deputies if he could press charges against the man.

The paramedic reported that sometime after the fight on the Summit Stage bus and before the man was located by law enforcement, the man cursed and threatened the paramedic while trying to walk home, according to reports. The paramedic believed the man confused him as one of the people he was fighting with on the bus.

The paramedic was loading a woman into the ambulance to provide her with a courtesy ride home at the time of the incident, reports stated. Although the paramedic could tell the man was confused, the man ran at the ambulance causing the paramedic to fear for his safety.

Given the paramedics report, the man was transported and booked into Summit County Jail on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Hit and run victim really too drunk to stand on own two feet

At 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a vehicle-versus-person hit-and-run crash in the 200 block of Cove Boulevard in Keystone.

The reporting party said she witnessed the accident and that a young man was lying in the street.

Upon their arrival at the scene, deputies located the man allegedly struck by a vehicle. They first attempted to clear him through the Summit County Communications Center, but records came back that the man had an active protection order against him.

The man was prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol as a condition of that order, police reports stated, but deputies could smell an odor of alcohol emanating from the man.

Deputies first transported the man to Summit Medical Center for medical clearance, where it was determined the man was not struck by a vehicle, according to records. The man also provided a Breathalyzer sample, which returned a blood-alcohol content of .286.

Following medical clearance, the man was transported to Summit County Jail and booked on suspicion of violating a protection order.

Detentions inmate breaks T.V. over volume dispute

At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 deputies at the Summit County Jail charged an inmate with criminal mischief and obstructing government operations for allegedly breaking a television in B Pod.

The suspect reportedly knocked the television off of its stand and onto the floor because two other inmates were fighting over the volume, records stated. Despite receiving several witness statements confirming the man broke the television, the suspect never stated he knocked the television on the ground.

The television was valued at less than $500, according to records.

Work release inmate buys himself felony charges for snowboarding

On Thursday, Jan. 2 Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies were contacting several inmates on work release to confirm they were at their place of business and complying with court requirements.

One inmate called the detention center earlier in the day and informed deputies he was at work in Frisco. At 1:45 p.m. deputies visited the inmate’s place of business, but no one was there.

Deputies called the inmate on his cell phone and told him they were going to initiate the process of generating a warrant for his arrest. The man called back moments later and told deputies he was at Copper Mountain.

Deputies drove to Copper Mountain and found the man in the Chapel parking lot wearing snowboarding clothes. A records check of the man’s pass showed it had been scanned that day by Copper Mountain chairlift employees, records stated. Records also showed the inmate had visited Copper Mountain on 10 previous occasions when he had told deputies he was at work.

The man was transported to Summit County Jail and charged with 11 counts of attempting to influence a public servant, a Class 4 felony.

Disabled motorist arrested on ’09 warrant

At 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 5 patrol deputies from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office were exiting Interstate 70 at the 205 eastbound ramp when they came upon an immobile green Ford Explorer with its hazard lights flashing.

The deputies offered the man assistance, but he stated his insurance company had already arranged a tow truck. As is customary, deputies asked to see a valid driver’s license and ran a background check through dispatch.

Summit County Communications Center deputies responded that the man had an active warrant out of Wheat Ridge for failing to appear in court on driving under the influence charges. The warrant was issued in October 2009, according to records.

Deputies placed the man into custody and booked him into Summit County Jail on suspicion of being a fugitive from justice.

Underage drinker found face down, unconscious in Keystone

At 12:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6 Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an unconscious man on the fifth floor of Buffalo Lodge in Keystone.

When deputies arrived, Keystone Emergency Services officers were already at the scene and were able to wake the man. Prior to their arrival, Keystone officers told the deputies the man was face down in the hallway and there was fresh blood on the carpet.

The man could not remember what happened to him and was difficult to understand due to his inebriated state, according to police records. Deputies decided to transport the man to Summit Medical Center for a medical clearance.

Deputies assisted the man to the elevator of the Buffalo Lodge, as he could not walk under his own power, records stated. While inside the elevator, the man vomited on two deputies.

Once an ambulance crew arrived at the scene, the man became combative and uncooperative. He was placed into custody to be transported to Summit Medical Center by patrol car. While patting the man down for transport, deputies discovered another person’s identification in the man’s wallet.

The man’s I.D., which was located in his wallet behind the other I.D., showed he was 20 years of age. The other I.D. belonged to another man who was 22.

After receiving medical clearance, deputies transported the man to Summit County Jail and booked him on suspicion of consumption of ethyl alcohol by a minor and obtaining liquor by misrepresentation of his age.


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