At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 a Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputy was traveling northbound on Colorado Highway 9 in a marked patrol car when a green Toyota Tacoma approached from the south, but in the northbound lane.
The deputy was forced to pull onto the shoulder to avoid a head-on collision, according to police records. Once the Tacoma passed, the deputy pursued the vehicle, which continued to travel in the wrong lane, in an effort to conduct a traffic stop.
The Tacoma was also speeding, according to police reports, and the deputy was not able to catch up to the vehicle until it turned westbound on Valley Brook Street towards Airport Road in Breckenridge. The deputy was able to conduct a successful stop near that intersection, police reports stated.
During the course of talking to the driver, a 46-year-old man from Edwards, deputies noticed the driver was wearing an orange wristband commonly given to patrons of bars to indicate he was of legal drinking age. The driver also was exhibiting signs consistent with intoxication, reports stated.
When asked where he was coming from, the man responded Wine in the Pines, a wine event in Keystone.
Despite telling the deputies he had not been drinking, the man was requested to perform voluntary roadside maneuvers, including a horizontal gaze nystagmus test, as well as a walk and turn test, according to police records. The man failed both tests by turning his entire head during the horizontal gaze test and by nearly falling over during the walk and turn test, according to police records.
The man was placed into custody and transported to Summit County Jail. While there the man refused to participate in a blood or breath test to determine his blood-alcohol content.
The man’s license was revoked and he was booked into jail on suspicion of reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.
Breckenridge woman files report against neighbor for ‘borrowed’ clothes
At 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7 Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Moonstone Road in Breckenridge for a report of theft.
A woman told law enforcement officers she had previously allowed another woman in the building complex to borrow some clothes, including a pair of leggings and a shirt. The victim tried for several days to have her clothing returned by sending the alleged thief several text messages, but to no avail.
During the course of trying to get her clothing back, the victim discovered several more articles of clothing had gone missing, according to police reports.
Deputies contacted the building manager and asked that the victim be allowed to enter the alleged thief’s apartment. While inside the victim found several of her items laying on the woman’s bed, including two bras, underwear, socks, a scarf, perfume, three pairs of leggings, five pairs of shorts, six shirts, one pair of jeans, a skirt, four sweatshirts, a beanie and some clothes hangers.
The victim estimated the value of her clothing at $560, police records stated.
As deputies were taking witness statements, the alleged thief returned to her apartment. When asked to explain how she came to be in possession of the victim’s clothes, the woman stated her neighbor allowed her to borrow them and now believed the victim was trying to blackmail her, according to police records.
The woman was issued a citation for theft of $50 to $300.