Summit County police blotter: Driver arrested for false reporting
May 13, 2014
At about 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 28, Summit County Sheriff's Office deputies were conducting normal patrol near the City Market gas station in Dillon.
While on patrol, deputies identified a 25-year-old man driving a green Ford Mustang convertible. Deputies knew the man from past cases and thought the man's driver's license had been suspended. An onboard computer check with the National Crime Information Center confirmed those suspicions, according to police reports.
Deputies followed the man out of the City Market parking lot and initiated a traffic stop at Dillon Dam Road and Summit Boulevard in Frisco. The driver pulled over in the Breeze Ski Rentals parking lot.
When contacted by deputies, the man did not recognize the law enforcement officers from previous encounters. The man said he did not have a driver's license on him and provided deputies with a false identity, according to reports.
Deputies returned to their police cruiser and pulled an old photo of the driver from NCIC. Deputies then radioed for backup.
When a cover car responded, the deputies who initiated the traffic stop asked law enforcement officers from the cover car to look at the man's mug shot on record. They then asked the deputies from the cover car to talk to the man. When they returned, the cover car deputies confirmed the NCIC photo was correct and that the man was trying to pass off false information to law enforcement, according to records.
Deputies placed the man into custody and gave him a few minutes to "think things over" in the back of the squad car, reports stated. Shortly after, deputies gave the man one more opportunity to be truthful about his identity, saying he would otherwise be charged with a felony.
The man ultimately owned up and provided deputies with his true identity, reports stated. The man's true identity was consistent with NCIC records.
The man was transported to Summit County jail where he was booked on suspicion of false reporting to authorities, driving while license was under suspension, displaying expired temporary plates and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
Deputies cite habitual drunkard for knocking on random windows
At about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, Summit County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a cold trespass in the 600 block of Royal Coachman Boulevard in Summit Cove.
While on scene, several residents of Swan Meadow Village reported that an unidentifiable man had been seen in recent nights knocking on the windows of local houses.
Upon further interviews with local residents, deputies were able to identify a suspect, a man residing in the 100 block of Pikes Peak Place.
Deputies traveled to the suspect's residence and informed him of the complaints. The man was apologetic and told officers he routinely becomes intoxicated and has a difficult time finding a friend's house in the dark, according to police reports. The man admitted to knocking on several windows, but said it was not his intention to break into anyone's homes, reports stated.
The man was subsequently warned about his behavior and issued a summons for third-degree trespass.
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