Summit County police blotter: $2,600 stolen from ticket office |

Summit County police blotter: $2,600 stolen from ticket office

Daily News staff report

Fight breaks out near Keystone

A man was charged with third-degree assault Oct. 25 after he reportedly hit a friend in the face multiple times when an argument over shoveling snow turned violent.

The man told authorities the attack was provoked, saying the alleged victim was on drugs and threw several punches at him and missed when he swung back in self- defense, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

The two men were reportedly at a residence near Keystone Resort when an argument broke out over snow shoveling. The man who was charged reportedly punched the other man in the nose several times causing redness, swelling and bleeding.

Bank bag with cash stolen in Breck

A bag containing more than $2,600 in cash was reportedly stolen from the safe at a Breckenridge ticket sales office sometime in September, although the loss wasn’t reported until Oct. 24.

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Representatives with a banking institution collected inventoried the bags and reported the cash missing a few days after it was placed in the safe, according to a report from the Breckenridge Police Department. However, the logs at the time had been altered and the loss was not discovered until Oct. 23.

When inquiries were made, it became clear the safe that contained the missing bag had not been sealed during the week the bag was stored there, the report stated.

Several long-term employees reportedly have access to the safe, according to the report.

Breckenridge authorities listed the case as inactive.

Cop hits suspect who reaches for his weapon

An intoxicated suspect reportedly tried to pull a sheriff’s office deputy’s gun out of its holster during an arrest in Frisco Oct. 26.

The man was located near a gas station in Frisco after a local business owner called in a report of an intoxicated individual trying to start a fight, according to an arrest affidavit released by the district attorney’s office.

The man reportedly became belligerent when authorities questioned him about the reports he had tried to start a fight. He became aggressive when a deputy with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office placed him in handcuffs, grabbing at the deputy’s belt apparently reaching for the firearm that was holstered there, according to the affidavit.

The deputy reportedly, “had to strike the side of (the suspect’s) face and try to gain control of his upper body to try and break (the suspect’s) grip on his duty belt,” the arrest affidavit, written by a Frisco police officer, who was present, stated.

The man was transported to the Summit County Jail where he was booked on charges of criminal attempt to disarm a peace officer and disorderly conduct.

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