Summit County police blotter: Credit card thief busts himself
Ryan Summerlin September 30, 2012
Drunk driver busted after hitting shed
A man who apparently crashed his car into someone else’s storage shed before coming to rest against a tree stump was arrested for drunk driving Sept. 20.
The owner of the storage shed called the police when she noticed damaged to the door, thinking someone had broken in, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. She then noticed headlights and saw the driver, unresponsive, behind the wheel of the car, the report stated.
The driver and passenger sides of the vehicle were damaged, according to the report.
When asked how much he’d had to drink, the man reportedly told authorities, “way too much to drive.”
He later blew a .090 in a breath alcohol test, according to the report.
He was booked for DUI and careless driving.
Windshield swiped in Breck
A Breckenridge man reported the windshield of his truck topper missing Sept. 14.
The vehicle had been locked and parked adjacent to the owner’s residence the night before when the rear windshield was removed and apparently stolen, according to a report from the Breckenridge Police Department.
The screws had also been removed, but nothing else was missing from the car and there didn’t appear to be any other damage, according to the report.
The owner estimated the value of the windshield to be approximately $300.
There were no witnesses to the theft and the area was not under video surveillance, according to the report.
Card theft suspect gives cops a lead
Silverthorne police were able to track down a suspect in a credit card theft case after he used the stolen card to make purchases at a local automotive retailer and provided his real contact information for a warrantee on one of the items.
Along with video surveillance from other stores where the stolen card had been used, the information allowed local authorities to locate and arrest the suspect, according to a report from the Silverthorne Police Department.
He has since been charged with several crimes in the towns of Frisco and Silverthorne.
SPD: Fish poacher busted on the Blue
A man was turned over to the Colorado Division of Wildlife for prosecution after Silverthorne officers caught him poaching fish from the Blue River near The Outlets at Silverthorne.
The man was “in possession of a dead fish” when he was contacted by officers the morning of Sept. 18, according to a Silverthorne police report. The officers reportedly observed him to be fishing with salmon eggs.
He was later found to have four more fish in a cooler in his car.
The fish were confiscated.