Summit County Police Blotter: Late-night fights and graffiti in Breckenridge
Ryan Summerlin February 6, 2013
Editor’s note: The police blotter is written from incident reports provided by local police departments and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. All individuals named are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
I hear you knocking, but you can’t come in
An intoxicated man was charged with disorderly conduct after authorities found him knocking on several doors that were not his residence, screaming and cursing at 11:30 p.m. Jan. 28.
Neighbors contacted law enforcement reporting a possible domestic violence incident after hearing the man banging on a door shouting obscenities nearby, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
When authorities contacted the man, he said he was knocking on the door to his own residence after a night out at a local bar in hopes that his roommate would come and let him in. He said he had a key to the unit, but was having some difficulty unlocking the door, according to the report.
Deputies noted the man’s speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet.
The report states authorities placed the man under arrest and found a glass pipe as well as a substance that appeared to be marijuana in his possession during a search. He was also charged with violating bond conditions, which stated he was not to consume alcohol or have controlled substances, according to the report.
Roofer by day, lawyer by night, shirtless for reasons unknown
Breckenridge police officers found a man shirtless and another man bleeding in the south end of Breckenridge after responding to a report of a fight in the area.
The two men, who were friends, had reportedly started punching and headbutting each other after an argument escalated, according to a report from the Breckenridge Police Department.
The men, along with another friend, had been out drinking at a Breck bar, and had disagreed about whether to call it a night. One of the men then headbutted the other, who responded by punching him.
While officers were talking to the two men, a third member of their group reportedly interjected, claiming he was a lawyer and attempting to record the interaction with police, according to the report.
His friends confirmed he was not a lawyer, but in fact owned a roofing company, the report stated.
It is not clear how one of the men in the fight lost his shirt.
Both men were issued tickets for disorderly conduct.
Breck PD: Graffiti near the gondola lots
Breckenridge authorities discovered graffiti during a patrol in the area of the South Gondola Lot near the intersection of Park and Watson avenues Jan. 24.
An unknown suspect had spray painted several parts of a wall in the area in a tunnel walkway that runs under Park Avenue. Other nearby infrastructure, including support beams and entryway panels also were tagged with graffiti, although the patterns and colors were different from that found inside the tunnel.
The officer contacted the town for clean up.