Crime story: stuffed crust bust |

Crime story: stuffed crust bust

Up Against the Wall appears biweekly. All accounts are rewritten from Summit County law enforcement agency logs. Names are withheld for privacy; individuals are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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– Lock your car at all times. Do not leave it running with the keys in the ignition. It’s an invitation to car theft.


A Pizza Hut employee in Breckenridge went out to make a pie delivery and found a man sitting in his car.

The pizza purveyor told a Breckenridge police officer the man was in the car looking through his property. The delivery man startled the trespasser, who tried to run away. The man still attempted to flee, and the pizza enforcer held him down on the ground until the police officer arrived.

According to the officer’s report, the trespasser smelled of an unknown alcoholic beverage. The man told the officer he saw the delivery light on top of the car and went looking for food. He told the officer he was hungry and what he did was stupid.

Searching the man, the officer found a small amount of a Green Leafy substance, a cold can of beer and two frozen steaks. The officer took the man to jail and charged him with first-degree criminal trespass, attempted theft and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.


No means no

The manager of a Silverthorne towing company was approached by another man who asked to retrieve some items out of his car. The car had been towed earlier that day after being involved in an accident. The tow truck manager told the man he wouldn’t be able to access the car until the towing bill was paid.

The man left but returned after dark when the tow yard was closed, jumped the fence (ignoring the “no trespassing” signs posted on it) and attempted to get into his car. When the Silverthorne police officer found him, the man was rummaging through his car’s trunk.

“I knew it was illegal,” the man told the officer, according to the police report. But, he explained, he needed his tools to go to work.

The officer wrote the man a summons for trespassing and released him.


He couldn’t hold it

A Breckenridge police officer on patrol came across a man in the parking lot behind Cecelia’s standing in the glare of the headlights from a taxi cab. The man was urinating, according to the officer, despite the numerous people walking through the area.

“Just takin’ a p–,” the man said when the officer asked what he was doing.

The man was cooperative, according to the officer’s report, and he received a ticket for public indecency.


I know what you did with my ex-husband

A woman called police after returning home at night to find her garage door open and all the lights in the house on.

A Sheriff’s Office deputy searched the house at the woman’s request and found no one inside. The woman pointed out that newspapers had been strewn about the house, but no items had been taken. She told the officer she thought she knew who had been in the house: another woman she’d been having problems with for a year because of a relationship with the intruder’s ex-husband.

The deputy contacted the suspected woman at her home. The suspect denied knowing the other woman, at first. The deputy noted the woman smelled of an unknown alcoholic beverage and had slurred speech. Eventually, according to the Sheriff’s Office report, the woman admitted she’d been lying and did, in fact, know the other woman. She also said she had entered the house – but she didn’t steal anything – because she was looking for her ex-husband. She said she was sorry, but she believes the two are having an affair.

The deputy took the woman to jail and charged her with first-degree criminal trespass.


And that’s all they took?

Silverthorne and Dillon police officers responded to an alarm at a liquor store early in the morning. They found the large bay window of the store had been broken, leaving a hole large enough for a person to fit through. The store manager arrived on scene and, after taking a quick inventory, determined burglars had stolen two bottles of margarita mix and two bottles of blackberry brandy.

The store manager checked the closed-circuit security camera tapes, but the tapes did not provide any evidence about who might have committed the crime. The value of the stolen goods: $58. Estimated damage to the window: $1,000.

Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or

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