Alleged Dillon Valley stalker faces new charges
Gordon “Scott” Siriano, who faces stalking charges in three separate and active cases in Summit County District Court, was arrested Sunday, March 9, in Dillon, again on suspicion of stalking.
According to the arrest affidavit, Siriano, 47, has a permanent protection order against him, which states that he is prohibited from making contact with his ex-fiancée and any members of her family. However, at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Siriano was seen at Skyline Cinema in Dillon, where the 16-year-old daughter of his ex-fiancée works the cash register in the lobby.
Siriano reportedly entered the Skyline Cinema, got in the daughter’s line and looked at the girl in a “really weird” way, according to the affidavit. The daughter later told Dillon police officers Siriano’s presence made her feel threatened to the point that she sought shelter in the manager’s office, where she watched Siriano on security cameras until he left.
Dillon police officers caught up with Siriano at his residence in the 400 block of Deer Path Road in Dillon Valley. Officers placed Siriano into custody and transported him to Summit County jail, where he was booked on suspicion of violating a protection order and violating bail bond conditions. Bond on the most recent arrest was set at $7,500.
Fifth Judicial Deputy District Attorney Mark Franklin is prosecuting Siriano on the three previous offenses, which occurred between September 2012 and February 2013 in Summit and Eagle counties. Given the similarity of the charges and the fact that they were allegedly perpetrated against the same victim, the court granted a motion to consolidate the cases prior to Siriano’s February district court trial, which ultimately ended in a mistrial.
Given the nature of the most recent allegations and the fact that they also were perpetrated against the same cast of characters, Franklin said Thursday he plans to file a motion to have the new charges lumped in with the existing three cases. That motion would require district court approval before Siriano’s next jury trial, scheduled to begin June 9.
Siriano is scheduled to appear on bond for the new charges at 9:30 a.m. April 4 in Summit County Court. A status conference on the previous three cases is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. April 17 in district court.
Siriano is currently charged in district court with two counts of stalking, a Class 4 felony; one count of violation of bail bond conditions, a Class 6 felony; and seven counts of violation of a protection order, a misdemeanor.
Dana Christiansen, who heads the public defender’s office in Dillon, is representing Siriano. The case is being tried before 5th Judicial District Judge Karen Romeo.
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