Breckenridge police blotter: Dude, where’s your boyfriend’s car?

What happened to the missing car?
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On Feb. 7, at 11:45 a.m., an officer responded to a report of a stolen car on Ridge Street. The woman who reported a black Jeep Grand Cherokee missing said it belonged to her boyfriend, who was out of the country on a ski trip. The woman did not know the license plate but said the plates were from Washington state. About 4 hours later, dispatch was able to get a response from Washington DMV and locate the vehicle registration.

The woman said she and a friend had driven the Jeep from Gold Point Resort to a parking spot in front of Twist restaurant on Ridge Street. At around 9 p.m. on Feb. 6, they went to Relish and then to Gold Pan Saloon. They returned to the location of the car at around 2 a.m. on Feb. 7. The car was gone. They believed the car had been towed since there were no other cars on the street. They took a taxi home but didn’t contact towing companies or police until later that morning.

Police confirmed twice that the vehicle had not been towed.

On Feb. 8, police were contacted by the company that services the Jeep’s built-in tracking system. The company representative pinged the car, revealing it’s location to be on the 300th block of Main Street. The woman met the officer later that day to inspect the car. She didn’t find any damage but claimed that a dog blanket was missing as well as a red shovel. She also noticed that the back seat was now in the upright position. The woman told the officer that the car was not where she left it.

Last call comes early

On Feb. 7, at around 9:15 p.m., police responded to a call concerning an intoxicated woman at The Parke Ave Pub. A 30-year-old woman in multi-colored spandex, a blue jacket and white boots ordered a drink. But just as the bartender set the libation down, she noticed the woman was intoxicated. The bartender took the drink away and called police. The woman had slurred speech and had trouble standing.

Police were unable to arrange for a sober friend to pick here up, so she was transported in handcuffs to the Summit County Medical Center to be medically cleared. During the transport, she made “an excited utterance that she drank too much,” the police report states.

The woman voluntarily entered into a detox facility for the night.

Thought you ought to know

On Feb. 10, at around 10:45 a.m., police responded to a call of a car keying at the Upper Exchange Lot on Ridge Street. The man on the scene said he had parked his car around 9 a.m., and, when he returned at around 9:45 a.m., he noticed the car had been keyed. No other vehicle had been parked next to his. And he had not noticed anyone in the lot when he left his car. The man told the officer: “I know there are no cameras in the area, and there is not a lot you can do; I just feel like you need to know about it.”

Sapping his precious car fluids

On Feb. 11, at about 6:50 p.m., a male resident of the Grandview Condos called police because he believed someone was draining the fluids from his car.

The officer found no evidence that fluids had been taken from the vehicle — no signs of forced entry, no signs of oil on the ground. The officer asked the man why he believed someone had taken fluids. The man said he didn’t know but believed whoever it was intended to get him stranded on a highway, “in an effort to get him hurt or killed,” according to the police report. The officer concluded that the report was unfounded.

I want to steal your bicycle — bicyle!

On Feb. 11, at around 2:05 p.m., a man came into the Breckenridge Police Department to check on a bicycle he had reported stolen on Feb. 2. The man said he left the bike in the snow on the side of Highway 9, where French Creek flows underneath. The bike was not secured and was visible from the highway.

The man described the bicycle as a unique vintage model from the 1940s or 1950s. The style was that of a woman’s beach cruiser. The blue bike also featured a wooden mattock handle and a homemade white PVC pipe ski rack. Initially, the man believed that whoever had taken the bike was just on a joy ride. However, since it has not turned up, he believes it has been stolen. The bike has no make, model or serial number. Police have no leads at this time.

Blotter items are compiled from police reports.

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