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High Country Crime: Naked sex offender arrested on Aspen street

This Monday, May 22, 2017, photo shows a damaged delivery vehicle in Steamboat Springs, Colo. A bear damaged the bumper of the car used to deliver doughnuts in Colorado before it tried to claw its way through the trunk to get inside. (Kim Robertson via AP)
AP | Kim Robertson

A naked sex offender arrested on an Aspen street appeared to be “under the influence of something”

Aspen police arrested a naked man running around in front of a local hotel Wednesday morning, May 24, who was later found to be a registered sex offender, according to a police report.

Michael Quin Webber, 54, of Santa Monica, California, had white powder caked under his nose and told police he was seeing snakes. He was charged with indecent exposure, according to the report and Aspen police Sgt. Rick Magnuson.

Emergency dispatchers received a 911 call about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday “regarding a naked man in front of The Gant” hotel, 610 S. West End, the police report states. Officer Walter Chi arrived on scene soon after and a city Parking Department employee pointed southbound down the street.

“About the same time, a male, completely naked, walked down the street towards my vehicle,” Chi wrote in the report. “Upon contacting the male, asking him to explain what was going on, he relayed that he was seeing ‘snakes.’

After running his name through a database, Chi discovered that Webber is a registered sex offender from Santa Monica, according to the report.

Chi took Webber to his apartment so he could retrieve clothing, then took him to the Pitkin County Jail. He was later released to a friend.

Webber is a registered sex offender, according to the National Sex Offender Public Website. That site references a Texas Department of Public Safety page indicating that Webber registered in that state in 2010.

Webber pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery and was ordered to serve a year in the Marin County Jail in February 2007, according to a story from the Marin Independent Journal. He allegedly raped a 40-year-old woman Oct. 24, 2005, after going on a date with her in San Francisco, the story states.

-Jason Auslander, The Aspen Times

Pantless passenger prowls streets

The Silverthorne Police Department reports that earlier this month a man was giving an intoxicated woman a ride home. The man said the she suddenly started taking off her clothes.

The man pulled over and asked the woman to get out of his car. He then called the police and reported the direction the woman started walking away in.

Officers located the woman walking around with no pants on. She was transported to detox to sober up.

-Jack Queen, Summit Daily News

Bear tries to break into doughnut delivery vehicle in Steamboat Springs

Doughnut delivery drivers in Steamboat Springs might want to start looking over their shoulders.

Todd and Kim Robertson awoke early Monday, May 22, to discover a black bear was so determined to break into their doughnut delivery vehicle, it ripped off the car’s back bumper.

The Robertsons had no doubt about the bear’s motives.

“It always reeks of doughnuts in there,” Kim Robertson said.

The bear left a paw print on the car and left the scene after it couldn’t successfully get into the Ford Focus.

The animal was long gone before the Robertsons discovered the damage and officers arrived.

Todd Robertson said there were no doughnuts in the vehicle, which was parked in their driveway in the 3300 block of Columbine Drive, at the time of the bear encounter. But even the leftover smell of the sugary goodness appeared to attract the animal, which obviously had good taste.

Police officer John McCartin confirmed he could smell doughnuts just by standing outside the damaged vehicle.

-Scott Franz, Steamboat Today

Unconvincing cover-up

A man who was renting out an apartment through Airbnb contacted Breckenridge police earlier this month to report a possible burglary.

The man said that a renter had checked out of the unit but sent him a text message saying that while he was out to dinner, someone had broken the sliding glass window with a patio chair and stolen $1,500 cash from the man’s luggage.

Inside the unit, a police officer observed glass shards on the floor and broken furniture on the balcony, which was on the second floor of the building. There was no way to access the patio from ground level, the officer noted.

The officer confirmed that no one had called in a report of burglary during the time period the renter said it had occurred. There were also valuable items throughout the apartment that were undisturbed.

The officer left the scene and unsuccessfully attempted to call the renter. Later, she called the man who reported the incident. He said he had found blood on the bed sheets after pulling back the comforter to clean them as well as a bloodied towel in the bathroom.

The case was filed inactive pending further developments.

-Jack Queen, Summit Daily News

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