Summit County police blotter: Apple thief caught red-handed |

Summit County police blotter: Apple thief caught red-handed

Police responded to two reports of ski theft on Nov. 29 and 30. A pair of Volkl skis was reported missing from a ski concierge at a Breckenridge hotel, and another man reported a pair of Rossignol skis was taken from his car.
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How ‘bout them apples?

Police responded to reports of trespassing at the Breck Inn the evening of Nov. 25. When an officer arrived, he found a man sleeping on the couch in the cafeteria room. A woman at the front desk of the hotel told the officer that the man had been around since 2 p.m. that day, had pulled on the hotel doors, left and later returned.

When the officer entered the cafeteria, he noticed the man sleeping on the couch with some apples and granola bars in his backpack. He also noted that there were apples and Nature Valley Bars in the cafeteria.

After waking the man, the officer asked him why he was there. The man said he had a potential job working for Vail Resorts in Breckenridge and was “just trying to get warm.” When the officer asked the man where he got the apples, he said he had been drinking and forgot where they came from. The man was cited for trespassing and theft.


Officers responded to two reports of ski theft last week, on Nov. 29 and 30. The first report was at a local hotel, where a Breckenridge resort security officer noted a report of theft from the hotel’s ski valet the previous day. There were no cameras in the area.

The missing skis were described as red and white Volkl Mantra skis, 180 cm in length with black Rossignol bindings. The owner estimated the combined value at $800.

On Nov. 30, police responded to a reported theft outside of Daylight Donuts, where a man noted his 2015 Rossignol Super 7 skis were missing when he returned to his car. The skis are black with red tips and tails, and no bindings. The man said he was not sure if he had locked his car.


The morning of Nov. 26, an officer was dispatched to a condo complex in Breckenridge. A man said he noticed damage to his white Subaru Impreza after he woke up that morning, adding that the mirrors had been ripped off, and the windshield wipers were missing.

The man estimated the total damage to be about $200, and believed his ex-girlfriend may have been responsible. He noted that while she had moved out of state, she was in town to celebrate Thanksgiving with family.

The officer contacted the woman, who she said she had nothing to do with the crime. She said the previous night, she had gone out for dinner with her family, and the following morning the man had approached her asking for a bill.

The woman said she did not know what he was referring to, and texted him not to contact her family. She added that she had moved out of state in part to get away from him and did not intend to have further contact with him.


A Breckenridge Police officer was dispatched to a noise complaint at a local hotel at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 28. The officer contacted the room and warned the two women staying there to be quiet, before leaving.

A few minutes later, officers were sent back to the same room after reports of continued noise, with the two women arguing this time.

One of the women exited the room, visibly intoxicated and smelling of alcohol. She repeatedly asked that the officers arrest the other woman who remained inside the room. The officers told both women they could not continue to argue and cause a disturbance, and they agreed to just go to sleep. But then the intoxicated woman loudly asked the officers to take the other to jail.

One officer told them they needed to be separate for the time, and the woman said she had called a friend to pick her up 15 minutes ago. However, this would have not been possible because she had lost her phone earlier that night.

Still, everyone agreed to wait for her friends to arrive in the lobby, where the intoxicated woman continued to make a scene and “was loud and belligerent.” An officer placed her in protective custody, and she yelled obscenities on the way to the jail.

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