Summit County police blotter: Construction worker uses excavator to knock man over |

Summit County police blotter: Construction worker uses excavator to knock man over

Breckenridge Police discovered a broken streetlight lying in the middle of Ski Hill Road, but have not yet located a suspect.
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A Breckenridge police sergeant received a report of a assault on Nov. 12, at 8 p.m. Officers received a call from an individual who told them the events of the previous day, when he received a call from his wife at a construction site.

While he was speaking with her, another worker who was operating an excavator started yelling at him and telling him to hang up the phone. As the husband continued speaking, the operator insulted him in Spanish.

As the husband approached the cabin of the excavator, the driver spun it around, using the bucket of the device to prevent him from getting any closer. The husband said he tried to explain why he was on the phone, but the driver pushed him away with the bucket.

When the husband yelled at the operator to get out of the cabin to talk, he pushed him with the bucket again, causing him to fall to the ground. The man then left to tell his boss about the incident and received a call the following day saying there was no more work for him. The man did not want to press charges, but just to document the incident.


An officer was dispatched to Ski Hill Overlook in Breckenridge for a hit-and-run in the area. En route, he was advised that the dark-colored vehicle, possibly a BMW X5, struck a street light and left the area.

When the officer arrived to the scene, he noticed a light on the westbound shoulder had been hit and was lying in the middle of Ski Hill Road. The officer cleaned the debris out of the roadway and took photos of the damaged streetlight, noticing no vehicle parts nearby.

Officers searched the area for a dark-colored vehicle with substantial front-end damage but were unable to locate a suspect.


A Breckenridge police officer was dispatched to a report of a stolen snowboard at Peak 8 on Saturday, Nov. 14, just after noon. A Vail Resort security officer reported the theft, after the victim had contacted him on Nov. 13, saying he last saw his snowboard at 12:45 p.m. and discovered it missing at 1:15 p.m.

The snowboard was described as a green and yellow Lib Tech Skate Banana, with black Union Force bindings. Officers reviewed security cameras but did not see footage of the incident. The owner did not have serial numbers for his snowboard or bindings.


A Breckenridge police officer was dispatched to reports of missing metal roof flashing, which was found near a dumpster at Locals Lane on Nov. 16. The 200-feet of flashing was discovered by a Wildernest property management staff member, who directed police to speak with the contractor who owned the flashing until it was put into place.

The contractor said they last saw the metal on Saturday, when they quit working after dark and noticed the flashing was missing the morning of the 16. He estimated it was worth $455.

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