Summit County police blotter: Cop stumbles on freshly-powdered nose
February 21, 2017
At around midnight on Feb. 11, a Summit County Sheriff's deputy was conducting a routine bar check and noticed that the door to the downstairs men's bathroom was propped open.
The deputy walked into the bathroom and immediately heard someone heavily inhaling through his nose inside a stall. When the man left the stall, the deputy noticed a white powdery substance on the tip of his nose.
The deputy asked the man if the substance on his nose was cocaine, and he said yes. Inside the stall, the deputy observed what appeared to be cocaine on the toilet paper dispenser. It field-tested positive for cocaine.
The man was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance.
Ear smuggler caught on camera
At around 10 p.m. on Feb. 10, a jail deputy observing a camera feed of a holding cell noticed that the inmate housed there was "down on his hands and knees in an awkward position."
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The deputy went to the door of the cell and asked the inmate what he was doing, to which he responded, "I am playing with my hospital bracelet." The deputy asked the inmate to move so he could see his face.
When he did, the deputy noticed a white powdery substance on the floor in front of the inmate. The deputy told him not to move while he waited for the cell door to open, but the inmate returned his face to the substance.
When inside the cell, the deputy sat the inmate on the bench and read him his Miranda rights. The inmate told the deputy the substance was a prescription drug.
When asked where the drug had come from, the inmate responded that he had gotten it at the hospital but didn't take it, so he put it in his ear. The deputy asked him why, and he responded, "I just wanted drugs."
He was charged with first-degree introduction of contraband.
ski Fraudster confused by bribe request
A Breckenridge police officer responded to a ski pass fraud report on the afternoon of Feb. 17 at Beaver Run, where a man was in the security office and being cooperative.
He had attempted to use a ski pass that belonged to a Vail Resorts employee who had not authorized him to use it.
The man told the officer that he had found the pass somewhere in Beaver Run. When he attempted to use it, he said, the employee who scanned it asked him for $10. He said he didn't understand why the employee had wanted $10.
Security attempted to explain to the man that employees receive a $10 bonus for reporting possible frauds but didn't understand "why the scanner would mention the bonus in the first place."
The man was issued a summons for unlawful use of skiing facilities.
Paid parking problems
At around 4:50 p.m. on Feb. 13, a Breckenridge police officer located a scofflaw vehicle in the courthouse parking lot that had accumulated $240 in unpaid parking tickets.
The month before, a notice for $180 in unpaid tickets had been placed on the vehicle. Since then, four more parking citations had been issued, all in the same lot.
The officer issued a summons for the outstanding parking citations.
Unseemly remarks prompt ungentlemanly scuffle
While leaving the scene of a disturbance at around 2:15 a.m. on Feb. 18, a Breckenridge police officer was contacted by an employee of a nearby bar who said a man there had hit another patron.
There, the man was being held down by a bouncer. The officer handcuffed him while another attended to the man who had been "knocked out."
The officer asked the man why he had knocked out the other man, to which he responded, "He deserved it." As he was being escorted to a patrol vehicle, he said, "If I see you on the street I'm going to beat your (expletive)."
He then apologized, saying that he was upset because the patron he had knocked out was talking about taking home drunken women and that had hit a nerve with him.
He was issued a summons for fighting.
Compiled from arrest affidavits and police reports
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