Summit County police blotter: Dillon stickergate feud ignites new confrontation
An ongoing feud between Dillon Valley neighbors escalated last month when the victim of March’s stickergate scandal allegedly became intoxicated to the point of throwing items against his neighbor’s residence, according to Summit County Sheriff’s Office records.
The incident took place at about 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the 1100 block of Straight Creek Drive when the upstairs neighbor called dispatch to report his downstairs neighbor had thrown several items, including a bottle, at his apartment and was now leaving the complex in a white Ford F-150 without its lights on.
Upon their arrival, the victim told deputies that he and his neighbor have had issues since March when he placed stickers on the windshield and license plate of his neighbor’s truck that read, “I park like a moron.” The victim told deputies he was going to court for that incident.
However, since stickergate, the victim said his neighbor would routinely bang the walls and ceiling of his own apartment with such force pictures would sometimes fall off of his walls upstairs. The ongoing incidences came to a head the night of April 24 when the downstairs neighbor threw an empty sake bottle and a stick at the victim’s door.
Law enforcement officers caught up with the neighbor about an hour later when Dillon police officers tracked his F-150 to Lake Dillon Liquor. Officers were tipped off to the neighbor’s location because he was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run crash a few minutes earlier, according to police reports.
When law enforcement officers tried to question the neighbor about the alleged incidents he became combative, reports stated. The neighbor had to be subdued by officers before he could be placed into custody.
He was transported to Summit County jail and issued a summons for second-degree criminal tampering, disorderly conduct and obstructing a police officer in connection with the alleged dispute with his neighbor. Police reports did not elaborate about the alleged hit-and-run incident and whether or not the man was charged in that case.
Woman blames erratic driving on degenerative disease
At 9:15 p.m., Monday, April 21, a woman driving southbound on Colorado Highway 9 in a silver Hyundai Accent was pulled over by Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies after she weaved into and struck an orange construction barrel.
After striking the barrel, the woman took evasive maneuvers and crossed into the northbound lane of traffic, according to police records. It took approximately 75 feet for the woman to correct herself and return to the appropriate lane of traffic.
Deputies conducted the traffic stop at the intersection of Gateway Drive and Highway 9. When deputies arrived at the driver’s side of the car, the woman tried several times to exit so she could inspect for damage.
Deputies noted the passenger side mirror was pushed against the passenger side window and the mirror was completely shattered. When asked if the mirror was broken prior to her hitting the barrel, the woman said she wasn’t sure.
When asked for her driver’s license, the woman reportedly handed deputies an expired license four consecutive times before finally locating her current I.D., according to reports. When asked where she was traveling from, the woman replied Denver where she met friends for dinner.
Without being prompted, the woman said she had two glasses of wine with dinner and could prove it with the receipt from the restaurant, records stated.
Considering the woman admitted to drinking alcohol, deputies asked her to conduct roadside maneuvers. As she exited the car, deputies noticed two empty Busch Light beer cans on the driver’s side floorboard, but the woman said she had consumed those on a previous date, reports stated.
The woman then told deputies she could not perform roadsides due to her Parkinson’s disease. A few minutes later when asked if she was prescribed any medications, the woman said no, but that she had taken medication earlier that day. The woman could not remember what she had taken, according to reports.
Deputies then administered roadside maneuvers, which the woman did not complete successfully. She was placed into custody and transferred to Summit County jail where she refused a chemical test to determine her blood-alcohol content.
The woman was subsequently booked on suspicion for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs or both and careless driving.
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