Summit County police blotter: Distracted drone pilots robbed in Breckenridge |

Summit County police blotter: Distracted drone pilots robbed in Breckenridge

Breckenridge police were dispatched to a report of theft near Sawmill Road on the afternoon of May 27. On scene, two men said they had been piloting a drone nearby when it flew out of sight, prompting them to hit the land button.

The two men then went into the woods to retrieve the drone. When they returned roughly two minutes later, a backpack they had with them was gone.

Inside, they said, was a drone battery and about 10 drone propellers worth about $210 in all. The men said they hadn’t seen anyone suspicious in the area and had no idea who might have taken the backpack.

The case was inactivated due to a lack of leads.

Job seeker lands in jail

On May 22, a man went to the Breckenridge Police Department to be fingerprinted for a job as a town employee. A police officer ran his information through national and state crime databases, following standard procedure for taking fingerprints.

The check revealed that the man had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant in Eagle County for failing to appear in court for a traffic offense. He was arrested and taken to the Summit County Jail.

Apparently there was a problem

Late at night on May 26, Breckenridge police were dispatched to an assault that had reportedly occurred in front of a bar on Main Street. Several officers and sheriff’s deputies arrived on scene roughly 30 seconds later, but the assailant ran away and a subsequent search of the area was unsuccessful.

On scene, a man said he had been standing outside of the bar talking to the bouncer when a highly intoxicated man in a black beanie walked by and started staring at him.

“Is there a problem?” he asked the man in the beanie, who then punched him in the mouth and started walking away.

That case was inactivated due to lack of suspect information.

Alter-ego too ‘weird’ for partner

In mid-May, a woman reported to Breckenridge police that her boyfriend had been sending suggestive pictures of her to other people and had possibly posted them on social media as well.

She told officers that he had become upset after seeing photos of her from a recent modeling shoot she had done. He broke up with her, she said, and then started distributing the suggestive photos.

When the officer followed up the next day, the woman said that while one of her friends had “talked some sense” into the man and he had taken down the photos, she still wanted police to talk to the ex-boyfriend.

The officer reached him by phone and he offered a different account. He said he had discovered an online profile belonging to the woman that contained “weird” photos and “suggestive” words that shocked him because they had been together for so long and he hadn’t known about it.

The man said that he had moved away because the woman “was doing weird things like this.” He said he would not share suggestive photos of anyone because that would be wrong.

The case was cleared.

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