Summit County police blotter: Drunk dog man stalks Sapphire Point |

Summit County police blotter: Drunk dog man stalks Sapphire Point

Shortly after midnight on May 13, a woman called 911 reporting that a drunk man had been chasing her through the woods and then gotten into a car and started driving away.

A sheriff’s deputy pulled the man over in the Sapphire Point parking lot on Swan Mountain Road after he observed the man driving on a vegetated median.

The man was unsteady on his feet when he exited the car. He said he had been at a bonfire with his friends and drank a few beers but then later said he hadn’t been drinking.

His speech was slurred and he “made incoherent statements about how he liked to bark at people” while also “growling and making guttural noises.”

The woman who called 911 told deputies that the man had accosted them at Sapphire Point and when her dog started barking at him, he “got down on his hands and knees and started making barking noises at (the) dog and then kicked the dog.”

When a deputy asked the man why he had done that, he “made an incoherent statement about how he barked at people he didn’t like.”

Witnesses reported that the man had also chased after several cars in the parking lot and spat at people.

He was arrested and charged with harassment, driving under the influence and careless driving.

Aloof dispensary patron gets towed by cops

On the afternoon of May 19, a Breckenridge police officer observed a car driving down Airport Road that was dragging a large piece of metal underneath that was scraping loudly on the asphalt.

The officer pulled over the male driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt. He said that he thought the metal was just a piece of ice and that he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt because “he was coming from the dispensaries and going home.”

The man said he didn’t have proof of insurances because his father paid for it. The officer then called an insurance company and determined the man’s policy had expired and was not renewed.

The man then said that his girlfriend would bring proof of insurance with a different company. That policy, however, also turned out to be expired. The man “did not have any other possible insurance ideas,” so the officer issued him a summons and had his car towed.

Hidden hooch

On May 10, a sheriff’s deputy was conducting a search of an inmate housing pod when she came to a cell that had its door covered with newspaper and magazine pages.

The deputy heard a bubbling sound coming from inside the cell and subsequently found two bottles of foot powder with bubbles of orange liquid coming out of the tops.

“Due to my experience, I know that the fluids in the ‘foot powder’ containers were ‘hooch,’” the deputy noted in a report, referring to a slang term for an alcoholic drink fermented illicitly in jails and prisons.

The inmate was charged with introducing contraband, a class four felony.

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