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Summit County police blotter: Drunk Heeney man threatens suicide

Joe Moylan
jmoylan@summitdaily.com

At about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a suicidal young man in the town of Heeney.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with the man’s mother who said her son, who was no longer at the home, had become angry and threatened to kill himself. When he was confronted by family members, the man became homicidal and said he was going to kill anyone who came at him. The mother told officers her son also threatened to attack law enforcement officers in an attempt to get them to kill him, according to police records.

Deputies left the home and canvassed the area for the young man. The man’s mother told officers he had a knife in his possession.

Deputies located the man at the intersection of Lake Drive and Trout Drive, ordered him to the ground. While placing the man into custody, deputies recovered an 8-inch, fixed blade K-Bar knife from his left front pocket.

The man was cooperative with deputies and said he was not suicidal and had no intention of hurting himself or others. However, he did say he had been drinking vodka earlier in the night. Deputies asked the man to submit to a Breathalyzer test, which registered a blood-alcohol content of .127.

The man was medically cleared by paramedics at the scene and then placed into custody. He was booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon.

Man caught speeding without a license

At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, Summit Count Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled over a man for driving his Volkswagen Jetta 81 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone on Colorado Highway 91.

The driver did not have a driver’s license, but presented a Colorado identification card. He told deputies he didn’t think he was traveling that fast because he was just “coasting down the hill,” according to police records.

Deputies asked the driver why he did not have a driver’s license. The man said he was in the process of getting it back. When asked by deputies what that meant, the man said he was in Glenwood Springs the day before to have an interlock device installed. He then traveled to Frisco to take a driver’s test at the department of motor vehicles, but was told by staffers they didn’t have time.

Deputies ran the man’s name through dispatch and learned his license was revoked.

The man was placed into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of speeding, 10 to 19 mph over the posted speed limit, and driving under restraint.

Man pulled over, booked on traffic violations

At noon on Saturday, Aug. 30, Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled over a silver Honda Accord for failing to display a license plate or temporary tag on Colorado Highway 9 near French Street in Breckenridge.

The driver told deputies he was recently pulled over by Breckenridge police officers and told it was OK for him to drive without registration since he just bought the car. Deputies told the man he was misinformed.

Deputies then ran the man’s name through dispatch and learned he had a warrant out of Douglas County for failing to appear in court for failing to drive without proof of insurance.

The man was placed into custody and booked into the Summit County jail on the warrant.


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