Summit County police blotter: Drunk man helps himself to Which Wich chips
Silverthorne police responded to a call from Which Wich on 247 Rainbow Drive at about 8:20 Saturday night after a man there started eating chips without paying for them. After entering the store “extremely intoxicated,” the man tried to order a pizza but was unable to, whereupon he started eating two bags of chips from a shelf.
When a responding officer asked the man why he refused to pay for the chips, he reportedly responded, “Probably because I’m too drunk.” He was taken to jail for detox without incident.
Strangling assault in Dillon
A middle-aged California man was arrested for assault by strangulation at City Market in Dillon after allegedly striking his girlfriend and grabbing her by the neck. This was one of the first arrests for strangling assault since a new law beefing up penalties for the crime — which was before often charged as misdemeanor — passed in July.
Rough and tumble
Officers responded to the Mine on Main Street in Breckenridge late at night on Aug. 22 after a man was said to have fallen on his head. They found the unidentified man lying at the base of the stairs unresponsive and bleeding.
A man on the scene who said he knew the person said he was very drunk and acting inappropriately toward some women despite being married. After being told it was time to go, the drunk man reportedly yelled, “what the (expletive) are you going to do?” while grabbing his acquaintance’s shirt. The acquaintance then pushed him once and the man tumbled down the stairs, hitting his head. Police sent the man to detox. He was unaware of what happened.
The man who pushed him reported feeling very bad about the incident and said he hoped the other guy was OK.
Man accused of beating newborn
An 18-year-old Idaho Springs man was charged with felony child abuse after his two-week old child was found breathing with difficulty and bleeding from the mouth. The child was later diagnosed with a broken right clavicle, bruising and abrasions as well as a fractured skull.
The defendant is being held on a $15,000 bond and is set to appear in Clear Creek County Court on Aug. 31.
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