Summit County police blotter: Man accuses firefighters of trespassing at scene of fire
December 22, 2016
During a structure fire at the Mill Creek Lodge in Keystone last Saturday, paramedics and firefighters advised Summit County Sheriff's deputies that a man was yelling obscenities at them from his balcony. He then came out of his house and repeatedly tried to go to the fire scene but was turned away by a firefighter, whom he then threatened multiple times.
When deputies arrived on the scene, the man told them they were trespassing and started yelling at them as well. He was then taken back into his home by another man but soon re-emerged on the balcony and continued to yell before "he finally went back inside and put up both of his middle fingers."
Deputies were called back five minutes later because the man was again trying to get to the scene of the fire and was being belligerent toward firefighters. He refused to go back into his home and became aggressive with the deputies, who then placed him under arrest.
It took three deputies and a police sergeant to restrain the man. He was charged with obstructing government operations, obstructing a police officer or firefighter and resisting arrest.
When deputies arrived on the scene, the man told them they were trespassing and started yelling at them as well. He was then taken back into his home by another man but soon re-emerged on the balcony and continued to yell before “he finally went back inside and put up both of his middle fingers.”
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