Summit County police blotter: Man arrested after attempting to steal suit
An officer was dispatched to Goods on Breckenridge’s Main Street for reports of shoplifting the evening of Dec. 16. A male suspect allegedly tried to steal a gray suit jacket valued at $200. He had reportedly gotten into a scuffle with employees in the parking lot behind the store, and the jacket had been retrieved.
The employees tried to follow the man but lost sight of him in the Tiger Dredge Lot. The suspect left his personal belongings in the store, which were provided to the officer. After returning to Breckenridge Police Department, the officer opened the bag and found court documents. The suspect had an active municipal warrant out for him from the town of Breckenridge.
The following day, the officer received a tip that the suspect was on a Summit Stage Bus en route to Breckenridge. The officer requested the bus stop at Tiger Road on Highway 9.
The officer entered the bus and spoke to the man, who was informed of the warrant an escorted to a patrol car. The officer transported the man to the Summit County Jail, where he was booked on the warrant and given a summons for shoplifting.
Two officers assisted with a three-car accident at Park Avenue and Airport Road the morning of Dec. 16. The driver of a black jeep was found at his vehicle getting documents. He confirmed he was the driver and had hit his head, showing the officer bloody abrasion on top of his head.
The officer advised the man to sit in the car while he called paramedics. When the man provided an expired drivers license, a DMV check showed the man’s license was revoked on a refusal in May of 2014. The revocation was still active.
The man, who reportedly smelled of alcohol, told the officer he had been drinking last night but thought he went to sleep at 11 p.m. After the man was cleared by paramedics, he was handcuffed and walked into the jail.
PICKING A FIGHT
Officers responded to reports of an intoxicated woman at Beaver Run Resort on Dec. 16. The woman was reportedly trying to fight with security and being held back.
When officers arrived, the woman was placed in protective custody. As she was escorted to the patrol vehicle, she shouted a variety of profanities at the officers on scene. She was taken to the Summit County Jail for an uncooperative detox.
A man reported a fraud case at the DoubleTree Hotel the night of Dec. 17. The victim called police, noting he had received a call on his hotel phone at the DoubleTree earlier that evening.
The caller had identified himself as an employee for a credit card company and told the man his credit card had been declined, and they were seeking payment by use of another credit card. The man provided them the number of another card and thought the matter had been resolved.
When he checked his accounts, he realized the original credit card he had used to make a purchase in Breckenridge had not been declined. He called his credit card company, and they confirmed no one from their company had contacted him.
The man immediately put his account on fraud alert and found an unauthorized $3 transaction made to “Phone Biller” on the credit card he had shared over the phone.
The man completed a police report and froze his account. DoubleTree was able to get a phone number from the suspect, but it returned to an address in Florida with no call back available.
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