Summit County police blotter: Man reports missing half-ounce
May 16, 2017
Breckenridge police responded to a report of cold criminal mischief on April 29. On scene, the man who made the report told officers he thought a piece of wood was jammed in his car's keyhole, rendering it inoperable.
There was no sign of damage but the key wouldn't open the door. An officer was able to reach an arm through a crack in the window, which propped open by a piece of wood, and unlock the car from the inside.
The officers told the man to report back if he noticed any more damage. The next day, the man called to report that a half-ounce of marijuana had gone missing from the car.
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Silverthorne police report that a man staying at a hotel recently called in to say he had been burglarized. Officers could find no evidence of a burglary on scene and left.
Later, the man assaulted someone in the hotel lobby whom he though had committed the supposed burglary.
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Police arrested the man, who was found to be high on methamphetamine. He was charged with drug possession.
At least he was honest
Late at night last month a sheriff's deputy observed a car run a red light on U.S. Highway 6 before stopping in the middle of the road for approximately ten seconds.
The car then continued driving erratically, so the deputy attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle continued on before stopping in front of a house, where the driver emerged and started walking towards the front door without acknowledging the flashing police lights.
Upon contacting the man, the deputy asked if he had been drinking that day. The man replied that he had been drinking "all day." When asked how much he had been drinking, he again replied "all day." When asked what he had been drinking, he said "a lot."
The deputy asked the man if he would perform roadside maneuvers but he declined, saying something to the effect of "I'm too drunk, I shouldn't be driving, just take me."
He was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, driving a vehicle with excessive alcohol content and traffic violations.
Anger management, late night style
Breckenridge police responded to a report that a man had broken a window on Main Street at around midnight on April 30.
On scene, an officer contacted a man matching the description provided by dispatch. He appeared to be highly intoxicated.
The man told the officer that he had become upset with a woman at a bar and left to go punch a wall "so that he would not get so angry."
He said he didn't remember breaking a window, but he also didn't know where he was.
The officer then spoke to the person who reported the incident. He said he had heard a window break and saw the man standing next to it He yelled at the man who broke the window, who then responded that "he was the owner and it was OK."
Police issued him a summons for damage to private property.
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