Summit County police blotter: Man taken into custody after punching woman, pulling a knife on campers
A local man was taken into custody last week after punching a woman and pulling a knife on one of her male friends.
Frisco police officers and Summit County sheriff’s deputies responded to the call, which was initiated shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the Whole Foods Market in Frisco by the man who was threatened with the knife. The man told officers he, his girlfriend and the alleged victim were camping nearby. The alleged suspect had earlier in the day asked the group if he could come to their campsite, which they agreed to as long as he didn’t spend the night.
Later, when the campers asked the suspect to leave, he became argumentative and punched the alleged victim in her face. The man confronted the suspect, who pulled a knife and threatened to kill him, according to police records.
The man told officers he took off running down the mountain after the suspect pulled the knife. He was worried his girlfriend and the victim may have been killed, according to police reports.
Officers went to the campsite and found the women alive but hysterical following the incident, according to records. While interviewing the women, officers heard a noise coming from the woods nearby. When they went to investigate, officers found the suspect lying in the bushes.
The suspect was taken into custody and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of menacing, third-degree assault and violation of a protection order.
Dillon woman caught on camera stealing from Keystone Grocery
A Summit Cove woman was visited by Summit County sheriff’s deputies after she was caught on camera allegedly stealing $200 from a cash register at Keystone Grocery.
The woman, a former employee, went to the grocery store at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, and told a former coworker she left a surfboard rack for her car in the manager’s office. She asked her old coworker if she could go back and grab it for her.
While the former coworker was away, the woman allegedly went behind the counter and stole $200 from the cash register, according to police records. The woman apparently did not know the manager recently installed surveillance cameras.
Later in the day, the former coworker realized her cash drawer was $200 light. The manager looked at the tapes and saw the woman open one of the registers and put something in her left pocket, according to reports.
The manager sent the woman a text message telling the woman to “expect a visit from the police.” The woman replied, “no excuses, I’ll return it tonight,” according to reports.
Deputies confronted the woman, now an employee at Dillon Conoco, later in the day. When interviewed by law enforcement, the woman admitted to tricking her former coworker to gain access to the cash register. She said she stole the money because she thought her last paycheck from Keystone Grocery was short by about $250.
After speaking with police, the woman’s boss at Dillon Conoco told her to take the rest of the day off. She was subsequently arrested in the parking lot and booked into Summit County jail on suspicion of third-degree burglary and theft of less than $300.
Breckenridge woman blows 0.37 after ‘day drinks’
A Breckenridge woman was taken into custody the night of Saturday, Aug. 2, for allegedly swerving all over Colorado Highway 9 after a day of drinking.
A local resident reported the woman’s erratic driving around 9:30 p.m. Summit sheriff’s deputies caught up with the woman near Highway 9 and Wagon Road in Breckenridge.
When asked by deputies if she had been drinking, the woman replied, “day drinks, but not night drinks,” according to police records. Given her admission to drinking that day and exhibiting signs of intoxication, officers asked the woman to conduct voluntary roadside maneuvers.
After the woman failed the tests, officers asked her if she would consent to a portable Breathalyzer test. The woman’s blood alcohol content was 0.37 percent, according to records. The legal BAC limit is 0.08 percent.
The woman was placed into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence. Before being transported to Summit County jail, the woman called her husband and asked him to come pick up their dog, Salad, who was in the car with her, according to police records.
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