Summit County police blotter: Police ask ninja turtle, doctor how brawl started |

Summit County police blotter: Police ask ninja turtle, doctor how brawl started

Police responded to several reports of fight, stolen items and property damage leading up to Halloween.
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Two Breckenridge Police officers were dispatched to Burke and Riley’s Irish Pub for reports of a fight on Oct. 31. Dispatch told the officers that the two men involved wore plaid shirts, and one of the men had a tear-drop tattoo. They were with a woman dressed in a police costume.

When the officers arrived at the pub, one spoke to two men and a woman who appeared to be upset. The other spoke with two men: one in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume, the other in a white lab coat, who shared information about the incident.

The man in the white lab coat told the officer that the other officer was not talking to the suspect involved in the incident. The man said that the suspect who had started the fight was similar in appearance but heavier set with a beard.

Another man approached the officer and said the man in the plaid shirt had punched him while he pushed the group to the door of the bar in order to get them outside.

The man had asked the two individuals in plaid to leave the bar, as they were being loud and rowdy, and told them he would call the police. The larger of the two men in plaid said, “call the cops, I’m the sheriff” and began punching multiple people in his vicinity before leaving the scene.

While speaking with the witnesses, dispatch informed one of the officers that there was an outstanding warrant for the man in the white lab coat. He was arrested, but the suspect in plaid was not located.


A Breckenridge Police officer witnessed a large group leaving Napper Tandy’s Irish Pub the night of Oct. 30. The officer, who was in his car, turned on his lights when he saw two men start to fight and wrestle on the ground. When the two men saw the police car, they stopped fighting and attempted to walk away, but the officer told them they were not free to leave until the other officers arrived.

One of the men, wearing red shorts, said he was leaving the bar when he saw two men starting to fight, so he intervened. When the officer asked him why he was on the ground fighting, he responded, “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” and added, “All I was doing was breaking up a fight, and then I got jumped.”

The man’s eyes were bloodshot, his words were slurred and an odor of alcohol was coming from his breath.

The other man involved in the fight, wearing a green jacket, said the two had gotten into an argument while leaving Napper Tandy’s. He said the other man had pushed him, and he responded by punching him in self-defense. He said the man in the red shorts then tackled him to the ground.

The man in the green jacket also had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol.

Both men were cited for disorderly conduct and fighting. The man in the red shorts was described as argumentative, and said to the officer, “I was only trying to do what you guys do.”


Officers were dispatched to the Old Masonic Hall in Breckenridge on Nov. 1, for reports of criminal mischief. One of the officers spoke with an employee of Breckenridge Public Works, who said he had discovered the kitchen window facing an alley was broken. The man said he saw a few droplets of blood in the alley near Washington Avenue.

Officers cleared the building and found no one inside. All of the glass was inside the kitchen, but the glass near the window was not disturbed, indicating the building had not been entered. The officer could not determine what broke the window, but, judging by the dirt scuffmarks by the frame, someone may have kicked it in. The officer was not able to find any traces of blood near or at the scene.


Officers were dispatched to Ptarmigan Condos for reports of a stolen bike on Oct. 30. A woman said her bike had been stolen between 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 29 and 12 p.m. on Oct. 30. The bike was connected to two others with a cable lock. The woman noticed the while the lock had been cut, only her bike was missing. The bike was valued at $1,000.

Another bike was reported stolen that day from the front porch of a house on Warriors Lane in Breckenridge. The bike was locked with a cable around a bannister, and the cable was found cut in half. The bike value was estimated at $1,800. The bike was last seen on Oct. 29 at 10 p.m., and police were dispatched on Oct. 30 at 12:19 p.m.

The incident was closely related in time with another theft across the apartment complex, where a bike was taken from a truck bed with a similar cut cable lock. Both cases were reported within two hours of each otherv and last seen within 24 hours of each other.

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