Summit County police blotter: Tequila-fueled Tinder date ends in robbery
A Tinder date turned into a debacle for a Breckenridge man who said he may have been roofied and burglarized after an encounter initiated on the popular dating app.
The man called the police after waking up early in the morning on July 21. He told officers that he had been communicating with a woman over Tinder for several days before they arranged to meet the night before.
The man said he picked the woman up on the night of July 20 and took her to his house, where the two started drinking tequila. He told police he thought he had been drugged because that was the last thing he remembered.
When he woke up, his cell phone, laptop, skateboard and backpack were missing, and the woman was gone. He estimated the total value of the missing items was $850.
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Police contacted the woman at her home in Breckenridge and found the man’s backpack. The woman admitted that it belonged to him. She was issued a summons for theft.
Would-be weed buyer swindled
Silverthorne police responded to a call for a possible theft at a bank after an underage victim called 911 to report that a man he had given $40 to buy him marijuana with had run off with his money.
Police eventually contacted a suspect who said that he had lost the victim’s money but would return it when he had enough. He was arrested.
One tough customer
On July 12, a man reportedly entered a convenience store in Breckenridge, began yelling profanities then attempted to steal a candy bar and lay down on the sidewalk outside.
Police were dispatched to the scene shortly before midnight. An employee said that after he told the man to leave, he grabbed the candy bar and told the employee to call the police.
Once outside, he reportedly threw his wallet on the ground, sending “miscellaneous debris” scattered across the sidewalk.
The man was uncooperative with police and said that he would go back in and steal something again unless he was arrested and taken to jail.
Police arrested the man, charging him with theft under $2,000 and littering.
Boiler room squatter in Breck
Breckenridge police responded on July 13 to reports that a man had been sleeping in the boiler room of the Breckenridge Transfer Station.
On scene, officers contacted a suspect who said he hadn’t been sleeping in the boiler room but had merely gone in there “for privacy to pluck his leg hairs.”
Inside the room, officers found an empty marijuana container, tacky glue, a 5-pound bag of flour and a blanket, all believed to belong to the man.
Police gave him a warning, telling him he was not allowed in the boiler room, nor was he allowed inside the transfer station while it was closed.
Several days later, the same man was reported to be sleeping on a bench inside the transfer station while it was closed. Police issued him a summons for trespassing.
A routine delivery turned into a verbal altercation in Breckenridge on July 13 after a property owner reported a man to police for illegally crossing through his parking area.
The delivery man told police he had been making deliveries to the rear of a restaurant that way for years. An officer told him that he needed to use the designated delivery zone in front of the restaurant on Main Street.
While police were talking to the reporting party, the delivery man yelled and called him an “(expletive)hole.”
An officer began writing the man a summons for using obscene language, but he argued that “(expletive)hole” was not a curse word.
He refused to sign the summons.
—Compiled from police reports
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