Summit County police blotter: broken glass, breathalyzers and dog bites |

Summit County police blotter: broken glass, breathalyzers and dog bites


Breckenridge police were dispatched to a home on French Street after a man called in and reported hearing glass break at his neighbor’s house. The man said he possibly saw a man running south, wearing dark clothing, but was not able to identify the person who broke the glass.

An officer arrived on the scene around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, but was unable to locate any possible suspects. After police tried to contact the homeowner, they met with the neighbor, who showed police a large hole on the side of the unit’s garage measuring six inches in diameter. There was a large amount of broken glass outside of the building and a small amount inside the garage. The door to the garage was locked with no signs of tampering.

Police gathered the homeowner’s contact information. The man lives in the unit part time and rents it out when he is not there, but the neighbor said the last renters occupied the unit more than a month ago.


In the early morning hours of Sept. 28, a Breckenridge Police officer was dispatched to a call for an intoxicated man near Maggie Pond. Police discovered the man just outside of the Marriot, with his arms inside of his sweatshirt and drool on the front. He could not tell the officer where he lived or worked and smelled strongly of alcohol.

The man agreed to take a breathalyzer test but would only inhale into the device.

Since it was cold outside and the man appeared to be highly intoxicated, the officer took the man into protective custody and transported him to Summit Medical Center to be cleared. After the man was cleared and successfully completed a breathalyzer test, the officer transported him to detox.


Silverthorne Police responded to a disturbance at a local hotel on Sept. 7, where they found a highly-intoxicated woman. The woman was loudly calling her husband a “crackhead” and several other words. Hotel management said this was not the first time the woman became intoxicated, disturbing guests and employees. Due to the level of intoxication, the woman was taken into protective custody and taken to detox.


A jogger in a park near Broken Lance Drive was bitten the morning of Sunday, Sept. 27. He said two off-leash dogs, a small terrier and a mid-sized mixed breed, started chasing him while he was jogging. The mid-sized dog bit him before the owner could regain control of the animals.

Breckenridge Police responded shortly after but did not find a match for the dog owner’s address provided by the jogger. The man did not want to press charges but wanted to be sure the dog that bit him was current on its rabies shots.


A Breckenridge man called police on Friday, Sept. 25 after he had seen the same dog in the middle of Ski Hill Road two days in a row. The man had tried looking in the area for the owner but was not able to find one. The black Newfoundland dog was wearing a green handkerchief around its neck but had no tags and was not chipped.

A Breckenridge police officer checked records for possible matches for an owner but did not find any. The dog was then transported to the animal shelter in Frisco.

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