Summit County police blotter: DUI leads to drug bust |

Summit County police blotter: DUI leads to drug bust

Editor’s note: The police blotter is written from incident reports provided by local police departments and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. All individuals named are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Summit County Sheriff’s Office

Drug bust after DUI

Authorities reportedly found a small amount of cocaine in the possession of a man arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The suspect was stopped for speeding on Highway 9 in the early morning hours of May 6, and the deputy noticed he showed signs of impairment, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

The man said he hadn’t had a lot to drink, but when asked to perform a roadside sobriety test he allegedly refused saying he was drunk, the report states.

Authorities arrested the driver and took him to the Summit County Jail, where they reportedly found a bag of white powder in his pocket during a pat-down search.

The report states the man admitted the substance was cocaine and that he’d used the drug that night.

He was booked on charges of driving under the influence, speeding, possession of less than four grams of cocaine and second-degree introduction of contraband from outside, according to the report.

Silverthorne Police Department

Mis-reported robbery

Authorities with the Silverthorne Police Department are still searching for two suspects in a reported outlet store robbery that turned out to be a shoplift.

Employees of the store contacted law enforcement and reported a robbery in progress. When officers arrived they learned two suspects, a male and a female, had entered the store, picked up several different items of clothing, stuffed their selections into large bags and left the store without paying, according to a Silverthorne police report.

One of the employees followed the pair out to their vehicle, but was unable to get a license plate number.

The total value of the stolen items was estimated to be $1,500, according to the report.

The case is still open and under investigation.

Bus stop exposure

Two young men were cited for indecent exposure in Silverthorne April 26, after they allegedly got off a tour bus and relieved themselves behind a gas station, according to a report from the Silverthorne Police Department.

A woman spotted them, contacted authorities and demanded they be prosecuted, the report states.

Officers boarded the tour bus, which was parked nearby, and located the two males. The woman identified them and both were issued summons for indecent exposure, according to the report.

School-zone snafu

A man was arrested in Silverthorne the morning of April 30 after he was allegedly caught speeding 15 mph over the speed limit through a school zone.

According to a report from Silverthorne police, the man was stopped for traveling 45 mph in a 30 mph school zone and immediately told the officer his license was revoked. When authorities ran his name, they realized he also had a warrant out for his arrest for a separate traffic violation that had not been resolved, according to the report.

The man was arrested and booked at the Summit County Jail for the existing warrant.

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