Summit County police blotter: Man takes LSD, jumps off balcony |

Summit County police blotter: Man takes LSD, jumps off balcony

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

Second-story trip

A man reportedly began having hallucinations, tore apart the interior of a friend’s parents’ home and jumped from a second-story balcony June 17 after allegedly taking two hits of LSD earlier in the evening.

Authorities arrived at the residence and subdued the man, who was naked at the time and had suffered several small cuts on his feet, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. He did not appear to have been injured in the fall from the balcony.

Two friends, including the one whose parents owned the house, told law enforcement officials the man began to hallucinate badly and started breaking things inside the residence after taking LSD at approximately 10 p.m.

They told authorities they spent several hours trying to restrain him and prevent him from causing further damage, but the situation turned violent around 3 a.m. June 17 and they decided to call the police. Pictures, sculptures, furniture and several glass vases were damaged during the incident, according to the report. The friends said the man sustained the cuts to his feet when he repeatedly walked over the broken glass. Additional items were allegedly destroyed on the ground floor of the house as well.

The owners of the residence estimated the damage to be approximately $20,000, according to the report.

The man was taken to the hospital due to his injuries and drugs in his system. Later that day he was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and taken to the Summit County Jail, the report states.

Alleged trespasser claims ownership

A man who was allegedly found trespassing on another individual’s property June 18 was cited, but claimed he had purchased the land.

Authorities reportedly found the man inside his recreational vehicle, which was parked at the end of a service trail near a driveway. The property owner said it wasn’t the first time he’d caught the man squatting on his land and had asked him to leave, according to a report from the sheriff’s office.

When deputies contacted the man, he said he’d purchased the property, but told them the deed and bill of sale were in his attorney’s possession. He told them he’d used the driveway to access the RV’s current location, after his attorney said private drives that are conspicuously used as roadways for more than 7 years become public land.

The property owner said his driveway had never been used as a roadway, according to the report.

The man was again trespassed from the property, issued a summons and told that if he returned he would be arrested, the report states.

Silverthorne Police Department

Break in thwarted

Two teens in Silverthorne reportedly broke into a car June 12 while the owner was sleeping inside.

According to a police report, the man who owned the car had recently been kicked out of his house and was asleep in his SUV just before 5 a.m., when the two juveniles allegedly opened the front doors and began going through his glove box and center console. The man confronted the kids, who he reported were obviously not expecting to find him there, according to the report.

He told authorities they each fled in different directions, but he was able to catch up with one of them, the report states.

Silverthorne officers were later able to determine that the youth was 15 years old. He denied any wrongdoing, however, saying he was walking home with a friend when a man jumped out of a car, chased him down the street and tackled him, according to the report.

He was released to his mother pending a filing with the prosecutor’s office, the report states.

— Daily News staff reports

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