Police deal with unruly diner
Up Against the Wall appears biweekly. All accounts are rewritten from Summit County law enforcement agency logs. Names are withheld for privacy; individuals are assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Summit County Crime Stoppers Tip
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– Don’t leave skis outside your door, on your car rack or otherwise unsecured. Ski theft can be prevented with common sense security measures.
Silverthorne police were called to a bar and restaurant for an assault. When they arrived, they found the doorman restraining a woman outside the front door.
A bartender told the officer he tried to escort the woman out of the bar after she tried licking the breasts of some other customers. He told the doorman to watch her while he called her a taxi. At that point, the woman latched on to the doorman’s bicep with her mouth. It took both men to pry her off, but not before she left a large bruise on the bicep. Another customer came up and told the men the woman had told him she had just taken heroin.
En route to the jail, the Silverthorne officer had to stop the car because the woman was trying to kick out the window of the patrol car. At the jail, the woman told officers she wanted them to kill her, but also that she was charging them all with assault and that she wanted her mother. She then told an officer that, if she was let go, she would give up the names of 12 heroin dealers in Denver.
Don’t ride with them – get in my car
First, the lodge shuttle driver called police to say a taxi was following him. Then the taxi driver called police to report the lodge shuttle was following him. A Breckenridge officer caught up with the dueling drivers on Airport Road.
The security manager for the lodge said that the taxi driver had called two days before complaining that the shuttle was ferrying employees to and from work. The manager said he told the cab driver not to call again.
The taxi driver first denied he had called, but then said he had. He said he thought it was inappropriate for the shuttle to pick up employees. The officer told him not to follow the shuttle anymore.
Defrost first, then drive
A Silverthorne police officer was driving down Tanglewood Lane when she noticed a car in the ditch near the Village Inn parking lot. The driver told the officer that it was snowing and the car’s windshield wipers did not work very well. Oh, and another vehicle in the parking lot made him swerve and drive into the ditch. Oh, and the two half-empty cases of beer in the car had nothing to do with it.
This one’s sad
The animal shelter called Breckenridge police to report a vicious animal attack. A man brought his dead dog to the shelter not knowing what else to do. The man explained to shelter employees and officers that, for the past week, a friend from Illinois and his two dogs had stayed with him. The man, the friend and some others went to Denver one afternoon; when the man returned, he found his kitchen covered in blood and his dog dead.
Officers photographed the dog’s head, neck and chest, covered with puncture wounds, tears and patches of missing skin. The dog likely bled to death.
When the group discovered the dog, the friend gathered up his dogs – one of which was a fighting bulldog – and skipped town. Officers hope to track the man down.
Some steal because they have none; others have plenty
Police cited a female employee of one of Silverthorne’s retail stores for theft. The woman was using customer return receipts to credit a gift card to the tune of nearly $600. When asked what she spent the money on, she told the officer food and clothes for her kids, most recently Halloween costumes.
Staff at the same store also busted a shoplifter who stole a Nintendo Gameboy. A security employee saw the man stuff the $99 Gameboy in his backpack after purchasing a game in the electronics department and had to tackle the thief when he tried to flee. The security employee told the police officer he also found $800 in cash on the thief.
All-points bulletin: Smoking Goldilocks
A Keystone man called the sheriff’s office to report some highly suspicious activity. The man told a deputy he returned home after being gone six hours to discover someone had rearranged all his patio furniture. Not only that, but whoever did it left an empty pack of cigarettes on the table. Who wouldn’t need a smoke after such exhaustive criminal activity?
drunken drivers say
– A woman stopped at 10 p.m. in Blue River: “I thought you were following me.” The officer was, my dear.
– A man stopped on Highway 9 near Blue River just after midnight: “I’m not going to lie to you, I have been drinking tonight. You are right, and I was wrong to drive. I should have slept in my car.” And when the officer asked how a 20-year-old got drunk in a bar in the first place: “They just let me in.”
– A woman stopped at 2:30 a.m. on Highway 6 near Summerwood: “I was just trying to do the right thing. I took my friends home, and they’re much drunker than I am.”
Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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