Police seek info from citizens to help cases
BRECKENRIDGE – Police from Breckenridge, Frisco and Silverthorne are hoping citizens can provide information that will help solve three different crimes.
On Monday, an unidentified man allegedly assaulted and robbed a clerk at the Four Points Sheraton in Silverthorne. According to the police report, the man attempted to get change for a $50 bill, but the clerk refused. The man later returned, possibly intoxicated and visibly upset, and demanded money from the clerk. When she refused, the man reportedly hit her in the face. The man also was allegedly armed with a knife. He fled on foot.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s, with blond hair. He is believed to be about 5-foot-10 and 170-180 pounds. Police were able to put together a composite sketch of the man.
To contact the Silverthorne Police Department directly with information, call Det. Kevin Tribath at (970) 262-7320.
Man of many names
In Breckenridge, police are seeking merchants who might have fallen victim to a fraud suspect.
Police arrested 33-year-old Robert Scott Lanier Thursday and booked him into the Summit County Jail on charges of theft of rental property, forgery, unauthorized use of a financial device, criminal impersonation and fraud by check. Lanier is currently on probation on similar charges and had a warrant for his arrest from Jefferson County with a $100,000 bond for probation violations.
Police arrested Lanier after local clerks reported suspicious shopping activity. According to a police report, employees at Designs for Time on South Main Street called police Wednesday after a man matching Lanier’s description purchased several items using a verbally supplied credit card number. The man identified himself to store employees as Robert Kalberer. A Designs for Time clerk later saw the same man at Loaf ‘N’ Jug using checks under the name Peter Cain.
The next day, a Loaf ‘N’ Jug clerk saw the man drive by and alerted police, who later caught up with Lanier in the Breckenridge Recreation Center parking lot. According to police, Lanier was using several aliases, stolen credit card numbers and checkbooks to make purchases around Summit County and the state.
Any businesses who might have had contact with Lanier can call Det. Susan Quesada at the Breckenridge Police Department at (970) 453-2941.
Frisco car theft
A man known only as “Jim,” possibly using the last name Reynolds, is wanted in Frisco in connection with a stolen car. A Frisco business owner selling his BMW contacted police reporting that a man who inquired about buying the car took it to a dealer for an inspection and never returned.
According to the Frisco police report, the man – described as 45 to 55 years old, 5-foot-9, 210 to 230 pounds and with balding brown hair – inquired about the car on Aug. 22 and 23. On Aug. 25, the suspect picked up the car from the owner, who gave him permission to have the car checked out at a Denver dealership. The suspect claimed he and the car owner had a mutual friend, and the car owner was flexible with the man’s request.
The next day, however, the suspect did not return with the car and the owner called the police. The car is a black 1994 BMW 325 two-door convertible with Colorado license plate WPC-3455.
Anyone with information on the car can contact the Frisco Police Department at (970) 668-3579.
Summit County Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for information that leads to solved crimes. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-888-453-STOP.
Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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