Puck penalty gets the pokey | SummitDaily.com

Puck penalty gets the pokey

Up Against the Wall:

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.

A Fairplay man playing hockey in Breckenridge got a major penalty – an arrest for assault on the referee.

The referee called police to the ice rink, alleging the man hit him in the back with a hockey stick. A witness corroborated the story and said it was no accident.

The ice infraction began when the player bumped the ref. The ref gave the man a two-minute penalty. The man disagreed with the call and was ejected from the game.

Officers took the man to jail and booked him on municipal assault charges. He was released the next day on a $200 bond.


One good turn deserves another

A man snowboarding at Copper Mountain put his board in a rack and went inside the lodge. Thirty minutes later, the board was gone. He and his son searched the area of the American Flyer lift, and the son found the board – strapped to the feet of another man in line.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. The alleged board thief first told deputies he was sure it was his board. He then changed his story and said someone had taken his board, so he took another one, according to the police report.

The father declined to press charges – a nice gesture, since it might have affected the alleged thief’s ability to continue playing football at Colorado State University.


A leather looter

A Silverthorne outlet store employee watched a man walk into the store wearing one leather jacket and carrying another one. The man asked if he could return the jacket in his hands, but he said he didn’t have a receipt. The employee allowed him to exchange the jacket; the man gave his identification to the employee as part of the store’s exchange policy.

The man then browsed around the store and left. As he walked away, the employee noticed he was now wearing a full-length leather coat – he’d walked in in a hip-length.

A Silverthorne police officer caught up with the man. The officer recorded the employee’s story in his report, as well as the discovery of a watch from the store in the man’s pocket.

The officer cited the man for shoplifting and released him.


Is it the Fourth already?

Dillon Valley residents called the sheriff’s office complaining of fireworks going off outside their building.

Deputies responded and two men fled the field outside the building. The pyro-

technicians had bad luck, however, as residents were still on the phone with dispatchers and relayed the men’s movements to officers.

The deputies found various fireworks on the men, who also smelled strongly of burnt gunpowder. One man also had an active arrest warrant. The other, under the age of 21, had been drinking alcohol.

The under-ager was cited and released. Deputies took the wanted man to jail.


Don’t do doughnuts if you’re drunk

A Silverthorne officer was completing a traffic stop at the 7-Eleven store. Leaving the area, he saw a car spinning in the parking lot across the street – nearly hitting a parked car.

The officer drove over to the car, and the driver and two passengers got out. The officer smelled an Unknown Alcoholic Beverage. The driver failed the How Drunk Are You Really? roadside tests and later blew a .128 breath-alcohol content.

Officers charged him with DUI, driving with excessive alcohol content and careless driving and released him to a sober passenger in the car.

Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or rwilliams@summitdaily.com.

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