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Skiers cited for traveling out of bounds

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COPPER MOUNTAIN – Two skiers were ticketed at Copper Mountain on Friday afternoon for skiing in a closed area that was under avalanche control.Michael Jiles and Edward Houle were skiing down the Copper Bowl chutes when two ski patrollers tracked them down and escorted them off the mountain, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.Copper Bowl was closed at the time and was marked with signs, flags and rope.Jiles and Houle both admitted to going into a closed area and were apologetic for doing so.They were issued a summons for skiing in a closed area.

BRECKENRIDGE – A Breckenridge man was arrested on Monday after he was discovered to have an outstanding warrant with the Leadville Police Department.According to a report from Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy Erik Bourgerie, Klaus Brockmann was walking in the middle of Highway 9 near County Road 450 at about 10:30 p.m. Monday evening.Brockmann told Bourgerie that he lived down the street and he was walking home.When Bourgerie attempted to clear Brockmann through dispatch, he was told Brockmann had an outstanding warrant for underage consumption of alcohol. Brockmann remained booked in the Summit County Jail on Tuesday evening.

KEYSTONE – One man was taken to jail on charges of obstructing a police officer after a dispute at the Goat on Monday evening.A report from Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy Julie Polly said she, a Dillon police officer and a Sheriff’s sergeant responded to the bar for a report of three intoxicated males yelling at staff members.When she arrived, Dillon Police Officer Cummins was talking with two of the men.The third man, Stephen Wick, approached Cummins and allegedly began yelling at him.Wick would not yield to Polly’s orders to stop yelling and step back from officer Cummins.He allegedly continued to shout and threaten all three officers and was eventually arrested for obstructing a peace officer.Wick was released from the Summit County Jail after posting $500 bond.

BRECKENRIDGE – A Breckenridge woman with a history of falsely activating her personal medical alert system was ticketed for alerting emergency responders three times last Saturday.A report from Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy S.J. Hamit said he responded to Sandra Sward’s home Saturday evening for a Lifelink alarm.Lifelink is a system that alerts medical assistance with the push of a button.Hamit’s report said he has responded to a false alarm in the past and knows of four other false alarms since the beginning of December. Hamit also said Sward has personally called dispatch on at least four occasions without having a medical emergency.When Hamit contacted Sward, she said there was no emergency and could not produce a valid reason for why the alarm was activated.Hamit advised Sward he would be ticketing her for the false activations. Sward indicated she would not cooperate. Hamit then told Sward he would be placing her under arrest, which she responded by asking for an ambulance.Hamit’s report said an ambulance had already been on-scene and that Sward has refused treatment.After several times of asking her to cooperate, Sward got off the couch and began to walk to the kitchen. Hamit grabbed her right hand to stop her and she tried to pull away.Hamit’s report said he forced Sward to the ground, during which time she was attempting to get loose.After handcuffing her, Sward began having a minor seizure and afterward, asked for an ambulance again.Hamit called the ambulance and Sward agreed to cooperate with the ticket.She was charged with three counts of false reporting and one count of resisting arrest.


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