SWAT team arrests two men in Silverthorne
SILVERTHORNE – The Summit County SWAT team arrested two suspected felons from Minnesota early Sunday morning who were staying at the First Interstate Inn on Blue River Parkway in Silverthorne.Glenn Anderson, 44, and Aaron Hein, 23, were wanted out of Pipestone, Minn. – Anderson for a felony drug charge and witness intimidation and Hein for parole violation, said Silverthorne Police Department public information officer Verna Pottle.A police department in Minnesota passed along information Friday evening to the Silverthorne Police Department that the two men were staying at the motel.Local police chiefs conferred and opted to keep an eye on the motel through the night and meet the next morning. On Saturday, they kept constant surveillance on the motel and situated officers throughout town.Police watched the men enter the motel for the evening on Saturday fairly early, but the SWAT team waited until about 11:30 p.m. to make their move, Pottle said.”The parties did have a history of violence. Needless to say (police) wanted to make the safest approach to minimize the potential injury to the public, to the police officers and lastly, to the suspects,” she said.Police used a Taser to get Anderson to cooperate after he resisted their attempts to take him into custody, Pottle said.Police booked him on additional charges of resisting arrest and possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Nobody was injured during the arrests.”I think (the SWAT team) showed a lot of patience,” Pottle said. “Everything couldn’t have gone better.”Both men are lodged in the Summit County Jail, but will be extradited back to Minnesota to face charges, Pottle said.Summit’s SWAT team is comprised of 14 law enforcement officers from around the county and trains together twice a month.Nicole Formosa can be reached at (970) 668-3998 ext. 13625, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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