This thief doesn’t get a "brake’
Frisco police received a report that a car had been stolen in town. An officer put out a call on the radio for other officers to keep their eyes open for a red SUV with a “Nice rack” bumper sticker.
A Breckenridge officer spotted a car matching the description and pulled it over on Highway 9. The driver was somewhat disoriented and, surprise, officers found a small glass pipe and a container of a Green Leafy substance.
The officers also noticed a great deal of heat issuing from underneath the car and discovered the suspect had driven from Frisco to Breck with the SUV’s emergency brake on. The Frisco officer took the man to jail.
I’m wanted, but I want the meat
A man walked into the Silverthorne police department hoping to obtain a road kill permit. The man gave police staff his identification, but when they ran it through the Big Computer, the man came up wanted on a Grand County arrest warrant for contempt of court. He did not get his roadkill and went to jail.
Good news, bad news
The good news, Breckenridge police department staff report, is that officers made just four DUI arrests in the past two weeks – and not for lack of trying. The bad news is that altercations at drinking establishments have increased slightly, including two citations to bars for after-hours serving.
A Sheriff’s deputy stopped a driver on Highway 9 in Silverthorne after following him from a shopping center across town and watching him speed, nearly hit a Summit Stage bus and swerve wildly across the road. The man told the deputy he’d had two beers in the 30 minutes before he was pulled over and failed the How Drunk Are You Really? roadside tests.
But, once at the medical center, the man refused to take a blood test or sign the consent form for the test and told the deputy, “Wipe your @$$ with this test.”
The man used his new catchphrase once more, back at the jail where the deputy was explaining the form that would revoke the man’s driver’s license for a year.
Reports of thefts from cars – whether parked at the trailhead, ski area or home – continue to pile up around the county. The new Summit County Crimestoppers group reminds drivers to lock the car at all times and remove all valuables from plain sight.
Wake up call
A Sheriff’s deputy came upon a car in Frisco at about 1 a.m. and noticed the driver slumped over the wheel. As the deputy approached the car, the engine revved and idled again; the deputy noticed the car was in neutral and the driver’s foot was on the accelerator.
The man woke up after the deputy knocked on the window. The deputy asked if the man needed medical attention and noticed the smell of alcohol in the car. The driver said he’d stopped drinking at 11:30 p.m., but wasn’t sure what time it was. He failed the roadside tests and went to jail.
Chairman of the slope
A skier called the Sheriff’s office after a run-in with a fellow downhiller at Keystone. The man reported watching a male skier cruising down the Frenchman trail carrying a green plastic chair. The man told the deputy he believed the chair came from the Summit House. The skier eventually pitched the chair, and the man tried to catch him.
The man asked the chairman to stop; he didn’t. The man asked the chairman to see his lift ticket; the chairman responded that he was going to beat the man up. The man asked for the chairman’s name; “@$$ lick,” the chairman said.
Ski patrollers were waiting for the chairman at the bottom of the run and stopped him. The sheriff’s deputy issued the man a ticket for disorderly conduct.
Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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