Three arrested after fight involving hammers
BRECKENRIDGE – Three men were arrested and one was treated for head injuries after a fight involving hammers started near the soccer fields at Upper Blue Elementary School Sunday morning.
Police arrested Efrain Arroyo Valanez, 23, of Silverthorne on charges of assault with a deadly weapon. They arrested Jose Ontiveros, 25, of Dillon, and Jose Antonio Aguilera, 24, of Silverthorne with felony menacing.
According to Breckenridge police reports, three Breckenridge men – Fernando Flores, Alfredo Ulloa and Luis Flores – went to the soccer fields to watch another man play. There, they encountered three other men with whom they’d been involved in a fight in Frisco Saturday night.
Fernando Flores told police that the three men approached him and Ulloa and began a fight. During the fight, Ontiveros went to his Ford Explorer and grabbed two hammers, handing one to Aguilera. Ontiveros allegedly threw a hammer at Ulloa, but missed. Valanez then picked up the hammer and struck Ulloa in the head, knocking him to the ground, reports read.
The three men then fled in the Explorer.
Paramedics took Ulloa to Breckenridge Medical Center, where he was released with minor injuries.
Silverthorne police officers located the Explorer and held the three men inside until Breckenridge police could bring Fernando and Luis Flores to identify them.
Sgt. John Minor also informed them that he had found a black hammer with blood on the handle on the passenger side floorboard. A subsequent search turned up another hammer in the rear cargo area of the vehicle.
Valanez said he and his friends were at the soccer fields when they were attacked by a few individuals. He said he was defending himself during the fight, and denied having seen a hammer, much less hitting Ulloa with one.
Ontiveros said he and his friends were at the soccer fields when he saw one of the individuals with whom he’d fought the night before.
That person allegedly threatened Ontiveros with a large beer bottle, and the fight ensued. He said he only got the hammers because they had the beer bottle. Police were unable to locate a bottle.
Jane Stebbins can be reached at
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