Too early for the trash man
Silverthorne residents in the vicinity of the town’s retail centers have occasionally complained to police about their unwanted alarm clocks – garbage trucks emptying trash bins at the crack of dawn. A few residents have been more vocal than others.A Lagoon Lane resident, for instance, called police to say he was woken up at 6 a.m. by the garbage man, even though he had called the company to complain before. The man gladly signed the complaint form offered by the officer.Then the officer went to find the driver of the truck, eventually catching up with him by phone. The driver explained that he has been instructed not to empty the trash bin directly behind the Lagoon Lane home occupied by the complainant, so he does it in the afternoon.But you were emptying the other Dumpsters behind the store this morning, the officer asked? Oh, yeah, the driver said, every single other one.The officer issued the man a ticket for unnecessary noise.At least he wasn’t drivingConcerned citizens called police to report a man sitting at a bus stop with blood gushing from his forehead. A sheriff’s deputy arrived and found the man standing, but swaying and unable to speak very clearly. The deputy asked the man what happened.”I took a digger getting off the bus,” the man said.The officer called in some medical help and had the man take a breath-alcohol test. He blew a .367. After learning the man had also had an altercation with someone on the bus and that he had no roommates who could take charge of him, the deputy dropped him off at detox.It’s not just for breakfast anymoreA Silverthorne officer stopped a Jeep cruising down Highway 6 after noticing the car didn’t have any registration stickers. It was 9:30 a.m.At first contact with the driver, the officer notes in his report that he smelled the “odor of burnt marijuana coming from the inside of the vehicle,” and that the driver appeared to be nervous and fidgeting.The officer had the driver get out of the car, and the driver admitted there was pot inside. The officer found it, and a pipe – underneath his partially eaten breakfast in a fast-food, take-out bag.The officer had the man complete the How Drunk Are You Really? roadside tests, but the man passed. So he got some tickets for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in exchange for giving up the evidence.
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