Up Against the Wall
Dillon Valley man causes trouble after favorite sports team losesSUMMIT COUNTY – No one likes to watch their favorite sports team lose, but venting game frustrations on innocent bystanders can spell trouble, as one Dillon Valley man recently discovered.One evening just past 11, a sheriff’s deputy responded to a condo in Dillon Valley for a report of someone tossing beer bottles off his balcony.The reporting party, who dodged a falling bottle by a mere foot, pointed the deputy to the direction of the balcony where the glass bottle flew from.The deputy went to the corresponding condo and spoke with a man who said he was throwing bottles off the balcony because “we lost the game,” in reference to a sports game he’d been watching on television.The deputy asked why he threw and bottle at his neighbor, and the man refused to comment. It was unclear whether the neighbor was rooting for the opposing team. The bottle-thrower also told the deputy he’d had “a lot” to drink.The deputy ticketed him for littering, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment. He also had to sweep up the broken glass in the parking lot.The rules of the road really do rulePolice were called to Copper Mountain recently for a driving complaint. The caller reported that he had been driving west on Copper Mountain Road toward the golf course when a car passed him on the right, then made an abrupt left turn in front of him. The slighted driver stopped to talk to the other driver and asked, “Where’s the fire?” The man replied that he was driving too slow. The first driver wrote down the second driver’s description and told the responding deputy where the man’s car was parked. When the deputy asked the registered owner of the car what happened, he replied that the car in front of him had been driving too slow, so he passed him. The deputy informed the man that Copper Road was only one lane and passing is illegal. He replied that as far as he is concerned, it’s a private road and it’s two lanes because there is no designation that it is only one lane. The deputy reiterated that it is only one lane. “For me, it is two lanes,” the driver replied. He landed himself a ticket for careless driving and improper mountain driving.If you have a warrant out for your arrest …- do not let your dog run loose around town. Police arrested a man in Breckenridge recently after the officer picked up a dog at large. The officer went to the dog’s home as listed on his tags and spoke to the owner. As is typical when officers contact people, he ran the owner’s name through the Big Computer. Turns out, he had a warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court. He went to jail. Bad dog.- it’s not always a good idea to dance down the street punching the sky, especially at 10:30 p.m. Police were called to Wildernest Road one night for an intoxicated man walking and dancing down the street, while throwing punches at the air above him. He stated that he was on his way to meet some friends. Unfortunately, when officers ran his name through the Big Computer, they found he had a warrant for his arrest, so he went to jail instead. Nicole Formosa can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 13625, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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