County Cops

Knows he’s drunk

A deputy was dispatched to a noise complaint near a trailer off of Highway 6.

When the deputy arrived, a 45-year-old man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle playing loud music. When the deputy made contact, the man rolled down the window and removed the keys from the ignition. The man was slurring his words and there was a strong odor of alcohol coming from the car.

When the deputy asked if he had been drinking, the man said that he was in the process of moving to the trailer where his truck was parked, and that he had started drinking when he left work. When the deputy asked if he was willing to perform roadside maneuvers, the man said, “No. I’m drunk. I had a 12-pack of Corona.”

The man was cited for DUI.

Not gum

On Highway 6, a deputy noticed a Lexus with out-of-state plates run a stop sign and weave on the road.

As he followed the vehicle, it veered over the double-yellow line by at least two feet more than once. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and asked the 36-year-old driver for his license and other information. The man didn’t have a license, but provided two Mexico identification cards.

Upon running the man’s information, the deputy discovered that he had a suspended driver’s license status for a controlled substance violation. The deputy asked the man to step out of the vehicle and used an interpreter to advise him of his charges.

While waiting for a ride, the deputy asked, through the interpreter, if he could search the vehicle. The man agreed, but took out a blue Mentos gum container, and two plastic containers from the vehicle, and put them in his pockets. The man also became extremely nervous. The deputy asked the man what was in the Mentos container, and the man emptied the contents in his pocket and placed the container in the trunk of the car. The man answered, “It’s gum.” Upon further investigation, it was actually six small plastic bags containing a white, powdery substance that later tested positive as cocaine.

In his interview, the man said that he purchased ten “decks” or packages of cocaine. Each bag contained a gram. He paid $800 for it and he said he was going to share it with friends, yet he wouldn’t name those friends.

The man was cited for possession with the intent to distribute.

Quick rebound

At an area bar, a 30-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man were dancing and “hitting it off.” She went to his place in Eagle-Vail, and she was staying in the same complex with a friend.

The couple retired to the man’s bedroom at the back of the apartment. While there, the woman heard the front door open, but the man reassured her that it was just his roommate. Later, she left the apartment but then realized she had forgotten her purse. When she returned, she found the man in the middle of an argument with a 32-year-old woman.

As the woman approached, the man left with her. The couple then returned to the apartment to retrieve her personal items but discovered her purse, wallet and contents were missing. The man’s money clip and truck keys were also gone.

The contents of the purse, along with the purse itself, were valued at around $1,600. The man admitted that while they were dancing, he had received around 20 calls from the other woman, who he had recently broken up with.

When the second woman was contacted by deputies, she said that she was upset that the man didn’t want to see her anymore, and that he owed her about $4,500, but that she didn’t take the items.

All parties admitted to being very intoxicated the night of the incident. No citations were issued.


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The VailDaily Updated Jun 25, 2014 10:21AM Published Jun 25, 2014 10:21AM Copyright 2014 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.