Woman arrested after alleged false report of armed robbery in Gypsum
GYPSUM — A New Castle woman was charged with false reporting after allegedly locking herself in the office of a liquor store and telling police armed men were robbing the store Friday afternoon. Police responded to Hi Way 6 Liquors in Gypsum and found no gunmen.
Christina Dickson, 31, was taken into custody and booked into the Eagle County Jail on charges of false reporting to authorities, a Type 3 misdemeanor, and possession of a controlled substance Schedule 5, a Level 1 drug misdemeanor.
The incident began at about 3:30 p.m. Friday, when Vail dispatch received a report of an armed robbery in progress. Police say the cashier stated that a female entered Hi Way 6 Liquors and requested that the cashier contact the police. She then asked if there was a safe place for her to go in the store. The cashier escorted the female to the office. The female then allegedly barricaded herself in the office, locking the cashier outside.
While locked in the office, the female called 911 and stated that there were armed men in the store and that they were robbing it, police said. Multiple Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Colorado State Patrol Troopers responded. When they arrived on scene, there were no gunmen.
Deputies ordered the woman out of the locked office. She then informed them that she was under the influence of methamphetamines, police said. Deputies also found prescription drugs in an unmarked container on the woman, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.