Eagle police blotter: Broadway breakup
August 14, 2010
Editor’s note: The following excerpts were taken from Eagle County law enforcement officers and police reports.
EAGLE, Colorado – An Eagle Police officer patrolling around downtown Eagle earlier this month became concerned when he spotted a woman crying hysterically and clutching her stomach as she walked down the street.
The incident occurred Aug. 5 around 7:30 p.m.
The officer pulled his car alongside the woman to speak to her, but she told him she did not need help. Noting that she was walking unsteadily and appeared to be intoxicated, the officer then told the woman he still needed to speak with her. The officer also noted a man standing in the middle of the sidewalk, in the direction the woman was walking away from, watching the interaction.
When the woman began speaking with the officer, the man started screaming at her, telling her not to speak to the cops. He began rapidly walking to the area where the officer and the woman were talking. The officer turned and told the man to stop immediately, but he continued to move toward them, finally stopping about 6 feet away. Concerned that the man might become violent, the officer told him to stand back. A sheriff’s deputy then arrived on the scene to offer assistance.
The officer asked the man for his identification and he refused to present it. At that point the officer told the man to place his hands behind his back because he was under arrest. While he initially refused to comply, the man eventually consented and was handcuffed and placed inside the officer’s police car.
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With the man restrained, the officer tried to interview the woman. She said there had been no physical confrontation but that she was upset because the man was breaking off his relationship with her so he could return to his “baby mama.” She said she was upset and that was why she was crying.
The officer asked the woman if she had been drinking with the man before the incident occurred. She initially denied that they were, but the owner of a nearby bar confirmed the couple had been drinking at his establishment earlier and the man had been cut off when he became intoxicated.
A check of the man’s record revealed that he had an active restraining order prohibiting him from consuming or possessing alcohol.
The man was arrested for violation of his restraining order.
EAGLE – Eagle Police were called to the Visitor Information Center at Chambers Park recently on a hit and run report.
Upon examination of the site, police reported that a semi truck driver apparently attempted to turn around in an area where such action is prohibited. Police noted fresh tire tracks in the mud in the area.
Several large boulders had been moved several feet and turf was damaged in the area. Additionally, there was possible damage to the park irrigation system.
Damage is estimated at $1,500. There are no leads or suspects in the case.