Movie theft turns to drug arrest in Avon |

Movie theft turns to drug arrest in Avon

Dustin Racioppi
Avon, CO Colorado

AVON, Colorado ” Some stolen children’s movies led Avon, Colorado police to find more than just a Disney moral when they searched a man who obviously shouldn’t have been drawing attention to himself that day.

The 20-year-old went into City Market on Jan. 19 and picked up several movies ” “The Bridge to Terabithia,” “Finding Nemo” and “March of the Penguins” “-and walked to the back of the store, the police report said. At some point making his way to the bakery section for bread and bagels, police said he stuffed the videos down his pants.

He paid for the bakery items and left, but was soon met by the food store’s loss prevention officer who, hauled the man in for questioning about the movies.

When police arrived to search the man and interview him, he quickly admitted that he had marijuana on him, and consented to a pat down. When he stood up, a bottle of olive oil fell from his sweatpants.

Aside from finding the olive oil, DVDs and bag of weed on the man, police found four small bags of cocaine inside his shopping bag, the report said.

The man admitted to selling cocaine “all over,” the report said, and that the stolen movies were for his child. He also admitted he was in the country illegally, so police referred him to the Immigrations and Customs Unit on top of arresting him for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, theft, criminal impersonation and distribution of a schedule 2 controlled substance.

AVON ” As the sun was just about to come up on Jan. 18, one local man was just about to go to jail for being drunk and causing an accident.

Police responded to Avon Road and Highway 6 at 4:26 a.m. and saw the man’s car sitting in the median. Police said he jumped a curb and hit a post to get to that position.

The man had bloodshot eyes and reeked of booze, police said. He hadn’t had a drink for about an hour prior to their arrival, the report said, but he must’ve had a lot to drink hours earlier.

He blew a .2 at Avon Police Department and was then summonsed for DUI and careless driving.

Support Local Journalism