Stereo and beer land woman in jail
AVON ” An Avon woman drank “about a suitcase full of beer,” blasted her stereo three times early in the morning and got busted for being noisy, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s report.
The woman was passed out on the living room floor, beer bottle nearby and the stereo blaring when a deputy walked into her apartment at 2 a.m. on Aug. 13, the report says.
The deputy shouted, shook the woman and shined a flashlight in her eyes to rouse her. When the deputy asked the woman how much she drank, she said, “Quite a lot,” the report says.
Then the deputy asked her what she drank. “About a suitcase full of beer,” she said.
The deputy told the woman to keep the music down and then left. Six minutes later, the deputy got called back for loud music, the report says.
After repeated knocks, the woman answered. The deputy again told her to keep the music down. The deputy told the woman she would get a ticket if he had to come back, the report says.
Less than an hour later, the deputy got a third call, the report says.
Again it took several knocks for the woman to answer. The deputy asked the woman if she remembered what he told her. She didn’t. Then the deputy asked the woman if she remembered anything about the music, the report says.
She looked at the stereo.
“Oh, to leave it down,” she said.
Despite previously threatening to ticket the woman, the deputy arrested her for disorderly conduct.
MINTURN ” The truth is foggy, but three people got into a beer-bottle brawl Aug. 13 in Minturn after discussing the spreading of a relative’s ashes, according to a Sheriff’s report.
A man, his cousin and a woman all told a different story.
The woman said the cousin came over and started a fight which she tried to break up, the report says. She didn’t remember being hit in the head, although she suffered a deep quarter-inch long cut on her head, the report says.
According to the report, the man said the cousin slapped him and although he refused to fight, he hit the cousin in the chest, the report says. The cousin retaliated with another slap and the man countered with a punch, the report says. The cousin left, breaking a window and threatening to knock the man’s teeth down his throat, the report says.
The man also said he ran outside, noticed the woman hadn’t followed, then heard her crying and the cousin walking out of the house. The man believed the cousin hit the woman with a beer bottle, the report says.
The cousin gave yet another story. He contends he invited the man on a Jeep ride to spread his father’s ashes, the report says. The cousin hugged the woman, consoling her about her own father.
The cousin said the man got jealous and then punched and choked him, causing a torn lymph node, the report says. The woman jumped on the cousin and hit him with a bottle, the report says.
The cousin admitted he might have hit the woman while trying to stop her, the report says. He also admitted to throwing a paint bucket through the window.
Both men were arrested ” the cousin for criminal mischief and the man for third-degree assault.
GYPSUM ” A young man used two racial slurs to describe a 12-year-old Hispanic boy sitting outside the Gypsum Stop and Save before punching the boy several times, according to a Sheriff’s report.
The boy and his four young cousins were sitting on picnic tables in front of the store when a black pickup truck pulled up and two white males and two white females got out and went into the store, the report says.
On the way out, one of the males turned to the boy and asked him what he was looking at, using a racial slur, the report says.
The boy said “nothing,” the report says.
The man again insulted the boy’s ethnicity and punched him two to three times in both the back of the head and in the side, the report says. The other male told the man to stop and all four got into the truck and left.
Later, deputies found the male driver alone in the pickup truck. The driver admitted the other man hit the boy, but he didn’t know the man’s full name, the report says.
The boy and his cousins recognized the man, not his name. They were told to call police if they see the man. Police were still looking for him.
EAGLE ” A man known to have an assault rifle and handgun in his car threatened to kill his cousin in Eagle on Aug. 13, although the man denies the threat, according to a Sheriff’s report.
Over the phone, the cousin threatened to call the authorities if the man didn’t pay money he owed him, the report says. The man got angry and threatened to kill his cousin and girlfriend, the report says.
The following day, the man’s family threatened the cousin, the report says. When the cousin asked why the family called, the man said “he had done his homework and was going to get” his cousin and “shoot him and his girlfriend,” the report says.
The cousin feared the man because he used drugs and owned guns, the report says.
The man contended his cousin worked for him last year and screwed up an expensive job, the report says. The cousin knew the man was seeing a woman out of wedlock and tried to blackmail the man for money, the report says.
The man denied threatening to shooting his cousin and the girlfriend. He got arrested for two counts each of menacing and harassment.
Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 748-2928 or email@example.com.
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