Aspen cop blotter
June 5, 2009
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A vehicle was pulled over by police on Grand Avenue because the car’s lights were too bright.
Police contacted the driver who turned out to be an unlicensed minor. A passenger, identified as Beatriz Eugina Alvardo, 40, of Aspen, was issued a summons for permitting an unlicensed driver to drive a vehicle.
The vehicle was released to a licensed driver.
ASPEN – The driver of a green Land Rover was arrested after police officers spotted the vehicle allegedly motoring along Roaring Fork Road somewhat unsteadily.
Officers said the vehicle crossed over a fog line three times before they initiated a traffic stop. One of the officers approached the driver, identified as Warren Gary Lichtenstein, 43, of Aspen.
The officer allegedly detected an odor of alcohol. Lichtenstein performed and failed a roadside sobriety test. He was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail.
Lichtenstein was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive in a designated lane. He was later released to a sober party.
ASPEN – Police officers patrolling on foot were contacted by the doorman of The Regal Watering Hole about two men drinking outside the rear of the Aspen bar.
The officers contacted one of the men, Job Crisostomo De Moraes, of Snowmass Village, and allegedly found an alcoholic beverage bottle in the vicinity of De Moraes. He also smelled of alcohol, police say.
De Moraes, 24, denied drinking out of the bottle.
A search of De Moraes allegedly turned up a long glass cylinder with marijuana in it.
He was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. De Moraes was charged with possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. It was not clear what happened to the other man.