Aspen cop blotter: Dance floor assault
Aspen, CO Colorado
A dance floor smash – 1:14 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 24
ASPEN ” A skirmish on the dance floor of Club Chelsea in Aspen ended with one person getting hit over the head with a beer bottle, and the alleged suspect going to jail Christmas Eve morning.
Aspen police officer Rick Magnuson arrested Thye Mattos Bezerra Ventura, 21; after it was determined he allegedly hit the victim with the bottle.
The blow caused the bottle to shatter and knocked the victim to the floor, witnesses said.
Ventura, a Snowmass Village resident, was later taken to the Pitkin County jail, and issued a summons for assault and battery.
ASPEN ” A woman and a male motorist were each issued a summons by Aspen police after an incident at Hunter and Main streets.
Assistant Police Chief Linda Consuegra and officer Tina Schairer went to investigate a report of vehicle damaged by a pedestrian Christmas evening. The woman, identified as Pamela Stewart Steadman, told the officers she was walking the crosswalk when the car almost hit her.
Steadman, 51, of Aspen, said the vehicle must have gotten close enough for her to hit it with her ski poles or skis.
The driver, identified as John Stuart Kuhn, had a different take on the incident. He said Steadman came running at his vehicle and scratched it with her ski pole.
That led Consuegra to issue a summons to Steadman for criminal mischief. Schairer issued Kuhn, 20, of Aspen, a summons for failure to yield right of way to pedestrian.
ASPEN ” Aspen police officers Tina Schairer and Matt Burg responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle with male occupants near the skate park.
When they arrived at the scene they located a vehicle on Rio Grand Place matching the description provided. The officers approached the unoccupied vehicle and saw a silver revolver sitting between the driver’s seat and center console.
About that time, two men walking from the skate park came up to the officers. One of men, identified as Peter Walker Robinson, 21, of Aspen, said it was his vehicle. After further investigation, Robinson was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail.
He was issued a summons for driving while under the influence and prohibited use of a weapon.
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