Aspen cop blotter: Drinking, fighting and bench vandalism
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ASPEN ” Aspen police officers were doing a routine bar check at Bad Billy’s when they were approached by an unidentified woman, who said there was an underage person in the bar.
The woman pointed out the person, later identified as Bo Jerry Weinglass. The officers apparently escorted him outside the bar.
Weinglass, 19, said he was drinking alcoholic beverages earlier in the evening. He also apparently exhibited signs of alcohol intoxication.
He was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. Weinglass was booked for possession or consumption of alcohol by an underage person.
ASPEN ” Richard Shannon Manley was arrested after he allegedly slugged a bouncer at Eric’s Bar.
Manley, 25, was smoking at the watering hole on Hyman Avenue earlier in the evening. He was later told to leave by a security staffer after apparently becoming abusive.
Manley later returned and approached the staffer who asked him to leave. He allegedly then smacked the staffer.
Manley, an Aspen resident, was subsequently arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. He was booked for third-degree assault and third-degree criminal trespass.
ASPEN ” An Ohio man landed in jail after he allegedly damaged a bench in front of Belly Up Aspen.
Aspen police officers Jeff Fain and Gregg Cole were exiting Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse when a man approached them. The man reported a damaged bench outside Belly Up.
He later identified Nealle Jacob Weber, 35, as the man who damaged the bench. When contacted by police, Webber claimed he was unhappy about the ticket prices at Belly Up.
Fain then told Weber he was under arrest. At that point Weber apparently responded, “I’m not under arrest,” balled up his fist and locked his arms as if he were preparing to fight.
He was then arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. Weber, who apparently mouthed off while at the jail, was booked for obstruction of a peace officer and criminal mischief.
ASPEN ” A man who was walking his pooch on West Hopkins Avenue ended up on the hood of an Escalade after the car apparently failed to stop in time.
David Hamblin, the driver of the vehicle, ended up in the Pitkin County jail.
The victim, who was not injured in the incident, said he put his hands up in the air as the Escalade sped toward him. That apparently did not work and he found himself on top of the hood, officers reported.
Two people then jumped out of the vehicle and ran inside the Villas of Aspen. Officers determined Hamblin, 38, was the driver. Hamblin was later asked to take a sobriety test. He agreed, and flunked.
Hamblin, a Utah resident, was taken to jail and booked for driving while under the influence of alcohol, third-degree assault and reckless driving.
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