Aspen cop blotter: Dual-lingual damnation |

Aspen cop blotter: Dual-lingual damnation

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Police officers were dispatched to Rubey Park in Aspen at 8:37 p.m. Thursday, March 5, regarding an intoxicated male in the area.

One of the officers contacted the man, identified as Jose Ramiro Hernandez, who was found to have slurred speech and apparently was unable to answer questions. Hernandez, 35, was also uncooperative with medics and cursed them in two languages.

When officers attempted to take Hernandez into custody, he allegedly stiffened his arms and clenched his fists as if he was getting ready to do battle.

Eventually the officers were able to place handcuffs on Hernandez, a Glenwood Springs resident. Once inside the squad car he allegedly kicked the dash and one of the windows.

Hernandez was taken to the Pitkin County jail and booked for disorderly conduct, offensive utterance and resisting arrest.

ASPEN ” An Aspen man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after he was allegedly spotted driving a vehicle the wrong way on Galena Street.

Police officer Levi Borst observed the vehicle driven by Freddy Rech heading northbound on a stretch of Galena Street where the only legal direction of travel is south. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with Rech, 29.

Borst allegedly detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage. He then asked Rech if would be willing to perform some roadside maneuvers. Rech agreed, and failed the tests, a police report says.

Rech was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. He was booked for driving while under the influence of alcohol, driving a vehicle with excessive alcohol content and one related offense.

ASPEN ” An Aspen woman suspected of stealing a piece of jewelry was arrested on an outstanding warrant that was issued for the alleged offense.

Police officer Adam Loudon arrested Nicole Vanatta, 35, at her residence. She was then taken to the Pitkin County jail and booked for theft. The crime apparently took place in April 2006.

PITKIN COUNTY ” Aspen police officer Jeff Fain aired a report regarding a potentially drunken driver who was traveling about 70 mph in a 55 mph zone along Highway 82.

Fain initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle in the 34500 block of the highway.

Sheriff’s deputy Dustin Grey then arrived on scene. Grey asked the motorist, Jared Allen Jenkins, if he would be willing to perform some voluntary roadside tests.

Jenkins, 28, of Littleton, allegedly failed the tests. He was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail, where he was booked for driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He was also booked for driving a vehicle with excessive alcohol content.

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