Aspen cop blotter: harassment and grumpy old men
ASPEN – A man was arrested for harassment after a bus driver reported the incident to police.
The suspect, identified as Lyman Deweese Coldren IV, was reportedly harassing people as they were getting on a downvalley bus at Rubey Park. The driver said the 46-year-old Coldren was harassing one person in particular, an unidentified woman.
A police officer said Coldren appeared to be intoxicated. Coldren denied the incident. He was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail.
Coldren was charged with physical harassment.
ASPEN – A motorist was eastbound on Main Street when he said that a silver Jeep with wood paneling cut him off.
Apparently words were exchanged between the drivers. An officer responded to the location where the Jeep owner, Robert Clarke, of Missouri, said the other motorist “flew up behind him” as he was trying to park on Main Street.
He also said the other motorist, Harry Earl Bates, of Silt, should be cited for the incident. Bates made a similar request.
The officer suggested the men could forget about the incident and go on their way or receive citations.
Clarke, 50, said he wanted to go to court. He was then cited for failure to signal as well as disorderly conduct. Bates, 58, was cited for following too closely and disorderly conduct.
ASPEN – A woman was arrested for driving under the influence after police pulled her over for a speeding violation.
One of the officers contacted the woman, Leslie Bixel, 27, at the former Pomegranate parking lot on Highway 82.
The officer, allegedly detecting alcohol, asked Bixel to take a roadside sobriety test. She apparently flunked the test.
Bixel, an Aspen resident, was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. She was booked for driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding 10-19 mph over the limit.
ASPEN – An 18-year-old man was ticketed by police officers for not wearing a helmet while skateboarding at Rio Grande Skateboard Park.
One of the officers said he had previously warned Mark Sarver, of Aspen, to wear a helmet.
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