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Aspen cop blotter: Joyriding take two

Compiled from police reports
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A Bulgarian visitor to Aspen, who is working as a ski valet for the St. Regis Aspen, was arrested this week on charges that he stole a Jeep and went for a joyride while drunk.

It was the second time a Jeep allegedly was stolen and driven around Aspen this week. The first incident was Monday, Feb. 18, when a Jeep Grand Cherokee allegedly was stolen, crashed into two parked vehicles and then driven onto a large snowbank in Aspen’s West End.



No arrests were made in the first incident, and police do not believe the two cases are related.

Maksim Georgiev, 24, was arrested at approximately 1:45 a.m. Feb. 21, after being stopped at the roundabout on the west side of Aspen, according to Deputy District Attorney Gail Nichols.




Because of the value of the Jeep ” possibly as much as $20,000 ” Georgiev was charged with a class 6 felony, which carries a potential penalty of up to a year and a half in jail and a fine of up to $200,000. He also was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Ninth District Judge James Boyd set Georgiev’s bond at $500 cash or surety, which the defendant was confident he could raise among his friends.

Georgiev is scheduled to be back in court March 3.

Aspen Police officers Chip Seamans and Brent Hokanson were on routine patrol when they noticed someone driving without headlights, according to the police report.

They pulled over Joseph Kelly, 54, of Snowmass Village. According to the report, Kelly immediately exited the vehicle despite being told to remain in the car. Police reported smelling the odor of an alcoholic beverage and asked him to perform a roadside sobriety test, which he allegedly failed.

He was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail.

Aspen Police officers Terry Leitch and Rick Magnuson responded to Carl’s Pharmacy for a report of prescription fraud. When they arrived, a pharmacy employee allegedly told them that Jacquelyn Daly, 40, of Aspen, was attempting to obtain a prescription that already had been filled.

According to the police report, the real prescription had been filled two weeks earlier at City Market in El Jebel; Daly had a photocopy of the one that had been filled. She allegedly told Leitch she had not gotten the prescription filled at City Market.

Leitch arrested Daly and took her to the Pitkin County jail on a felony fraud charge.

Aspen Police Officers Ben Dalessandri, Leon Murray and Rob Fabrocini responded to a late-night disturbance near the Popcorn Wagon.

John Reyes, 25, of Snowmass, was waiving his hands around, shouting, swearing and was very agitated, according to the police report.

Fabrocini tried to walk Reyes away from the crowd that had gathered in order to speak with him. Reyes resisted and continued to shout. Fabrocini then arrested Reyes for disorderly conduct and took him to the Pitkin County jail.

Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Gray was driving east on Highway 82 when he saw a vehicle speed into the roundabout, fishtail wildly and slide into the snowbank in the median.

Gray pulled over and talked to the driver, Clay Shipp, of Basalt, and allegedly noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage.

When Gray asked Shipp to do a voluntary roadside sobriety test, Shipp allegedly responded, “I work in a law office and I know my rights. So I won’t do the roadsides if they’re voluntary.”

Gray then arrested Shipp for driving under the influence and careless driving and took him to the Pitkin County jail.


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