Aspen cop blotter: Man, unhappy about getting the boot, cited after encounter
July 3, 2009
ASPEN – As long as Brit Queer, Aspen’s boot man, has made illegally parked vehicles immovable objects with his clamp-on devices, he has dealt with surly motorists.Sunday, June 26, was one of those days, when Dagoberto Munoz, 32, of El Jebel allegedly pushed and yelled at Queer in the parking lot of Clark’s Market after Queer booted his car. According to a report by Aspen police officer Chance Williams, Munoz admitted to being angry after he paid Queer $100 to remove the boot. The suspect, however, told police that he did not have any physical contact with Queer, nor did he verbally threaten him. Munoz was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. In other police news:Angel Garcia-Turbin, 22, of Carbondale was arrested for disorderly conduct June 27 outside of The Regal Watering Hole, located on South Galena Street. Police said that a bouncer at the Regal told them that Garcia-Turbin threw a glass about half-way up the steps of the bar, and also tried to hit another man at the top of the stairs. Elsewhere, a Snowmass man was arrested June 26 on suspicion of driving under the influence on a stretch of Highway 82 near Truscott Apartments. Police said Michael Patrick Olson, 40, was pulled over after “crossing over the dividing white lines numerous times.” When officer Kirk Wheatley pulled Olson over, the driver allegedly displayed signs of intoxication.After Olson refused to perform a voluntary roadside test, he was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County Jail, where a breath test allegedly indicated he was driving under the influence of alcohol. He was later released to a sober party, police said.
-Compiled by staff writer Rick Carroll