Aspen cop blotter: Panhandling and more
The Aspen Times
Aspen CO, Colorado
ASPEN ” Officer Jeff Fain was on a routine stop at Clark’s Market in Aspen when he saw a man walking around the parking lot allegedly asking people for money.
The man, identified as Michael Ball, was contacted by the officer and arrested. Ball, 44, was taken to the Pitkin County jail and booked for disorderly conduct (soliciting money in a public place).
ASPEN ” A man was taken into custody at City Market after he was allegedly observed eating an egg roll without paying for the item.
Manuel Huentelaf, 25, was taken to the Pitkin County jail and booked for shoplifting.
ASPEN ” Officer Levi Borst was driving a patrol vehicle east on Main Street when he observed a car without its headlights on heading toward him.
He initiated a traffic stop. When the officer contacted the driver, identified as Michelle Guyman of Michigan, he detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage.
The officer asked Guyman to perform a voluntary sobriety test. She agreed, and failed the test.
Guyman, 36, was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. She was booked for driving a vehicle while ability impaired and for failure to display lamps when required.
ASPEN ” A local man was arrested after being spotted allegedly loading and preparing to light up marijuana in a small glass pipe at Eric’s Bar.
An employee of the bar told officers the man, identified as Jon Song, was someone who had been permanently kicked out of the bar.
An officer arrested Song, 37. A subsequent search of the suspect turned up a substance that apparently was marijuana.
Song was taken to the Pitkin County jail and booked for trespassing, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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