Aspen cop blotter: Sleeping, etc.
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” A man was arrested after he was discovered sleeping under the stairs in the basement of Pitkin County Library by an employee around noon Friday, April 3.
Douglas Bernardin, 42, was apparently asked to leave the library a number of times but refused.
Sgt. Chip Seamans arrested Bernardin, who was escorted to the nearby Pitkin County jail and booked for second-degree trespass.
ASPEN ” A police officer was dispatched to Aspen Valley Hospital on a report of an assault.
An emergency room doctor told the officer an “intoxicated” woman, identified as Kelcey Nordvold, 27, assaulted a nurse.
The officer arrested Nordvold, of Rapid City, S.D., and took her to the Pitkin County jail. She was booked for third-degree assault.
ASPEN ” A woman was arrested after she was found sleeping in the North of Nell building.
A manager called police after he discovered the woman, Rani Grewal, 46, taking a snooze on a second-floor bench.
Police officers arrested Grewal. She was taken to the Pitkin County jail and booked for trespassing.
ASPEN ” A police officer was sitting in a parked patrol vehicle on Mill Street when he saw a car veer slowly toward him.
The car apparently jerked backed into its lane and kept motoring along. The officer followed the vehicle. At some point the officer noticed the vehicle had expired temporary plates and stopped the car.
The officer allegedly noticed an odor of an alcoholic beverage from the driver, Lauren Turek, 32, of Aspen. He asked Turek if she would be willing to perform a sobriety test. She agreed, and allegedly failed the test.
Turek was arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. She was booked for driving a vehicle while under the influence, driving a vehicle with excessive alcohol and displaying an expired temporary permit.
ASPEN ” Police officers responded to a report of a disturbance at the Isis Theater.
When they arrived a man, identified as Justin Labier, was seen walking away from the area. An officer contacted Labier, 32, of Aspen, who allegedly said he had been hit and was trying to get away. Labier apparently said he had been “jumped” by four or five guys.
He also said he attempted to defend himself and hit another man, later identified as Elias Benson, 30, of Aspen, police say.
However, Benson told police he was the victim of an unprovoked attack. Both men were arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. Each was booked for disorderly conduct.
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