Cop blotter: A busy season
December 28, 2007
ASPEN ” Aspen police officers responded to a call of two men in a fight at Rubey Park in downtown Aspen. When officers arrived, Ross Stanton, 23, and Hugo Almeida-Camara, 23, were disheveled, and Stanton was bleeding from several places on his face.
When officer Jeff Fain asked what had happened, Stanton allegedly responded that Almeida-Camara had insulted two female friends just outside of New York Pizza. The police report states two female friends, standing nearby, agreed that an insult was made.
Almeida-Camara allegedly began to walk away after the insult but police say Stanton followed and the argument turned physical. According to the report, Stanton attacked first and Almeida-Camara fought back.
Both men were arrested on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct.
Pitkin County deputy Brad Gibson responded to the Snowmass intercept lot for the report of a fight on a public bus.
When he arrived, three suspects had been detained by Snowmass police. According to witnesses, the three had boarded the bus and started “verbally abusing” another passenger and that the three suspects had started a physical confrontation.
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Two Aspen men, Adam Gawrys, 21 and Matthew Maul, 22, and Basalt resident Keith Barnholt, 22, were arrested for third-degree assault. Police records show that Maul claimed self defense and Gawrys said the victim had been insulting the three men.
Aspen police responded to Belly Up for a report of an underage drinker. When they arrived, Brett Boyle, 19, had been detained by a Belly Up employee who said that a different employee had seen Boyle swill from a beer.
Sgt. Dan Davis asked Boyle how old he was and Boyle said he was almost 20, according to the police report. Davis noted that Boyle’s hands were clearly marked with a black X to denote being underage.
Boyle was arrested for minor in possession.
Aspen police responded to a call of a fight in progress at Rubey Park and saw two males walking quickly toward Belly Up Aspen.
Officer Matt Burg allegedly stopped Bo Jerry Weinglass, 18, and asked Weinglass if he knew about the fight, and Weinglass said he was trying to break up the fight.
Burg allegedly smelled alcohol on Weinglass and knew Weinglass was not of drinking age. He arrested Weinglass for minor in possession.
Officer Chip Seamans was on foot patrol near the Durant Avenue mall when he saw Kip Strobel, 50, allegedly drinking from a bottle of Coors. Seamans noted that Strobel’s eyes were red and watery. Seamans arrested Strobel for possession of an open container of alcohol on public property.
Two Aspen police officers responded to the call of a neighbor dispute near 400 Park Ave. When they arrived on the scene, two people told the officers they had been pepper sprayed by a neighbor named Jay Lott.
The officers noted that the faces of the two people were red and tears were coming from the eyes of one of the victims. The victim said Lott had been agitated about a trailer being moved and when the two got into an argument, Lott used the pepper spray on the victim.
The Aspen officers went to Lott’s door and knocked but no one was home. At 9 p.m. Lott showed up at the courthouse, allegedly to report an assault, and he was arrested for third degree assault.
A man flagged down officer Jeff Fain to tell him he saw Brian Reed, 23, trying to start a fight with the bartender at Cooper Street Pier. Later in the evening, Fain saw someone matching Reed’s description and asked what had happened at Cooper Street.
Reed allegedly responded that there had been a disagreement and Fain arrested Reed for disorderly conduct.