Cop blotter: A busy week
Aspen, CO Colorado
Aspen police officers responded to a call of an underage drinker at the Belly Up Aspen shortly after midnight.
Officer Terry Leitch allegedly asked Joel Marc Shirley, 20, of Snowmass Village, for his driver’s license, and Shirley presented an employee identification card. Leitch asked if Shirley had a driver’s license, and Shirley said he did not.
When Leitch asked Shirley’s age, Shirley responded that he was 20 years old. Later, Leitch allegedly discovered Shirley’s Ohio driver’s license showing his date of birth as Nov. 25, 1986.
Police arrived at Cooper Street Pier after calls that a fight had occurred and found Kyle Vonderhorst, 22, of Snowmass Village, standing outside. Officer Jeff Fain asked him to sit down while Fain figured out what had happened, but Vonderhorst allegedly became upset and began yelling, “What did I do? I didn’t do anything?”
Sgt. Linda Consuegra and officer Leon Murray arrived and attempted to restrain Vonderhorst, but he resisted, the report states. Eventually, Consuegra cuffed Vonderhorst, though he allegedly continued to “resist and rant at all of the officers in the jail.”
Vonderhorst was charged with disorderly conduct.
Aspen officer Joe Holman and Sgt. Dan Davis responded to the call of a fight at Eric’s Bar. When they arrived, staff members pointed out several people who supposedly were involved in the fight.
They first were directed to a man with blood stains down the front of his shirt who said he had exchanged words with some people in front of Eric’s Bar and was punched in the face. The report states that the victim was very vague about what happened and that he could not identify who hit him.
Holman alleges that three witnesses pointed out the instigator of the argument, Matthew Curry, 23, of Glenwood Springs, who police arrested for disorderly conduct.
The Pitkin County Dry Goods store manager called police midday Sunday to say she had caught a shoplifter. The manager claimed that Brianna Lamson, 18, of Aspen, had tried to leave the store with a jacket in her purse.
The leather jacket with fur trim allegedly was recovered by police, and officers arrested Lamson for shoplifting an item worth less than $500.
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