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Cop blotter: a unique hitchhiker

Compiled from police reports
Aspen, CO Colorado

WOODY CREEK ” Pitkin County Sheriff’s deputies were called to Lower River Road about a report of a man allegedly waving a bottle of vodka and trying to stop cars for a ride by lying on the pavement.

Soon after, deputies found a man, later identified as Marc Trent Walser, 38, walking unsteadily along Lower River Road, according to reports.



Walser said he was “looking for his friend’s boat,” according to deputies, who offered Walser a ride.

An identification check showed that Walser had two warrants ” a $300 bond on an alleged theft in Summit County, and a $5,000 contempt-of-court bond in Adams County.



Walser was arrested on the warrants and taken to the Pitkin County jail.

ASPEN ” Aspen police responding to a call of an alleged shoplifter at City Market met up with Bob Vieira, 55, of Aspen, who admitted that he had stolen a dozen eggs, according to a police report.

Police arrested Vieira, charging him with shoplifting, and issued Vieira a municipal summons.

ASPEN ” Police responded to the call of a gold Nissan Pathfinder that allegedly was weaving “all over the road” on Highway 82, according to reports.

Police later stopped a vehicle matching the description with a driver later identified as Jane Schemer Coats, 45, of Boulder. There was a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the car, and police asked Coats to perform a roadside sobriety test that she allegedly failed.

Coats was taken to the Pitkin County jail and charged with drunken driving, driving while under the influence of excessive alcohol content and weaving.

ASPEN ” Police were flagged down on Galena Street by a group of people reporting that two men allegedly had tried to start a fight with them.

Officers later found one of the men matching the descriptions and identified the man as Kevin Lee Johnson, 30, of Aspen, according to a police report.

Johnson denied the allegations, but after more interviews with the alleged victims, police arrested Johnson for simple third-degree assault.

ASPEN ” Aspen dispatch received a report of an alleged drunken driver in a white Ford Explorer driving on Mill Street.

Officers stopped a vehicle matching that description. The driver, later identified as Rory Narciso Stewart, 48, of Aspen, allegedly had slurred speech and allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test, according to police reports.

Stewart was arrested and taken to Pitkin County jail on charges of drunken driving and violating a restraining order.


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