Cop blotter: dancing at McDonald’s
November 16, 2007
A bike stolen from the Grateful Deli at 10:30 a.m. Monday was recovered on the same day after Aspen police responded to a call of a man dancing on tables at McDonald’s.
Officer Rick Magnuson arrived at McDonald’s and saw a man, fitting the description of the call, riding away from the restaurant on a bike. Magnuson yelled at the man to stop and he did.
The man, Tom Patterson, 55, was allegedly extremely animated, singing and dancing when he was stopped by Magnuson. When Magnuson asked Patterson if the bike belonged to him, Patterson allegedly responded, “It’s my bike.”
The bicycle, a black Specialized Rockhopper mountain bike had red lettering and a silver bike rack ” fitting the description of the one that was stolen from the Grateful Deli earlier in the day.
After police arrested Patterson for theft, the owner of the bike positively identified it as his.
Aspen police officer Jeff Fain was on patrol near Aspen High School when he spotted a vehicle going 41 mph and pulled the vehicle over for speeding.
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When Fain began talking to Marcus Day, 29, he noticed the odor of alcohol and made a call for backup. Day was unable to perform voluntary field sobriety tests, so Fain arrested Day for DUI with excessive blood-alcohol content.
Deputy Brad Gibson responded to Rubey Park in Aspen in the early morning following Halloween night. Snowmass Village officers had detained a man who allegedly tried to punch another man while on a RFTA bus. The man, Robert “Jody” Rice, 34, was arrested by Gibson and taken to the Pitkin County jail.
A resident called in a report of a reckless driver, driving without headlights and weaving all over Highway 82 in Snowmass Canyon.
Pitkin County deputies pulled over the alleged driver, Jesus Solis, of Aspen. Solis could not complete roadside sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI.