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Cop blotter: Man fills car with snow

Compiled from police reports
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” A Snowmass Village man, angry with a construction co-worker, allegedly filled the co-worker’s car with snow in a dispute Thursday afternoon.

According to police, Thomas Walters, 47, parked his Toyota truck near the corner of Dean and Galena streets. When a co-worker could not fit in the spot behind Walter’s truck, the co-worker allegedly moved the truck five feet forward.

When Walters noticed later that his truck was moved, police said he became angry, figured out who had moved it and then shoveled snow into the co-worker’s Nissan sedan.

“I said, ‘You go clean that car out and I’ll write you a ticket,'” said police officer Jeff Fain, who cited Walters for driving with a license that had been suspended for nonpayment of child support.

The Nissan had plastic taped over one window and thus was not locked; the Toyota truck had the keys inside so was easy to move, according to Fain. Walters allegedly wanted Fain to cite the other man for moving Walters’ truck.

“I said ‘OK, you want us to cite him for moving the car? Then we’ll cite you for filling his car with snow,'” said Fain.

Officer Matt Burg walked into the Aspen Store and was told that a man, later identified as Nathan Traul, 26, had entered the store with a purse and left it on the counter.

When the clerk was telling Burg about the purse, Traul walked back into the store and Burg allegedly smelled alcohol on Traul, according to the police report.

When Burg asked Traul about the purse, Traul allegedly said an unknown girl had given it to him, but he could not remember where or when.

Burg arrested Traul and later learned that officer Joe Holman had spoken to the owner of the purse, who had listed it as stolen.

The club manager of the Belly Up Aspen called police to report an underage drinker, according to a police report. When police arrived, the manager pointed out Brent Barr, 19, and Adam Brydon, 24.

The club manager told police she had seen Brydon go into the men’s bathroom with two cans of beer, but that Barr came out with one of the cans of beer, though he clearly was marked with an “X” on his hand showing he was underage, the police report said.

Brydon was arrested for providing alcohol to a minor and Barr was charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol.

Officer Matt Burg and a Pitkin County sheriff’s deputy responded to The Little Nell hotel in Aspen, where a person reportedly was refusing to leave.

The police report states that Little Nell security informed police that Christopher Gold, 23, was in the men’s bathroom and refused to leave.

Officer Burg entered the bathroom, walked up to the stall and said, “Police, open the door,” according to the police report. Gold allegedly responded, “Come in and get me copper.”

The two officers then pulled Gold out of the stall; Gold thrashed and continued to refuse to leave, according to the police report. Gold was taken to the Pitkin County Jail.

Officer Leon Murray went to City Market to follow up on the report of a disorderly person inside the store. A clerk said Jane Patterson, 62, had been rude to him, according to the police report.

The clerk told Murray that Patterson had then followed him downstairs and confronted him.

The police report states that the store manager then called the police and requested that Patterson not be allowed into the store again.

Patterson was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct.


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