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Cop blotter: Man slams into neighbors’ cars

Compiled from police reports
Aspen, CO Colorado

BASALT ” A man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly slamming his truck into two vehicles owned by neighbors over a long-running dispute.

Christopher Blair Weldon, 43, was charged with felony criminal mischief for an alleged crime that occurred Christmas Day 2007, when Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Lazy Glen mobile home park, outside of Basalt.

Deputy James Hearn responded to the call and found a red Dodge Neon and Honda sport utility vehicle had been damaged; a nearby Jeep pickup truck allegedly had flecks of red paint on the front and sides.

According to the police report, Weldon was in a long-standing parking dispute with his neighbors and got angry about the parking issue while the alleged victims of the crime were having a Christmas party.

The police report states that a witness watched as Weldon rammed the neighbors’ vehicles.

Weldon allegedly told Hearn that, “I did it, I pushed the car out of my way.” And the report states that when Hearn showed Weldon the damage to the other vehicles, Weldon said, “That’s what I did, I did it all.”

The estimated damage for repairs was $4,436.63, according to the police report.

Aspen police officers responded to a fight in progress at the Popcorn Wagon and found two men struggling on the ground.

One of the men was “cooperative,” according to the police report, while the other man, John Romano, 20, was “unwilling to cooperate.”

Officers noted that Romano was slurring his speech as they spoke with him and requested identification. Romano was arrested when it was established he was younger than 21.

He was searched, and officers allegedly found marijuana in his right front pants pocket. When he arrived at the Pitkin County jail, it was established that he had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on a prior minor in possession charge.

Aspen police officers Matt Burg and Adam Loudon were on a bar check at Belly Up Aspen and were asked by security to go to the front of the club for a disturbance.

There, security guards were trying to get Bo Weinglass, 18, to leave. Weinglass was placed under arrest for third-degree criminal trespass, at which time Loudon noticed the smell of an alcoholic beverage. Weinglass was charged with minor in possession and trespassing, and was taken to jail.

Pitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Renee Rayton responded to the call of a vehicle weaving all over the road near mile marker 28 on Highway 82.

Rayton allegedly observed a maroon Jeep as it crossed the double yellow line.

Rayton pulled over Pamela Marie Driscoll, 64, and could allegedly smell the odor of alcoholic beverage.

Driscoll was unable to complete a roadside sobriety test and was arrested for DUI, according to the police report.


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