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Cop Blotter: misbehavior, drunk driving and harassment

Compiled from police reports
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN ” Police were called to the Alpina Haus on a report that someone was banging on doors at the apartment building.

Aspen officers Walter Chi and Ben Dalessandri went to check on the matter and found Ricky Melnik, 20, of Torrance, Calif., at the building. A witness told the officers that Melnik had been banging on doors.

Nearby, a fire alarm had been pulled.

Melnik allegedly told the officers he had been trying to find a girl he had followed to the building and “may have been banging on doors,” the police report said.

The officers arrested Melnik for disorderly conduct for causing noise late at night.

Aspen officer Rick Magnuson and Sgt. Rob Fabrocini were on patrol when they saw a green Acura back out of an angle parking space at the north end of the 300 block on South Galena Street. According to the police report, the Acura backed out quickly and ended up in the wrong lane of traffic and spun 90 degrees clockwise before coming to a stop.

The officers pulled over the driver, and Fabrocini went to speak with Tony Lee Jackson, 27, of Carbondale, and noticed the odor of alcohol.

Jackson allegedly was unable to complete a roadside sobriety test, and Magnuson arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Officers were called to a property damage accident at Hunter and Hyman streets. When they arrived, officer Walter Chi allegedly noticed the smell of alcohol on the breath of Tracy Sutton, 47, of Aspen.

According to the police report, Sutton was unable to complete a sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence and driving with excessive alcohol content.

It was early in the morning when Pitkin County Undersheriff Joe DiSalvo reported to Aspen police that someone was passed out behind the wheel at Mill and Bleeker streets.

Sgt. Linda Consuegra arrived and saw a red vehicle facing eastbound in the center of the roadway. She spoke with the driver, Marcelo Mureb, 24, of Breckenridge, who had gotten out of the car.

Consuegra allegedly noticed a strong smell of alcohol on Mureb and asked if he would take a voluntary sobriety test. Mureb allegedly was unable to complete the test, and Consuegra arrested him for DUI, driving with excessive alcohol content and a traffic ticket.

Officers were called to a fight in progress and contacted the possible suspects in the bathrooms at Wagner Park.

Two men, Holden Bower, 21, of Arvada, and Jesse Lyshorn, 21, of Denver, were identified by a witness as having gotten into a fight. The witness said one of the men was pushed into him, at which point a friend of the witness tried to help, and the two men “jumped” the friend.

Both Bower and Lyshorn were arrested for disorderly conduct.

Aspen officers responded to a report of a fight at Club Chelsea. When officer Ian MacAyeal arrived, he requested additional officers to respond to a fight in progress.

A bouncer at the bar had asked Clayton Kuehl, 21, of Menomonie, Calif., to leave, but Kuehl allegedly refused. During the conversation, Kuehl pushed the bouncer, according to the police report. As the bouncer escorted Kuehl out of the bar, Kuehl allegedly resisted.

Just as MacAyeal was handcuffing Kuehl, Sgt. Rob Fabrocini arrived on the scene and saw Seth Thomas, 22, of Pueblo, jump on the back of a bouncer helping MacAyeal, according to the police report.

Sgt. Fabrocini and officer Joe Holman arrested Thomas. Both Thomas and Kuehl were charged with disorderly conduct.

Officers Tina Schairer and Ian MacAyeal were dispatched to Club Chelsea to escort someone out of the nightclub. As they arrived, the police report said they could see three bouncers trying to restrain Joshua Schlipp, 28, who was “extremely combative and resisting all three men.”

MacAyeal tried to speak with Schlipp, who resisted and struggled, according to the police report. One of the bouncers told Schairer that Schlipp had gotten into the club without paying the $20 cover charge. He was asked to leave the club and allegedly became combative.

MacAyeal and Schairer arrested Schlipp for disorderly conduct.

Officers were already in front of Club Chelsea after making numerous arrests when Andres Hernandez-Chavez, 25, of Carbondale, allegedly began yelling at the officers in an aggressive manner.

Officers Mike Tracey, Brian Nichols and Joe Holman held Hernandez-Chavez against a wall while they handcuffed him.

Hernandez-Chavez was arrested for disorderly conduct after a bouncer had repeatedly asked the man to leave.

Officer Chris Womack got a call Wednesday from a man who lives in Michigan and wanted to report phone harassment from Molly Hovey, 44, of Aspen.

Officer Womack called Hovey, who allegedly admitted to calling the man and said the man owed her money. Soon after Womack spoke with Hovey, Womack got another call from the man who said Hovey had again left a message at his house.

Womack went to Hovey’s home and arrested her for harassment by repeated phone calls.

Three officers responded to the call of a fight in progress at the corner of East Durant Avenue and South Mill Street, where a victim told police that two men were drunk and throwing snowballs at cars.

The victim pulled over after his car allegedly was hit with a snowball and confronted Todd Crandell, 27, of Snowmass, and Jesse McDonough, 25, of Snowmass Village.

The police report states that McDonough tried to throw a punch at the victim while Crandell grabbed the victim from behind.

The police report states Sgt. Dan Davis saw that the passenger door of the vehicle had an impact like that of one created by a snowball.

Both Crandell and McDonough were arrested for disorderly conduct.

Officer Rick Magnuson was on routine patrol when he noticed a blue Ford pickup truck allegedly make a wide turn into the wrong lane on South Galena Street.

Magnuson pulled over Lindsay Alzamora, 23, and allegedly noticed the odor of alcohol.

Alzamora could not perform a sobriety test, according to the police report, and was arrested for DUI, driving with excessive alcohol content and failing to drive in the designated lane.


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