Cops: Jazz Fest going ‘very well’ |

Cops: Jazz Fest going ‘very well’

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

SNOWMASS VILLAGE ” So far during the five-day Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day weekend concert, Snowmass Village police have arrested or summoned five people between Thursday and Sunday.

“It’s gone very well from our perspective,” said Snowmass Police Chief Art Smythe.

A man and woman were issued a summons for possession of marijuana, a petty offense, after they allegedly were smoking in the middle of the Snowmass Mall.

“I’m sure the public nature of their activities was one of the factors,” Smythe said. “It was a fairly significant lack of discretion on their part.”

One man was arrested for trespassing. He was allegedly trying to gain entry into a unit at the Stonebridge Inn, but the occupants did not want to let him in. He was reportedly unwilling to leave even after management ” and later, Snowmass police ” intervened.

Another man was issued a summons for deceptive use of a facility ” entering the concert without a ticket, Smythe said. The charge carries a possible fine of $150.

Only one DUI was given, to a driver leaving the concert parking area.

Smythe did not have the names of the suspects by deadline Sunday.

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