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Ex-girlfriend breaks in, steals new girlfriend’s phone

Jason Auslander
The Aspen Times

A 42-year-old Snowmass Village woman broke into her former boyfriend’s apartment while he and his new girlfriend were home late Friday night, then assaulted the man and stole the new girlfriend’s phone, according to a police report.

Jayme Hovland was charged with felony criminal trespassing as well as misdemeanor assault, theft and domestic violence. Aspen District Judge Chris Seldin released her Monday on a $2,500 personal recognizance bond.

A 33-year-old Snomwass Village man reported that despite making it clear that their relationship was over, Hovland arrived at his apartment uninvited and “extremely intoxicated” about 11 p.m. Friday, according to a police report filed in Aspen District Court.

The report states that Hovland knocked repeatedly on the door, but the man didn’t answer. Hovland then tried to break in through a rear sliding glass door but was unsuccessful. She next tried to climb in through a front window but could not, according to the report.

Hovland then used a credit card to successfully pick the front door lock and enter the apartment, the report states. At that point, she was “visibly angry” and began yelling at her ex-boyfriend before punching him twice in the head with closed fists, according to the report. Hovland also opened a purse belonging to the man’s new girlfriend and stole her phone.

The woman, who was visibly shaken when police arrived, said she ran into the bedroom and hid underneath the covers when Hovland was trying to break into the apartment, the report states.

Police later found the phone outside the apartment.

When police located Hovland, she offered to show them text messages indicating she’d been invited to the apartment. However, police weren’t able to locate such a message, the report states. In fact, a sergeant who responded to the incident said “the text message that stuck out was a text message from (the ex-boyfriend) telling Hovland to ‘please leave me alone,’” according to the report.