Man held for burglary, theft |

Man held for burglary, theft

Jason Auslander
The Aspen Times

Police arrested a 28-year-old man Thursday and charged him with burglary after he admitted to stealing items from an employee’s locker at Sky Hotel.

“It was a big mistake I made while I was intoxicated, and I regret it with all my heart,” Jesse Amonds said in court Friday.

District Judge Chris Seldin nonetheless ordered Amonds held Friday in lieu of a $5,000 cash or surety bond.

Police were called to Sky Hotel at about 1 p.m. Wednesday, where employees showed them footage of Amonds and a woman taking items from a downstairs employee locker room, according to court documents. An employee reported missing two coats, a pair of ski pants, a neck gaiter and a pair of headphones.

An Aspen police sergeant recognized Amonds from the video. Officers later arrested Amonds and Jody Lin Blake, 34, who both admitted taking the items, court documents state.

Amonds told police he went into the locker room because he was cold and had no place to go, documents state.

“He said he took the items because they were nicer and warmer than his clothes,” the document state.

Amonds told police where to find the items, and they were recovered. He is charged with burglary and theft, while Blake is facing a charge of possession of a controlled substance.