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ASPEN – A resolution has been reached in the case of a former Aspen Skiing Co. employee who was arrested earlier this month for snowboarding at Aspen Highlands with a pass belonging to another Skico employee.

Twenty-year-old Jared Berman signed a guilty plea and paid a $200 bond connected to the municipal code violation of deceptive use of a ski pass, Aspen prosecutor Jim True announced in court Wednesday.

Berman was fired from Skico in January and was banned from its four ski areas, according to a police report from arresting officer Rick Magnuson.

Prior to the April 15 arrest at Highlands, Berman had been caught twice snowboarding the mountains since his termination, Magnuson reported, based on a conversation with Doug Mackenzie, manager of Highlands.

On April 15, a ski patrolman recognized Berman and “chased him down the mountain until he stopped,” Magnuson wrote.

Magnuson arrested Berman the same day. Berman confessed to snowboarding with someone else’s passes, signed a guilty plea and paid a $200 bond to be released from jail, Magnuson reported. Berman was not required to attend Wednesday’s court session.

In other crime news, the following is a recap of Aspen Police Department activity from April 21-28. The arrests and citations to not reflect a disposition in the cases, and all arrestees are considered innocent until proven guilty.

April 22, 8:35 p.m. – Aspen Police officers arrested Nicholas Sirko, 29, of Aspen on a failure to appear warrant from Pitkin County. Sirko was transported to Pitkin County Jail without incident.

April 22, 9:54 p.m. – Officers stopped Kirsten Linart, 27, for a traffic violation. Linart was placed under arrest, transported to Pitkin County Jail, and charged with driving while license revoked for DUI, as well as improper turning.

April 24, 7 p.m. – Police responded to a report of an intoxicated male who was acting inappropriately at the Aspen Highlands closing day party. Brooks Tessier, 24, of Aspen was arrested and transported to Pitkin County Jail where he was charged with possession of cocaine.

April 24, 6:52 p.m. – Aspen Police officers stopped Jeremy Wallace, 33, of Aspen for a traffic violation. Wallace was arrested on an outstanding warrant from an outside agency and transported to Pitkin County Jail.

April 24, 8:33 p.m. – Officers stopped Kyle Rebillot, 27, of Aspen for a traffic violation. He was placed under arrest and transported to Pitkin County Jail where he was charged with DUI, DUI per se, and failure to drive in a single lane (weaving).

April 26, 9:33 p.m. – Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance. Nicholas Steimle, 36, of Aspen was arrested and transported to Pitkin County Jail where he was charged with harassment, criminal mischief and domestic violence.

April 27, 5:06 p.m. – Officers arrested Matthew Gering, 21, of Aspen on a failure to appear warrant from Pitkin County. Gering was transported to Pitkin County Jail and charged with failure to appear as well as possession of burglary tools.


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