Weekend quiet despite gonzo blast, police say
August 22, 2005
Despite the nationally publicized event in Woody Creek that attracted hundreds of people, the weekend was a quiet one in the upper Roaring Fork Valley.
There were no problems connected with Saturday night’s farewell blast at the late Hunter S. Thompson’s Owl Farm in Woody Creek, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Department.
In fact, there were almost no arrests reported at all over the weekend, other than traffic citations and drunken driving stops by the sheriff’s office and Aspen and Snowmass Village police.
Deputies stopped one man, concerned about his level of intoxication, and arrested him after police learned there was a warrant for him.
Raymond Jones, 22, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on a warrant out of Mesa County, where he reportedly lives. He paid a $244 bond and was released, according to a spokesman at the Pitkin County Jail.
Jones was contacted while walking down Woody Creek Road from the neighborhood of Owl Farm, where a deputy reported hearing that he was lying down in the middle of the road. The warrant involved a misdemeanor charge of menacing, according to patrol supervisor Anne Stephenson.
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Jailer Dennis Larson said Jones, who faces no local charges, was released to a sober friend after paying his bond.