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X Games keep police busy

ASPEN ” Aspen Police responded to more than 500 calls and made 35 arrests during the four-day Winter X Games 11, held Jan. 25-28 at Buttermilk.

Of the 35 individuals taken into custody, only one person was not under the influence of alcohol, according to a brief summary of police activity during the X Games, released Thursday by the city. Fifteen arrestees were Roaring Fork Valley residents; the others were visitors.

Among the arrestees, 17 were adults, age 21 or older; 12 were 18 to 20 years old; and six were juveniles (under 18), according to police. Of the six taken to detox, four were adults and two were in the 18-to-20 age group.

While the X Games competitions took place at Buttermilk, in unincorporated Pitkin County, the event brought crowds into downtown Aspen for three nights of concerts and subsequent partying.

Arrest charges included underage drinking, minor in possession, driving while under the influence, disorderly conduct, urinating in public, criminal mischief, theft, domestic violence, drug and drug paraphernalia possession, a weapons offense and arrests for outstanding warrants.

The numbers are similar to those recorded during the 2006 X Games, when police arrested 36 people, including 20 adults, seven in the 18-20 age group and nine juveniles. Four adults and three 18- to 20-year-olds were taken to detox by police officers last year.

For more on police enforcement during this year’s Winter X Games, see Friday’s Aspen Times.

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