POLICE BLOTTER — The tell-tale barf
by Andrew Travers
, Aspen Daily News Staff Writer
Friday, October 31, 2008
A heap of puke led Aspen police to a drunk-driving arrest at around 1 a.m. Saturday morning.
Police say they observed a Toyota Tacoma driven into a curb on Durant Avenue near the Sky Hotel. Beside the truck was an alleged “large pile of vomit,” according to a police report.
They asked the driver, Amanda Perry, 24, to perform a roadside sobriety test, which they say the queasy Aspen resident failed. They arrested her for alleged drunken driving, driving with excessive alcohol content and careless driving.
In other local crime news:
— Police say a 14-year old middle school bully may face assault charges for allegedly assaulting a 13-year-old earlier this month.
The victim and witnesses say after returning from a field trip on Oct. 2 the alleged Basalt Middle School yobo grabbed the victim by the hair, pulled her to the ground and punched her in the face twice.
The incident was not reported until last Wednesday. Police say the post-field trip beatdown came at the end of a string of incidents stretching back to at least the summer, including an attack from a homecoming parade float. The alleged bully was riding on a float, they say, when she passed the victim, called out “You’re a bitch!” and threw a piece of candy at her face.
No charges have been brought against the alleged schoolyard ruffian yet, but she may face a third degree assault misdemeanor.
— The Aspenalt Lodge was burgled after-hours last Thursday night or Friday morning, when an undisclosed amount of cash was taken from its locked safe.
Basalt police believe it was an inside job. They think a burglar entered with a key hidden on the premises. They have not made any arrests, but plan to interview employees and ex-employees about the heist.
— A local man got collared for the third time in two weeks in Basalt.
Paul Scrivens, 56, got picked up when a warrant was issued for his arrest out of Adams County for missing a court appearance there.
On the 18th, the thrice-jailed man allegedly almost backed into a police cruiser on Midland Avenue. And back on Oct. 11 he was arrested on a Garfield County warrant.
— A couple’s fight at the Riverside Grill in Basalt resulted in a harassment arrest for the 62-year-old husband. Police say he found his wife in the bar hours after she left their home without an explanation. After he observed her kiss another man, he allegedly confronted her and later slapped her in the face.
— A stray cow was struck and killed by a driver on Highway 82 in Thursday’s early morning hours. The wandering bovine collision caused no injuries.
— Responding to an accident on Cemetery Lane on Sunday, Aspen police say they found a Chevy that had skidded off the road into a wall. They allege that the driver, Casey McCoy, 29, was drunk and failed a roadside sobriety test. He was arrested for alleged DUI.
— A Basalt woman was arrested for drunken driving Saturday after allegedly running a stop sign at Midland and Two Rivers Road. Police say Jody Soltysiak, 46, failed a roadside sobriety test after she was stopped.
— A Carbondale woman was taken in on a driving-while-ability-impaired charge after she was stopped for weaving and not lowering her high-beams near 3 a.m. Saturday morning. Shannon Williams, 25, allegedly failed a roadside and breathalyzer test on Meadow Road in Snowmass Village.
— A 31-year-old Snowmass man allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test early Sunday morning after police stopped him for weaving on Brush Creek Road. The driver, Mario Hernandez, was arrested for drunken driving, driving without a license and weaving.
— Compiled By Andrew Travers