Gilpin County Sheriff’s Report August

On August 11, a deputy conducted a traffic stop. The driver was found to be driving on a suspending license. He was issued a summons and given a courtesy ride to his residence.
On August 12, at approximately 0830 hours, a female was contacted in the parking lot of the Gilpin County Courts, 2960 Dory Hill Road. She was found to have a felony warrant for her arrest out of Jefferson County for Possession of Dangerous drugs. She was taken into custody and taken to Gilpin County Jail.

On August 12, a party turned herself in to the Gilpin County Jail. The party was checked for warrants through the NCIC/CCIC computer system and one active warrant was found. The party was escorted to the Gilpin County Jail and processed on the valid warrant.  No further information.

On August 12, a deputy conducted a traffic stop. The driver was found to be operating a vehicle with a suspended driver`s license. He was issued a summons.

On August 13, at approximately 0530 hours, Deputy Collins and I (Deputy Armstrong) responded to Highway 119 and Magnolia Drive in unincorporated Boulder County, to assist Boulder County Sheriff`s Office on a report of a rollover accident with a disturbance. Boulder County Sheriff`s Office took over the investigation.

On Thursday, August 13, at approximately 1530 hours, a deputy stopped a vehicle in mid-county for a traffic offense and later arrested the driver for the investigation of Driving Under the Influence. They were booked into the county jail.

On August 13, a deputy conducted a traffic stop. The driver was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was issued a summons.

On August 14, at approximately 0948 hours, a male walked into Taggert`s at 14936 Hwy 119, in unincorporated Gilpin County,  and purchased gas with a counterfeit twenty dollar bill.  The suspect left the area prior to deputy`s arrival.

On August 14, a bondsperson came to the jail to post bond for an inmate. While the inmate was being released, a warrant was found for that inmate out of Arapahoe County for Failure to Comply with a Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. The inmate was processed into the jail on the warrant.

On Saturday, August 15, at approximately 0034 hours, a deputy conducted a traffic stop. It was later learned the driver`s license had been revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender. The driver was arrested and booked into the Gilpin County Jail.

On Saturday, August 15, at approximately 1100 hours, a deputy responded to a local business and took a report of counterfeit money. An investigation was begun.

On Saturday, August 15, a Gilpin County deputy responded to a cabin on a report of criminal mischief.  Investigation revealed an open door, household items just outside that door, but nothing stolen. The owner of the cabin was notified and she secured the cabin.

On August 15, a deputy was dispatched to a possible assault. The victim didn`t want to pursue charges; the deputy took a report.

On August 16, the Gilpin County Sheriff`s Office received notification from Lutheran Medical Center of an adult male who had shot himself in the foot while he was target practicing in Gilpin County.  A deputy contacted the adult male, and found while target shooting in the National Forest the adult male dropped his handgun.  The adult male caught the handgun before it hit the ground, but in doing so grabbed the trigger, accidentally pulled the trigger, and shot himself in the foot. The gun was found to be a Dan Wesson .44 Magnum revolver. The injuries were not life threatening, and the adult male was later released from the hospital.

On Monday, August 17, at approximately 0847 hours, a deputy was dispatched to a call regarding criminal mischief, in the 100 Block of Old Stagecoach Trail, located in unincorporated Gilpin County.  A report
was later completed.

On August 17, at approximately 1955 hours, a deputy was dispatched to a property where a lock had been broken off a cable blocking access to the property.  The deputy completed a report on the incident.

On August 17, at approximately 2102 hours, Deputy North-Skelton, Sergeant Wheeler, and I (Deputy Armstrong) received a call from dispatch to respond to the area of Eagles Nest Early Learning Center, 10597 Highway 119, on a report of a vehicle in the ditch and the driver to be disoriented.

Upon arrival I parked behind a tan colored Chevrolet Astro Van that was about 50 feet west of the “Y” intersection to Eagles Nest Learning Center and the back roadway to the Gilpin County High School gymnasium, 10595 Highway 119.  The van was high-centered on a curb/gutter.

On the right side of this curb is a drop off into a culvert about 4 feet below the roadway.  It was apparent the driver was trying to leave the area. The left rear tire had been spinning from reverse and forward acceleration causing a hole to be left in the asphalt and the tire tread being worn down to the wire.  The driver was later arrested for DUI by Colorado State Patrol.

On August 18, at approximately 0400 hours, a deputy responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident.  It was later determined that an accident had not occurred, but the party associated with the vehicle had a suspended license.  The party was issued a Proof of Service and given a courtesy ride to Black Hawk.

On August 18, a deputy conducted a compliance check of a marijuana grow within a residence located in unincorporated Gilpin County.

On August 17, at approximately 1335 hours, a Gilpin County Sheriff`s Office deputy was contacted by a citizen who reported a fraudulent act.

On August 17, at approximately 1445 hours, a Gilpin County Sheriff`s Office deputy was advised of a violation of a protection order.  An investigation ensued and a warrant arrest for the person of interest sought.

On August 17, at approximately 1335 hours, a Gilpin County Sheriff`s Office deputy was contacted by a citizen who reported a fraudulent act.

On Wednesday, August 19, at approximately 0755 hours, a deputy conducted a traffic stop in mid-county and issued the driver a Penalty Assessment.

On Friday, August 14, at approximately 1130 hours, a deputy took a report of an harassment. End of report.

On August 19, a deputy was stationary in a marked patrol truck. The deputy observed a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle`s speed was clocked at 85 MPH in a posted 35 MPH zone. The driver was issued a summons.

On August 21, at approximately 2335 hours, deputies responded to a medical call for a party who was not conscious and not breathing. Deputies, medical personnel and fire personnel performed life saving efforts on the party.  The party was later pronounced deceased.

On Saturday, August 22, at approximately 0423 hours, a deputy conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle.  The driver was later arrested for DUI and booked into the Gilpin County Jail.

On August 22, at approximately 1940 hours, I (Deputy Armstrong), Deputy North-Skelton, and Sergeant Wheeler responded to 47 Debra Ann Road, Black Hawk, in unincorporated Gilpin County on a report of a disturbance between two males in the driveway. One of the males was found to be intoxicated.  The male had a protection order out of Gilpin County prohibiting him from possessing or consuming alcohol.  A routine clearance showed he had an active mandatory protection order out of Gilpin County Court, prohibiting him from possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages or controlled substances.   The man was taken into custody and transported to Gilpin County Jail.

On Sunday, August 23, at 1600 hours, an adult male driving a car failed to yield one half of the road to an oncoming Sheriff`s Office patrol vehicle. The adult male was stopped for the traffic infraction.  Investigation revealed the male held a suspended driver`s license and was unable to provide evidence of insurance.  The male was summoned and released.

On Monday August 24, at approximately 0330 hours, a deputy conducted a traffic stop.  The driver was later arrested for DUI and booked into the Gilpin County Jail.