Monday, September 26, 2005
A 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of purchasing alcohol and making it available to Adele Dombrowski, a minor.
Kevin Miller Neuwirth came to the Steamboat Springs Police Department and confessed to purchasing a 1.75-liter bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum on Friday for Dombrowski, police Capt. Joel Rae said.
Dombrowski died in her sleep late Friday or early Saturday. It isn't known what role, if any, alcohol played in her death. The autopsy results aren't expected until Thursday, Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said.
Dombrowski apparently was drinking with other teenagers, and those individuals have been interviewed, Rae said.
Police recovered the Captain Morgan bottle, which was almost empty. Rae declined to elaborate about where the bottle was found or other details of the ongoing investigation.
Neuwirth was arrested on charges of providing alcohol to an underage person and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was released on $5,000 bond.
It is unlikely Neuwirth will face additional charges, Rae said.
Neuwirth told police he purchased the alcohol at The Bottleneck and that he was not asked for identification. Police cited The Bottleneck, charging the store with permitting the sale of alcohol to a person younger than 21.