New Jersey man arrested after breaking out of truck, into house


— A 25-year-old New Jersey man was booked into Routt County Jail on Saturday morning on suspicion of criminal trespassing, a Class 5 felony, and criminal mischief after he woke up in someone else’s truck after a night of drinking.

According to Steamboat Springs Police Department Sergeant Scott Middleton, Alan Lee Jessop had passed out in the back of a truck with a topper on it in the 1400 block of Conestoga Circle. He awoke early Saturday with no recollection of the night, where he was or how he got there.

Middleton said that the man was visiting Steamboat with friends and that he remembered he had been at bars “down by the river.”

Apparently trapped, Jessop had to kick out the back window of the topper to get out. He tried to use his cell phone, but it had run out of batteries. He broke into the nearest house to call police at 5:30 a.m.

No one was home in the house he had broken into, and the owners have been notified.

“He said he got ‘way too drunk,’” Middleton said. “He had numerous facial injuries and a right arm injury.”

Middleton said Jessop didn’t know where he was supposed to be staying.

Jessop was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center and then to Routt County Jail.

He was not charged with breaking into the house, but breaking out of the truck landed him the felony.

He caused at least $500 worth of damage to the truck.


exduffer 5 years, 7 months ago

And the bars down by the river will be charged with....?


mmjPatient22 5 years, 7 months ago

Here's what interests me....

How many times has someone ever been charged with breaking OUT of a truck?

I'm no lawyer, or anything like that, but it seems to me that someone(regardless of how much they had to drink the night before) who believes themselves to be trapped in the back of a truck with an apparently locked topper, would be well with-in their legal right to escape. Granted, damages should be considered, however, I don't know if I agree with the whole "felony" thing. And, also, there's the question as to how this individual got into the back of this truck with the topper being locked behind him in the first place.

Something tells me that there's WAY more to this story than what was published.


Jason Miller 5 years, 7 months ago

"Something tells me that there's WAY more to this story than what was published"

There always is MMJ.


steamboatsassie 5 years, 7 months ago

What I want to know is if he is going to actually pay for the damage he caused, and maybe he could pay my husband for all the time it took him to clean up the two windows of broken glass this guy left in the truck and driveway. Not to mention my husband missed a Saturday with his family because it took all day to do the clean up!!!!! I think Mr. New Jersey should have come and cleaned up his own mess!


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