New Jersey man arrested after breaking out of truck, into house
September 3, 2011
Steamboat Springs — 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."
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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.