Fraser/Winter Park Police seek suspect in beating |

Fraser/Winter Park Police seek suspect in beating

Sky-Hi News Staff Report
Fraser, CO Colorado

FRASER – The Fraser/Winter Park Police Department is investigating the Feb. 14 assault of a Pinnacle Lodge employee.

Night manager and long-time Grand County resident David Hale reported that at about 3:30 a.m., an intoxicated male subject came into the hotel and asked if a particular person was staying at the lodge. The manager was unable to locate the individual the subject asked about, and then offered to let the subject stay in the lobby for a while to sober up, according to Police Chief Glen Trainor.

Approximately two hours later, the manager woke the subject and asked him to leave several times. The man refused to do so, becoming uncooperative and verbally abusive and then took a threatening stance, Trainor said. The manager sprayed the subject with mace, at which time the subject attacked the manager, punched him multiple times and then took the mace away from Hale and sprayed him with it, according to the police report.

The suspect then left the hotel and Hale called the police. A search of the area was conducted, but the suspect could not be located.

Hale was transported by ambulance to the Granby Medical Center where he was treated for facial injuries and released.

The suspect is described as a white male, in his early 20s, between 5 feet, 10 inches and 6 feet tall, stocky build, with light brown, chin- to shoulder-length hair. He was wearing a hooded camouflage snowboard type jacket and blue jeans. The suspect was also described as having “yellowed” teeth.

The suspect was also wearing some type of plastic card that could have been a ski pass or employee identification. Only the back of the card was seen, so investigators have been unable to determine the type of card it was.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department at 970-722-7779.

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