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05-29-06, 10:58 PM #1
What Was About To Happen?
It's somewhat obvious what could have or was
perhaps about to take place.
Discuss....... is any woman worth all this?
Eagle police officer arrested May 10
David Romero, 36, allegedly was drunk when found with an assault rifle
EAGLE, COLORADO - Shortly before midnight May 10, Eagle Police Officer David Romero, 36, left a message on Acting Police Chief Gary Ward's cell phone announcing his resignation.
A half-hour later, Romero was arrested by Eagle County Sheriff's deputies on suspicion of possessing a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, and was booked into the Eagle County jail on mental health hold.
"He wasn't fired. He resigned," Ward said last week. "He called my cell phone and left a message that this was his last shift."
According to a report filed by the Eagle County Sheriff's Office, the incident began shortly after 11 p.m. on May 10 when Romero's girlfriend, a detentions deputy with the Sheriff's Office, called another officer and reported a fight with Romero.
The woman told officers that Romero showed up intoxicated at her Eby Creek home, voicing suspicions that she was having an affair and calling her names, the deputy's report said.
She told him she wanted to end the relationship and Romero then telephoned Ward and quit his job, the deputy's report said.
She again told him to leave, according to the report, he grabbed some of his possessions and left. He also threatened to kill himself, the deputy's report said.
Then he began a series of phone calls, leaving messages telling her that he loved her, and was leaving, the deputy's report said.
The woman told officers that Romero was not verbally or physically threatening to her.
When the a deputy drove into town looking for Romero, Romero drove back up to the woman's house and parked in her driveway, the deputy's report said. He telephoned her repeatedly and left text messages, saying he was not going to leave until she came out and talked to him, the deputy's report said.
Deputies found Romero in the woman's driveway, with a loaded assault rifle in the front seat, the deputy's report said.
According to the report, Romero was cooperative with the sheriff's officers, who eventually recovered the rifle and two knives from his car. However, he became agitated when told that officers were considering filing charges against him, the deputy's report said.
He was charged with a misdemeanor charge of prohibited use of a firearm (possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol); and, due to his level of intoxication, was taken into protective custody.
Romero was released from jail on May 12 on a personal recognizance bond. He had been with the Eagle Police Department about two years.
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