Dallas Anchor Arrested on Vacation; "I was an a--hole."

 Photo Courtesy KTVT

Photo Courtesy KTVT

Turned out to be a pretty crappy vacation for KTVT-TV anchor Brendan Higgins in Aspen, CO. According to police, Higgins tried to punch an employee of The Residences At the Little Nell. When police arrived, Higgins told them he was an a--hole. When they placed him under arrest he became belligerent and said, "I'm going to beat you until you're dead." According to the police report, Higgins was so violent they had to use a Ripp restraint. In case you're not from Texas, that's kinda like 'hog tie". 

Higgins is due in court on September 10th. Maybe a 5-part series for sweeps is in order ending with, "Resume writing & Demo making"?

Here's the entire police report:

Date: August 11, 2014 Cathleen Treacy APD #152 
08/11/14 ASPEN POLICE 4456 
12:39 LAW INCIDENT TABLE Page: 1 
City : ASPEN 
Occurred after : 00:37:16 08/06/2014 
Occurred before : 00:37:20 08/06/2014 
When reported : 00:38:00 08/06/2014 
Date disposition declared : 08/06/2014 
Incident number : 14A013992 
Primary incident number : 
Incident nature : DISTURBANCE DISTURBANCE 
Incident address : 501 DEAN ST; Residences at Little Nell;OUT 
FRONT 
State abbreviation : CO 
ZIP Code : 81611 
Contact or caller : ELEMENTARY 
Complainant name number : 
Area location code : AP02 SHADOW MTN BASE OF AJAX 
Received by : Rosselot, B. 
How received : 9 911 Line 
Agency code : AP ASPEN POLICE DEPARTMENT 
Responsible officer : COLE,GREGGORY 
Offense as Taken : 
Offense as Observed : 
Disposition : CAA Clrd ADULT-Arrest 
Misc. number : 
Geobase address ID : 6710 
Long-term call ID : 324170 
Clearance Code : ARR CLEARED BY ARREST 
Judicial Status : 
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INVOLVEMENTS: 
Px Record # Date Description Relationship 
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AR 14P0405 08/06/14 RESISTING & INTERFERING W/POLI *Arrest/Offense 
NM 76897 08/07/14 GATES, CORY Witness 
NM 96054 08/07/14 NORSTEBON, ANDERS KRISTIAN Witness 
NM 127954 08/07/14 TURNER-ALEXANDER, JENNA Witness 
NM 127922 08/06/14 HIGGINS, BRENDAN PATRICK Arrestee 
CA 324170 08/06/14 00:38 08/06/14 DISTURBANCE *Initiating Call 
PR 62184 08/07/14 SIL CD/DVD/Cassette $0 Evidence DR112-1 
LAW INCIDENT CASE NUMBERS: 
Seq case numb 
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1 2014 
LAW INCIDENT CIRCUMSTANCES: 
Se Circu Circumstance code Miscellaneous 
-- ----- ------------------------------ -------------------- 
1 AKRIP Ripp Restraint 112 
2 AIMCT Muscle Control Techniques 112 
LAW INCIDENT NARRATIVE: 
Certified to be a true and complete copy of information on file with Aspen Police Records. 
Date: August 11, 2014 Cathleen Treacy APD #152 
08/11/14 ASPEN POLICE 4456 
12:39 LAW INCIDENT TABLE Page: 2 
GC114 Wed Aug 06 22:15:01 MDT 2014 14A013992 mt107Sat Aug 09 14:07:41 MDT 2014 
On 8/6/14 at about 0038 hours, I Officer Greggory Cole, responded to a report of 
a disturbance at the Residences at the Little Nell, located at 501 Dean Street. 
It was reported that a male guest had punched a driver and was being violent 
with the staff. 
I arrived on scene with Offices Jeff Fain, Adam Loudon, and Dave Rosselot. 
Officer Fain and I were directed towards the elevator where a male, later 
identified as Brendan Higgins (DOB 12/04/67), had last been seen. We opened the 
elevator and Higgins was standing inside. 
We asked Higgins to exit the elevator and he complied. Higgins had the strong 
odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, slurred speech, bloodshot and 
watery eyes. 
We asked Higgins what had happened and he said "I was an asshole." Higgins then 
began laughing. Higgins denied hitting anyone. Officer Fain informed Higgins 
that he was under arrest and placed him in handcuffs, double locking them and 
checking them for proper fit. Higgins then became angry and began calling 
Officer Fain and I names. Higgins said "You fucking pieces of shit" and "I'm 
going to beat you until you're dead." Higgins then attempted to strike me using 
a swiping motion with his hands. I pushed Higgins towards the elevator doors, 
which he was standing a few inches from. Higgins hit the elevator with his head 
and then pretended to pass out and slumped to the floor. I could tell that 
Higgins had not actually passed out because he was giggling. 
Officer Fain and I stood Higgins up and escorted him out of the building. We 
called for an ambulance to respond to our location to evaluate Higgins. We sat 
Higgins down and he continued to try to stand up, despite our requests to stay 
seated. Higgins began making kicking motions. Officers Fain, Rosselot, Loudon, 
and I then picked Higgins up, and gently placed him on the ground. Higgins 
continued to struggle and threaten us with bodily harm. A nylon leg restraint 
was placed around Higgins' legs in order to keep him from kicking. 
Medics arrived and examined Higgins. I asked Higgins if he had diabetes and he 
said yes. When asked if he had type I or type II diabetes, Higgins did not 
respond. I asked Higgins if he had type 0 diabetes (which does not exist) and he 
stated that he did. Higgins repeatedly threatened the medics. 
The medics chose to transport Higgins to the Aspen Valley Hospital where he was 
evaluated and eventually discharged at about 0530 hours. Once he was discharged 
from the hospital I transported Higgins to the Pitkin County Jail. Once at the 
Jail I attempted to served Higgins with a Summons, but he was still too 
intoxicated to provide me with his basic biographical information. I completed 
APD Summons A 15525, charging Higgins with Disorderly Conduct 15.04.300(d) and 
Resisting or Interfering with an Officer 15.04.120(a) to be served to Higgins 
when sober. 
case cleared by arrest. 
Certified to be a true and complete copy of information on file with Aspen Police Records. 
Date: August 11, 2014 Cathleen Treacy APD #152 
08/11/14 ASPEN POLICE 4456 
12:39 LAW INCIDENT TABLE Page: 3 
LAW INCIDENT OFFENSES DETAIL: 
Se Offe Offense code Arson Dama 
-- ---- ------------------------------ ---------- 
1 DISC DISORDERLY CONDUCT 0.00 
2 RESI RESIST/INTERFER WITH POLICE 0.00 
3 ALDX ALCOHOL - Detox 0.00 
LAW INCIDENT RESPONDERS DETAIL: 
Se Responding offi Unit n Unit number 
-- --------------- ------ ------------------------------ 
1 OFFICER,APOLICE APD ASPEN PD GENERIC 
2 COLE,GREGGORY 114 PATROL 
3 LOUDON,ADAM 123 PATROL 
4 ROSSELOT, DAVE 112 Patrol 
5 FAIN, JEFFREY 125 PATROL 
LAW SUPPLEMENTAL NARRATIVE: 
Seq Name Date 
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1 BARNETT,FORREST 14:43:58 08/06/2014 
mt107 APV Sat Aug 09 14:05:28 MDT 2014 
FB111 Wed Aug 06 14:44:05 MDT 2014 
On 8/6/14 at approximately 1145 hours, I served Brendan Higgins APD Municipal 
Court Summons A 15525 for the crimes of Disorderly Conduct(15-04-300(d)) and 
Resisting or Interfering with an Officer(15-04-120(a), which Officer Cole had 
previously filled out. 
I explained to Mr. Higgins the charges and his court date, Sept 10, 2014 at 0900 
AM. 
Case Cleared By Arrest 
2 ROSSELOT, DAVE 21:45:17 08/06/2014 
Certified to be a true and complete copy of information on file with Aspen Police Records. 
Date: August 11, 2014 Cathleen Treacy APD #152 
08/11/14 ASPEN POLICE 4456 
12:39 LAW INCIDENT TABLE Page: 4 
mt107 APV Sat Aug 09 14:05:56 MDT 2014 
DR112 Wed Aug 06 21:45:29 MDT 2014 
On 8/6/14 at approximately 0038 hours dispatch aired a report of a 
disturbance that was taking place at the Residences at Little Nell, 501 E. Dean 
Street, City of Aspen, County of Pitkin, State of Colorado. Dispatch advised 
that hotel staff had called because there was an intoxicated male who was 
becoming violent. 
I responded to the scene and arrived after officers Jeff Fain, Adam 
Loudon, and Gregg Cole. Upon my arrival, I entered the hotel and observed 
Loudon speaking to a hotel employee and the wife of the suspect (see his 
narrative for details). 
I heard on the radio that Fain and Cole were in contact with the 
suspect, who was identified as Brendan Higgins. Hotel employee Anders Norstebon 
began leading me towards Fain and Cole's location. 

Norsteban then explained to me the following: 
-He had assisted the driver from Hotel Jerome (who had just unloaded Higgins 
from his vehicle along with his wife) in carrying Higgins into the Nell. 
-He was assisting Higgins in reaching his hotel room, and while waiting for the 
elevator Higgins suddenly became belligerent and attempted to punch Norsteban. 
-Higgins attempt at punching him was futile due to his level of intoxication, 
and he was able to duck out of the way. 
-Higgins continued his attempts to punch and fight with him until police 
arrived. 
While speaking with Norsteban, I heard a muffled, banging-noise come 
from down the hall. I walked down the hall and observed Higgins laying on the 
ground near Cole and Fain. Cole explained that Higgins had attempted to punch 
him. 

Higgins was placed into handcuffs and placed under arrest for disorderly 
conduct. I observed that Higgins had a very strong odor of unknown alcoholic 
beverage coming from his breath, and observed that his eyes were watery. 
Higgins appeared to be having trouble forming complete sentences, and made 
several comments about how he would "kick our ass" and "beat us to death." 
Higgins was walked to the front entrance of the hotel where I radioed 
for an ambulance to come to our location to evaluate Higgins for a cut to the 
bridge of his nose. While awaiting the arrival of the ambulance, Higgins became 
belligerent, stood up and took an aggressive stance towards officers on scene 
while mumbling about fighting with us. Higgins was placed lowered to the ground 
and a RIPP restraint placed on around his ankles to keep his from kicking us. 
Higgins eventually calmed and were were able to sit him up without 
incident until paramedics arrived. Once paramedics arrived on scene, Higgins 
became uncooperative and belligerent again. Medics transported Higgins to Aspen 
Valley Hospital for further medical attention. 
I subsequently retrieved video from the Residences which I have added to 
the case file as evidence DR112-1. The video shows Higgins' arrival at the 
hotel and him being escorted out by police. 

Case Cleared Adult Arrest 
Certified to be a true and complete copy of information on file with Aspen Police Records. 
Date: August 11, 2014 Cathleen Treacy APD #152 
08/11/14 ASPEN POLICE 4456 
12:39 LAW INCIDENT TABLE Page: 5 
3 LOUDON,ADAM 02:27:07 08/07/2014 
mt107 APV Sat Aug 09 14:07:03 MDT 2014 
AL123, Thu Aug 07 02:27:16 MDT 2014 
On August 6, 2014 at 0038 hours a disturbance call was aired a the 
Residences at the Little Nell, 501 E Dean St in the City of Aspen. Dispatch 
aired that a guest was becoming violent. Officer Gregg Cole, Dave Rosselot, 
Jeff Fain and I arrived on scene within a few minutes. We were met with a 
member of security later identified as Anders K Norstebon, DOB 02/06/79. 
Norstebon said that the suspect had punched someone. Officer Cole and Fain went 
and contacted the suspect later identified as Brendan Patrick Higgins, DOB 
12/04/67. 
I met with one of the witnesses to the incident Cory Gates, DOB 
12/02/61. Gates told me that he was driving Higgins and his wife(Jenna Turner 
Alexander 08/29/77) from the Hotel Jerome. He and Norstebon were helping carry 
Higgins from the car to the elevator because of Higgins' extreme intoxication. 
Once at the elevator Higgins was staggering around and struck Gates in the face 
with his right fist. I looked at Gates' face and saw that his left cheek was 
red and beginning to swell. I asked Gates if he wanted to press charges for 
assault. Gates said he did not. 
I told Gates that Higgins would most likely be arrested for disorderly 
conduct. Turner-Alexander agreed saying that this was not the first time this 
sort of incident has occurred with Higgins. I met with Officer Fain and Cole 
who were with Higgins by the elevator. Higgins had apparently fallen due to his 
intoxication and received a small cut on the bridge of his nose. Officer Fain 
and Cole escorted Higgins to the front entrance and requested an ambulance to 
have Higgins looked over. 
Officer Fain had Higgins sit down while we waited because of Higgins' 
high intoxication. While waiting for the medics Higgins attempted to stand up 
from a seated position a few times. Higgins at one point started to stand up, 
pull away from Officer Fain and attempt to kick the officers on scene. Officer 
Fain, Cole, Rosselot and I escorted Higgins to the ground where he again 
attempted to kick. Higgins was placed in hobble restraint and sat him on on the 
ground. 
A few minutes later Aspen Ambulance Paramedics arrived on scene to 
evaluate Higgins. Higgins was extremely uncooperative with the medics telling 
them that he was "going to beat them till they die". Higgins also attempted to 
bite a medic that was putting a bandage on his nose. The medic decided to 
transport Higgins to Aspen Valley Hospital due to his intoxication and his 
inability to answer simple questions. Officer Fain accompanied Higgins to AVH 
with the medics. 
Case Cleared by Arrest. 
Certified to be a true and complete copy of information on file with Aspen Police Records. 
Date: August 11, 2014 Cathleen Treacy APD #152 
08/11/14 ASPEN POLICE 4456 
14:30 Media Arrest Summary, by Name Page: 1 
Inmate Name : HIGGINS, BRENDAN PATRICK SSN : - - 
Name Number : 127922 Birth Date : 12/04/67 
Address :  
Arrest Number: 21690 Arrest Time/Date: 01:00:00 08/06/14 
Arrest Type : CUST Arrested By : COLE,GREGGORY Agency : AP 
Loc of Arrest: 501 DEAN ST Booking Number : 14P0405 
Time/Date Offense Locatn Statute Court CC 
----------------- ------------------------- ------ --------------- ----- -- 
01:00:00 08/06/14 RESISTING & INTERFERING W AP01 15.04.120 MUNI 2M 
01:00:00 08/06/14 DISORDERLY CONDUCT - FIGH AP01 15.04.300(d) MUNI PO 
Related Incident Numbers: 14A013992 
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Total Persons Booked: 1