Former Fraser-Winter Park Police officer pleads not guilty, going to trial
Ryan Summerlin June 5, 2012
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS – Former Fraser-Winter Park Police Officer Kyle Sandusky, 28, was in the 14th Judicial District Court in Hot Sulphur Springs on Thursday, May 31, where he pleaded not guilty to the charges of 2nd degree burglary, criminal tampering and 2nd degree official misconduct.A four-day jury trial has been scheduled to start on Sept. 17. During the hearing, the defendant’s attorney addressed his motion to reduce Sandusky’s $10,000 bond. District Attorney Elizabeth Oldham argued that Sandusky is facing serious charges, and the motion was denied by Judge Mary Hoak, who said a “$10,000 bond is appropriate.” As part of gathering evidence, the defense was able to obtain permission to access information from the alleged victim’s iPad, including her communications with the defendant and other people. Sandusky’s attorney, Troy Ciccarelli of Ciccarelli & Associates in Littleton, would not comment further on the case. Sandusky resigned from his position on Feb. 3 after he was charged with crimes stemming from incidents that began at a Winter Park restaurant/bar on Dec. 10 where Sandusky allegedly became intoxicated, according to the affidavit for the arrest warrant. The document alleges that Sandusky’s attitude began to worry his date, who lives in Grand Lake. The date insisted on leaving the party and drove Sandusky to his Fraser residence, where she left him.When she arrived at her residence, she told investigators she noticed Sandusky getting out of his truck about 100 yards from her residence, and he began approaching her residence.Afraid, she hid while she contacted several people and then spent most of the night in her vehicle. Evidence collected later, according to the affidavit, supports charges that Sandusky broke into the woman’s residence through a dog door and spent the night there without her consent.Sandusky later told investigators he was taking prescription medication intended to help him quit using tobacco and that he did not recall details from that night. The medication is not supposed to be taken with alcohol because it can cause erratic behavior, according to the affidavit.