U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s husband reportedly threatened his neighbors Thursday during what the Garfield County sheriff described as a neighborhood disturbance.
Deputies made no arrests, despite the reported threats and property damage. Representatives for Boebert did not reply to messages seeking comment.
The incident was surfaced by American Muckrakers, a political action committee working to “fire” the incumbent congresswoman. The group shared on Twitter the police report and email conversations with deputies. The Denver Post is seeking the same reports from the sheriff’s office under the Colorado Open Records Act. Sheriff Lou Vallario confirmed the confrontation between Jayson Boebert and a neighbor and believed the matter was resolved peacefully.
Just before 9 p.m. on Thursday deputies responded to the Boebert’s neighborhood in Silt where they met a neighbor who told them several children had been speeding up and down the road with a dune buggy, according to a brief narrative report filed by deputies.
The documents do not specify how many of the children are part of the Boebert family, though they indicate that at least one of the congresswoman’s sons was involved.
The kids reportedly raced up and down the street and after the neighbors asked them to slow down “all hell broke loose,” a person described as “rp,” which typically stands for “reporting party,” told deputies. The congresswoman’s husband, Jayson Boebert, reportedly “threatened and yelled” at the person who called deputies “telling them to shut the f— up.”
That neighbor, who could not immediately be reached for comment, was reportedly very “rattled” by the incident, the documents show.
Jayson Boebert “is looking to fight with everyone in neighborhood,” the reporting party told police. He “claimed someone took a swing at his son.”
The documents also make note that Jayson Boebert is the congresswoman’s husband and at some point, they indicate that someone ran over the mailbox of the person who called deputies.
“It was a neighborhood disturbance between a couple of neighbors regarding kids on ATVs,” Vallario said in an email, adding that he was not personally involved but “it sounds like Jayson got upset about the neighbor confronting his kids about their riding. When it was all said and done, they all agreed to work it out as neighbors. No charges. No further action.”
This is not Jayson Boebert’s first run-in with law enforcement. He was arrested in 2004 and pleaded guilty to public indecency and lewd exposure after exposing himself to two minors in a bowling alley.
The congresswoman also has a history of minor arrests and failure to appear in court, though Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario supported her first run for office in 2020, telling The Colorado Sun that “people are allowed to change and grow up — whatever.”
American Muckrakers has been on the forefront of sharing potentially damaging information about Boebert, though the congresswoman has repeatedly denied the group’s allegations.