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Drug probe in Roaring Fork Valley: 8 arrested; meth, coke, $30K seized (1)

October 23, 2014 — 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A six-month drug and racketeering investigation in the Roaring Fork Valley has resulted in the arrests of eight people, five of them from Carbondale. A dozen more …

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Multistate phone scam artists arrested (2)

October 20, 2014 — 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — A Silt man was among three people arrested in connection with a series of scams around the country this summer. The hunt began in July, when at …

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Gypsum man admits sexually assaulting a child (3)

October 18, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A local plumber and grandfather admitted to felony sex assault on a child. Rhett Enlow, 59, pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal attempt to commit sex assault. Enlow owns …

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Embezzler to remain in jail (4)

October 16, 2014 — 

EAGLE — An admitted embezzler’s sentence won’t change, and the judge said she’s doing fine right where she is. Allison Butler-Coyle pleaded guilty last year to six felonies for embezzling …

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Accused meth mule on the run again (5)

October 8, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — An accused meth mule cut off his electronic ankle bracelet and bolted, instead of reporting to prison to begin an 18 year sentence. Alejandro Carnalla accepted an …

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Local man pleads guilty to sexual assault (6)

October 8, 2014 — 

EAGLE — Lawrence Durance told the judge he understood exactly what he was doing when he pleaded guilty Monday morning to sexual assault on a child by one in a …

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Police seek suspects in Edwards burglary (7)

October 7, 2014 — 

EDWARDS — Police are investigating a burglary that occurred in the Homestead area of Edwards last week. On Sept. 29, at about 5:30 p.m., the Vail Public Safety Communications Center …

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Washington man pleads guilty to stabbing, drugs on Monday (8)

October 6, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A Washington man admitted he stabbed a man in the back during a fight at a party and that he owned the backpack full of drugs that police …

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Police seek man who allegedly groped women (9)

September 12, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police Department and Avon Police Department are seeking any information that may result in identifying the suspect in three unlawful sexual …

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Police searching for suspect who fled in Avon (10)

September 10, 2014 — 

AVON — Police would like to have a word with David Martinez. Avon police spent part of Wednesday searching for Martinez after he bolted and ran when he was confronted …

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Fight in Vail bar puts man back behind bars (11)

August 30, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Matthew Knetzer admitted in court to breaking into vehicles and stealing things. Four days later, he was back in jail after he allegedly got in a bar …

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Local woman killed in alleged drunk driving crash (12)

August 21, 2014 — 

EDWARDS ­— A Battle Mountain High School alumna was killed early Thursday when the car in which she was riding plunged off a mountain road, police said. Cuhatlique Cardenas, 23, …

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Arrest made in graffiti case (13)

August 19, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — On Tuesday, Avon police officers and Eagle County sheriff’s deputies arrested Edwards resident John Benjamin Hernreich, 25, on suspicion of a string of graffiti taggings that occurred …

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Judge orders man to pay for repairs to apartment in Avon (14)

August 15, 2014 — 

AVON — Brent Schoen holed up all night in an apartment during an armed standoff with the local SWAT team. Among the problems: It wasn’t his apartment. Schoen said in …

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Man convicted in Gypsum carjacking sentenced to 20 years (15)

July 30, 2014 — 

EAGLE — Forest Mangus admitted he stole a car and robbed a motel, both at gunpoint, and he will spend 20 years in prison reconsidering his life choices. Mangus, 32, …

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Local woman opts out of trial in heroin death (16)

July 28, 2014 — 

EAGLE — An Avon woman with a history of stress-related health problems has decided not to face trial in connection with a heroin death. Kaile Wilson, 24, had denied she …

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The ping’s the thing (17)

July 27, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The Eagle County Jail is home to two murder suspects who police found by locating their cell phones. Traci Cunningham was tracked to a coffee shop on …

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Two cars crash in dark Avon roundabout (18)

July 18, 2014 — 

AVON — An Avon roundabout cloaked in darkness left two women injured in separate wrecks, one seriously, when they drove over the roundabout and crashed. Neither were wearing seatbelts when …

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Autopsy: El Jebel victims were both shot four times (19)

July 16, 2014 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The husband and wife who were slain Saturday in their home in Sopris Village were each shot four times, according to autopsies that were performed Tuesday. “The …

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Affidavit: Argument about dog preceded double murder in El Jebel (20)

July 14, 2014 — 

EAGLE — Williams Anderson Amaya might have intended to kill others, in addition to his aunt and uncle, Saturday night in a home at Sopris Village, the 5th Judicial district …

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