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McCoy man killed in hit-and-run Thursday (1)

May 5, 2016 — 

WOLCOTT — A McCoy man was killed in a pre-dawn hit-and-run, and police are looking for the driver of the vehicle that they believe hit him.Thomas Landauer, 76, died around …

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Guilty plea to vehicular homicide gets local man seven years (2)

May 5, 2016 — 

EAGLE — By all accounts, Anthony Chase is a delightful guy.Still, on the afternoon of July 23, 2015, Chase was legally drunk when he drove a 58,000 concrete pumper truck …

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Police searching for theft suspect involved in 3 heists (3)

April 29, 2016 — 

BEAVER CREEK — Police are asking for help identifying a suspect linked to three separate thefts of items totaling $5,371.On Sunday, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report …

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Woman commits welfare fraud while behind bars (4)

April 28, 2016 — 

EAGLE — Karen Iuele admitted she committed welfare fraud in Eagle County while she was in custody in Garfield County for forgery and theft.Iuele decided she didn’t need preliminary hearing …

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Sleepless in a stairwell (5)

April 27, 2016 — 

EAGLE — Leonard Loomis told the judge he just wanted to make sure the facts were correct.That’s why, as prosecutors hit the highlights of his 35-page criminal record, he interrupted …

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California man arrested on attempted murder warrant in Edwards (6)

April 27, 2016 — 

EDWARDS — A local narcotics team arrested a California man wanted for attempted murder.Raymond Morales, 22, had been living in Eagle-Vail and Avon for about a month when citizens told …

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Police seek man who eluded traffic stop (7)

April 26, 2016 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Police are looking for a 34-year-old man wanted in a high speed pursuit who has multiple arrest warrants from several different counties throughout the state.On Sunday at …

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Mobile bank bandit given sentence (8)

April 18, 2016 — 

EAGLE — A retired nurse admitted she was part of a trio running up and down Interstate 70, scamming money from local banks in three Western Slope counties.Vanessa Ravare, 62, …

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Truck driver legally drunk when he caused fatal crash (9)

March 8, 2016 — 

EAGLE — Anthony Eugene Chase pleaded guilty on Monday to driving his 60,000-pound concrete-pumping truck into Sergio Ordonez-Morales’ path.Chase was driving under the influence of alcohol and had prescription medications …

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Co-owner of Ritz Bachelor Gulch facing four felonies (10)

March 8, 2016 — 

EAGLE — A Mexican textile manufacturer and the co-owner of the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch is charged with four felonies after a party in his Bachelor Gulch home attracted dozens of …

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Police seek suspects in Gypsum armed robbery (11)

March 7, 2016 — 

GYPSUM — Police are seeking two suspects after an armed robbery in Gypsum on Sunday night.Shortly after 9:20 p.m., two males entered the Liquor Shop in Gypsum and held the …

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Cops warn of county warrant scamming (12)

February 19, 2016 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Some residents of Eagle County have received a phone call from an unknown person posing as an Eagle County deputy stating that a warrant will be issued …

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Fur thieves hit Vail, Aspen (13)

February 19, 2016 — 

VAIL — Valentine’s Day weekend thieves stole more than $200,000 in furs from stores in Aspen, Vail and Denver, police said Thursday. The largest theft was a $95,000 silver sable …

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County drug task force gets to work (14)

February 7, 2016 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Valley has long battled problems with illegal drugs, both as a trafficking corridor and with usage, but now local law enforcement are working together to …

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Alleged Gypsum crime spree lands teen in jail (15)

January 21, 2016 — 

GYPSUM — Let this be a lesson to you: Making your getaway on foot through the snow makes your trail easy for police officers to follow.Shayne Lee Cowden, 19, learned …

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Tahoe-area ski resort seeks prosecution against man who triggered avalanche (16)

January 20, 2016 — 

NORDEN, Calif. — Authorities may seek prosecution against a man who allegedly triggered an avalanche while reportedly skiing in a closed-off area Friday at Sugar Bowl Resort at Donner Summit.According …

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Man sentenced to 5 years for bias-motivated attack in El Jebel (17)

January 12, 2016 — 

OLD SNOWMASS — An Old Snowmass man was sentenced Monday to five years in state prison for his attack in August on an elderly Latino man sitting in his car …

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Man’s charges reduced from attempted murder to assault (18)

December 23, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Charges against a Mexican attorney were reduced from attempted murder to assault, and he’s free on bond following a confrontation earlier this month in a luxury Vail hotel.Paris …

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Avon couple arrested for alleged public assistance fraud (19)

December 21, 2015 — 

EAGLE — An Avon couple is charged with stealing more than $10,000 in welfare fraud.Blanca Uvidia Mendoza-Mendoza, 32, and her husband Sergio Delgado-Gallegos, 40, both from Avon, were targeted with …

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Shooting victim pleads guilty to weapons charge (20)

December 14, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Bruce Plummer pleaded guilty to pointing a gun at a man just yards from the parking lot of the Minturn bar and restaurant where Plummer himself was shot …

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