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Local teen pleads guilty to shooting his dad (1)

December 16, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A 14-year-old Gypsum boy admitted on Tuesday that he shot his father twice in the head, killing him, and then holed up in the house for six days …

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Calif. couple files lawsuit against Sunlight (3)

December 12, 2014 — 

A California couple is suing Sunlight Mountain Resort over an 2012 accident that injured Sally Rumpf of San Diego. The suit, filed Dec. 9 in the U.S. District Court by …

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Former deputy faces trial for alleged sexual assault (4)

December 11, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A former Eagle County sheriff’s deputy will face trial on three counts of sexual assault, a District Court judge ruled Thursday. Timothy Joseph Hay, 42, was so incapacitated …

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Former sheriff’s deputy pleads not guilty to sexual assault (5)

November 5, 2014 — 

EAGLE — A former Eagle County sheriff’s deputy pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted a Gypsum woman. Timothy Joseph Hay and his attorney, Lawson Wills, scheduled their …

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Halloween trick ends in arrests at Glenwood hotel (6)

November 4, 2014 — 

When Glenwood Springs police arrived at the Quality Inn around 8:30 p.m. on Halloween, they found a woman tending to a beaten, shirtless man in the hallway while her husband …

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Drug probe in Roaring Fork Valley: 8 arrested; meth, coke, $30K seized (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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 (15)

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 (16)

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 (17)

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 (18)

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 (19)

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 (20)

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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