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County drug task force gets to work (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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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Hash oil suspect busted (8)

December 14, 2015 — 

VAIL — A Vail resident is facing multiple felony charges following his arrest Friday.The arrest of Mark Petrina, 28, follows an investigation by the Vail Police Department and the Eagle …

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Credit card scam case covering four counties (9)

December 11, 2015 — 

EAGLE — An alleged credit card fraud spree was so widespread it could take another month for the remaining evidence to roll in to court.Cynthia Johnson and Vanessa Ravare are …

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Man faces charges after fight at Sebastian in Vail (10)

December 11, 2015 — 

VAIL — A Mexican man accused of beating a British citizen unconscious and leaving him near death faces an attempted murder charge.Paris Aguilera Baeza and his girlfriend were staying in …

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Police: Man in critical condition after trying to stop assault in Vail (11)

December 7, 2015 — 

VAIL — A man who intervened to help the victim of a domestic violence assault in Vail is in critical condition at a Denver-area hospital, police said. At approximately 11 …

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Women face more charges in credit card fraud cases (12)

December 3, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Two women arrested for multiple credit card fraud cases also face racketeering charges.Vanessa Ravare and Cynthia Johnson weren’t difficult to find. They’re already in the Eagle County jail.An …

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Avon parents to be tried separately in baby’s death (13)

November 20, 2015 — 

EAGLE — An Avon couple says they’re not guilty in their infant daughter’s death.Lossie Thomas and Patrick Williams both pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of child abuse resulting …

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Eagle man’s stabbing sentence cut short after serving 122 days (14)

November 20, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A local woodworker is out of prison, but not completely out of the woods.Tim O’Brien, 58, of Eagle, served 122 days of a three-year prison sentence, a tenure …

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Avon couple faces trial in their baby’s death (15)

November 4, 2015 — 

EAGLE — An Avon couple will stand trial in the death of their infant daughter.Patrick Williams and Lossie Thomas are charged with two felony counts of child abuse resulting in …

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Gypsum man charged with vehicular homicide, DUI in fatal crash in Eagle (16)

October 27, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Prosecutors say a Gypsum man was driving under the influence and caused a fatal crash.Anthony Eugene Chase, 47, of Gypsum, is being charged with vehicular homicide and DUI …

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Man sentenced in Vail road rage case (17)

October 15, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A New Mexico man is going to prison because, while he was driving a stolen car, he opened fire on another motorist with an illegal handgun during a …

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Police say man tried to abandon stolen vehicle near Dotsero (18)

September 30, 2015 — 

DOTSERO — A Minnesota man who was allegedly trying to abandon a stolen pickup truck was spotted by Eagle County sheriff’s deputies walking away from the vehicle Tuesday, allegedly dragging …

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Jesus Miranda faces 18 felony charges (19)

September 22, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A Dotsero man’s alleged crime spree could land him in jail for the rest of this century.Jesus Manuel Miranda was charged Tuesday with 18 felonies in Eagle County, …

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Locals increasingly targeted by phone scams (20)

September 18, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Mike’s wife was on her way to meet him when her cell phone rang. The caller claimed he was from the Eagle police department, that he had a …

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