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Woman’s Porsche license plate aids in Aspen shoplifting arrest (1)

April 22, 2015 — 

Authorities arrested a part-time Woody Creek resident Tuesday night on suspicion of shoplifting from a high-end Aspen clothing store more than two years ago.Pitkin County Deputy Ryan Turner apprehended Jillian …

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Bust nails top Rifle meth dealer, authorities say (2)

April 21, 2015 — 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Authorities believe they caught Rifle’s main methamphetamine supplier and his California connection in a roundup last week that included seven arrests and seizure of 3 pounds of …

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Judge sets August trial date for Summit County machete attack (3)

April 15, 2015 — 

A deputy driving down Swan Mountain Road in the early morning hours discovered a man stumbling in the dark, bloody, with deep gashes to his face and hand.“Please help me. …

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Traci Cunningham murder trial postponed, moved (4)

April 8, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Another murder trial has been postponed and moved out of Eagle County because of problems seating a jury.Traci Cunningham’s murder trial was supposed to run three weeks beginning …

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Cunningham murder trial begins Monday (5)

April 6, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Prosecutors say Traci Cunningham drove her adoptive mother to a remote part of Eagle County and shot her to death.Traci Cunningham said she’s not guilty, and her defense …

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Burns man gets probation after cops give him his guns back (6)

March 23, 2015 — 

EAGLE - Six years ago, the Eagle County Sheriff’s office returned a Burns man’s firearms after he finished probation. Now he’s back on probation for having many of those same …

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Local man jailed after leading police on afternoon chase (7)

March 17, 2015 — 

WOLCOTT — A local man faces at least 11 criminal charges for an afternoon escapade Tuesday.Police say Mario Atencio, 25, was perched on a mountainside in Wolcott near the Eagle …

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Defibrillator stolen from Beaver Creek bus stop (8)

March 17, 2015 — 

BEAVER CREEK - A felony theft hits a local life-saving organization right in the heart.A public defibrillator, placed by Starting Hearts, was stolen last week from the bus stop in …

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Charges filed against man in I-70 police chase (9)

March 13, 2015 — 

VAIL — Charges have been filed against the 35-year-old man Edwards man who was arrested on Wednesday after reportedly fleeing authorities as they attempted to make a traffic stop on …

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One arrested, none injured in high-speed chase on I-70 (10)

March 11, 2015 — 

VAIL — A 35-year-old man from Edwards was in custody Wednesday evening facing a series of charges after reportedly fleeing authorities as they attempted to make a traffic stop on …

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Minturn man to stand trial in January shooting (11)

March 5, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Bruce Plummer was shot once in the chest in the predawn hours of Jan. 11. That we know.Whether Jamie Quintana deliberately shot him or was acting in self-defense …

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Man sentenced to nearly a year in Avon hit-and-run (12)

February 25, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Michael Glass created two justice system firsts: one, when he fell into a tearful embrace with his victim in a hit and run asking for forgiveness; and two, …

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Accused killer closer to trial (13)

February 24, 2015 — 

EAGLE — Penny Cunningham believed she was on her way to meet her adopted daughter Traci Cunningham’s fiance and his family, Penny Cunningham’s brother testified Thursday. Instead, Traci Cunningham is …

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Accused embezzler denied probation in District Court (14)

February 20, 2015 — 

EAGLE — An admitted embezzler will not be granted probation, a District Court Judge ruled.Allison Butler-Coyle admitted stealing $122,884.26 from three local businesses. She has repaid $3,696.26 — 3 percent …

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Local woman admits stealing from teens (15)

January 20, 2015 — 

EAGLE - A local woman admitted she embezzled thousands of dollars from high school students. Holly Sandoval, 48, pleaded guilty to felony theft. In exchange, prosecutors dropped a forgery charge. …

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Gypsum man pleads guilty for taking $10K from brewery (16)

January 20, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A Gypsum man picked up a bank bag full of cash and checks, and was apprehended after he tried to use some of it to file for divorce. …

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Summit County police search for couple that robbed Old Chicago restaurant (19)

December 30, 2014 — 

A couple suspected of robbing Old Chicago this weekend are still on the run. Late on Sunday evening, authorities responded to the Silverthorne restaurant after a man and a woman …

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Breckenridge police charge 24-year-old in hit-and-run that left woman seriously injured (20)

December 30, 2014 — 

SUMMIT COUNTY — A Summit County resident was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 30, in connection with a hit-and-run four days earlier. Hallie Southall Schmitt, 24, faces charges of failing to remain …

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