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Police seek suspect after Gypsum shooting (1)

September 4, 2015 — 

GYPSUM — Police are searching for Jesus Manuel Miranda Jr. after identifying Miranda a suspect in an armed robbery Friday which left one man injured.Miranda is described as a Hispanic …

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Police searching for suspects after Gypsum shooting (2)

September 4, 2015 — 

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m.: The latest from the Eagle County Alerts system: Gypsum residents can return home. Checkpoints will be set up in the Gypsum Estates area. Once home, keep doors …

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Pattern of abuse does not excuse Cunningham murder, DA says (3)

September 2, 2015 — 

GEORGETOWN — Traci Cunningham, 29, will end her life in prison, and as awful as that might be, the beginning of her life might be worse.“The child was subjected to …

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Cunningham murder trial goes to jury (4)

August 31, 2015 — 

GEORGETOWN — A jury begins debating Tuesday morning whether Traci Cunningham murdered her mother, a former nun and school teacher.Traci is charged with driving Penelope Cunningham from Aurora to a …

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Former deputy gets jail after guilty plea (5)

August 26, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A former Eagle County sheriff’s deputy will serve a stretch in the jail where he used to put criminals.Timothy Joseph Hay, 42, was sentenced to 180 days in …

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Woman arrested after shot fired in Eagle-Vail (6)

August 25, 2015 — 

EAGLE-VAIL — A 41-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday after police say she shot a firearm in a residential area.At about 5:30 p.m., the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the …

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No charges in Burns shooting case (7)

July 28, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A Burns man was protecting his home and will not be charged in a home invasion shooting death last December.The evidence shows that Doug Behrends was protecting himself …

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Stabbing incident sends Eagle resident to prison (8)

July 23, 2015 — 

EAGLE — An Eagle man was sentenced to three years in state prison after pleading guilty in a stabbing incident.Tim O’Brien, a professional woodworker, pulled a tool from his belt …

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Dad’s bond set at $100K in baby’s death case (9)

July 22, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A man facing criminal charges in his daughter’s death made his first court appearance Wednesday.Patrick Jamil Williams, 27, was advised that he faces four charges:• Child abuse causing …

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Parents arrested in baby’s death (10)

July 21, 2015 — 

AVON — A 4-month-old baby is dead and her parents are facing homicide charges.Patrick Williams, 27, and Lossie Thomas, 24, were arrested Tuesday and booked for reckless conduct causing death, …

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Two arrested in 8 automobile burglaries on Nottingham Road (11)

July 16, 2015 — 

AVON — Not only had a rolling vehicle crashed into a parked car, it landed in a ditch ... and all that after it had been burglarized.Last week when Avon …

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Scams becoming increasingly brazen, law enforcement says (12)

July 16, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Scammers are growing more brazen, say regional law enforcement officials.Swindlers are working the phones in Eagle and Garfield counties, as well as the rest of the country, …

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Jury acquits man of animal cruelty charges (13)

July 15, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A jury acquitted a Gypsum man of the death of his girlfriend’s dog.Ryan Slater was charged with aggravated animal abuse, a felony, in the death of Journey, a …

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Nine indicted in Vail drug bust (14)

July 15, 2015 — 

VAIL — The investigation into Vail’s biggest drug bust in years started the way most do — with word on the street. On Monday, a grand jury handed down nine …

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Police investigate vandalism at home in Minturn Tuesday (15)

July 15, 2015 — 

MINTURN — Police are investigating vandalism at a residence in Minturn that they say could have turned into a fire or explosion.Sheriff’s deputies responded to the home on North Taylor …

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Eagle resident on trial for cruelty to animals (16)

July 14, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A local man says a dog that he and his girlfriend owned suffocated when its muzzle became stuck in a snack bag.However, prosecutors say Ryan Slater beat the …

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Eagle County detective leads Conejos County fraud sting (17)

July 14, 2015 — 

CONEJOS – The long arm of Eagle County’s law enforcement reached into Conejos County and came away with five arrests, including three of the top people in that county’s Social …

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Woman busted for allegedly selling cocaine to cops again (18)

July 14, 2015 — 

EAGLE — An Edwards woman who pleaded guilty in 2012 to cocaine distribution was back in court last week for the same thing.Alma Veronica Mendoza, 42, allegedly sold cocaine to …

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Local woman sentenced for stealing county funds (19)

July 13, 2015 — 

EAGLE — At least 150 times, Brenda Wright stole money from the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s office where she worked, according to police.Ironically, Wright was part of a team …

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Police probing Avon work-site burglary (20)

July 13, 2015 — 

AVON — Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at a work site over the weekend.On Saturday at 7:15 a.m., the Avon Police Department responded to a report of a …

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