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No charges in Burns shooting case (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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 (10)

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 (11)

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 (12)

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 (13)

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 (14)

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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Former deputy takes plea deal in sexual assault case (15)

July 13, 2015 — 

EAGLE — A former Eagle County Sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors, avoiding a felony trial on three counts of sexual assault.Timothy Joseph Hay, 42, pleaded guilty to third-degree …

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Home hash oil cookers are now illegal (16)

July 12, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — It’s officially illegal to boil hash oil in Colorado without a license.A statewide ban went into effect earlier this month with House Bill 1305, which makes it …

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Vail police arrest eight in drug bust (17)

June 27, 2015 — 

VAIL — Police arrested eight people on drugs and guns charges early Saturday morning following a three-month investigation into drug trafficking in Vail. In addition to the arrests, Vail police …

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Town of Minturn now has a full-time officer (18)

June 6, 2015 — 

MINTURN — The town now has a full-time patrol officer on the beat.Eagle County Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Cusick is the town’s primary patrol officer as of May 16.“My entire patrolling …

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Armed robber sought by Avon law enforcement (19)

June 5, 2015 — 

AVON — A lone gunman robbed a pizza store and fled with a small amount of cash during the early morning hours Tuesday.Police say the man walked into the Domino’s …

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Gypsum couple calls police, police find meth (20)

June 1, 2015 — 

GYPSUM — A local couple did not have burglars, as they told police, but they did allegedly have methamphetamine, which the police say they found while they were looking for …

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