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On Feb. 14, a snowplow driver in Beaver Creek noticed a damaged gate and one set of tire tracks leading up to it.

A license plate was found at the scene. The plate belonged to a rental car registered to a Florida man who owned property in the area.

Since the man owned property there, Beaver Creek officials decided not to press charges and handle it in house. The suspect is expected to pay for the damage.

On Feb. 16, a deputy was driving straight through an Edwards intersection where he was cut off by a car turning left from the opposite lane.

The officer stopped the 22-year-old driver, who said he was sorry. However, the man's driver license had been revoked for an alcohol offense. He was arrested for driving with a revoked license and for driving carelessly.

A deputy stopped a car in Avon for weaving on Interstate 70 on Feb. 23.

The officer smelled alcohol in the car and noticed the 32-year-old driver's eyes were bloodshot as he handed him a Mexican ID. The deputy saw what looked like a Texas driver's license in the man's wallet and asked to see it. The man pretended he didn't have it and shuffled credit cards in front of it until the deputy asked three more times. The Texas ID turned out to be fake.

The deputy then arrested the man for further investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol.

At the jail, the man vomited while waiting for a breath test. The vomit was red. The man said he had four vodka-cranberry cocktails. He was jailed for DUI, weaving, driving without a license and forgery.

• A deputy stopped a car for running a stop sign in Avon on Feb. 13. The 32-year-old driver didn't have a license. It had been canceled for an unpaid ticket. He was cited for driving without a valid license and failure to stop at a stop sign.

• A pair of rental skis were stolen from Beaver Creek Village on Feb. 14.

• Three pairs of skis and poles were stolen from a ski locker in Avon between October and January. The owner said the lock was cheap and was probably picked by the thief, as there were no signs of forced entry.

• On Feb. 15, Peruvian residents of an Eagle-Vail apartment discovered a Spanish insult spray-painted on their door. They told a deputy that Argentineans typically don't like Peruvians and the person responsible for the graffiti might be Argentinean. The paint was removed at a cost of $10 for supplies.

• In separate incidents, a snowboard and pair of child's skis went missing from a Beaver Creek rental shop on Feb. 16. The items are presumed stolen.

• The back windshield of a car parked on Bellflower Drive in Vail was broken between 1 and 6 a.m. on Feb. 17.

• A bike was stolen from the second-floor balcony of an apartment on U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail. The theft occurred between Feb. 15 and 17. There were two bikes on the balcony and the more expensive one - a Specialized Stump Jumper worth about $2,600 - was taken.

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The VailDaily Updated Feb 29, 2012 01:46PM Published Feb 29, 2012 01:43PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.