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A hazard and insurance company contacted Eagle Police recently to report the theft of kitchen cabinets, appliances and plumbing from a home that had recently been foreclosed.

The insurance company requested that a case number be assigned to the report because of its obligation to notify law enforcement in such cases.

The insurance company said the foreclosure was finalized on Nov. 9, 2011. In its detail of missing property, the company listed kitchen cabinets, the kitchen sink, range, microwave, vent hood and dishwasher as the specific items improperly removed from the home.

The company told Eagle Police no other action was required in the case.

On Feb. 22, a bracelet was turned into the front desk of the Eagle County Sheriff's Office. The bracelet was found in the hallway of the Eagle County Justice Center.

The bracelet will be held for 90 days by Eagle Police before it is discarded. To claim the jewelry, call 328-6351.

An Eagle Police officer was on foot patrol in a commercial area in town when she heard a loud crash and spotted a gray truck backing over a landscaped median in a parking area.

According to the police report, as the officer watched, the truck peeled out and attempted to leave the parking area. The officer ran across the lot toward the exit and when she reached the truck it was rolling backwards as if it had come out of gear. The vehicle was located about 50 feet from the median.

After stopping the driver, the officer noted that a tree branch was hanging off the back of the vehicle and a tree was laying flat in the median area.

When contacted, the driver said he accidentally put his foot on the wrong pedal. The officer asked if the man had been drinking and he admitted to consuming a single beer.

The driver was able to produce his license and registration, but his insurance card was expired. He said the accident had caught him by surprise and that his foot had gotten caught between the truck pedals.

A second officer arrived on the scene and noted there was open alcoholic container in the vehicle.

The driver was unable to satisfactorily complete roadside maneuvers and was taken into custody. He elected to have a blood test and was transported to Vail Valley Medical Center. The second officer visited a nearby bar and obtained a copy of the man's receipt, which showed he purchased three shots of Jagermeister and two bottles of beer the same evening as the incident.

The man was charged with DUI, no proof of insurance, open alcoholic container in motor vehicle and unsafe vehicle backing.

• Police were called to the Eagle Villas on a report that someone intentionally broke the siding on Building No. 4 on Jan. 30. Video surveillance footage of the incident showed the crime, but the identity of the perpetrators could not be determined.

• A teacher from Eagle Valley Middle School found screws in two of her car tires after some co-workers reported seeing three students hanging out around the vehicle. When contacted the students said they were just playing in the area and did not know anything about the damage.

• Police were dispatched to an Eagle home Feb. 7 when a father reported his daughter brought home a handgun she had found in a nearby parking lot. When police checked the gun's serial number, there was no criminal history associated with the weapon. Officers interviewed nearby residents but no one reported missing the gun. The weapon was placed into police evidence for safekeeping.


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The VailDaily Updated Mar 7, 2012 12:59PM Published Mar 7, 2012 12:57PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.