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May 2, 2012
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Eagle Police were called to a bike path location in town recently on a report of two boys shooting BB guns and attempting to kill birds.

The resident who called police said he was walking along the path with his young son when he witnessed the two youths shooting their BB guns in an area near cars and pedestrians. When he contacted the youths about their behavior, one of them responded with profanity. The man continued to his residence and contacted the police.

The officer caught up with the pair walking a short distance where the reported incident happened. He spoke with the youths and advised them that shooting a BB gun in city limits is illegal. The officer placed the boys in custody and proceeded to contact their parents.

When the parents of the first boy arrived, he defended his actions and said the man who confronted him had grabbed him and called him names. The boy's father said he wanted to pursue charges against the man. The officer said he would investigate the matter further.

Both boys were cited for prohibited use of a weapon and cruelty to animals.

When the officer spoke with the man who reported the incident, he disputed the boy's account. He said he had placed a hand on his shoulder, but wasn't aggressive. The man said he knew one of the boys, and just wanted to speak with him, but abandoned the idea when the youth started using profanity.

• An Eagle man reported his bicycle had been stolen from outside of an Eagle bar. The man said he had ridden the bike to the tavern around 11:30 p.m. April 20. When he went back outside at around 1 a.m. April 21, the bike was missing. The black Felt bicycle is valued at $1,200 and Eagle Police have watched surveillance video from the incident and the case remains active and open.

• A Denver man reported someone stole this front and rear license plates when he parked his car at the Eagle County Justice Center on April 24. The man said the surveillance video from the property where he lives showed the plates were on his car when he left Denver that morning. Video from the justice center shows the man parking his vehicle, but is not detailed enough to show if the plates were on the car. The man was issued a one day temporary registration from the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder's officer and the license plate numbers were entered as stolen in the state database.

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The VailDaily Updated May 2, 2012 12:55PM Published May 2, 2012 12:54PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.