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The Eagle County Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens to make sure their bicycles are in secure or locked area's when unattended. Over the last couple of weeks, numerous abandoned bicycles have been recovered on or around Riverview Road in Gypsum. All are believed to be stolen. If you have been the victim of a bicycle theft and would like to reclaim your property, please contact the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500. You will need to provide a description of the bicycle and a date and time the incident is believed to have occurred. If you think you may have any information about the suspects or this crime, please call the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at (970) 328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.

A deputy noticed a car with a broken headlight on Edwards Village Boulevard on April 18 and stopped the 18-year-old driver.While talking with the man, the officer smelled marijuana and asked if there was any in the car. The man said yes and handed over a glass pipe with marijuana in it. The man also said he did not have a driver license with him.When the deputy checked the man's identity through dispatch, he discovered he had a warrant for failing to appear in court on a charge of marijuana possession. The teen was arrested for the warrant and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. He was warned for the headlight and driving without a license on his person.

A woman in Georgia called deputies on April 20 to report that she was being harassed by her fianc's 41-year-old ex-wife who lives in Eagle-Vail.A restraining order issued on the 41-year-old woman in 2011 prohibited her from contacting her ex-husband or his fiance. The Georgia woman said the 41-year-old called from a blocked number about seven times on April 19, leaving strange messages.A deputy found a record of the restraining orders and went to the suspect's home, knocking four separate times, but no one answered. As he left, he saw a woman watching him from a window and she ducked behind the curtains. A while later, the suspect called the officer and agreed to meet.The woman appeared to be intoxicated when they met outside her apartment. She insisted she never called her ex-husband's fiance and repeatedly told the officer to check her phone or check its call records through AT&T. The deputy told her that her phone record wouldn't prove much since she could have made the calls from another phone.The suspect grew increasingly agitated and started cursing the deputy when he told her he would eventually listen to the plaintiff's voicemail and asked her if he would hear her voice on it. The woman became so angry that the officer stepped back to write some notes while another deputy questioned her.The woman became verbally abusive toward that deputy as well, and hit him with her phone. She was arrested for assault on an officer and also charged for violating two protection orders due to alcohol consumption.

Deputies stopped a 25-year-old driver on April 20 in Eagle after receiving a REDDI (report every drunk driver immediately) report and seeing her run a red light at Eby Creek Road and Chambers Avenue.The woman appeared to be very intoxicated and had three children in the backseat of her car. She failed to provide proof of insurance and also failed voluntary roadside tests. She was arrested for further investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol.She refused a chemical test and was arrested for DUI, failure to observe a stoplight and child abuse. The children and male passenger were released to a sober family member.

A deputy cited a 27-year-old man in Gypsum on April 21 for riding his dirt bike illegally around town.The officer had seen the man zipping around town on several occasions, even popping wheelies and running stop signs. The man told the deputy he knew he shouldn't be riding like that and made a point of slowing down whenever he went by the house of a Colorado State Patrol officer.The CSP officer later told the deputy he had yelled at the man in the past for riding the dirt bike fast and dangerously on the road.The deputy cited the 27-year-old for operating an off-highway vehicle on a roadway and careless driving. He told the man that if a rider is traveling to and from a nearby trail, and rides along the road at a slow speed without creating a lot of noise, that the rider is often only warned for the offense.

A deputy stopped a car for speeding on U.S. Highway 6 in Gypsum on April 22.The 25-year-old man had glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. He knew he was speeding and admitted he had a couple drinks earlier.The deputy asked him to perform voluntary roadside tests. The man refused and elected to have a blood test.He was cited for DUI and speeding, and released into the custody of his parents.

An Eagle-Vail resident suspected that someone tried to enter his basement apartment through a window between April 21-23. Two screens had been pried off and fingerprints were on windows, which were locked. A screwdriver that didn't belong to the resident was found at the scene.

A 72-year-old man was cited for trespassing on property off Valley Road in Gypsum on April 24.The man was using an excavator on private property to clean debris out of a ditch that ran through the property. He told deputies that he had a water right that allowed him to work on the ditch.The property owner said he had been there 30 years and the ditch serves several people with water rights. However, those rights did not give those people the right to go onto his property and work on the ditch without his approval. He asked the deputies to charge the man with trespassing.

A Glock 127 pistol was stolen from an unlocked car on Longhorn Road in Edwards around mid-April. The 51-year-old owner said he was embarrassed to report the theft and wasn’t sure of the exact dates.


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