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A deputy stopped a car for speeding through a construction site in Avon on May 21.

Upon contacting the 24-year-old driver, the officer smelled marijuana and asked if there was any in the car. The man handed over a glass pipe. The deputy asked when he last smoked marijuana and the man said it had been at least two hours.

The man agreed to perform voluntary roadside tests and passed all of them. However, a search of the vehicle turned up two glass jars of marijuana and a butterfly knife with a 5-inch blade and brass knuckles on the handle.

The knife was confiscated and the man was warned for possessing an illegal weapon. He was cited for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and speeding in a construction zone.

Residents on Cottonwood Road in Eagle-Vail called deputies on May 21 after an intoxicated 21-year-old woman drove her SUV onto their lawn. The residents took the woman's car keys out of the ignition and she ran off when she heard deputies were called.

Officers soon found the woman hiding nearby and she told them another man had been driving. She couldn't remember exactly what he looked like but was about 6 feet tall, she said. A deputy asked how tall she was and she said 5-foot-3.

A witness said he saw the woman in the driver seat and didn't see anyone else. A deputy also noted that the driver seat was positioned too far forward for anyone near 6 feet tall to have been driving.

It turned out the woman's driver license had already been revoked for a previous case of drunken driving, in which she refused to comply with a chemical test as required by law. She once again refused all tests and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a revoked license.

A deputy stopped a car on Highway 6 in Edwards because it had expired license plates.

The 42-year-old driver said she knew her plates were expired and didn't have a license or insurance, either, due to a DUI. She said she had to take alcohol classes to get her license back and driving was the only way to get to the classes. She was arrested for driving with a revoked license.

• The side window of a car was broken while it was parked on Schoolside Street in Gypsum in mid-May.

• The lock on a storage unit on U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail was pried open between May 5 and 16.

• Gates and doors were left open and locks were pried off of a business storage facility on U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle between May 10 and 17.

• About 200 steel T-posts were stolen from a pallet on Buckhorn Valley Boulevard in Gypsum between May 11 and 15. The posts were worth a total of about $1,200. A 12-inch blind cap worth $40 was also stolen.

• A wallet was stolen from a car parked outside a Gypsum convenience store on May 22.

• A propane bottle and guage worth $40 was stolen from a camper in Red Cliff on May 22.


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The VailDaily Updated May 30, 2012 12:50PM Published May 30, 2012 12:47PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.