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Eagle Police were called to City Market June 17 in response to a shoplifting incident.

When an officer arrived, he spoke with the store's Loss Prevention employee who reported he saw a woman select a pair of tweezers, remove them from the package, place the empty container back on the shelf and hide item in her shirt top. The employee said the woman then selected four greeting cards before going to the store pharmacy to pick up a prescription. She paid for the prescription and then walked out of the store without paying for the tweezers or the cards.

The store employee confronted the woman in the parking lot and she reportedly admitted to taking the items. She returned to the store with the employee and waited while he contacted the police.

When the officer spoke to the woman, she said she was currently on pain medication. The total value of the items she had taken was $12.25.

The women received a municipal court summons for petty theft.

Eagle police were called to a home in town on June 15 at 10:45 p.m. by a man who said he was assaulted while trying to break up a fight between two women.

When the officers arrived, no one initially answered the door at the address although they could see a woman walking around inside the home. Eventually the woman came to the door and the officers noted she smelled strongly of alcohol. One officer stayed to speak with her while the other went inside the home to speak with the man who called 911.

According to the police report, the woman was evasive when it came to answering questions about what had happened that night, but she repeatedly apologized for wasting the officer's time. Eventually she said she had been involved in a fight with her sister earlier and her boyfriend attempted to break up the scuffle.

The boyfriend would only speak with officers through a closed door and eventually the Eagle officers called for assistance from the Eagle County Sheriff's Office. After about 20 minutes, the man emerged to talk to officers. While he was being interviewed, his girlfriend's sister arrived and told officers she wanted to collect her belongings from inside the house.

The sister said she was visiting Eagle from Denver and had been out drinking with her sister and her boyfriend earlier that night. She said the argument started when her sister wanted to continue partying and she and the boyfriend attempted to talk her out of that idea. She said her sister assaulted her and her sister's boyfriend attempted to break up the fight.

The sister said she did not want to pursue charges in the case and the other two parties were separated for the night. The officers noted that other charges may be forthcoming in the incident.

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The VailDaily Updated Jun 27, 2012 01:17PM Published Jun 27, 2012 01:16PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.