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August 15, 2012
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Man arrested

for sexual assault

Detectives with the Eagle County Sheriff's Office arrested Ismael Lopez-Alvarez, 24, of Edwards, on charges of sexual assault on a child. The incident was reported to the Eagle County Sheriff's Office by the 4-year-old victim's parents.

The incident took place at the victim's residence after Lopez-Alvarez was invited over for dinner by the victim's family.

Lopez-Alvarez was booked into the Eagle County Jail and is currently held on a $7,500 bond. Alvarez is illegally in the United States and Immigration Customs Enforcement has placed an immigration detainer on him.

Lead foot

A deputy was parked on the side of U.S. Highway 6 in Avon on July 25 when he saw a car that was speeding.

The officer flashed his emergency lights to get the car to slow down. The car slowed for a moment and then sped back up. The deputy turned his lights back on and pursued the car.

The 28-year-old driver didn't have a license. He was arrested for driving with a revoked license and also cited for speeding.

Drunken driver blames mom

A deputy was driving on Highway 6 in Edwards when a car passed him at a high speed in a no-passing zone.

The deputy pursued the car but the driver didn't yield to the officer's emergency lights and pull over. The deputy caught up with the driver at a gas station.

The 21-year-old man was shirtless and intoxicated. He said he was rushing to help his mom, who recently had neck surgery. Details of his story conflicted and he had a hard time finding the paperwork for his car.

Officers went to the mother's house to see if she was OK. She said she was not in need of any assistance. Her son had called and told her to expect him home soon.

The man was asked to perform voluntary roadside maneuvers but he refused. He said his mom had been driving. He was arrested for further investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol. On the way to jail, he vomited several times in the back of the patrol car and called the female deputy "Johnny."

He was charged for DUI, reckless driving, illegal passing, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and speeding. His driver license was also surrendered.

Illegal immigrant busted

for illegal things

Deputies stopped a car on Interstate 70 in Wolcott on July 28 for a case of suspected drunken driving.

The 22-year-old driver had trouble giving his name and the car smelled strongly of alcohol. Ice and bottle caps were in the front passenger seat and a blanket covered some items in the back.

One of the officers saw a handgun on the back seat within arm's reach of the driver. The deputy ordered the man out of the car at gun point.

The driver's handgun turned out to be an air pistol. A half-empty bottle of tequila and several beers were also in the car.

The car was not insured and was towed. The man said he was in the United States illegally and this was his third DUI. His last one was a few months ago in Carbondale.

He was jailed for DUI, driving without a license and without insurance, and driving with an open container of alcohol.

Selling 'shrooms

A Bureau of Land Management officer was patrolling State Bridge Campground on July 29 when he heard two men discussing the contents of a Crown Royal bag.

The officer approached and one of the men stuffed the bag into his pocket. The officer searched the 21-year-old man and found the bag, which contained several smaller bags of psilocybin mushrooms. The BLM officer detained the man and contacted deputies.

Deputies verified the bag contained seven separate baggies, weighing 64 grams total. They believed the hallucinogenic mushrooms were packaged for individual sales.

The man was jailed for possession of a controlled substance and intent to distribute.


An employee at a Beaver Creek hotel said his iPhone was stolen on July 14 after he left it in a public restroom by the lobby.

He said he only left it there for a minute and returned when he realized he forgot to take it with him. He tried using the Find My Phone application but it had already been deactivated.

On July 17, he received an email from the Find My Phone app. It indicated the phone was at the county landfill. He went there and searched for it with a shovel. He dug around for a while but there was too much trash to sift through.

The phone and its accessories were valued at almost $1,000.

Whose pants are these?

A deputy stopped a 21-year-old driver in Eagle after he failed to use a turn signal.

While checking the registration, the deputy realized the man had an arrest warrant for failing to appear in court on charges of introducing contraband to the jail.

The man was arrested for the warrant. The deputy searched him but missed a small pocket in the man's jeans.

While being booked, the man verified several times that he didn't have any contraband. Upon final inspection, however, a small bag of marijuana was found.

The man immediately yelled, "That's not mine!" He said he didn't know who it belonged to but it wasn't his. He wasn't sure if the pants were his, either.

He was booked for the warrant and cited for introducing contraband into the jail and possessing less than 2 ounces of marijuana.

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The VailDaily Updated Aug 15, 2012 01:26PM Published Aug 15, 2012 01:25PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.