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The Eagle County Sheriff's Office received report on Sept. 12 about an adult female who had been sexually assaulted.

Detectives arrested 25-year-old Jose Luis Trevizo-Portillo and 34-year-old Bertin Rivera Castanon in connection with the case. Both men are from Edwards. Rivera Castanon also had cocaine in his possession at the time of his arrest.

Trevizo-Portillo was booked into the Eagle County Jail for sexual assault. He currently has a no-bond hold and is illegally in the United States from Mexico. Immigration Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on him.

Rivera Castanon was booked for sexual assault and possession of cocaine. He has a no bond hold and is illegally in the United States from Mexico. Immigration Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on Rivera.

A deputy stopped a car for speeding on Highway 6 in Avon on Aug. 19.

The officer noticed the 53-year-old driver immediately put a breath mint in his mouth when asked for his license and vehicle information. The man had no proof of insurance and his breath smelled of alcohol despite the mint. The deputy asked him when he had his last drink and the man said the previous night.

A background check revealed the man was prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol. The man said he knew of the restraining order.

He refused to perform voluntary roadside tests and the officer noted that he didn't exhibit any signs of intoxication other than his breath. The man said he had gotten out of rehab that week and drank an entire 375 ml. bottle of vodka the previous night.

He was jailed for violating the protection order and cited for speeding and driving without proof of insurance.

A family returned to their residence in Bond on Aug. 20 and found that their front door wouldn't open.

They had been gone three days and came to realize their home had been used and burglarized. A pad lock had been placed on the inside of the front door. The toilet had been used and left unflushed. Dishes were in the sink. A bed had been slept in. A stereo, cash, clothes and medications were stolen.

The landlord had been by the house over the weekend but didn't notice anything suspicious. The neighbors didn't notice anything, either, and said nothing like that had happened around there before.

A 22-year-old woman was arrested for a warrant after she rolled through a stop sign while driving in Edwards on Aug. 24. The warrant was for failing to appear in court on a charge of marijuana possession. Her driver license was also canceled for unpaid tickets.

While patrolling Gypsum Aug. 25, a deputy recognized a driver he knew from previous contacts.

The officer knew that the 18-year-old's license had been revoked for criminal mischief. The windshield was also obstructed by cracks and ornaments hanging from the rearview mirror.

The deputy cited the man for driving with a revoked license. Another driver was called to pick the car up.

A deputy contacted an 18-year-old man in Avon after he saw him drive by without proper head and tail lights on Aug. 25.

The deputy knew the man from previous contacts and had warned him twice about violating the restrictions of his temporary driver permit. The man was supposed to be with a licensed driver. Additionally, the lights of the truck had been spray painted black and the man failed to provide proof of insurance and registration.

The man was cited for the violations and the truck was towed. The man's father said he was going to have his son get his license the next day.

A 9-year-old girl left her bike on the sidewalk in front of her home on Mica Street in Edwards on Aug. 26, when a teenage boy picked it up and rode off.

The girl's mother saw the boy ride off and called police. A while later, the boy rode back by the house, heading down an alley.

The silver and red bike was a Specialized brand worth about $50.

The boy appeared to be about 14 years old. He had dark skin and a Nike backpack.

Deputies investigated a report of vandalism in a Gypsum store parking lot Aug. 28.

Store employees saw a man get out of a black SUV and deliberately scratch the driver side of a parked Land Rover. The owner of the Land Rover said a black SUV was backing out and had to stop for him as he drove through the lot. Witnesses recognized the suspect as the owner of a store nearby.

Deputies contacted the 56-year-old suspect at his house. He initially denied any wrong-doing but fessed up when told about witness testimony and surveillance video. He said he was having a bad day and didn't know exactly why he keyed the car.

Officers told him the offense would be a felony if the damage was more than $1,000. The repairs ended up costing $2,738, which the suspect paid for on his credit car. The owner of the Land Rover declined to press charges.

A deputy stopped a driver for speeding through a construction zone in Eagle-Vail on Aug. 31.

The officer saw an empty beer can in a cup holder when he contacted the 37-year-old driver. The man's breath smelled of alcohol and his driver license was already revoked for driving under the influence of alcohol.

The man agreed to perform voluntary roadside tests and failed. He was arrested for further investigation of DUI but he refused to submit to a chemical test. He was jailed for driving under restraint, DUI and speeding.

On Sept. 1, a deputy followed a car onto the Interstate 70 on-ramp in Vail after he saw the car speeding. He saw the car weave over the on-ramp's fog line and stopped the driver at the top of the ramp.

The interior of the car smelled of alcohol when the officer contacted the 23-year-old driver. She admitted she'd "had a couple" drinks and agreed to perform voluntary roadside tests.

She failed the tests and was arrested for further investigation of DUI. She submitted a breath test and was cited for DUI and speeding.

A deputy saw a car roll through a stop sign in Gypsum on Sept. 2.

The deputy was responding to a call for service and merely told the driver to stop at stop signs as he drove by slowly. Later on the deputy saw the driver in a parking lot and contacted the man about the failure to stop.

The 39-year-old man didn't have a driver license, the license plates were fake and it was unclear to whom the car belonged. The man was cited for driving without a license, driving without insurance, driving a car with fake license plates and for disregarding a stop sign. The car was towed.

A deputy stopped a car for speeding on U.S. Highway 6 in Edwards on Sept. 3.

The officer smelled marijuana when he contacted the 37-year-old man and asked for his license and registration. The man's license turned out to be suspended for an unpaid ticket in Utah.

The deputy told the man he would need to call a licensed driver to pick him up. Then the officer asked about the marijuana smell. The man said he had some marijuana in his backpack and handed over a plastic bag with less than 2 ounces in it.

The man was cited for possession of marijuana, driving under restraint and speeding. His Colorado license was surrendered.

On Sept. 6, children arrived at their home on Sunny Avenue in Gypsum and found the front door open.

Jewelry and other items were scattered throughout the home. Many items were missing. Their total value was about $5,400.

An adult resident said that was the second time that happened. They didn't report it the first time.

A deputy stopped a car for speeding and weaving on I-70 near Eagle-Vail on Sept. 8.

The 28-year-old driver had a wristband indicating he was over 21 and said he was coming from the Vail Oktoberfest. He smelled of alcohol and his eyes were bloodshot.

He consented to voluntary roadside tests, which he failed. He was arrested for further investigation of DUI and submitted a breath test.

He was jailed for DUI, speeding and failure to drive in a single lane. His license was revoked.

• Two men were seen entering an unlocked car on Trail Gulch Road in Gypsum on Aug. 21. They appeared to be in their 20s and left on foot as the owner of the car approached them.

• Four float tubes worth $20 and $50 each were taken on Aug. 22 after being left on Colorado River Road in Dotsero while the owners retrieved their vehicle that was parked upstream.

• A 25-year-old man was cited for trespassing while fishing the Eagle River in Wolcott on Aug. 23.

• Two inmates at the Eagle County Jail were cited for assault after they got into a fist fight over a card game Aug. 22.

• A vintage Burton Back Hill snowboard worth $1,500 was stolen from an unlocked office on Pine Street in Red Cliff. The owner said the board had been there for years and didn't notice it missing until Aug. 23.

• A purse, rain jacket and backpack were stolen at a Beaver Creek restaurant on Aug. 23 after the items were left by a broom closet in a crowded room.

• The rear license plate was stolen from a car parked on Highway 6 in Eagle on Aug. 27.

• A woman reported her wallet and iPhone were stolen from her purse while she ordered food at a Gypsum store Aug. 29. The purse was in her cart, which she stepped in front of to order food.

• A car was vandalized while parked at some apartments on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail between Aug. 30-31. The damage is estimated to cost $1,000.

• A deputy stopped a van on Edwards Access Road for improper display of a temporary tag on Aug. 31. The 26-year-old driver said his license was revoked as a habitual traffic offender. He was arrested and the owner of the van picked up the vehicle.

• A blue Specialized mountain bike worth about $900 was stolen from outside a condo on Highway 6 in Eagle-Vail while it was locked up. The lock was cut between Sept. 2-5.


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The VailDaily Updated Sep 19, 2012 12:42PM Published Sep 19, 2012 12:25PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.