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On Nov. 5, at about 3:30 p.m., a tractor trailer driven by Laisvidas Kisielius of Loveland was struck from the rear by another tractor trailer driven by Jack Trammell of Glendale, Ariz.

Both vehicles were traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 just east of Dotsero. The truck driven by Trammell partially rolled after impacting the back of Kisielius' vehicle, blocking all of eastbound I-70. The interstate was closed from 3:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. with traffic being diverted down U.S. Highway 6.

Trammell was issued a summons for careless driving.

Responders from Gypsum Fire Department, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Big Steve's Towing and A-1 Traffic Control all responded to the scene.

On Aug. 22, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office received a report of a theft that occurred at Alpine Eyewear in Edwards. The manager of the store told deputies that an unidentified woman came into the store and stole two pairs of sunglasses on Aug. 21. He also said he recognized the suspect as a woman who had been in the store the day prior to the sunglasses being taken.

The manager did not notice that the glasses were missing until he was closing the store. The manager then reviewed the surveillance video for Aug. 21. The suspect can be seen removing a pair of turquoise Ray-Ban Wayfare Max glasses from a Ray- Ban display case and then placing them in her purse. She then walks to the front counter and removes a pair of Eyephorics brand sunglasses, from the front counter display case, and again places them in her purse.

The suspect is described as approximately 5'7", thin build, having blond hair with bangs. The suspect is believed to be between the ages of 40 and 50 years old.

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.

Homemade bomb found in El Jebel

At approximately 8 a.m. Nov. 1, the Eagle County Sheriff's Office received a report that a resident in the Blue Lake area of El Jebel found a small bottle filled with an unknown liquid. Assuming that it was trash he dumped the liquid out in a gutter. The liquid began bubbling and smoking. Upon arrival, deputies found the bottle to be a small homemade bomb.

While searching the Blue Lake area, deputies found four additional bottles that had exploded. These bombs caused no significant damage, only small burn marks. Deputies have reason to believe that these bombs were placed in these locations as a Halloween prank but are taking all necessary safety precautions to remove them properly.

The Grand Junction Bomb Squad disposed of the bomb.

These bombs are small soda bottles filled with a yellow liquid. If you locate one of these objects do not touch or move it, call 911 immediately.

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 property owner on Trough Road in Bond reported a strange case of trespassing and criminal mischief that happened around Oct. 19. The man told deputies that all three strands of his barbed-wire fence had been cut and "beer signs" and "Welcome Hunters" signs were hung on his ranch signs.

Deputies went to a Gypsum residence on Strohm Circle on Oct. 25 on a report that a woman was trying to leave and wasn't being allowed.

Two 51-year-old women at the residence were intoxicated when the officers arrived. The host said she didn't want her friend to drive drunk, so she hid her keys and belongings to keep her from driving.

The guest said she was using her phone to call a cab when the host took it away from her. She said she started putting her boots on and the host argued with her and slapped her face. Deputies noted the injuries on her face and wrist were consistent with her story.

The host admitted she hit her friend but only after her friend hit her first. She also had injuries consistent with her story. She said her daughter had died in an alcohol-related accident and didn't want her friend to share that fate.

Both women were cited for harassment. The guest and her daughter were given a ride home.

A deputy stopped a car in Gypsum on Oct. 26 when he saw it was missing a headlight.

The 28-year-old driver was also missing a driver's license. The deputy saw several open and unopened alcohol containers in the back seat and noticed the driver had bloodshot, watery eyes.

Dispatch said the man's license had been revoked for an alcohol conviction.

The man agreed to perform voluntary roadside sobriety tests and failed. He was arrested for further investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol. He submitted to a breath test and was booked into jail for driving with a revoked license, driving with open containers of alcohol, driving while ability impaired and cited for the broken headlight.

A deputy stopped a car on Highway 6 in Edwards on Oct. 27 after he saw it weave into the shoulder of the road.

The man didn't have a license or insurance for the car. He smelled ofalcohol and there were several open beer cans on the back floorboard. He said he drank five beers.

The deputy asked the man to perform voluntary roadside sobriety tests, which he failed. The officer also found five small shooters of tequila in the car.

The man was arrested for DUI and the car was towed.

The U.S. Post Office in Avon was closed Nov. 6 for Eagle County Hazmat teams to assess the situation after a white power was reported on a car and an individual and an Avon Police officer experienced medical symptoms.

There were reports of additional white power near Nottingham Park in Avon. The substance was tested and determined to be pizza crust mix.

Three individuals - two Avon Police officers and one civilian - were initially transported to Vail Valley Medical Center from the post office and were released with no symptoms.

On Oct. 14, deputies responded to reports of a fight involving as many as 20 people outside an Edwards bar. One man found at the scene didn't know how or why the fight started, or how he got a cut on his face, but he declined to press charges.


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