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December 31, 2012
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A deputy saw a car with expired license plates that was speeding and weaving through traffic on eastbound Interstate 70 on Dec. 21.

The officer tried to stop the driver but the car didn't pull over. The deputy turned on his siren and shined a spotlight on the car. He saw the driver making furtive movements toward the center console and top of the car.

The car exited in Vail and drove into a parking lot where the deputy contacted the 69-year-old man. The deputy held the man at gun point and told him to get out of the car with his hands on his head. The man complained but cooperated.

The officer's backup hadn't arrived yet and they were impeding traffic, so he handcuffed the man to move him out of the way. The man resisted and had to be forcefully escorted to the back of the patrol car.

The man was jailed for resisting arrest, obstructing an officer, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle, careless driving and expired license plates.

Deputies responded to a fight at a Vail hotel Dec. 18.

Security had separated people by the time the officers arrived. A 25-year-old man was in the hallway. He was verbally obstructive and extremely agitated. His breath smelled of alcohol and he gave deputies a name that turned out to be false. He puffed out his chest and got up close to the officers, who had to push him away. He said he was from "Philly" and they wouldn't last a minute there.

Officers found his real identity and that he had a warrant in Eagle County for failure to appear in court. The man said he knew about the warrant and that's why he gave a fake name.

The man was arrested for the warrant and cited for criminal impersonation. He continued the tough talk all the way to jail.

A deputy recognized a car driving in Gypsum that he had stopped before for expired license plates.

The officer followed the car and saw it was the same 22-year-old driver he cited Nov. 30. He watched the man make an illegal left turn and stopped him.

The man said he was on his way to re-register the car. He was cited once again for his expired license plates and driving without insurance.

A deputy stopped a man in Edwards on Dec. 17 for driving without headlights when it was dark and snowing.

The 48-year-old man's license was suspended for not paying child support. He was cited for driving with a suspended license.

• Ketchup was splattered on the office window of an apartment complex in Avon Dec. 13. The mess took an hour to clean and cost $25 in labor.

• An iPhone 5 was left at a restaurant in Beaver Creek on Dec. 18 and was missing when the owner returned 30 minutes later. Its value was between $200 and $250.

• A bartender's leather jacket was missing when he finished his shift around midnight at a bar in Eagle-Vail Dec. 17. The jacket was worth $80 and contained his wallet, keys, passport and a couple pocket knives, among other things.

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The VailDaily Updated Dec 31, 2012 06:48PM Published Dec 31, 2012 06:34PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.