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A 49-year-old man was cited for assault after he collided with a 62-year-old man on Vail Mountain Jan. 4. Both men were injured and transported to the hospital by ambulance.

A deputy stopped a van on Interstate 70 near Eagle when it changed lanes without a turn signal Jan. 9.

The deputy saw that the van was overloaded, with at least two passengers on the floor. He counted 10 people in the vehicle as he talked to the 22-year-old driver.

The group admitted they were illegal aliens being transported to Denver. The driver denied being a human smuggler but he was the only one in the van with any money - $459 cash.

Deputies contacted Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations but both agencies refused to take the case.

The officers arrested the 22-year-old for human smuggling, driving without a license and failing to use a turn signal. The 22-year-old agreed to turn over his cash to the nine passengers, who were released.

A deputy stopped a car for speeding on U.S. Highway 6 in Eagle on Jan. 13.

The 21-year-old driver said he was coming from a party in Gypsum but didn't have any alcohol or drugs while he was there. The man's car insurance was expired and his eyes were bloodshot and pinkish. The officer didn't smell anything but suspected the man wasn't sober.

The deputy found that there was a $50,000 warrant for the man out of Boulder County for dangerous drugs.

The man agreed to perform voluntary roadside sobriety tests and allowed his car to be searched. Nothing was found in the car but he failed the tests. He was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

On the way to jail, the man admitted he drank one and a half cocktails before driving. He submitted a breath test and was booked into jail for the warrant. He was cited for speeding and driving without insurance.

A deputy stopped a car for speeding in Gypsum Jan. 13. The 25-year-old man did not have insurance and his license plates were expired. He was cited for speeding, driving without insurance and for expired tags. The car was towed.

• An iPhone was stolen at a Vail restaurant Jan. 9. The owner left it at a charging station and checked on it frequently but it was gone the next time he returned.

• A Ride Timeless snowboard worth $300 and Oakley Crowbar goggles worth $150 were stolen from an unlocked car on Homestead Drive in Edwards Jan. 11.

• The window of a locked car was smashed and $450 was taken from a purse inside the vehicle while it was parked at the trailhead for the 10th Mountain Division huts in Red Cliff between Jan. 8-11. The window was estimated to cost $200 and other damage to the car was estimated at $300.

• On Jan. 14, a GoPro Hero 3 camera was reported stolen from a picnic table on Vail Mountain Dec. 31. The camera was worth $400.


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The VailDaily Updated Jan 23, 2013 12:46PM Published Jan 23, 2013 12:44PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.