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February 13, 2013
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Eagle Police were called to the Eagle Valley Medical Center last week when a customer reportedly began yelling and making threatening statements.

Staff asked the woman to leave the property and when police officers arrived, she was sitting in her car at the parking lot. The police report noted that the woman was clearly upset and her behavior was erratic. She told officers she was angry because her son was sick and when she caused a scene after being told there were no available doctors, she was not allowed back in the office.

The office staff agreed to release the woman's medical records to her at her car, but the officer noted she was "very verbally abusive" about the office personnel. Eventually, the officer said the woman transferred her "poor attitude" to him.

When she decided to leave the parking area, the police report states the woman "put her vehicle in reverse aggressively." The officer's patrol car was parked closely behind hers and the officer warned the woman not to hit his vehicle. She reportedly responded with a snide comment and the officer issued a radio alert noting she might be driving aggressively when she left the area.

When the officer contacted the medical office staff, the manager declined pressing charges but offered more details about the woman's actions prior to the police arriving on the scene.

Approximately 25 minutes after the initial call, the officer received a report from a friend of the woman concerned that she might be dangerous to herself or her child. The officer contacted Eagle County Sheriff's deputies to do a welfare check at the woman's home in Gypsum. He also called the woman's cell phone. She answered and refused to tell the officer where she was.

Eventually, the woman called back and while she refused to speak with police, she handed the phone to a family member who assured the officer that the woman and her child were all right and that "we would watch out for them."

No charges were filed.

An Eagle resident called police to report concerns that her neighbor might be attempting to retaliate in response to her filing an animal control complaint regarding his dog's problematic barking.

The woman said she watched her neighbor walk his dog around the back area near her home. She said he then told his dog to sit and fed him treats. "She believed this was an intentional attempt on his part to get her dog or the neighbors' dogs to start barking," noted the report.

The woman requested documentation of the incident for future reference if there are additional concerns. In researching the report, the Eagle officer noted there were several reports on file concerning the woman's neighbor showing he had "used poor judgment" and became involved in or provoked a confrontation.


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The VailDaily Updated Feb 13, 2013 02:05PM Published Feb 13, 2013 02:03PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.