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A local business contacted Eagle Police this week when an employee received rude and obscene voice messages at work.

The calls were made during the early morning hours, before the business was open. The caller referred to the victim by name and made the inappropriate comments. The police report also noted that the caller sounded intoxicated.

"Strangely, the caller left his phone number on the voicemail as well," the report added.

The employee noted she was concerned about the situation because the caller used her name. However, the police officer noted that the caller may have gotten that information from the business voicemail system. The employee asked police to make sure the caller was not an actual threat.

When the officer contacted the number the caller left on voicemail, a man answered the phone. The officer noted the man sounded like he was intoxicated. The officer noted it was difficult to hear the man, who said he lived in Chicago and denied knowledge of the earlier calls. However, the officer noted the voice sounded the same.

The caller was advised in stern terms that he was not to call the business again, or any of the employees who work there.

Eagle Police were called to the Eagle Post Office Feb. 12 when a peeved patron reportedly damaged property.

Postal employees told police that they were talking with a customer about his failure to renew his post office box in a timely manner. Employees noted it was the fourth time the patron had failed to comply with a renewal notice.

When an employee told the man his box number had been reassigned to another patron, she said the man became angry and stormed out of the office. He reportedly pushed a glass door with such force that he broke the door arm. The estimated cost to repair the door is $216.

When the Eagle officer contacted the patron, he admitted he pushed the door hard when he left the office. The officer told the man the post office employees want to ban him from the building and charged him with the damage. According to the report, the man said he thought the whole situation was ridiculous and he did not plan to return to the Eagle Post Office. The man added he was not mad at anyone there, just at himself "for being so stupid."

On Feb. 11, Eagle Police discovered what appeared to be an illegal, makeshift shooting range along Avalanche Parkway inside the town limits.

The officer spotted four containers placed upside down in a snow bank and upon closer inspection, he found small entry and exit holes in three of the four containers. The holes appeared to be caused by a pellet/BB gun or a .22 caliber gun. Additionally, the officer noted there was no back stop set up behind the targets to contain any rounds fired.

Noting that the makeshift target practice area was located within town limits, where discharging any weapon including BB or pellet guns is prohibited, the officer collected the containers. The investigation continues.

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The VailDaily Updated Feb 27, 2013 01:10PM Published Feb 27, 2013 01:05PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.