County Cops

Antler angst

A deputy approached two men who were parked fifteen feet from the railroad tracks on Union Pacific property in the Edwards area. The deputy asked the men to move their vehicle to avoid any conflict with Union Pacific, which they willingly did.

While identifying and conversing with the men, one told the deputy that he owned property in the Cordillera Metro Subdivision and that they were going to go to his property and hike down from Cordillera and then back to their truck. He told the deputy that it was a 2.5-hour hike and that they were going to look for deer and elk shed antlers. The deputy checked if the man actually owned property in Cordillera, and the Cordillera security determined that he did not. The deputy also learned that the man had been a problem before as he trespassed on Cordillera property to search for deer and elk shed antlers.

When the deputy contacted the man, he said that he attempted to hike in Cordillera but couldn’t because of the snow depth. The deputy informed the man that he knew he did not own property in Cordillera and the man told the deputy that he was mistaken. The deputy told the man to stop trespassing in the area or he would be charged.

Computer tracking

A 45-year-old man reported that his laptop had been stolen from his Edwards office.

The man used the locator service from Apple and had received an email that the last location the computer had been was in Leadville. Upon contacting the Leadville police department, a deputy from there checked the area, but was unable to locate the computer.

The estimated value of the computer is $1,400.

Driving under the influence

A 42-year-old Gypsum man was pulled over for a defective driver side headlight.

When the deputy contacted the man, he was slurring his speech and had bloodshot eyes. He cooperated with a roadside test and agreed to blow into the breathalyzer.

The man was cited for DUI.

Edwards argument

A deputy was dispatched to a fight in progress in the Edwards area, and on his way, he was advised that people were leaving the scene.

When the deputy located the vehicle that left the area, all of the occupants, including the driver were removed for questioning. The driver, a 22-year-old woman, was uncooperative and hostile. As she was yelling, the deputy noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath. Due to her behavior, she was placed in the backseat of the patrol car while the deputy further investigated what had just occurred.

When it was determined that other parties the woman had been fighting couldn’t be reached, the deputy focused on the woman’s ability to drive a vehicle. The woman was cited for DUI.


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