Eagle Cops

Reloading accident

Eagle Police responded to a residence last week on a report of a possible gunshot wound.

When they arrived, they found a blood trail leading to the victim, and paramedics were already on the scene to offer medical assistance.

The victim said there was no gun involved in the incident. He said he was reloading ammunition when the primer went off while he was holding it.

A man who was present at the time of the incident told police the victim was showing how to reload ammunition, when the primer fired. The witness said there was no gun powder involved and no fragments injured anyone else.

The victim was transported from the scene by medical personnel.

Butting in

An Eagle woman called police last week when she found two cigarette butts inside her parked car.

The butts had burned fabric and carpet inside the vehicle.

The owner said she had returned home from a camping trip and parked her car on the street directly in front of her home. She wanted to air out the car and left the windows partially open. Approximately two hours later, she returned to move the car and noticed the vehicle’s interior smelled like cigarettes. She then found the butts and noticed the damage.

Police collected the cigarette butts and entered them into evidence. Officers advised the woman to keep her vehicle secured, with the window rolled up, and to report any future suspicious activity.

Bike thefts

Last week Eagle Police responded to two reported bike thefts in town.

The first incident happened along Whiting Road. The people who reported the theft said the bike belonged to a friend of their grandson. The bike was taken when it was left, unsecured, next to a residential driveway. The youth size bike is a black and white Huffy brand, Specter model.

The second theft happened along Founders Avenue. The bike was located next to a patio at a residence. It is a black Free Agent, BMX style bike with blue rims. The owner’s name was written in black marker on the bike.

Anyone with information about the stolen bikes can contact Eagle Police at 970-328-6351.


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