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Pricey bike swiped

In Edwards, a 27-year-old woman reported her mountain bike was stolen.

She told deputies that she noticed the bike up against the wall on the outside of her residence when she left for work. She was too tired to notice if it was still there when she got home, and found the bike was missing the next morning. It was not chained or locked up.

The bike is valued at more than $1,000.

Horse thieves

Just outside of Eagle, a 60-year-old man reported his horse missing.

The 9-year-old gelding has two distinct brands located on his left rear leg and between the eyes. The owner contacted numerous brand inspectors throughout the state, and notified them of a missing horse.

The owner told authorities he believes he knows who stole the horse. Police are still investigating and the horse is listed as stolen.

Dirty comments

A 43-year-old Eagle-Vail man who had just moved to the area called to report that someone had written vulgar comments in the dirt on his back vehicle window.

The man also reported that the rear window wiper was broken and left hanging down on the vehicle and that the cost of that was approximately $50. The man washed the vehicle prior to police looking at it, but he had photos to prove that it had happened.

The man stated that he had no idea who would do this to his vehicle.

In the dark

At about 1:30 a.m., a deputy pulled over a vehicle traveling near Arrowhead because it had no tail lights.

When the deputy approached the 35-year-old male driver, he noticed that the lights were actually off. The driver did not realize he was driving without lights.

Upon further investigation, the man was cited for DUI.

Turn signal tip-off

A 41-year-old man was pulled over near Minturn for not using his turn signals. When the deputy approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana came from inside.

The man was having trouble locating his insurance and registration and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. He told the deputy that he was coming come from a concert in Denver. He admitted that he had been drinking but hadn’t had anything in the last four hours.

After further investigation, the man was cited for DUI.

Fictional plates and license

In Gypsum, a 21-year-old man was pulled over for speeding – going 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. The deputy also noticed the vehicle license plates were expired.

When the deputy ran the man’s information, an outstanding warrant from outside Eagle County appeared. Although the man provided the deputy with a California license, dispatch showed that the man had no license – in any state. The plates were also fictitious.

The man was cited for numerous violations.


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