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January 22, 2014
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Reverse logic

An Eagle County Sheriff’s deputy initiated a traffic stop in Edwards after noticing a vehicle driving in reverse on Highway 6.

The driver spoke little English and had no identification or driver’s license. It was determined that the driver had a previous DUI and his license had been revoked.

The driver mentioned that, from his previous court proceedings, he did not understand that he was not allowed to drive.

Sucker Punched

A deputy responding to a medical call on Cottonwood Pass in Gypsum noticed several young men near the residence, who said they were attempting to get a vehicle un-stuck from the snow.

When the deputy arrived at the address, a 23-year-old man was hurt with a laceration on his left eye and swelling consistent with being punched. He was also covered in blood from his pant waist down to his shoes. He was very intoxicated and said that he had been “sucker punched.”

After contacting an ambulance, the deputy began questioning the victim and the other three males in the house. Once the deputy confirmed who had hit him, and realized it was one of the men he had encountered on the way to the residence, he left the scene. The deputy located a vehicle at the Gypsum Recreation Center with three young men inside. Upon questioning the men, the deputy found out that the suspect had taken off on foot.

After locating and interviewing the suspect, and talking with several witnesses, one man was cited with harassment and another was cited for third degree assault and reckless endangerment.

Lost cell phone

A 43-year-old woman realized her cell phone was missing after skiing on Vail Mountain.

She did one run and then returned to the bottom of the mountain to eat. She remembered that she had fallen a few times and was unsure when her phone went missing. She used her daughter’s phone to try to call it, and a female party answered. The female party advised that she was a ski instructor and would turn it in at the end of her shift.

The phone was never turned in.

Snowmobile burglary

A 64-year-old woman reported that she had some items stolen from her pickup truck while she was snowmobiling near Deep Creek.

Snowmobile accessories were missing, including unique camouflage covers for her goggles and helmet that the woman had made.

No fare

A 43-year-old female cab driver reported that she was having trouble getting fare from a 35-year-old male passenger.

When the deputy arrived at the scene in Edwards, the passenger said he didn’t have money to pay the fare that was just over $50. As the deputy spoke with the passenger, she noticed the strong scent of alcohol coming from him. After the deputy followed the passenger to an ATM and he kept entering the wrong pin number, she escorted him back to the cab help him look through his backpack for money. After the unsuccessful search, the passenger stated that he knew he didn’t have money for the fare.

The driver said that after talking with her supervisor, the cab company wanted to press charges.


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The VailDaily Updated Jan 22, 2014 10:57AM Published Jan 22, 2014 10:57AM Copyright 2014 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.