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October 28, 2013
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Puppy Snatcher

An Edwards resident suspected her shih tzu named Lexi was stolen Oct. 17. The resident told deputies that she let the dog outside at Arlington Place and it didn’t come back. She went looking for it and a lady told her she saw a white dog running down the middle of the street that was picked up by someone in a white four-door car. The dog owner said her pet is worth $350 and is implanted with a microchip.

Hunting feud

A 52-year-old hunter reported that a generator was stolen from his camp near State Bridge between 6:30 and 10:30 a.m. Oct. 19. A witness said he saw a white Dodge turbo diesel park near the site at 7:30 a.m. and leave 10 minutes later.

The 52-year-old hunter said he had a good idea who stole his generator. He gave officers the name of a 56-year-old man who used to be his best friend. He said the ex-friend was involved with illegal hunting activities, they had a falling out, and the friend knew where he hunted. Since then, the 52-year-old said the tires on his truck had been slashed and gas was dumped into his water holding tank.

The deputy noted there were some footprints and tire tracks at the site that might belong to the suspect. The 52-year-old said his former friend knows what kind of shoes to wear so that they don’t leave a clear impression in the dirt. The hunter became increasingly upset and told the deputy he wanted to confront the man himself. The deputy urged him not to and contacted Glenwood Springs Police to interview the suspect at his home in Glenwood.

The suspect said he was in Eagle County on various errands the morning of Oct. 19 and he had the receipts to prove it. He said he never went up Colorado River Road that day. He allowed the police to search his property for the generator, which wasn’t found. He confirmed that he used to be good friends with the 52 year old, but they had a disagreement on a hunting trip and his temper was too much to handle.


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The VailDaily Updated Oct 29, 2013 11:42AM Published Nov 5, 2013 04:10PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.