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2-year-old left for an hour

Steve LynnVail, CO Colorado

EAGLE A baby-sitter left alone a 2-year-old girl, who escaped from a home and was missing for more than an hour, according to Eagle police. A landscaper working in west Eagle saw the little girl wandering with no shoes and a dirty diaper for about a half hour until he called police. A woman, 29, was driving by slowly and looking for the girl. She was flagged down by a police officer. The girl greeted the woman, who did not speak English, with open arms.The woman had been baby-sitting the girl her niece in a nearby home, a translator said. The girl had opened the door and left through an open gate.The cops told the mother not to let the aunt baby-sit.

AVON – Twelve pairs of shoes were stolen from a couples home while the floors in their home were being redone, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. Their landlord had three people redo the floors. The man and woman kept their shoes in a trash bag in a closet and they were stolen sometime between Sept. 18 and 24. It was possible they were mistaken for trash and thrown away, the woman said.Among the shoes stolen were a $1,000 pair Jimmy Choo boots, a $380 pair of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes and a $300 pair of Lucchese cowboy boots.

EDWARDS – A woman was rescued after her all-terrain vehicle rolled on top of her , according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. The woman, 43, and her husband were riding above Cordillera Valley Club when she drove too slowly over some large rocks. The all-terrain vehicle rolled and the handle bar slid between her helmet and head. An ambulance couldnt reach her on the trail, so four rescuers took her out of the area. The 2006 Honda Rancher she was riding was not damaged.

EAGLE-VAIL A an electrical fire erupted on a businesss sign, causing several thousand dollars in damage, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. A man who worked across the street from the Scullys Art Office & Drafting Supplies saw the sign burning and called 911. Then he tried to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher while standing on the bed of his pickup truck. He couldnt reach the flames. Firefighters cut a three-foot square hole in the Scullys Art – Office – Drafting sign and the fire was contained to the O.The damage was estimated at $3,000 to $5,000.

EAGLE Security video tapes helped track down a man accused of stealing some bowling balls at Back Bowl, according to Eagle police. A bowler set his bowling bag down near a video game while he went to the bar for a beer. It was gone when he returned 20 minutes later. A suspicious man in a red shirt had been hanging out all evening but never actually bowled, employees told police. The man kept going outside to a vehicle to smoke. Police looked in the window of that vehicle and saw a bowling bag inside. The bowler said it was his bag.The suspect, a 37-year-old Wheat Ridge man, said at first that the bag belonged to a friend. Then he admitted stealing it. The video tape showed the man wheeling the bag out the door.The man was charged with theft and violating a restraining order. The bag was returned to the owner.

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EAGLE-VAIL A fight between two employees at a tire shop resulted in a trip to the emergency room for one man, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. The man who went to the hospital said his co-worker grabbed and ripped his sweatshirt. He told the co-worker to buy him a new shirt. The man said he would tell the boss about the problem and the co-worker hit him in the face. The injured man was then taken to the emergency room.The mans injuries were serious and could require plastic surgery, a doctor said. The co-worker said the injured man intentionally bumped him with his shoulder. The business owner called police while the injured man was at the hospital. The co-worker was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault. The injured man was ticketed for disorderly conduct.

GYPSUM – A womans $4,300 hearing aids were stolen during her trip to Louisiana, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. The woman, 83, does not use her hearing aids on noisy planes so she packed them in her bag, she said. She checked her baggage at the Eagle County Airport and traveled on American Airlines. Her flight left the airport and she stopped in Dallas before continuing to Louisiana. She unpacked her bags and couldnt find the hearing aids, which she thought were stolen during her travels. American Airlines did not have records of anything being removed from the womans bag and the hearing aids were not found in their lost property area. If security workers entered the bag, they would have left a note inside, a Transportation Security Administration agent said. The hearing aids were not found, but the woman had insurance on them. The Eagle Valley Enterprise contributed to this article. Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.

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