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Burns Man shoots himself in hand

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

BURNS, Colorado ” A man tried to unload his pistol while wearing gloves and shot himself in the hand, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man, 25, had been collecting firewood with his wife and her father and had brought the pistol with him for protection.

When he got home, he tried to unload his gun while wearing the thick gloves, which he later acknowledged he should not have done.



The bullet went into his hand and his wife and father-in-law took him to Vail Valley Medical Center.

AVON ” A man was peeping into bedroom windows at River Edge Apartments last week, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.



A woman heard someone outside her bedroom window and ran into her roommate’s bedroom.

She looked outside and saw a thin white man looking in her window. He had brown-hair, blue eyes, a goatee, was in his mid 20s, was about 5 feet 9 inches tall and was wearing a baseball hat, tan Carhart jacket and jeans.

Her roommate called 911.



A neighbor said she saw the same man twice in one night a couple nights before.

A sheriff’s deputy found lots of footprints around the windows and told the women to keep their windows and doors locked, to keep their blinds closed and to call 911 if they saw the man again.

EDWARDS ” A man smashed his van with a hammer while it was being repossessed, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The repo man was hooking the blue mini-van to a tow truck when the owner, 42, came out of his house and smashed the car and several of its windows.

The owner was arrested on suspicion of felony criminal mischief.

EDWARDS ” A drunken woman who said a friend touched her inappropriately at Eagle River Village ended up going to jail, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The woman, 31, called the friend, 39, an hour before and asked him to come over. He picked her up and they drove around the trailer park in his pickup truck a couple times and went back to her trailer.

The friend said he had to leave and the woman told him to wait a minute while she called someone on her cell phone. He heard her describing his truck and then sheriff’s deputies arrived.

Then the woman called 911 several times while sheriff’s deputies were there. She was arrested on suspicion of false reporting to authorities.

GYPSUM ” A mother who found marijuana in her son’s laundry brought the evidence to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

The mother was picking up clothes in her 19-year-old son’s room to do his laundry when a glass pipe fell out of a towel. She searched his room and found some marijuana in a jar and pill bottle, and two lighters.

She brought the marijuana to the Sheriff’s Office and asked that a drug-sniffing dog come to her home. She called her husband and arranged that her son and his girlfriend, who were home from college for the holidays, be there for the drug dog’s search.

The dog didn’t find any more drugs, but the son told a sheriff’s deputy about the drugs that his mother had already found.

The son was ticketed for possession of drug paraphernalia and less than one ounce of marijuana.

EDWARDS ” A woman and her heavily armed boyfriend got into an argument that led sheriff’s deputies to evacuate the couple’s neighbors, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The woman was upset that her boyfriend had been drinking too much and the couple started arguing. The boyfriend pushed and grabbed her and when she called 911, he yanked out the telephone’s cord.

She left and called police on her cell phone, saying that her boyfriend had several guns in the home. Sheriff’s deputies evacuated the neighbors and got a search warrant after the man refused to answer the door.

A rifle pointed at the front door and several other guns were found inside the home.

The man was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, harassment and obstruction of telephone services.

EAGLE ” A drunken woman threw a pot filled with potpourri at her husband, according to Eagle police.

The husband started arguing with his wife because she was drunk and on the phone with the couple’s business customers.

The husband called 911 and police found blood on the kitchen wall, a broken potpourri pot on the kitchen floor and a lump and cut on the husband’s forehead.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of assault and domestic violence.

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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