Car thieves ride into Avon park
July 16, 2010
AVON, Colorado – Evidence suggests thieves rode a stolen car into Harry A. Nottingham Park, Avon police said in a release.
Around 1 a.m. Friday police were dispatched to a car accident in the park. A security guard advised police that after the vehicle was found, two Hispanic males were seen running west on the bike path. There was extensive damage to the vehicle and the park. Evidence found at the scene suggests the car went over the curb and down into the park from the north parking lot, drove down the pedestrian path toward the playground area, continued east driving through the creek, and came to rest near the pump house. Upon contacting the registered owner, police were advised that the vehicle was stolen from their house located at the Aspens Mobile Home Park.
Around 5 a.m. Friday morning, a second vehicle was reported missing from another home at the Aspens Mobile Home Park. With the assistance of On-Star, police discovered the vehicle was traveling eastbound at mile marker 176 on Interstate 70.
Vail Police Department was notified and followed the car from Vail to the top of Vail Pass. The vehicle did not stop and continued into Summit County. On- Star notified Avon Police that the vehicle stopped at mile marker 205 in Summit County. Law enforcement officers from Summit County found the vehicle unoccupied. Dillon Police Department went to the scene and searched the area with their dog with no success.
Both suspects are still at large and the Avon Police are asking for the community’s assistance. The suspects are described as two Hispanic males, one about 30 and wearing a red-and-black-checkered plaid jacket and the other about 20 wearing a white T-shirt. If you have information on these thefts or suspects, please call Detective Aurion Hassinger at 970-748-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007.