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Cars egged in Gypsum

Chris Outcalt
Vail CO, Colorado

Editor’s note: The following excerpts were taken from Eagle County law enforcement officers and police reports.

GYPSUM ” Three vehicles parked in a Gypsum man’s driveway were hit with eggs and smeared with avocado, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man told police his daughter left her medication in one of the vehicles and went outside at about 10:45 to get it when she noticed the vehicles had been vandalized.

Several eggs had been smashed on the bodies of the cars and avocado was smeared on the windows, according to police. Eggs were also splattered on the front porch and garage door.

The man didn’t immediately report the incident to police because he thought it was a Halloween prank, according to reports. Days later the man found the air had been let out of the tires of one of the same vehicles that was vandalized and decided to notify police.

The man said he found the valve caps to the tires on the ground, but no damage was done to the vehicle. He told police no one in his family heard anything and that he didn’t know of any suspects.

Trash can catches fire

EAGLE COUNTY ” An officer was on routine patrol when he noticed a flaming trash can, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

Several people were around the Vail Honeywagon bear-proof trash can and said they pulled it into the street after noticing it was on fire. They were trying to extinguish it using buckets of water.

The officer called for Eagle River Fire to respond to the scene and asked everyone at the location if they knew how the can caught on fire. No one knew what happened, according the reports.

One of the men at the site told the officer he smelled melting plastic and smoke and went outside to check it out and he saw the can on fire. He pulled the can into the street to get it away from a nearby trailer.

The can, which was valued at $200, was completely destroyed.

Driver parked outside liquor store gets DUI

EDWARDS ” Police charged a local man parked outside an Edwards liquor store with driving under the influence, after receiving citizen report that the man was driving erratically, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

Police discovered a vehicle matching the description of truck the citizen reported parked outside the Bottle N Cork. The Ford Explorer was occupied by a male driver and one passenger. The officer noticed two open beer cans in the center compartment of the car and another on the passenger side floor and smelled alcohol on the driver’s breath, according to reports.

The driver agreed to perform roadside maneuvers and failed them, according to police. He was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a valid license and failing to provide proof of insurance.

Snowmobile stolen from Avon parking lot

AVON ” A man who parked an enclosed trailer with two snowmobiles inside it at an Avon parking lot, returned two days later to find one of the vehicles missing, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man left the trailer at the Avon lot after one of the tires went flat. He told police he left the trailer locked with a padlock and when he came back two days later with an air compressor, he noticed the padlock had been cut off. The snowmobile that was missing was worth about $4,500, according to reports. No damage was done to the trailer and the man told police he didn’t know who might have stolen the vehicle.

Sunroof shattered

A man was driving in Interstate 70 east of Eagle when he heard a “bang” and saw glass flying everywhere, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man thought he blew a tire, but noticed his windshield had shattered and immediately pulled over. Prior to the incident, the man told police he noticed some hunters on four-wheelers near Castle Peak.

Police searched the inside cover the sunroof and did not locate a rock or a bullet. He said it would cost about $250 to replace the sunroof. The case is inactive because there are no suspects.

Staff Writer Chris Outcalt can be reached at 970-748-2931 or

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