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Cops: Boy found bullet in Gypsum home

Steve Lynn
CO, Colorado

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

GYPSUM ” A bullet traveled through the ceiling and into a bedroom in which children were playing, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A father heard a loud noise coming from the bedroom in a mobile home near the Gypsum Sports Complex at 5:45 p.m. May 4.

The father walked to the bedroom and found a hole in the ceiling, and his son handed him a bullet. No one was injured.

Sheriff’s deputies searched the neighborhood, but no one had heard any gun shots. The deputies had been in the area around 5:45 p.m., as well, and didn’t hear shots. Deputies could not find any suspects.

The bullet had come from the sports complex to the southeast. The cost to repair the ceiling was estimated at $250.

EDWARDS ” A 25-year-old woman was reportedly beaten up by another woman at a bus stop on Lake Creek Village Drive, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

Four women pulled up in a silver four-door car as the 25-year-old woman and her 34-year-old friend were waiting for a bus May 1. Four men in a black car also pulled up behind the silver car and one of the men got out.

One of the women got out of the silver car and told the 25-year-old that if she didn’t disappear, she would be killed.

The woman hit the 25-year-old once in the chest and four times in her face. The woman was described as 5 feet, six inches tall and was wearing jeans and a jean jacket.

The 25-year-old had never seen the woman, but she recognized another woman in the car.

EDWARDS ” A man who was selling clothing from his van in the Eagle River Village mobile home park was ticketed for trespassing, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

Several people were trying to buy clothes wrapped in plastic from the 32-year-old man when a sheriff’s deputy arrived the morning of May 4.

The deputy had warned the man in the past not to sell clothes and compact discs in the mobile home park because the property manager disapproved of it.

The man said he knew he wasn’t supposed to be selling products there and he was ticketed for third-degree criminal trespassing.

EDWARDS ” A skate park was spray-painted, windows were removed from restrooms, and bags of turf torn into at Freedom Park, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The skate park was spray-painted with the message “DYC” in black and white.

Three picnic tables had been piled up to the roof of the restrooms and several windows on the roof had been either opened or removed and laid on the roof. A worker said the restrooms were unlocked, so he didn’t know why the windows had been opened.

Five bags containing number turf for a soccer field at the park had been torn open. They were worth $1,000 each, but could still be used.

The damage was done sometime between the night of May 3 and the morning of May 4, the worker said.

EAGLE ” A 40-year-old woman who shoplifted shampoo and other beauty products from City Market said she had planned to pay for the items, according to the Eagle Police Department.

A security officer saw the Gypsum woman carrying a newspaper over her purse April 26. The woman put hair spray under the newspaper and went through the checkout lane without paying for it.

The security officer contacted the woman outside the store and found a bottle of shampoo.

The woman told police she had the money to pay for the items, and that stealing them was “stupid.” She was ticketed for petty theft.

The Eagle Valley Enterprise contributed to this article. Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at (970) 748-2931 or

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