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Cops: Drunken, sleeping man ends up in wrong car

Steve LynnVail, CO Colorado

Editors note: The following excerpts were taken from Eagle County law enforcement officers and police reports.AVON, Colorado A woman who found a man sleeping in her car reported him to police and pressed charges against him because she said he needed a wake-up call, according to an Avon Police Department report. The drunken man, 40, told police he thought he had been sleeping in his friends Jeep even though the womans Jeep was a different color around 4:30 p.m. May 21 in the City Market parking lot. The man also didnt know where his friend was. The man was taken to a detoxification facility in Glenwood Springs and was ticketed for trespassing and disorderly conduct.

AVON A 23-year-old man who was rolling a joint in his car one afternoon on First Street was ticketed when a sheriffs deputy walked by, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. A sheriffs deputy walking down the street saw the man in the drivers seat holding a rolling paper and some marijuana May 22. The man looked out the window, cursed and began to put the joint on the floor when he saw the deputy. The deputy asked man to step out of the vehicle. A plastic bag with marijuana was found in the mans vehicle and he was ticketed for having less than an ounce of marijuana.

AVON A 21-year-old man was arrested after he tried to sell stolen video games linked to a burglary of a home, according to an Avon Police Department report.A resident reported his video games, about 150 movies and a mountain bike were stolen from his apartment May 22. The residents $3,000 mountain bike had been stolen from his apartment once before, but was found in a bike rack at Wal-Mart. On May 24, the 21-year-old man tried to sell the video games at an Avon video games store. Employees noticed that the video games were the same ones that had been reported stolen by the resident.The employees refused to buy the games and the man left in a silver Ford Fusion. Police later found the Ford Fusion in an apartment complexs parking lot and searched the mans apartment, but were unable to find the games. The man was arrested Tuesday on a warrant accusing him of having stolen goods. He denied stealing the games and said he found them in a Dumpster. He threw them in the trash after employees at the store werent going to give him much money, he said.

GYPSUM A woman who was driving around five children, including her son on his birthday, was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and child abuse, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. The woman, 35, was reportedly stumbling outside a store off Interstate 70, after she had been driving May 23. The woman, whom a sheriffs deputy saw coming out of a liquor store, had had a couple sips of her friends wine at lunch, she said. She had been driving from the Front Range to Glenwood Springs for her sons birthday, she said. Another woman in the passenger seat said she had been the one drinking, but the deputy didnt smell alcohol on her. The driver was arrested on suspicion of five counts of child abuse and driving under the influence of alcohol.

EAGLE A rebellious middle school student turned cooperative when a police officer walked into his bedroom and told him it was time to go to school.The boys upset mother had gone to the Eagle Police Department looking for help to control the boy. The boy, who had recently been in a fight at school, refused to go to class.The mother was concerned that the boy was being violent when she tried to get him out of bed and to go to school.An officer went into a bedroom and woke up the boy, who was shocked. When told to get dressed and to get ready, the boy did not protest. He was taken to school.

EDWARDS A marijuana pipe was found in the car of a man who told a sheriffs deputy he had quit smoking marijuana, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. The man, 19, was pulled over for following a sport utility vehicle too closely May 26. He was ticketed, but the deputy smelled marijuana in the car.The man said he used to smoke marijuana, but had quit. The pipe was found during a search of the mans vehicle. The man explained that he just couldnt get rid of it.

EDWARDS A former homeowner took a barbecue grill and furniture from a couple who said the homeowner had given the items to them, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. The couple had bought a home from the homeowner and they said she told them in January they could keep her barbecue grill, table and four chairs as a gift. The homeowner said the couple could keep her belongings only until the snow on the homes deckmelted. The homeowners realtor later called and asked the couple if the belongings could be picked up. The couple said no. The $1,300 in items were taken from the couples deck sometime between May 23 and May 24. The couple were told to resolve the matter in court.The Eagle Valley Enterprise contributed to this report.Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 970-748-2931 or

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