Cops: Kids shot car windows from roof
Vail CO, Colorado
Editor’s note: The following excerpts were taken from Eagle County law enforcement officers and police reports.
EDWARDS, COLORADO ” Two kids who shot out several car windows from the roof of an Edwards shopping center Nov. 30 were arrested and later linked to other crimes, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.
Two juveniles were arrested after three vehicles driving on U.S. Highway 6 were damaged by BBs from a pellet gun. No injures were reported. The kids allegedly were shooting at the cars across from the Riverwalk shopping area.
The juveniles admitted to the shootings, saying they were bored, the Sheriff’s Office said.
They were arrested on suspicion of felony menacing, theft and criminal mischief and were let go to their parents.
On Wednesday, the juveniles were linked to six other unsolved cases after sheriff’s deputies received an anonymous tip.
The juveniles had brought pellet guns to school and had shot windows out of a school bus at the Eagle-Vail bus barn next to Battle Mountain High School, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Between Nov. 22 and 30, they also vandalized vehicles in Eagle-Vail and Avon, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The juveniles may face additional charges. Anyone whose vehicle was damaged should call (970) 479-2200 to report it, the Sheriff’s Office said.
AVON, COLORADO ” A dog owner opened his door to find a man with a ski mask standing on his balcony on Swift Gulch Road, according to an Avon Police Department report.
The dog owner, 32, was in his bedroom when he went to get some ice out of his refrigerator in the kitchen. His dog started acting excited; the dog owner thought it had to go to the bathroom.
When the dog owner opened the door to let his dog out, he saw a man wearing a dark jacket and ski mask that covered his nose and mouth.
The man walked away and disappeared into a parking lot.
EAGLE, COLORADO ” A strong smell of marijuana coming from a student who got to school late led to his suspension from Eagle Valley Middle School, according to Eagle police.
The 15-year-old student was taken to the principal’s office and was told to empty his pockets. He had a pipe, lighter and a gum package filled with marijuana, police said.
According to police reports, the boy said he bought the pot in Minturn. His mother was ticketed and the boy was suspended for 10 days.
EAGLE, COLORADO” A driver who slid into a street lamp and took off was later caught by police.
The man, 34, said he drank a six-pack and admitted to hitting the pole on 4th of July Road and Eagle Ranch Road, according to Eagle police.
The man did not say why he left the scene of the accident, which caused $2,500 in damage.
He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The Eagle Valley Enterprise contributed to this article. Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or firstname.lastname@example.org.