Domestic violence charge comes two years later in Avon |

Domestic violence charge comes two years later in Avon

Dustin Racioppi
Avon, CO Colorado

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

AVON, Colorado “-Two years after the fact, a 22-year-old Avon, Colorado woman reported a fight she had with her husband, and deputies were able to charge him.

The woman told police that back in December 2006, she was at her mother-in-law’s apartment in Edwards when he got physical with her in a bedroom. The woman, who was nine weeks pregnant at the time, said her husband choked her and knocked her down.

At some point she obtained a restraining order against him, which seemed to work until recently when he started calling her a lot.

He told deputies he never touched the woman, and he was only calling her to check on her safety because she had been discharging blood lately and wouldn’t go to the hospital, and was instead going out with her friends.

The man was arrested for violation of a restraining order, domestic violence and third-degree assault.

GYPSUM, Colorado ” The wonders of cell phone technology recently helped police track down a group of alleged thieves who deputies say broke into a family’s car and racked up thousands in gift card purchases on their credit card.

It happened when the family pulled over at Gypsum Campground on Nov. 29 and took a walk. As they were walking, the 39-year-old husband heard a loud bang and a crash. He turned around and saw somebody had broken into their car, and began yelling at them until they jumped into a black Cadillac and drove away.

What the out-of-touch-with-technology robber didn’t realize when he stole the wife’s purse and iPhone was that the phone has a GPS system in it, which deputies quickly used to track down the Cadillac.

They found a group of men staying at a hotel in Eagle, where deputies found three boxed laptops. One of the men claimed he bought it from a guy in Edwards for $300, but couldn’t remember his name. A further investigation by deputies revealed a few telling receipts from Wal-Mart. The laptops ” along with a 40″ flat-screen TV and nearly a dozen gift cards ” were purchased earlier on the wife’s credit card that was stolen.

The charges on the credit card totaled $5,400.

Deputies arrested two of the men involved and they were charged with theft and theft by receiving.

EDWARDS, Colorado ” It doesn’t look as if a 65-year-old man who visited some family in Edwards will be getting his women’s footwear back.

The shoes and sandals, totaling $825, were for a business he runs and were stolen Nov. 26 when the man came from Michigan for the holidays, according to the sheriff’s report.

It could have been prevented, though. He told deputies that he normally locks his doors, but since there was no damage to his 2008 Chevrolet Suburban parked in the driveway, he must’ve forgotten.

And now he’s out 12 pairs of shoes and about 40 pairs of sandals. The case is closed due to a lack of leads.

WOLCOTT, Colorado ” Somewhere out there, there’s a man with a broken car window and he still doesn’t know about it.

Deputies have tried contacting the owner of a Toyota 4-Runner that they noticed on Dec. 2 at the Wolcott Park and Ride had its rear passenger window smashed. The sheriff’s report said the doors were still locked in the car, but the inside was in disarray with copper piping strewn around the back seat. It didn’t appear as if anything was stolen, either, according to the report.

The sheriff’s office has closed the case because there are no leads and the registered owner of the car, who lives in Rifle, cannot be found.

EDWARDS, Colorado ” There will be no “Theme Time Radio Hour” with Bob Dylan for a while in the unfortunate case of one local man whose XM Satellite Radio was stolen from him in the wee hours of Dec. 2.

It was his friend who noticed because he watched the theft in action. According to the sheriff’s report, he saw a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and black gloves breaking into the Chevrolet Silverado parked in the Riverwalk lower garage.

When the alleged robber noticed the man, he ran away, with the radio in hand, to his own car and sped off.

Deputies were able to locate him shortly after in Wolcott, where they would charge him with theft, criminal mischief, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglar tools, speeding, driving under restriction and first-degree criminal trespassing.

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