Dotsero man suspected of crime spree
Vail CO Colorado
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Police say a Dotsero, Colorado, man went on a crime spree in Colorado’s Vail Valley toward the end of last month.
During a single night in the Avon, Colorado, area, 26-year-old Jessie Medina Jr. is suspected of stealing two cars, lifting TVs from the Westin hotel and shopping at Wal-Mart using stolen checks, Avon Police said.
Three days later, police suspect that he broke into several cars in the Riverwalk shopping center and that he was in possession of stolen property from an Edwards, Colorado, business when he was arrested, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Medina is being held at the Eagle County jail on $53,000 bail, Avon Police Lt. Greg Daly said.
The alleged crimes started in Avon during the night of Aug. 22 and continued into the morning of Aug. 23, Daly said.
Medina is suspected of stealing an Avon man’s sport utility vehicle and swiping checks from the car, police reports said. A surveillance video showed Medina buying more than $300 worth of goods from Wal-Mart, police reports said. Earlier in the night, Medina also allegedly went into a hotel room at the Westin Riverfront Resort and Spa, where police say he moved two TVs onto a patio and attempted to steal a third TV.
Medina faces a slew of charges from Avon Police, including felony theft, Daly said.
That same night, police say Medina stole a work truck from a parking lot at the base of Beaver Creek, Colorado, Daly said. Before the truck was reported stolen, the Colorado State Patrol reportedly issued Medina a traffic ticket while he was driving the truck in Dotsero, Daly said. The State Patrol later charged Medina with felony theft and criminal trespassing, a warrant said.
On Aug. 26, the Vail, Colorado, Police Department contacted the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office after reportedly finding stolen property on Medina and Gypsum resident Devon Ewing, 21, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office.
The property reportedly belonged to Mountain Estate Builders in Edwards, which had been reported burglarized, the statement said. A laptop computer, a camera and checks had been swiped from the business, the statement said.
Police also suspect that Medina and Ewing broke into several cars in the Riverwalk’s underground parking lot in Edwards, the statement said. Police said anyone who thinks their car was the subject of a break-in at the Riverwalk should call 970-479-2200.
The Sheriff’s Office charged Medina and Ewing with second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal vehicle trespass and theft by receiving.
Medina also faces a number of charges from Vail Police stemming from a separate alleged incident in Vail Village.
High Life Writer Sarah Mausolf can be reached at 970-748-2928 or firstname.lastname@example.org.