Drivers have hoedown in Edwards |

Drivers have hoedown in Edwards

J.K. Perry

EDWARDS ” A UPS driver making deliveries in Edwards on June 21 incurred the wrath of a track hoe operator bent on replacing water mains.

The driver made a delivery, came back to his truck and began to leave but the hoe operator moved to block the UPS driver’s escape. The operator brought the track hoe bucket within inches of the truck’s nose, according to the sheriff’s deputy’s report.

The UPS driver motioned he needed to get by. The operator went up to the driver and asked if he was going to move. The driver explained he needed the track hoe moved to leave.

The operator replied, “I don’t care, you either move or I will move you.” The operator got back on his vehicle, moved the bucket under the truck and began to push it backwards about 60 feet, according to the sheriff’s deputy’s report.

The driver managed to get out and call the cops. The operator fessed up, but he wasn’t arrested because he needed to restore water pressure to area fire hydrants in case of emergency, according to the deputy’s report.

The operators received a summons for criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.

GYPSUM ” Unhappy they missed their flight, a man and woman Sunday loudly cursed out Eagle County airport officials, according to the sheriff’s deputy’s report.

Seems when the two arrived, no one was available to help them at the United Airlines counter. So the woman jumped behind the counter and vigorously tried to open a nearby door. Meanwhile, the man twice tried to walk into the gate area through the exit only walkway and managed to set off an alarm. Then he cut under security checkpoint ropes, according to the sheriff’s deputy’s report.

After a deputy arrived, the two learned they could’ve been charged with a federal crime, but instead received summons for unlawful conduct in a public place and disorderly conduct.

The woman complained as the deputy filled out the summons and the man said to her, “just stop it mom, we are the problems here” and “we are lucky the charges weren’t federal,” according to the sheriff’s deputy’s report.

Oh, another woman and three children were with the two the entire time.

GYPSUM ” Several sheets of drywall sitting in a man’s Cotton Ranch garage disappeared sometime between Saturday and Monday.

An Eagle County Sheriff’s deputy inspected the driveway and found tire marks from a lift used to make off with the drywall. The man suspected that his former boss ” who had fired him ” stole the drywall because the boss felt the man owed him money, according to the sheriff’s deputy’s report.

The deputy dropped by the boss’ house. No one answered the door, so the deputy walked around the house, peered into a basement window and saw approximately 70 pieces of drywall, according to the sheriff’s deputy’s report.

The deputy planned to follow-up later with the boss.

BEAVER CREEK ” On Sunday afternoon, a woman walking by the restrooms at Beaver Creek’s ice rink found four $100 bills on the ground. The woman notified security, who in turn contacted the Sheriff’s Office. The money was placed into evidence awaiting the owner to claim the bills.

DOTSERO ” A Dotsero woman Sunday found marks scratched into her red Ford Mustang and called deputies to complain. The artist carved what looked like “punto” into the hood of the car. Punto means “point” in Spanish.

Perhaps the miscreant intended to scrawl a similar Spanish word, one that means something quite different, and worse.

EAGLE COUNTY ” Crimestopper’s is looking for help solving the following crimes:

– A Red Cliff resident reported some tried to break into his Eagle Street home sometime between June 20 and June 23. Though his back door was extensively damaged, no one was able to get into his house.

– Sometime over the weekend, a semi truck and drilling rig, parked along Highway 6 in Dotsero, were vandalized. The vandals smashed in seven windows, pulled all the wiring, and dumped several cans of oil over the entire drilling rig. Damages are estimated at more than $5,000.

Anyone with information can remain anonymous and earn up to $1,000 by calling Crime Stoppers: 328-7007 or 1-800-962-TIPS.

Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 748-2928 or

Vail, Colorado

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