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Drunk swipes cop car on I-70

Dawn Witlin
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE, Colorado ” Police said a drunken man who was traveling east in the westbound lanes of traffic on the I-70 in Eagle hit a police car before his arrest.

On July 19, a 22-year-old manr rammed the driver’s side mirror of the officer’s car, according to an Eagle County police report.

The man “had blood-shot, watery eyes,” and failed a field sobriety test, police said.

The man was charged with DUI and reckless driving and was released with his keys to his more sober roommates.

EAGLE-VAIL, Colorado ” Police said a Eagle-Vail woman “was having trouble focusing,” as she reported her birth certificate and photo album stolen from her home July 19.

The 33-year-old woman “expressed that the birth certificate ‘walked outside on its own,'” according to the police report.

The woman, who was calling from a gas station, also told police now that the birth certificate is gone “they will be sorry.”

Police said there was no sign of a break in at the woman’s home.

No suspects were arrested in connection with the theft.

EAGLE ” A Wyoming man in a stolen car was stopped after chucking trash from his window on Interstate 70, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Chad Everett Ball, 29, was said by police to be tossing an aluminum can and scraps of papers from his pickup truck, which had been reported stolen from Shoshoni, Wy.

Police found roughly a half gram of marijuana in Ball’s center console.

Ball allegedly told police that he had bought the car from “some people” in Wyoming, who had probably reported the car stolen because he still owed them money.

The vehicle’s plates were registered to a different vehicle in Cody, Wy.

Ball was charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft, displaying fictitious plates and drug possession.

MINTURN ” On July 19, an Eagle County Sheriff’s Officer noticed a ground level window at Battle Mountain High School had been broken.

The two-by-three-foot window, valued at $150, runs parallel to the road.

Police said no suspects have been implicated, as there were no witnesses to the crime.

EAGLE ” The attendant at a local gas station called the cops to report that a man had just driven off after filling his vehicle with $112 worth of diesel fuel.

However, the man was a regular customer, and the staff knew him by his first name. They also had an idea about where he lived, and could provide a license plate number and a vehicle description.

When contacted, the suspect said he got distracted by a telephone call after pumping the gas, and drove off without paying. He was in the next morning to settle up.

EAGLE ” Thieves hit a number of unlocked vehicles in the Terrace neighborhood on July 19. Residents of Ringneck, Snowgoose and Golden Eagle reported various items taken from their cars.

There are no leads at this time.

EAGLE ” A resident of Eagle Villas called the cops to report that her dogs had chased a man through the parking lot of the complex. She suspected the man was attempting to break into cars.

The cops suggested that the suspect may have simply been running away from the two uneashed dogs. There was no sign of any criminal activity.


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