Eagle man accused of shooting neighbor’s dog | VailDaily.com

Eagle man accused of shooting neighbor’s dog

Veronica Whitney

A man in Eagle allegedly told police he shot his neighbor’s dog because he was concerned with an animal getting into his chickens.An Eagle woman let her dogs out early in the morning, Aug. 7, and when she called the dogs in, one of the three was missing. When he finally came back home, the dog had been shot through the neck and was bleeding. A veterinarian told the woman the dog would live -apparently the bullet traveled through the neck cleanly and struck nothing vital.The 31-year-old neighbor came over to the woman’s house and said he had shot the dog, police said. The man allegedly told police when he shot the dog he didn’t know it was his neighbor’s dog.The man allegedly said that at about 7 a.m. he heard an animal after his chickens and shot it with his .22 caliber rifle from a window in his house. He said the animal ran away and then saw it was his neighbor’s dog.The man wasn’t charged.Car theftsA man called police about a car break-in at an apartment complex parking lot in Avon, at about 3 a.m., Saturday. The man told police he was coming home when he saw two people next to a car. One of the man ran away, police said.Later, police found four people who were sitting in a car close to the car that had been broken into. The man identified one of them, a 19-year-old Avon man, as the one who had run off. The owner of the car, who was later contacted, told police he was missing a portable compact disc player.When police searched the suspect’s car, they allegedly found two car stereos unattached with the connecting wires cut, wire cutters, Allen wrenches and a razor box cutter. There were also bits of electrical wire in the car, police said.Two juveniles who were in the car were released into the custody of their parents, while the 19-year-old was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of burglary tools.Gold watch stolenYou might want to consider not leaving your $21, 000 watch behind when you leave your hotel room. A guest staying at a hotel in Vail called police after he couldn’t find his $21,000-gold watch, which he said he had left in the room, police said. The man said he left the watch it in a dresser drawer with a pair of pants before going out for dinner, police said. He discovered it was missing the next morning, police said. The case is closed.Staff writer Veronica Whitney can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 454 or vwhitney@vaildaily.com.

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