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A deputy noticed a vehicle with California plates traveling at a slow rate of speed and a missing headlight on Interstate 70 near Eagle.

Once the deputy activated his lights, the vehicle slowed down further to around 40 mph, but kept going. The vehicle traveled about two miles before it actually stopped.



Once stopped, the deputy approached the passenger side of the vehicle and knocked on the window. The driver spoke no English, but luckily, the deputy was bilingual. When it was determined that the 26-year-old driver had no license or passport, he told the deputy that he did have an ID in a suitcase in the back of the vehicle. The driver retrieved a wallet from the back of the car and produced an ID to the deputy.

It was determined that even though the man had several deportations and was considered a fugitive from ICE (Immigrations and Custom Enforcement) the deputy couldn’t legally arrest him. The man told the deputy that he was on his way to Los Angeles but was going to stay with family for a week in Nebraska. The deputy asked the man if he had any other documents and he replied that he did not. The deputy asked him to retrieve his wallet, and the man said he had lost his wallet, and that he had no other papers with him.



After the man consented to a search of the car, the deputy found seven fictitious ID documents in the wallet that was produced earlier. The deputy also found four permanent resident cards and three social security cards, which were all fake. The man was arrested for possession of a forged instrument.

Truck break-in



A 60-year-old Gypsum man called in to report that someone had broken into his locked truck.

A bag containing miscellaneous hunting gear and a 22-caliber revolver was stolen. This happened while the man was running various errands in Avon and Gypsum.

The victim also reported a cell phone and a camera were stolen.

Golf clubs gone

A 24-year-old Avon man reported his golf clubs had been stolen.

When the deputy went to investigate, the man told her that he had been a former golf course employee and was fired. When he was fired, he was told to move his personal golf clubs from the member only clubhouse. He said that he moved the bag and clubs to his employee locker that day, which is in a maintenance facility. The man told the deputy that his employee locker was accessible to about 15 employees and was left unsecured.

The man said that when he was fired, he was given a day to leave employee housing and that the issue of finding housing became his first priority – not his golf clubs. When he told management that the clubs were stolen, he said that he was told that they would not be investigating the matter. The man provided the deputy with the phone number of his former supervisor.

When the deputy contacted the supervisor, he said that he actually had 27 employees in and out of the building and no cameras. The supervisor stated that he was aware of the reported theft but that he was not able to verify if the former employee had ever actually had the clubs in his locker. The supervisor said the company could continue the investigation, but the deputy advised him that she could not force the company to follow up with the complaint.

The supervisor ended the conversation with the deputy by saying, “I’ll take it into my own hands.”


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