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Infant left alone for eight hours

Eagle Police responded to a disturbance call at a local restaurant when one of the employees saw a female he did not know enter his parked car.

When the officer arrived on the scene, he asked the woman why she was sitting in a vehicle that did not belong to her. She replied “It felt right.” She was evasive about answering questions regarding her identity and her residence. Another officer was able to locate the woman’s car in a nearby parking lot and eventually the officers were able to determine the woman’s name and that she lived in Idaho Springs.

A background check revealed a Jefferson County active warrant for her arrest. She was taken into custody for the warrant and due to her erratic behavior and odd statements, the officers recommended an interview by mental health professionals once she arrived at the county jail. During her discussion with a mental health counselor, the woman said she had left her 5-month-old baby unattended at her home in Idaho Springs.

The Eagle officer contacted police in Idaho Springs, who went to the woman’s house and found the infant in her crib. The investigation revealed the infant had been left unattended fore more than eight hours. The baby was taken to the hospital, but after an examination she was release to child services. A child neglect case has been opened in Idaho Springs related to the woman’s actions.

The restaurant employee who first reported the woman’s odd behavior opted not to press charges.

XM radio theft

An Eagle man reported that someone broke into his vehicle while it was parked at his home in The Terrace, stealing his XM radio.

The man said the theft occurred between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. and that his car was not locked. He noted the thief had rummaged through the glove compartment and through other belongings in the vehicle before stealing the radio.

The man told police he had called XM Radio to shut off his service. The police officer recommended he lock his car in the future.

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