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Eagle Police were called to a local car wash June 29 when a resident reported that $1,565 worth of motocross gear had been taken from the location.

The man said he had accidently left his gearbox at the car wash but had returned about 15 minutes later and found it was missing. The man said his name was on the box, which contained a Yamaha gear bag, a helmet, size 11 boots, various riding items and a iPod.

Police checked with nearby businesses but none of the employees recalled seeing anyone pick up a gearbox. Additionally the car wash and adjacent businesses checked video surveillance but could not find any suspects.

Hit and Run

Eagle Police were called to the intersection of Eby Creek Road and Loren Lane July 9 on the report of a hit and run motor vehicle accident.

When the officer arrived on the scene he was met by two drivers. Both said they were part of a chain accident when a silver SUV rear-ended the first car which then rear-ended the second car. The driver of the first car said the SUV driver handed him a business card and then left the scene, stating that he was late for a meeting.

Officers tracked down the driver at an Eagle County meeting. When asked if he had been involved in an accident earlier that afternoon, the man replied that he was, but that the had left his card at the area. The officer advised the man that a business card was not sufficient information to leave the scene of an accident.

The man accompanied the officer to the parking lot, where another Eagle policeman had already located the suspect car and had started taking photos of damage to its front end. The owner told police that the damage was old, but the officer replied that it appeared to have happened recently because there was no dirt on the front of the bumper.

The SUV owner was issued a ticket and told that he needed to contact police when he was involved in an accident.

Miscellaneous Mischief

While on patrol recently, an officer noted that a door was broken at a vacant residence along Church Street. The building’s owner was notified.

On June 26, a local man reported his bike had been stolen from the Park and Ride at Chambers Ave. The owner said he had ridden his bike to the bus that morning, but the bus was full so he had to leave his bike at the parking lot. When he returned at around 6 p.m. that day, his bike was missing. The owner told the officer he had not locked the bike because he thought he would be taking it with him to work. The missing bike is either a 2009 or 2010 black Specialized valued at around $800.

On July 9, another man reported that his bike was taken from the Park and Ride. He also left his bike unlocked at the site around 6 a.m. and found it missing when he returned around 4 p.m. It is a 17.5-inch bright blue Mongoose IBOC valued at approximately $100.

On July 3, town of Eagle workers informed police about vandalism to the public restrooms at Brush Creek Park. The vandals spray-painted in both the men’s and women’s restrooms. Police are investigating the messages that were painted and the town employees are compiling an estimate for damage repair.

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