Week In Review
Sexual contact suspect sought
The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police Department and Avon Police Department are seeking any information that may result in identifying the suspect in three unlawful sexual contact incidents that occurred in locations around Eagle County. The suspect was described as wearing a ball cap, shorts and a T-shirt at the time of the three separate incidents. People are being asked to call the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office at 970-328-8500 with any information about the suspect or these crimes.
Stay off power poles
Holy Cross Energy informed the public that people are not permitted, under any circumstances, to climb or access area power poles. The poles are very dangerous, and even when someone is attempting to rescue a pet, poles cannot be accessed. For questions regarding power poles, call Holy Cross Energy at 970-945-5491.
Volunteers gather to clean up Eagle River cooridor
Following the 20th Annual Eagle River Cleanup on Saturday, the roughly 350 volunteers enjoyed a free lunch catered by The Broken Arrow at Arrowhead in Edwards. The first cleanup twenty years ago only had 24 volunteers. In recent years, the family friendly event has had more kids volunteering for the day.
Former county employee investigated
A former employee in the Eagle County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is being investigated for alleged embezzlement of public funds.
Gypsum resident Brenda Wright’s home was searched after police obtained a warrant in regards to the investigation. The latest suspected embezzlement case in the region comes on the heels of the arrest of former Garfield County Clerk’s office worker Robin McMillan last month. McMillan, 51, of Rifle, is accused of stealing close to $200,000 from the office over five years.
A Glenwood woman called police to report a woman stealing frozen vegetables from a freezer in her garage. When confronted, the woman reportedly put the veggies back and fled.