Fight among kids escalates in Gypsum |

Fight among kids escalates in Gypsum

Veronica Whitney

GYPSUM – A fight between several children ended with a knife “landing” behind one of the boys, police said.On Sept. 6, several boys were playing near Red Hill Elementary School when one became angry, pulled a knife and chased one of the boys involved in the fight, police said.The father of the boy chased told police that during the fight his son had pushed one of the boys away, who then pulled a knife out on him. When his son ran away, the boy with the knife threw the knife at him, the man told police. The knife didn’t hurt anyone, police said.When interviewed by police, the boy accused of throwing the knife said he wanted to scare the other boy, but didn’t want to hurt him, police said.The accused’s father told police his son had the knife with him when they were camping and still had it when they returned. The man also said his son, who has an anger problem, doesn’t routinely have access to the knife. Police referred the case to social services.West lot incidentsBEAVER CREEK – Two Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch employees had problems with their cars when left in west Beaver Creek parking lot.On Sept. 6, a 21-year-old woman called police when one of her tires was slashed, the police report says. Police said the woman had parked her truck in the west lot at about 1 p.m. and went to the Ritz-Carlton to work. When she came back to her car at about 10:30 p.m., she spotted the tire damage, police said. The woman told police she didn’t know who could have done it. She said she was new in the valley and didn’t know anyone, police said.Days later, someone broke into a man’s car that also was parked at the west lot while he was working at the hotel, police said. Police were driving through the lot when they saw a car parked there with its rear door opened, police said.When they inspected the car, police said they saw there was a large hole in the dashboard where the radio is supposed to be. Police also noticed that the driver’s door was unlocked. With the help of dispatch, police located the owner of the car. The 31-year-old man told police his CD player and several CDs were missing. The man told police he had left the car locked.Game mischiefEAGLE-VAIL – You might want to take your CDs out of your car when you go to a football game. On Sept. 4, a woman parked her car at the Battle Mountain High School parking lot. When she returned after a football game, at about 11:30 p.m., she noticed that the rear passenger door window was broken, police said. The woman told police about 250 CDs were missing from her car. The window appeared to have been smashed by a sharp object, police said.Drugs found in lost bagVAIL – A bag that contained marijuana was found on the South Frontage Road and turned in to Vail Police, a police report says. Inside the blue backpack, police found a book and a shoe box. A Vail police officer said he could smell marijuana in the backpack and noticed that the shoe box contained plastic baggies full of marijuana, the reports says. The owner of the bag couldn’t be found and police destroyed the contents, police said.Staff writer Veronica Whitney can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 454 or

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