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Forgeries lead to more community service

Eagle Valley Enterprise

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” An 18-year-old man’s attempt to shirk his court-ordered community service by submitting fake work documents was foiled by a probation officer.

The probation officer called the cops after the young man’s father brought in paperwork documenting the suspect’s community service work at the animal shelter. Typically, such documents are faxed directly from the facility where the work hours were performed.

The staff at the animal shelter confirmed that the suspect had actually worked only seven of the 40 hours of community service that he was claiming. The youth denied forging the documents.



However, another teen who worked at the facility admitted that she gave him the paperwork, and, when pressured by her friend, signed off on his work hours. Supervisors said the girl was unfamiliar with the system.

The probation officer decided not to press charges against the suspect; but did, however, petition the court to add another 40 hours of community service to the young man’s punishment.



EAGLE ” Charles Wayne White, 46, failed to register as a sex offender after being released from the Eagle County Detention facility on July 6. He was told that he had to register within five days of his release. As of Aug. 17, he had still failed to register, authorities said.

This is not the first time White has failed to register as a sex offender.

White is believed to currently be living in Washington. However, a national sex offender register check came up negative that White was registered anywhere in the United States, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.



White has multiple other felony arrests in several other states for drugs, assaults and other crimes. White is a white male, six feet tall, 180 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

GYPSUM ” Deputies responded to a residence on Park Street in Gypsum, Aug. 20, after receiving a report of an assault.

The victim had redness, swelling and a slight laceration on his face. He told deputies that he rents a room on the top floor of the residence and the property owners’ daughter, her live-in boyfriend and a young baby live downstairs.

The victim said that when he came home from work the boyfriend was feeding the baby in the upstairs living room. When the victim turned on the television, the boyfriend told him to leave the house because he was not welcome anymore. The victim left the house; but when the boyfriend punched him.

The boyfriend admitted to “snapping” and hitting the victim. He was charged with third degree assault.

GYPSUM ” Deputies pulled over a vehicle that was going 60 mph in a 35 mph zone on Valley Road in Gypsum.

During the stop, two males walked up to the scene. One of the men was identified as the brother of the vehicle’s driver.

The brother proceeded to become boisterous and agitated. Deputies reported that his body language and his mannerisms suggested that he was attempting to distract deputies from the investigation they were conducting.

While the brother was being placed under arrest for disorderly conduct, a smoking pipe was found on him and a strong odor of alcohol was detected. The man was charged with disorderly conduct, possession of less then one ounce of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

The second male began misbehaving as well. He was charged with obstructing a peace officer.

GYPSUM ” Three vehicles at Down Valley Automotive on Scotch Creek Road in Gypsum were broken into and the cars’ stereos were stolen at night on Aug. 18.

The business will replace the customers’ stereos.

There are no leads in this case.

EAGLE COUNTY ” 38-year-old woman called the cops at 4 a.m. on Aug. 16, declaring that she needed to be taken away because she had hit her husband.

When officers arrived at the home, the woman, who was drunk, was waiting out in the yard. She also claimed to have ripped a bedroom door off its hinges, but the officer noted that her hands showed no sign of redness or swelling. When asked how she ripped the door down she replied, “It’s a gift.”

Her husband, however, did have bleeding hands, and took responsibility for pulling the door down during the argument.

The cops suggested that the couple separate for the night. The drunken woman called a cab, saying she would stop at a nearby friend’s home to pick up some belongings, then would take a ride to stay with a friend in Edwards. The officer followed the cab, however, saw the woman get out of her vehicle and tried to drive her own car. She was advised to get back in the cab.

A few minutes later the cab driver called dispatch to report that the woman had jumped out of the cab near Abrams Creek. The cop returned to the couple’s home, to warn the husband that she was likely coming back.

At that point, the couple’s son said his mother had indeed returned to the house, and was hiding in a closet. The couple agreed to stay in separate ends of the house for the rest of the night. No charges were filed.

EAGLE ” A report of drunk people at the intersection of Third and Broadway shortly after 2 a.m. on Aug. 22 proved accurate. The cops found a drunken couple, both of whom were having difficulty walking to their car.

The man was particularly uncooperative. When asked for identification, he pulled out a rodeo card and waved it in the cop’s face. He also ignored instructions, was verbally abusive and resisted being handcuffed.

He was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing an officer. Both the man and woman were released to a sober friend.

– A cop on evening patrol found a 5-year-old child walking along Highway 6, near Nogal Road. She said she was trying to walk to the town park. The parents were notified and the older brother, who was supposed to be watching her, was in trouble.

– A man reported that he was attacked by a skinny, dark gray cat along the 400 block of Broadway on Aug. 19. The victim was scratched on the foot, but refused medical attention. The incident was referred to animal control.

– A child called the cops to report that his skateboard slipped down a storm drain at Mill Road. He was advised to call public works in the morning.


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