Gun found in drunk’s fanny pack, cops say |

Gun found in drunk’s fanny pack, cops say

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

AVON ” A 40-year-old woman was arrested for carrying a gun ” in a fanny pack ” while drunk, according to an Avon Police Department report.

An officer stopped two people who “transferred something between the two of them” while they stood near a roundabout about 2:30 a.m., Wednesday.

The woman was staggering, had bloodshot eyes and smelled like alcohol.

The woman was carrying a gun in her fanny pack and said she had a concealed weapon permit. The officer took the handgun from her.

The officer searched her and found some marijuana and a pipe.

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At the Avon Police Department, the woman’s blood alcohol content was .262. She was ticketed for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

EDWARDS ” A 20-year-old man was taking shots of tequila with his fiancee while driving to Denver Monday for his drunk driving court hearing, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man was driving too fast and changing lanes frequently on Interstate 70, someone told police. The man exited in Edwards and a sheriff’s deputy stopped him at a gas station.

The man was slurring and mumbling and his black Nissan Altima smelled like alcohol. The deputy found bottle of tequila, and the couple told police they had been drinking while driving.

The man forgot what year he was born and repeatedly said he was “dumb” and “stupid.”

He blew a .126 on a breathalyzer and was arrested on suspicion for driving under the influence, excessive alcohol on breath, failure to appear in court and illegal window tint.

Deputies took the drunk 21-year-old fiancee ” who wanted to drive the car ” to the Comfort Inn so she could get a room.

AVON ” Two teenagers delivered a note to a man and egged his car after they left his apartment, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A 37-year-old man reported that someone painted “BITCH CLEAN ME” in white on the bumper and cracked eggs on his 27-year-old girlfriend’s minivan.

The night before he found the vandalism, the man’s ex-girlfriend’s daughter and her friend came to the man’s home and pounded on his door.

The man dated one of the girls’ mothers for 10 days, he said.

The daughter handed the man a flower and a card that said, “Hey baby you hurted my heart, just remember this. Love-u-Raquel.”

The man called the mother after he found the vandalism and she denied knowledge of the incident. After denying involvement, the girls, 16 and 13, admitted to police they took their mother’s car and egged and painted the minivan.

EDWARDS ” Someone stole $2,250 in appliances from a doublewide trailer used for storage, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

Several used appliances were stolen, including a hot water heater, an oven, a refrigerator and a furnace, a the 45-year old owner reported. The neighbors told police they saw a white pickup truck pull up to the trailer on Highway 6 about 9 p.m., April 15.

The crooks also caused an estimated $2,640 in damage to the trailer ” several holes were found in it.

Police have no suspects.

GYPSUM ” A man who bought a van from his ex-wife was unaware that a stolen license plate was on the rear of his van, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A sheriff’s deputy was running license plates while investigating a parking problem and found that a license plate on a white van was stolen.

A 41-year-old man said he owned the van and gave the deputy his paperwork, which was for the front plate of the vehicle. The deputy mentioned this and the man walked from the front to the rear of his van and surprisingly acknowledged the mismatch.

The man recently bought the van from his ex-wife.

The deputy told him to get new license plates.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or

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