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Hunter fires at flying elk?

J.K. Perry

EAGLE ” A territorial hunter fired a shot over several people’s heads when they invaded his space Oct. 31 in Eagle, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s report.

The people were hunting near Bruce Creek. They killed an elk and went to retrieve it on all-terrain vehicles when the came across the hunter, who said the vehicles were scaring other elk away.

The people said they had permission to be on the property and left. They picked up the elk and saw the hunter fire a shot over their heads. The people asked what he was doing, but he didn’t reply. On their way out, the people ran into the hunter’s wife or girlfriend and asked her why he shot at them. The woman said he must have seen an elk.



Deputies planned to talk to more witnesses before taking action.

VON ” A man ran from police after they learned he was driving under a revoked license, according to an Avon police report.



Police stopped the man in the Agave parking lot and asked for his license. He handed an officer his Colorado identification and explained he didn’t have a drivers license, but planned to get one.

Officers determined the man’s license had been revoked and went to handcuff him. The man spun around and ran away. An officer chased him and wrestled the man down when he slipped and fell on a deck. The man turned his coat inside out and escaped.

He jumped down a steep embankment and ran to the side of a building. The officer found the man in a parking lot. The man then cooperated with the officer and was arrested for resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer and driving with a revoked license.



EDWARDS ” A teenager helping deputies turn off an Edwards store alarm got ticketed Nov. 3 for underage drinking when the deputies smelled booze on his breath, according to a Sheriff’s report.

The deputies showed up at the store after hours because of the alarm and checked inside. The deputies came out and found the teenager, who works at the store. The teenager turned off the alarm and a deputy asked if he had been drinking. The teenager denied drinking, but later admitted it to another deputy.

One of the deputies called the teenager’s mother, who said she didn’t know her son was drinking and didn’t give him permission to do so.

The deputy ticketed the teenager for underage drinking. He later met the teenager’s mother and she admitted to drinking a beer with her son shortly before. When asked why she lied, the mother said she misunderstood and thought her son had been drinking at the store.

The mother said her son didn’t say anything about drinking the beer because he didn’t want to get her in trouble.

AVON ” An unpaid trailer note lead to a man getting busted for several grams of cocaine on Halloween in Avon.

A repo man looking for the trailer asked for a deputy’s help to find the man, who had a warrant for his arrest. The deputy found the man and arrested him because he had three warrants.

While searching the man, the deputy found nearly 7 grams of cocaine and other drug paraphernalia. The deputy added charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

All information from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the Avon Police Department.

Staff Writer J.K. Perry can be reached at 748-2928 or jkperry@vaildaily.com.

Vail, Colorado


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