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Lights shut off, man pinches power

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

GYPSUM ” Holy Cross Energy workers caught a man who stole an electric meter he used to get electricity after his was disconnected, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

Workers April 23 realized that a Pinon Street home’s meter was missing. The same day, the workers found that the man had removed his own meter.

The workers on May 10 found the Pinon Street meter at the man’s home when they returned to check their equipment.

The man had plugged the Pinon Street meter into the socket at his home because his electricity service had been disconnected for not paying his bill.

Removing a meter could cause serious injury, according to the report.

Holy cross did not file charges against the man.

EAGLE-VAIL ” A raging roommate moved her roommate’s belongings to the hallway after he refused to pay double the rent, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man refused to pay the roommate $800 dollars for rent because he had verbally agreed to pay only half that, he said.

The roommate ” who had leased the apartment ” locked the man out Sunday night, so he left.

He returned Monday to find his belongings in the hallway outside the River Run apartment. An estimated $2,920 in snowboarding gear and electronics were missing.

The woman evicted the man illegally, the sheriff’s deputy said.

The roommate was ticketed for misdemeanor second-degree criminal tampering.

Sunday night, the man sent her offensive text messages and told her he would punch her face.

He was ticketed with misdemeanor harassment.

EAGLE ” A man got a felony when he failed to notify police of a bag of marijuana in his shirt pocket, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A 23-year-old man was arrested in Gypsum May 10 because he failed to appear in court. A sheriff’s deputy searched the man and asked him whether he had any drugs or weapons and the man he said no.

When the man arrived at the Eagle County jail, the question was repeated and the man said no again. An officer searched him and found a bag of marijuana.

“Oh no, I forgot I had some bud,” the man said.

The man was arrested on suspicion of failure to appear and felony second-degree introducing contraband.

BEAVER CREEK ” A 23-year-old man left his wallet with $1,300 lying on his dashboard in an unlocked van, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man parked his Chevrolet van behind Post Montane Lodge about noon May 10 and when he returned from lunch an hour later, his wallet was gone.

The man asked if anyone working in the area saw the theft ” he found no witnesses.

GYPSUM ” An estimated $1,500 in windows were broken on a Habitat for Humanity van between 8 a.m. May 10 and 5:30 p.m. May 11, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A 26-year-old woman reported that the windshield and side window of a Habitat for Humanity were broken. Nothing inside the van was stolen.

The woman did not know of anyone who would have damaged the van and police have no leads.

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

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