Man jumped by mob on his own lawn |

Man jumped by mob on his own lawn

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

EDWARDS ” Several youths beat up two men for no reason, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

Someone reported that about 20 people were involved in a fight at Lake Creek Village about 10:30 p.m., March 23.

A 24-year-old man was doing dishes with his wife when his front door swung open, he said. The man saw several shirtless boys on the lawn and he rushed outside and asked what was going on, he said.

Fifteen to 20 boys jumped him as he went outside, he said. The man’s 20-year-old friend rushed outside to help him and someone hit him in the head with a beer bottle, the friend said.

The men told a sheriff’s deputy they did not know who the boys were or what provoked the attack. Police found no suspects.

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EDWARDS ” A 30-year-old man burglarized someone’s home as a young girl sat in his car Monday, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Police report.

Two people returned home to find a window removed and an estimated $990 in items stolen from their trailer.

Their neighbor told a sheriff’s deputy that she saw a Cadillac Escalade parked in the driveway at 11:30 a.m. with a 4- to 5-year-old girl sitting inside with the windows closed. The little girl was wiping sweat from her forehead.

Then the neighbor saw the burglar emerge from the trailer’s back door with stereo speakers, she said. When the burglar saw the neighbor, he hurried to his Escalade and sped away, she said.

With only half of the license plate recorded by the neighbor, sheriff’s deputies found the vehicle parked at Liftview Apartments in Edwards.

They found the burglar’s home, along with the loot in his bedroom. The burglar’s brother came home and police found that the burglar had used the brother’s Escalade. The burglar had a young daughter, the brother said.

Meanwhile, the Avon police were talking to the burglar about an unrelated incident. Sheriff’s deputies drove to Avon Police Department and arrested the man on suspicion of burglary, theft and criminal mischief.

The little girl played no role in the burglary.

GYPSUM ” A father told police that people had falsely given his son’s name to identify themselves a number of times, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A drunk 14-year-old boy gave police the son’s name and also a wrong phone number. However, someone who answered the phone knew the son’s family and gave the correct number.

The deputy called the father, who told him that the drunk 14-year-old was not his son. The father said he has had problems in the past with police calling him and saying someone had claimed to be his son.

Another deputy scrolled through the 14-year-old’s cell phone and called his dad. After drooling in the deputy’s cruiser, the boy went home to his mother, who said she would watch the intoxicated lad.

The boy was ticketed for illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

AVON ” A teenager’s clothes were stolen from a locker that had been broken for two months at Battle Mountain High School, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office Police report.

The 16-year-old girl’s mother told police that someone stole $280 in clothing from her daughter’s locker. Two days later, the mother told police that the principal found her daughter’s clothes in the boy’s locker room.

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