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Mountain Mischief: Man brandishes BB gun in Dotsero trailer park

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

Editor’s note: The following excerpts were taken from Eagle County law enforcement officers and police reports.

A man pointed a BB gun at another man at the Dotsero mobile home park, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A 40-year-old man said he yelled “slow down” to a driver that almost hit him as he was walking on U.S. Highway 6 July 6.



The driver, 22, stopped his pickup truck and got out. The 40-year-old man told him he had been going too fast when the driver took a bat out of his car and tapped it on the ground a couple of times.

The man picked up two large rocks to protect himself. The driver got what the man thought was a hunting rifle and pointed it at the man. The man ran away, hid and called authorities.

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The driver was pulled over and was arrested on suspicion of menacing, a felony.

Nine people hiding in a home where they had been partying were ticketed, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A noise complaint led a sheriff’s deputy to a home, outside of which a sheriff’s deputy saw an underage drinker with a bottle of vodka. The boy was ticketed as a minor in possession of alcohol.



The deputy saw several people who looked less than 21 years old inside the home. The deputy knocked on the door and no one answered, so the deputy got a search warrant.

Eight other minors were found hiding in the home and were ticketed for underage drinking.

An 18-year-old woman who had too much to drink was found sans pants and shoes, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The woman had been drinking champagne and playing board games in a home with her friend, but ended up throwing up in the bathroom July 5.

The friend decided to wash the woman’s vomit-covered shirt, but when the friend later went to look for the woman, she was gone. The friend called 911 around 2 a.m.

The woman was found in the office of a condominium building around 4 a.m. The woman, who had pine needles in her hair, said she had drank one beer.

She was ticketed as a minor in possession of alcohol.

A drunken 24-year-old man hit a woman’s hand with a pair of plastic nunchucks, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man flailed the nunchucks at Eagle’s Nest atop Vail Mountain July 4 and hit the woman’s hand, spilling her beer.

Vail security officers told the man to leave and to not come back. The man returned, but was taken down in the gondola.

He was ticketed for prohibited use of a weapon and third-degree criminal trespassing.

Two women beat up another woman who complained about a hickey on her boyfriend’s neck, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A 21-year-old woman got mad at her boyfriend and pushed him outside an apartment door when she saw the hickey July 4.

When the woman went back outside, a 29-year-old woman started punching and kicking her. Another woman, 36, joined in beating the 21-year-old woman.

The younger woman called police after the women stopped beating her and was taken to Vail Valley Medical Center. She had a mild concussion and some bruising.

The two woman accused in the beating told a sheriff’s deputy that the alleged victim was in the apartment yelling at her boyfriend. She started the fight with the women and they had to defend themselves, the two women said.

The two alleged aggressors were ticketed for harassment and disorderly conduct and the same charges were pending for the alleged victim when the report was released.

Two Eagle County jail inmates were ticketed for fighting and spilling coffee on each other at breakfast, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A 25-year-old inmate said he walked past another inmate, 24, and accidentally bumped his shoulder June 29. The younger inmate threw a cup of hot coffee at the older one and hit him in the chest, the older inmate said.

The younger inmate said the other man started the fight by pushing him, knocking a breakfast tray out of the his hands. That’s how he spilled coffee on the older inmate, he said.

Both inmates were ticketed for harassment.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 970-748-2931 or slynn@vaildaily.com.


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