Part of mans ear is bitten off in Edwards, police say |

Part of mans ear is bitten off in Edwards, police say

Steve LynnVail, CO Colorado

Editors note: The following excerpts were taken from Eagle County law enforcement officers and police reports.EDWARDS, Colorado A drunken man bit off part of his brother-in-laws ear after an argument, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. Henry T. Benites, 24, bit off part of the ear of Crisoforo Q. Reyes, 27, March 28, the report said.Benites said the fight started after he had slapped the hand of Reyes son when the boy dropped a milkshake, the report said. Benites said Reyes then pushed him twice, the report said. Benites also cursed several times and said he had beaten up Reyes, the report said. He said he drank seven beers that night, the report said. Reyes said he punched Benites twice for slapping his sons hand. Reyes said Benites put him in a headlock and bit off his ear. Reyes was ticketed for harassment and taken to Denver for plastic surgery. A doctor said Reyes had serious bodily injury, the report said.Benites was arrested on suspicion of felony first-degree assault and was taken to Eagle County jail, the report said.

A man who hung his ex-girlfriends nightgown from the antenna of her new boyfriends car was arrested, according to the Eagle County Sheriffs Office. The 59-year-old man put glue in the door lock of his 42-year-old ex-girlfriends condominium, showed up at her workplace and called her co-workers and friends. The man was arrested on suspicion of felony stalking and misdemeanor harassment.

A government employee accidentally locked his computer in a rental car at the Eagle County airport but flew out of the airport anyway, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report. The 24-year-old Maryland resident locked his backpack with his $1,000 computer, $350 digital camera and other items in the car before he dropped the keys in a box. No workers were around to help him early that morning, and his flight was leaving soon. The man said he worked for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and he had files on his computer, according to the report. Three employees said they didnt know where the backpack was, and a sheriffs deputy searched the rental car March 31 but didnt find anything. Employees called later and said they found the backpack in a different vehicle. The mans computer and digital camera were still there.

An 18-year-old woman who reported that money from her bank account was stolen may have forgotten that she had withdrawn that money herself, according to an Eagle County Sheriffs Office report.The woman reported March 4 that almost $180 was taken from her account during two weeks in January. The signatures on the withdrawal slips werent hers because they were too nice, she said. She said she had closed her account, but a banker said the womans account had been closed because of insufficient funds. A sheriffs deputy compared the womans signatures to those on the withdrawal slips they looked the same. Asked whether the signatures were hers, the woman said, Yeah, they could be, but she didnt remember. She denied falsely reporting the money as stolen to save her credit. The Eagle Valley Enterprise contributed to this article. Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or

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