Police briefs from around Eagle County, Colorado | VailDaily.com

Police briefs from around Eagle County, Colorado

Chris Outcalt
Eagle County CO, Colorado

GYPSUM, Colorado ” Police stopped a local man twice in 10 minutes on Oct. 11 for driving a vehicle with a revoked license, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A Sheriff’s Office deputy was leaving the Carquest Auto Center parking lot when he noticed a man exit a 1996 white Pontiac Grand Am he recognized from previous stints at the Eagle County Jail as a habitual traffic offender. The deputy confirmed the man’s license had been revoked.

Officials issued the man a summons and explained to him through a translator that he was not legally allowed to drive, according to police. The man agreed to leave his vehicle at the auto center and left the area on foot.

The deputy left the Sheriff’s Office and continued his patrol. Ten minutes later, he saw the man driving the same vehicle on U.S. Highway 6. The deputy followed the car to a Shop ‘N Save parking lot. The man exited his vehicle and began speaking to the deputy when his car started to roll backward. The car traveled 20 feet before the man was able to stop it. He was taken to the Eagle County Jail.

EAGLE COUNTY ” A man was traveling west on U.S. Highway 6 in front of the Eagle River Village mobile home park when his windshield suddenly broke, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man told police he thought someone threw a rock at the car from the side of the road. According to reports, he stopped and spoke with some children at the scene that said they saw a couple of “American guys” run from the area but that they didn’t see the “Americans.”

The case is inactive.

EDWARDS ” The owner of a an Edwards business arrived at the store the morning of Oct. 9 and found the doorknob of the back door broken off, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The owner told police one of his employees who closed the store the night before had some difficulties with the door knob, but was still able to lock the door.

At about 10 a.m. the next day, the owner went to open the store and noticed the door knob on the ground. The woman didn’t notice anything missing or disturbed in the store, according to reports. She said the doorknob was a French handle knob and worth about $200.

Police could not find any fingerprints on the doorknob because of the texture of the knob. The door was not damaged. The owner said she thought some kids might have been fooling around with the handle.

The case is inactive pending further information.

A local man reported his Skechers shoes stolen after they disappeared when he left them by a garbage can in Freedom Park, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man told police he was playing soccer at the park and left his white and blue shoes unattended. When he came back to the spot where he left them, they were gone, according to reports. He couldn’t find the shoes anywhere, and no one in the area said they saw anything. Police told him if he saw the shoes to report it, and they would reopen the investigation.

GYPSUM ” Some 450 gallons of diesel fuel were reported stolen from a construction company on Spring Creek Road in Gypsum on Oct. 3.

The owner told deputies that, over the past three weeks, he has had 250 gallons of dyed diesel stolen and 200 gallons of clear diesel stolen from the gas tank at his shop, amounting to a loss of about $1,935.

There are no leads in this case. However, extra patrol has been requested for this area due to other construction companies having similar problems.

A 22-year-old man was pulled over on Interstate 70 in Gypsum on Oct. 4 because of his illegally tinted window.

However, that was the least of the suspect’s worries. The man did not have a license due to it being revoked for drunken driving. The suspect was arrested, his car was towed, and he was summoned for driving under restraint for alcohol and no proof of valid insurance.

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