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Police out in force on Halloween

Christine Ina Casillas

“We had a lot of stuff going on but it was a lot of little stuff,” said Avon Police Chief Jeff Layman. “It was one of the busier weekends in a while but nothing huge happened.”

Most arrests occurred Halloween night, public-safety officials said.

“People were probably too tired to do anything Saturday night,” said Krista Jaramillo, administrative assistant for the Avon Police Department. “But there really wasn’t anything out of the ordinary.”



The Avon Police Department arrested six people Halloween night – two adults and four teen-agers. Most of the arrests were traffic offenses.

“It was a busy weekend for juveniles,” Jaramillo said. “Maybe people were more responsible this weekend.”



A saturation of public-safety officials from the Colorado State Patrol, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Avon and Vail were on the prowl all weekend in an effort to decrease drinking and driving.

“It was a pretty quiet weekend,” said Eagle County Sheriff Joe Hoy. “There was nothing outstanding that I heard about from the weekend.”

The Avon police arrested a teen-ager on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia, and his two passengers were cited for drinking underage.



“The driver was released to his mother,” Jaramillo said. “The others were released to their parents.”

An adult was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol, and another adult was arrested on charges of driving with a suspended license.

A group of four youths near Canyon Run were breaking lights, and one of them, age 12, was cited for damaging property.

Another teen-ager, 15, was cited for a hit and run accident, Jaramillo said.

“The hit and run was a case where the driver was too young to be driving, and the chief found him parked in Sunridge (condominiums),” Jaramillo said.

The Vail Police Department arrested eight people over the entire weekend.

“There were a lot of people out Friday night and we had a quiet Saturday night,” said Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger. “It was mostly locals in town Saturday, so it was pretty quiet.”

Mostly, the Vail police arrested people on charges of driving while under the influence of alcohol. But there was one incident where a woman was arrested on charges of obstructing the peace.

“She was urinating in public,” Henninger said. “I think the worst part for her was being caught doing it.”

Other arrests and citations were for speeding, damaging property, felony menacing and possession of marijuana, he said.

“All weekend it wasn’t too bad,” he said.

Christine Ina Casillas can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 607 or at ccasillas@vaildaily.com.


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