Police report: Dead batteries stolen in Eagle-Vail
Eagle, CO Colorado
EAGLE, Colorado – A NAPA Auto Parts store in Eagle-Vail recently reported that 30 dead car batteries were stolen over the weekend.
A manager at the store said the bad batteries were kept on a pallet behind the store to be shipped to Denver. Each old car battery was worth $10 at a recycling center in Denver. The manager said Denver was the closest place that recycled the batteries and all the NAPAs sent their collections there. He said that 45 batteries were also stolen about a month before but he didn’t report it because it seemed like an isolated incident.
The total number of stolen batteries was worth $750.
A deputy asked if there was a security camera at the back of the store where the items were stolen. The manager said the camera was currently being fixed and that the shop would store the bad batteries inside until the camera was operational.
Missed bus stop
An Eagle County School District bus driver notified deputies of some cars that failed to stop at a stop sign in Minturn on Dec. 15.
The bus driver said he stopped his school bus with flashing yellow, then red lights and displayed a stop sign for children to board at a Main Street intersection. Three cars approaching from the opposite direction didn’t even slow down. The bus driver managed to get the license plate number of the third car and gave the information to a deputy.
The deputy contacted the owner of the car, who said she was driving that morning. She remembered the school bus but didn’t see that its stop sign was activated. The officer told the 33-year-old woman that the bus flashed yellow lights 500 feet prior to the stop, indicating that she should’ve prepared to stop.
She was cited for failing to stop for a school bus.
Shed some anger?
An employee at Eagle Valley High School noticed a door was kicked in on a shed near the football field on Dec. 22. Nothing had been taken but the damage was estimated to cost $700 to $1,000. The employee wasn’t sure when it happened because the shed is rarely checked or entered.