Police Reports: An Edwards woman reports break in and damage to car
Vail, CO Colorado
Editor’s note: The following excerpts were taken from Eagle County law enforcement officers and police reports.
EDWARDS, Colorado – A resident on Silver Street in Edwards reported that someone had broken into and damaged her car that morning.
She said she got home around 2 a.m. and noticed the damage and missing items when she took her kids to school at 8 a.m.
Three seat belts had been cut. The two front seat belts had been cut all the way off, and one in the back seat was partially sawed through.
A day pack, fanny pack and make-up bag were stolen. The bags contained some clothes, energy bars and other things but nothing valuable. Strangely, the glove box and console appeared not to have been touched.
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The woman estimated the total amount of the stolen items to be $100. She though it might cost $500 to fix each seat belt.
She said she has noticed some doors open around the house in the past month. She found the garage door open about three times and the small garage door open about twice. The garden closet door was left open a few times, as well. Nothing was ever taken, even though there were valuable items in those areas.
The only person the woman could think of who might do such things was on a boat near Hawaii at the time, so she knew that person was not involved.
AVON, Colorado – On Nov. 27, a man at a bus stop in Avon reported that someone drove by with a paintball gun and shot the bus shelter several times.
The witness said he had seen the same vehicle – a maroon Ford Excursion – do the same thing before at the same location. He described the shooter as a white male in his 20s with blond hair and glasses.
A deputy observed four pink paintball splatters on the shelter. ECO Transit estimated the damage to cost $150.
GYPSUM, Colorado – A Gypsum man told a deputy on Nov. 24 that his goat was stolen.
He told the deputy that he rents a barn on Second Street in Gypsum and there are five goats there. Each has its own fenced-in area with a nonlocking door.
After feeding his goat the previous evening, the man returned that morning and found it missing. The animal was a brown female “boar” goat worth $200.
The ground was frozen, so there were no tracks nor indications that the goat was taken by a predator.
• The windshield of a Western Eagle County Metropolitan Recreation District vehicle was smashed with a glass bottle between Nov. 21 and Nov. 22 while it was parked outside the WECMRD Field House in Edwards. Damage was estimated at $500.
• A deputy patrolling Lake Creek Village Drive on Nov. 25 noticed a parked car with all its windows smashed out. Other cars parked next to it were not damaged. He contacted the registered owner, who said he loaned the car to a friend and it broke down and had been parked there for a couple weeks. Some neighborhood children told the officer the car had been damaged since Nov. 21. Damage was estimated at $1,500.
• A resident on Lost Lane in Gypsum reported graffiti on his property on Nov. 26. A shed next door also had been tagged and its door was broken. The man estimated it would cost $100 to clean and fix all the damage.
• Around 8 a.m. on Nov. 29, a gray minivan drove away from a Gypsum gas station without paying for 13 gallons of fuel.