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Pool pounding case goes cold in Edwards

Dustin Racioppi
Edwards, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado ” Something didn’t seem right when a Homestead Country Club employee in Edwards, Colorado opened up the club’s pool in the early hours of Nov. 1.

It was cold inside, he told police, which was unusual because the pool is heated, which makes the room warm.

When he turned on the light, he saw something wasn’t right.

According to police records, the employee saw that the sliding glass doors to the room were broken and rocks and glass were found outside and in the pool.

Police said there were six doors broken and one torn screen from the rocks. They estimated the damage at $3000 to fix the double-paned glass.

Because they couldn’t get all the glass out of the pool, it had to be drained, adding another estimated $3000 to the damage.

The case is inactive because there are no leads or suspects, police said.

EDWARDS “-An Edwards woman might begin locking her doors and paying closer attention to who comes in her home from now on.

The 35-year-old reported to Eagle County police at the Edwards substation on Nov. 4 that her resident alien card had been stolen from her bedside nightstand, where she said she always keeps it and never takes it out.

Therein lies one of several problems that caused police to close the case shortly after it was opened.

Aside from never taking the I.D. out ” the last time was September, she told police ” she said she never locks her front door and her children often have people over that she doesn’t know.

There was no sign of forced entry at the home, she told police.

So with a vast number of people going in and out of the home, the door never being locked and the woman’s long delay in reporting the missing card, police closed the case with no future follow-up.

GYPSUM ” When a Gypsum man came home from work Nov. 4, he got a little worried when he saw his wife sitting in her car in the driveway, the car loaded with luggage.

He told police he parked behind his wife of 12 years to black her in and went to talk to her. He then took her cell phone, opened it up and saw a number he didn’t recognize. She told him it was her brother, but considering the circumstances, he didn’t believe her, the police report showed.

So he smashed the cell phone on the ground and an argument ensued. He also told police his wife was drunk, so he tried taking the car keys from her so she wouldn’t drive under the influence.

But in trying to take the keys, his wife hit her head on the inside door of the car. He grabbed the keys and ran inside, he told police.

But the 33-year-old woman said she was just sitting in the car listening to music. Then her husband came up to the car and grabbed her by the neck and shirt collar, then tried pulling her out of the car, which is how she hit her face, she told police.

When they got inside, she said her husband pushed her into a bedroom and told her to stay quiet.

Police arrived shortly after and noticed a quarter-sized abrasion on the woman’s neck and redness on her face and forehead.

They cuffed the husband and summonsed him for false imprisonment, criminal mischief, third-degree assault, obstruction of a telephone service and domestic violence.

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