Vail condo crasher wracked with guilt |

Vail condo crasher wracked with guilt

Steve Lynn
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL ” Two drunken men broke into Vail Run, stole 22 DVDs and passed out in an empty condominium early one morning, said Detective Sgt. Craig Bettis of the Vail Police Department.

A former employee, 21, and his friend, 22, slid through a locked gate to an office, stole the movies and got keys to some of the condominiums.

The former employee felt guilty about the burglary and the overnight stay, so he told the property manager.

A surveillance video also showed the men’s crimes and as police were on their way to arrest the former employee, the former employee turned himself in at the police station.

The men confessed to the burglary and were arrested on suspicion of second-degree trespass and criminal mischief. The friend also was arrested on suspicion of theft.

GYPSUM ” A woman who called another woman’s cell phone too many times was ticketed, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

A woman, 22, called a 21-year-old woman’s cell phone asking when her husband would divorce her.

The 22-year-old called again and a deputy answered the phone. The woman cursed at the deputy and asked to speak to her husband, whom she contended had been sleeping with the 21-year-old.

The woman said where she lived and the deputy replied that she would come over. The woman was ticketed for misdemeanor harassment after calling 20 times in one day and sending 25 text messages in two days.

EAGLE ” A man whose car got stuck near Hell’s Pocket Road was accused of stealing $250 in copper wire from a railroad line, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office report.

The man’s red pickup truck was found covered with camouflage ponchos, tree branches and sage brush near some railroad tracks. The truck’s tires, one of them flat, had sunk into some mud and looked like the man had tried to get out several times.

A machete was found inside the truck, along with some wire cutters.

On an adjacent hillside, branches had been cut off trees along with holes where sage brush had been ripped out.

Farther down the road along the railroad tracks, 10 rolls of copper wire were found next to the railroad tracks, flanked by footprints from a pair of New Balance shoes.

The man denied stealing the wire. He nervously said that he was sightseeing and was waiting for his son to bring a jack so he could change his tire.

The man was jailed and his truck was impounded. Police planned to arrest him on suspicion of theft, criminal mischief and third-degree criminal trespass.

Staff Writer Steve Lynn can be reached at 748-2931 or

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