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Woman who was doused with gasoline and burned to death as her two sons watched was murdered, jury rules

April 27, 2018 — GEORGETOWN — A mother of two was intentionally burned to death and the man who did it will spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury convicted John Vasquez, 34, of dousing Christina Archuleta-Blasier with gasoline, chasing her and setting her on fire

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Thieves stole oxy, but nothing else, from local pharmacy during smash-and-grab

April 26, 2018 — EDWARDS — A local business owner said store will be fine after thieves smashed in the front door and stole controlled substances. Just after midnight Friday, April 20, thieves used a volleyball-sized rock to smash the front window of Vail Valley Pharmacy in Edwards. The

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Vail Sno-Cat thief arrested in a Boulder car dealership on drug charges

April 18, 2018 — MINTURN — The man accused of stealing a Sno-Cat from Minturn and hauling it to Grand Junction has been arrested at a Boulder car dealership on drug charges and a bunch of other crimes. Boulder Police were tipped that Jason Cuervo, 27, would be at

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Copper Mountain Resort pond skim fiasco could lead to felony charges for man who tried to jump crowd (with video)

April 17, 2018 — A bit of mayhem is always expected at Copper Mountain Resort's annual Slopesoakers pond-skimming event, but no one was prepared for one skier's disastrous attempt to jump a crowd of spectators Saturday afternoon. Hayden Wright, 26, was descending a run shortly after noon when he

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Vail Police arrest woman found in dumpster for false reporting, say her story is ‘fictitious’

April 12, 2018 — VAIL — A woman found in a dumpster was arrested for false reporting Thursday, April 12. Linnea Marlene Hayda, 31, of Vail, was arrested in connection to a March incident in which she was found in a dumpster Vail's Sandstone neighborhood. Hayda is being charged

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DA dismisses all charges dismissed against San Diego’s Martin Goodman, including attempted murder

April 4, 2018 — EAGLE — When a San Diego man's attorney insisted the soft cuffs and Gorilla tape his client and the client's female companion were using on each other were consensual, he turned out to be correct. All charges against Martin Goodman were dismissed by the District

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Federal agents raid Silverthorne dentist’s office in prescription fraud probe

April 4, 2018 — Police and federal agents raided a Silverthorne dentist's office late last week on suspicion of prescription drug fraud, seizing hundreds of documents and interviewing several employees, the Silverthorne Police Department confirmed Tuesday. The search, conducted at Comfort Dental on Blue River Parkway last Friday, was

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Man drives stolen car at 104 mph east in westbound I-70 through Vail Valley

March 30, 2018 — EAGLE — A man who was not allowed to have a gun allegedly used a possibly stolen gun to steal a car, put illegal narcotics into his stolen car and drove it west in the eastbound lane of Interstate 70 through Eagle County at more

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Shortest jury deliberation nets longest possible sentence in stalking, assault case

March 28, 2018 — EAGLE — After an Eagle County jury took the shortest time on record to convict a man of assaulting, stalking and harassing a woman, a judge gave him the longest possible prison term. Last month, a jury convicted Martin Arroyo in nine minutes. Judge Ken

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Vail Valley man allegedly committed arson, three days after his release from jail

March 28, 2018 — EAGLE — A Vail Valley man had been out of jail three days when he allegedly set two fires in a Beaver Creek building. Spencer Sterling is now back in the Eagle County jail. Sterling is accused of causing about $30,000 in damages when he

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Vail Police: Bound woman found in dumpster not a sex crime

March 28, 2018 — No sexual allegations were made by the 31-year-old local woman who was found in a dumpster with her hands zip tied. Vail Police are currently pursuing a lead.

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Colorado drug felonies have doubled since 2012, but 5th Judicial District is an exception

March 19, 2018 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Felony drug filings have increased sharply across Colorado in the past six years, a spike that has disproportionately impacted women and contributed to the state's rising prison budget, according to a report released by the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition. The study's

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Instead of 32 years in prison, Leadville woman sentenced to two years probation

March 18, 2018 — LEADVILLE — Kymbr Trujillo originally faced up to 32 years in prison, but ended up with two years probation. A jury did not believe that a woman shorter than 5 feet tall who weighs 105 pounds posed much of a threat to two police officers.

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Vail Valley man, 53, gets three years in prison for indecent exposure to teens

March 12, 2018 — EAGLE — An Eagle County man did not stop exposing himself to teenagers, so a judge Monday, March 12, sent him to prison for three years. Brian Strickland, 53, exposed himself to teenagers and then blamed it on a hernia, said Kathleen Noone, deputy district

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Vail Valley’s Case of the Stolen Sno-Cat solved, alleged thief still at large

March 12, 2018 — MINTURN — John Brandenburg's stolen Sno-Cat wasn't gone long and didn't get far. Brandenburg is one of the owners of The General Lee, a big, orange Sno-Cat that was on a trailer when it was stolen some time the morning of Sunday, March 11, from

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Vail Police arrest two men with $20K in stolen goods stashed in economy car

March 5, 2018 — VAIL — Two men allegedly stole more than $20,000 in merchandise from luxury shops in Vail and then got caught when they stashed it in an economy car. Just before 5 p.m. Sunday, March 4, Vail Police received a shoplifting report from the Tommy Bowers

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Nigerian man is second one jailed for alleged Vail Valley financial scam that hit local woman

March 5, 2018 — EAGLE — Eagle police arrested Babajide Ayowole Ogunnubi, 38, of Nigeria, on felony racketeering and theft charges for his part in a classified ad scam involving the local newspaper and a Walmart in Beaumont, Texas. Ogunnubi allegedly convinced Linda Lazard Franks, 56, of Beaumont, to

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Vail Valley man twice intoxicated during sentencing hearings on alcohol charges

March 3, 2018 — EAGLE — A Florida man living in the Vail Valley twice showed up intoxicated and smelling like alcohol for his sentencing on an alcohol charge. Brian Typrowicz, 30, was given a year in the Eagle County jail to reconsider his life choices. He had been

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Thieves steal pickup in ‘warm-up’ heist in El Jebel; break-ins, car thefts are preventable

February 28, 2018 — EDWARDS — After a car-warming theft and two smash-and-grabs, local law enforcement is warning people to protect themselves. Around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, thieves in El Jebel stole a 2017 silver Tacoma four-door truck with Colorado plate CAZ-559. The truck was warming up when

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Prisoner gets five more years for fatal Fentanyl sale while already in jail

February 26, 2018 — DENVER — One man is dead from a synthetic opiate overdose, and his supplier was in custody when he sold it to him. Brandon Johnson, 26, will spend five more years in prison for selling the fentanyl that killed Mark Largay, prosecutors said. Johnson made

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