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Woman dies in head-on collision on I-70 (1)

April 16, 2016 — 

A Denver woman died Wednesday evening following a head-on collision on Interstate 70. Brianna Martz, 29, was sitting in the passenger seat of her friend’s Mercedes C350, traveling westbound near …

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Summit County inmate dies after suicide attempt in jail (2)

April 12, 2016 — 

An inmate died at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood on Monday night, after a suicide attempt that morning at the Summit County Detention Facility. Blue River resident Jacqueline Bickford, 31, …

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Woman pleads guilty to Breckenridge hit-and-run charges (3)

April 7, 2016 — 

Hallie Schmitt, 25, pleaded guilty in Summit County District Court on April 7 to charges stemming from a December 2014 hit-and-run that left the victim in the hospital and with …

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Man sentenced to 6 years after fatal hit-and-run in Breckenridge (4)

March 29, 2016 — 

Blue River resident Steven James Gravatt, 55, was sentenced to six years in the Department of Corrections on Monday after entering a guilty plea to vehicular homicide and third-degree arson, …

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Felony assault charges dropped in Breckenridge dog bite case (5)

March 23, 2016 — 

A Fort Collins man charged with child abuse after a dog bite incident appeared at a preliminary hearing in the Summit County on Monday, March 21. Judge Edward Casias dismissed …

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St. Anthony Summit Medical Center nurse accused of stealing painkillers (6)

March 21, 2016 — 

A nurse recently fired from St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco was arrested over the weekend on charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit, according to …

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Two Summit County men indicted following fatal fentanyl overdose (7)

February 26, 2016 — 

A grand jury indicted two Summit County men connected to the fentanyl overdose death of Breckenridge resident Mark Largay. William Walker Lancaster, 27, of Blue River, and Brandon Johnson, 24, …

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Park County Sheriff’s deputy killed in shootout while serving eviction notice (8)

February 24, 2016 — 

A Park County Sheriff’s deputy was killed, and two others were injured during a shootout Wednesday morning. The deputies were serving an eviction notice at a home on 36 Iris …

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A son’s Summit County heroin overdose spurs mother to speak out (9)

February 4, 2016 — 

After less than three years of heroin use, Andrew Mauldin died at the young age of 32. His body was found outside of Summit Medical Center after an overdose, in …

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Silverthorne Police Chief Mark Hanschmidt retires (10)

January 16, 2016 — 

After a long career in law enforcement, Silverthorne police chief Mark Hanschmidt is looking to retire. Having served with the town of Silverthorne since 2000, Hanschmidt stepped up to serve …

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Summit County police blotter: A flatscreen fatality at Breckenridge bar (11)

January 15, 2016 — 

SMASHEDThe night of Jan. 11, just before midnight, Breckenridge police officers were dispatched to the Mine on Main Street. An officer spoke with one of the parties involved, who appeared …

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Summit County police blotter: Dinosaur statue cracks Breckenridge mineral store (12)

January 8, 2016 — 

A dinosaur statue broke a storefront on Main Street in Breckenridge on the evening of Jan. 4. An officer was dispatched to Nature’s Own, a science and nature store, after …

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Vanmatre sentenced to life without parole following Swan Mountain attack (13)

January 7, 2016 — 

Months after his conviction, 21-year-old Tyrus Vanmatre was sentenced to life without parole, in addition to several consecutive years on Thursday. The sentencing was originally set for October but was …

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Attempted first-degree assault charge dropped in Summit County break-in case (14)

January 5, 2016 — 

Following an alleged November break-in that turned sour, defendant Dylan Haas appeared in court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Following an afternoon of testimony, Summit County Judge Edward Casias …

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Summit County police blotter: Drunk driver leads Dillon Police, State Patrol on a dangerous chase (15)

January 1, 2016 — 

A SLIPPERY SLOPE Around 1:45 a.m. on Dec. 24, an officer was dispatched to a bar in Dillon for a fight. When the officer arrived a person yelled, “he’s over …

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Best of the Blotter: A year of drugs, drunk diatribes and bad drivers (16)

December 30, 2015 — 

BEST ‘LOST AND FOUND’ ITEMBreckenridge police were dispatched to Mi Casa Mexican Grill on Sept. 7, after a man had left a bag containing a white, powdery substance at the …

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Bond set at $10,000 for alleged kidnapping out of Summit County (17)

December 23, 2015 — 

Bond was set at $10,000 for a 25-year-old Dillon man arrested for allegedly kidnapping his 21-month-old son. Joseph Carter was arrested on Dec. 15 and charged with second-degree kidnapping, after …

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Summit County police blotter: Man arrested after attempting to steal suit (18)

December 23, 2015 — 

TAILORED THEFTAn officer was dispatched to Goods on Breckenridge’s Main Street for reports of shoplifting the evening of Dec. 16. A male suspect allegedly tried to steal a gray suit …

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Court records reveal details of alleged Wildernest break-in (19)

December 21, 2015 — 

Two Summit County men were arrested following an alleged November break-in, with one facing multiple repeat offenses. Dylan Haas, 22, faces a total of 15 counts, including attempted second-degree murder …

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Summit County police blotter: Pajama-clad man confesses to ‘tripping balls’ (20)

December 18, 2015 — 

A BAD TRIPBreckenridge police were dispatched to Main Street near midnight on Dec. 16 after a reporting party noted a male was highly intoxicated and possibly on drugs. The caller …

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