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Breckenridge woman pleads innocent in hit-and-run case (1)

May 26, 2015 — 

Breckenridge resident Hallie Schmitt pleaded not guilty to three charges related to a hit-and-run accident during a Tuesday, May 26, disposition hearing. For her first appearance in court, Schmitt turned …

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Breckenridge man killed Tuesday in Highway 9 crash (2)

May 26, 2015 — 

A 57-year-old Breckenridge man died Monday following a fatal traffic accident on southbound State Highway 9. Colorado State Patrol public information officer Nate Reid reported a 2004 Toyota Tacoma pickup …

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Court records shed light on possible motive in Sue Frank embezzlement case (3)

May 22, 2015 — 

She was not contacted by a so-called Nigerian prince, but by a man aliased “Harry Garrison” claiming to work with the oil business in Scotland. He needed money to secure …

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Aspen defendant enlists stuffed animal as his attorney (4)

May 20, 2015 — 

Charles Abbott came to court Tuesday with a stuffed animal and placed it on the defense table in front of him. “He’s a very sensitive guy, has law degrees from …

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Ex-Summit Association of Realtors CEO sentenced to 5 years for embezzlement (5)

May 19, 2015 — 

Summit County resident Sue Frank was sentenced to five years of prison after pleading guilty to embezzling more than $415,000 from the Summit Association of Realtors.“This is a crime I …

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Denver man pleads guilty to using counterfeit bills at Silverthorne Outlets (6)

May 14, 2015 — 

A Denver man charged with using counterfeit money in several Silverthorne Outlet stores pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and theft on Wednesday. Gary Migliaccio, 29, allegedly used fake $50 …

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Court sets arraingnment date for Breckenridge assault case (7)

May 11, 2015 — 

The Summit County District Court set an arraignment date for Sky Wodraska, a 37-year-old Breckenridge man charged with first-degree attempted murder. The hearing will take place at the Summit County …

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Greeley fourth-grade teacher arrested on child sex assault charges (8)

May 8, 2015 — 

A Frontier Academy fourth-grade teacher has been arrested on child sexual assault charges.Katerina Bardos, 24, was arrested Wednesday by Greeley police on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a …

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Frisco homicide case to be tried in Summit County despite defense objections (9)

May 7, 2015 — 

Despite publicity concerns raised by the defense, a district judge ruled on Thursday to hold the trial of a 43-year-old Michigan man charged with second-degree murder at the Summit County …

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Silverthorne ‘pain doctor’ sentenced to 15 years for narcotic distribution (10)

May 4, 2015 — 

Senior U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane sentenced a Silverthorne man to 15 years in federal prison last week for conspiracy, distribution of a controlled substance and money laundering. …

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Prosecutor in Summit County machete attack case pushes for stiffer charges (11)

May 4, 2015 — 

At a court hearing on Monday, deputy district attorney John Franks revealed statements from a friend of Tyrus Vanmatre that alleged premeditation in the June attack on 18-year-old Jadon Jellis. …

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Toxicology report released following Keystone marijuana suicide (12)

April 24, 2015 — 

The Summit County Coroner’s office released a toxicology report this week following the suicide of a Keystone visitor last month. In March, Luke Goodman, 23, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, died of …

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Frisco police fight traffic issues, break-ins (13)

April 21, 2015 — 

Following a slew of vehicle break-ins and speeding problems, Frisco police are looking for new ways to respond. Three vehicle break-ins were reported this month, a significant increase for the …

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Sky Wodraska’s arrest affidavit unsealed in case of brutal Breckenridge attack (14)

April 17, 2015 — 

This week, shortly after a grand jury indicted Breckenridge resident Sky Wodraska on charges of first-degree attempted murder, a district judge unsealed an arrest affidavit that suggests the motivation behind …

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Judge sets August trial date for Colorado machete attack (15)

April 13, 2015 — 

A deputy driving down Swan Mountain Road in the early morning hours discovered a man stumbling in the dark, bloody, with deep gashes to his face and hand.“Please help me. …

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Sky Wodraska appears in court; trial date remains unsettled (16)

April 13, 2015 — 

Breckenridge resident Sky Wodraska, charged with the attempted murder after deliberation following the assault of three girls, waived further advisement on indictments brought forward by a grand jury during a …

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Summit County sees tax fraud cases as statewide reporting increases (17)

April 11, 2015 — 

A Dillon woman recently lost $5,000 in a tax fraud incident in which an unknown caller, posing as a tax examiner with the IRS, threatened to put out an arrest …

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Grand jury indicts Breckenridge man on attempted first-degree murder charge (18)

April 8, 2015 — 

Breckenridge resident Sky Johann Wodraska was indicted by a grand jury on 16 charges, including attempted first-degree murder after deliberation, on Wednesday April 1. The charges stemmed from a March …

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Dillon Police Department introduces body cameras (19)

April 2, 2015 — 

Officers with the Dillon Police Department will start wearing body cameras next week, in order to keep digital records of incidents. The cameras will go into use as soon as …

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Colorado distributes Cold Case Cards to raise clues to unsolved crimes (20)

April 1, 2015 — 

At the Summit County jail, inmates received several new decks of cards on Tuesday. But there’s a lot more at stake than the chips on the table.The game takes a …

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