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Machete attack trial: Court awaits jury verdict on attempted murder charges (1)

September 3, 2015 — 

“Credibility, ladies and gentlemen. This is what this is going to come down to,” assistant district attorney Heidi McCollum began her closing statement. After long and frustrating hours of revising …

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Prosecution highlights discrepancies in machete attack suspect’s testimony (2)

September 2, 2015 — 

Tyrus Vanmatre concluded his account of the alleged machete attack that took place in Summit last summer, following a detailed cross-examination by the prosecution Wednesday afternoon. Vanmatre is charged with …

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Breckenridge woman remembered following fatal hit-and-run crash (3)

September 2, 2015 — 

Christina Martinez Hernandez, a 25-year-old Breckenridge resident, died after a hit-and-run crash on Monday evening. Breckenridge police are searching for a suspect but do not yet have a description of …

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Victim identified in fatal hit-and-run crash in Breckenridge (4)

September 2, 2015 — 

After notifying her family, the Summit County Coroner’s office released the identity of the victim of Monday’s fatal hit-and-run crash. Christina Martinez Hernandez, a 26-year-old Breckenridge resident, died late Monday …

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Trip to Summit was to drop acid, Vanmatre testifies (5)

September 1, 2015 — 

Tyrus Vanmatre stepped to the witness stand Tuesday afternoon. Charged with second-degree attempted murder, he testified to the events leading up to an alleged machete attack in June of 2014, …

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Woman killed in hit-and-run in Breckenridge (6)

September 1, 2015 — 

Breckenridge Police are investigating the death of a local woman following a hit-and-run accident the night of Monday, Aug. 31. Police were called to the scene on the 600 block …

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Forensic scientist presents DNA evidence at machete attack trial (7)

August 31, 2015 — 

A Colorado Bureau of Investigation forensic scientist presented DNA testing results for several items found near the location of an alleged machete attack last summer. The exhibits, which included various …

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Machete attack trial: Detective addresses concerns with Vanmatre’s recorded interview (8)

August 28, 2015 — 

The jury listened intently as Tyrus Vanmatre explained again, and again, what happened the morning of June 17. The story shifted several times as the recording played in the Summit …

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Machete attack trial: ‘Batman voice,’ throwing knives and lost money (9)

August 27, 2015 — 

Tyrus Vanmatre’s childhood friend, Henry Nelson, came to testify as a witness for both the prosecution and the defense on Thursday morning. Nelson said he and Vanmatre had known each …

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Alleged machete attack victim testifies at trial (10)

August 26, 2015 — 

Jadon Jellis, the alleged victim of a machete attack last summer, was presented as the first witness of the day by the prosecution during the trial of Tyrus Vanmatre, who …

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Colorado machete attack trial opens with conflicting narratives (11)

August 25, 2015 — 

The Summit County District Court seated a 14-person jury late Tuesday morning to determine whether Denver resident Tyrus Walter Vanmatre should be found guilty of second-degree attempted murder, as well …

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Summit County police blotter: Paint theft, traffic cones and bent bike tires (12)

August 24, 2015 — 

August 6Silverthorne police responded to reports of a dog bite resulting in the death of a local neighborhood cat. The owner of the dog was contacted and charged with dangerous …

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Second-degree murder charge dropped in Charles Sattler case (13)

August 20, 2015 — 

With the trial for Charles Sattler quickly approaching in September, a motion to drop second-degree murder charges and change the venue of the trial was granted by Fifth Judicial District …

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Female body found near Interstate 70 identified as missing Utah woman (14)

August 20, 2015 — 

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office identified a suspect after a Colorado Department of Transportation employee discovered a body off of Interstate 70 on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Summit …

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Summit County man sentenced to 90 days of jail for embezzling from HOA (15)

August 17, 2015 — 

A former financial administrator for the Enclave Homeowners Association, Robert Dwight Polich was sentenced to 90 days of prison and four years of probation on Monday, July 18, after pleading …

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Summit County police blotter: Stolen duck statues, tethered dogs and carpet drops (16)

August 13, 2015 — 

August 11• Breckenridge police responded to a criminal mischief call after they were notified that a statue of a duck for the town’s Duck Race had been moved. It appeared …

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Summit County Coroner investigates human skull found on Peak One (17)

August 11, 2015 — 

The Summit County Coroner’s Office is currently investigating a human skull found on the east slope of Peak One in Frisco last weekend. Coroner Regan Wood said the skull was …

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Summit County police blotter: tackling bartenders, trailer theft and a trashed Toyota (18)

August 4, 2015 — 

August 2• A suspect tackled an employee at a bar on Main Street in Breckenridge and subsequently fled. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.• Breckenridge police responded to an …

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Helicopter crash allegations emerge in lawsuit against Airbus, Air Methods (19)

August 3, 2015 — 

The families of survivors of the fatal helicopter crash in Frisco filed lawsuits against aircraft manufacturers and operators last Friday. Complaints were filed against helicopter operator Air Methods Corp. and …

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Silverthorne gas station robbed, police search for suspect (20)

July 31, 2015 — 

Silverthorne police responded to an armed robbery at a Kum & Go on Highway 9 at 5:18 a.m. on Friday. A clerk called police, reporting a masked man entered the …

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