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Toxicology report released following Keystone marijuana suicide (1)

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 (2)

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 (3)

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 (4)

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 (5)

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 (6)

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 (7)

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 (8)

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 (9)

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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“Mediation in Motion” workshop gives Summit County officers tools to resolve disputes (10)

March 30, 2015 — 

Law enforcement officials from across Summit County gathered at the Breckenridge Police Department last Wednesday for a workshop on working things out. Titled “Mediation in Motion,” the workshop provided training …

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Former Summit Association of Realtors CEO pleads guilty to theft (11)

March 17, 2015 — 

The former Summit Association of Realtors CEO, Sue Frank, on Monday pleaded guilty to felony theft after embezzling more than $415,000 from the nonprofit organization. Frank, 62, was in charge …

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Opening statements in theater shooting case set for April (12)

March 17, 2015 — 

CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Opening statements in the Colorado theater shooting case have been set for April 27 — at least a month earlier than expected in the death penalty case. …

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Judge in Breckenridge assault case considers gag order (13)

March 16, 2015 — 

Prosecutors and defense attorneys on Monday, March 16 discussed pretrial publicity restrictions concerning the case of Sky Wodraska, a 37-year-old Breckenridge man charged with the brutal assault of three young …

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Breckenridge court records shed light on attempted murder of 14-year-old girl (14)

March 12, 2015 — 

The sound of dripping water permeated the Great Divide Condominiums on Wednesday morning, as ice slowly thawed on the secluded hills overlooking Breckenridge. But early Saturday morning at 1:45, a …

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One arrested, none injured in Vail high-speed chase (15)

March 11, 2015 — 

VAIL — A high speed chase Wednesday involving four law enforcement agencies resulted in one man in custody and no injuries.The man, whose name has not yet been released, was …

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Updated: Breckenridge man accused of stabbing 14-year-old girl he had previously abused (16)

March 9, 2015 — 

A $2 million bond was set following a March 9 court hearing for a 37-year-old Breckenridge man accused of brutally assaulting three young girls. The suspect, Sky Wodraska, allegedly broke …

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Carbondale woman pleads to lesser charge in child poisonings (17)

March 9, 2015 — 

Maria Alvarado-Gomez, the woman who admitted to feeding her daughters rat poison last June, plead guilty Monday to child abuse through manufacture of a controlled substance, a class 3 felony.Alvarado-Gomez, …

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Prosecutors want photos of Aurora theater shooting kept from public (18)

March 6, 2015 — 

DENVER — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting case want a judge to keep the public from seeing graphic autopsy and crime-scene photos during the trial, saying the images would …

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Carbondale murder defendant in court in wheelchair; death penalty said unlikely (19)

March 4, 2015 — 

Arturo Navarrete-Portillo, the sole suspect in the stabbing death of his wife, Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya, appeared in court for the first time Wednesday after being officially arrested earlier in the …

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Carbondale police find murder suspect’s passport in dumpster (20)

March 4, 2015 — 

More than a week after the Colorado Bureau of Investigation finished processing the scene of Carbondale’s first homicide in more than a decade, the main suspect’s passport turned up in …

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