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U.S. Forest Service determines lightning as cause of Brush Creek Fire (2)

October 8, 2015 — 

After an investigation by the U.S. Forest Service, the cause of the 238-acre Brush Creek Fire was determined to be a lightning strike. The wildfire started the afternoon of Friday, …

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Summit County police blotter: Wrecked windows and real estate shoving matches (3)

October 7, 2015 — 

TENANT TRESPASSDillon police officers responded to a trespass in progress in the Corinthian Hills neighborhood on Friday, Oct. 2. A woman had entered a condo and was confronted by the …

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Breckenridge massage therapist pleads guilty to unlawful sexual conduct (4)

October 6, 2015 — 

A Breckenridge man pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct and invasion of privacy after a massage client claimed she was assaulted in 2014. James Dickerson, 31, a licensed massage therapist, …

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Blue River man bonds out following Breckenridge hit-and-run case (5)

October 5, 2015 — 

After a motion was granted to direct file a Breckenridge hit-and-run case into Summit County District Court, 55-year-old Steven James Gravatt appeared in court on Monday, represented by public defender …

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BREAKING: Charles Sattler found not guilty on all counts in Blake Bostic's death (6)

October 1, 2015 — 

Charles Sattler, a 43-year-old Denver man charged with manslaughter and first-degree assault following a fight at Frisco’s Snowshoe Motel, was found not guilty of both counts on Thursday.The jury had …

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Retrial of Charles Sattler: Decision in assault case turned over to jury (7)

September 30, 2015 — 

After a slew of witnesses recounted the same story — the events that transpired the morning of April 14, 2014 at Frisco’s Snowshoe Motel — the ending is now in …

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Breckenridge Police respond to dog attack near elementary school (8)

September 29, 2015 — 

Breckenridge Police were notified shortly after a woman’s golden retriever was attacked by another dog near Upper Blue Elementary. Carol Gerard said she and her friend were walking back to …

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Breckenridge man cited after fireworks spark Dog Island fire (9)

September 29, 2015 — 

A 36-year-old Breckenridge man received two citations after a wildfire burned a campground at Dog Island in the McInnis Canyons Natural Conservation Area west of Grand Junction. The fire started …

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Breckenridge police research Airport Road safety (10)

September 28, 2015 — 

Breckenridge officials are researching traffic concerns along Airport Road — the site of two hit-and-run accidents in the past year. While the town and Breckenridge Police are far from a …

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Opening statements reveal diverging narratives in Sattler retrial (11)

September 25, 2015 — 

“Ladies and gentlemen, this morning, I’m going to tell you a story,” deputy district attorney Rusty Prindle addressed the jury on Friday morning. “It’s going to be a short story …

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Summit County inmates have new video visitation, voice mail options (12)

September 24, 2015 — 

Video visits and a new inmate voice mail service are just a few of the improvements recently added to the Summit County Detention Facility, to allow flexibility for situations where …

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Summit County police blotter: Woman falls from seventh floor of Breckenridge hotel (13)

September 23, 2015 — 

DANGEROUS DESCENTOn Saturday, Sept. 19, a Breckenridge police officer spoke with a 54-year-old woman found lying on a bench inside of the lobby of DoubleTree Hotel. She was in obvious …

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Putrid perpetrator leaves stink bombs at Copper Mountain tavern (14)

September 23, 2015 — 

The staff of Tucker’s Tavern at Copper Mountain found a smelly surprise on their patio last Thursday, Sept. 17. Surveillance cameras captured footage of an unidentified man throwing a plastic …

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Summit County officers arrest armed man after three-hour standoff (15)

September 18, 2015 — 

Summit County Sheriff Officers arrested an armed man in Dillon Valley following a three-hour standoff early Friday morning. A 24-year-old man armed with a handgun entered and exited his residence, …

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Theft from Summit County metropolitan district exceeded $500,000 (16)

September 17, 2015 — 

An arrest affidavit released by the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office reveals the full extent of allegations against Robert Polich, a 63-year-old Summit County man accused of embezzling more than …

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Summit County court postpones trial for December hit-and-run case (17)

September 16, 2015 — 

The trial of a Breckenridge woman, following a December 2014 hit-and-run case, was postponed for early next year. Hallie Schmitt, 24, was originally set to go to appear on Oct. …

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Hit-and-run suspect makes initial appearance in court (18)

September 15, 2015 — 

Prosecutors may motion to move a fatal hit-and-run case from county court to the Summit County District Court. Steven Gravatt, a 55-year-old Blue River man, is accused of hitting and …

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Thieves target Silverthorne Sunglass Hut (19)

September 14, 2015 — 

A group of three men burglarized a Sunglass Hut at the Outlets at Silverthorne late Friday night, according to police. At approximately 10:30 p.m., the three men — masked and …

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Family of Breckenridge hit-and-run unhappy with low bond for Blue River suspect (20)

September 11, 2015 — 

A $15,000 cash unity bond was set on Friday, Sept. 11 for Steven James Gravatt, a 55-year-old Blue River man accused of killing Christina Martinez Hernandez in a fatal hit-and-run …

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