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Husband faces 1st-degree murder in Carbondale stabbing (1)

February 25, 2015 — 

Authorities on Tuesday identified the suspect in last week’s Carbondale homicide and said he would face first-degree murder charges.The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Arturo Navarrete-Portillo, 46, would be charged …

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Crime spree that hit Summit County pizza joint ends with California arrests (2)

February 20, 2015 — 

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — A couple accused of stealing cash from the Silverthorne Old Chicago over the holidays were caught in California following a multi-state crime spree.Chanzie Cox and Michael …

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Man accused of killing lover on hike sought $1M from insurer (3)

February 19, 2015 — 

HOOD RIVER, Ore. — An Oregon man accused of killing his girlfriend while they hiked in the Columbia River Gorge six years ago tried but failed to collect on her …

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Sue Frank denied bond reduction in Summit County embezzlement case (4)

February 18, 2015 — 

Sue Ann Frank, the former CEO of Summit Association of Realtors arrested recently on embezzlement charges, was denied a bond reduction Wednesday in Summit County District Court.Roughly 30 SAR members …

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No IDs in Carbondale homicide tied to crash; victim was stabbed to death (5)

February 18, 2015 — 

A man being flown to a second hospital for treatment Monday — hours after his SUV slammed into the back of a semi — stunned the flight crew by telling …

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Man to police after Carbondale car crash: I just killed my wife (6)

February 17, 2015 — 

The driver injured in an accident early Monday just south of the Carbondale city limits told emergency workers taking him to the hospital that he had killed his wife shortly …

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Father of man killed on I-70: He let officers do the job he couldn’t (7)

February 13, 2015 — 

Brian Fritze, the man who was shot to death Tuesday by law enforcement after a chase on Interstate 70, left behind two children, one in Colorado and one in Oklahoma, …

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Woman’s face bloodied in incident before I-70 chase, fatal shooting (8)

February 13, 2015 — 

Called to a home Tuesday in Parachute, Garfield County deputies arrived to find a woman with her face covered in blood. She told them that Brian P. Fritze had approached …

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Parachute man killed after chase had Oklahoma, Colorado criminal record (9)

February 12, 2015 — 

Officials have identified Brian P. Fritze, 45, of Parachute, as the man who was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon by law officers after leading Garfield County sheriff’s deputies on a …

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Summit County murder-suicide suspected as man, woman found dead in home (10)

February 11, 2015 — 

A suspected murder-suicide is under investigation after local law enforcement officers found one adult male and one adult female dead in a Wildernest residence late Tuesday night.The Summit County Sheriff’s …

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Shooting prompts Interstate 70 closure west of Glenwood Springs (11)

February 10, 2015 — 

An apparent shooting incident near Canyon Creek has prompted closure of eastbound Interstate 70 from mile marker 105 to 109. Traffic was being diverted onto Highway 6, but authorities closed …

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Suspected Carbondale meth lab shut down (12)

February 6, 2015 — 

Police discovered a suspected methamphetamine lab near downtown Carbondale on Thursday after a resident requested a welfare check on a person they suspected was using drugs.Upon contacting the resident, Carbondale …

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Four-hour stand-off with armed man near Frisco ends with peaceful surrender (13)

January 31, 2015 — 

After nearly four hours of negotiation an armed man who barricaded himself in a car on the Interstate 70 off-ramp at the west end of Frisco’s Main Street agreed to …

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Secret Service tracking man arrested at Outlets at Silverthorne over counterfeit money (14)

January 13, 2015 — 

A Front Range resident with Virginia ties was arrested Jan. 9 and accused of trying to pass off fake $50 bills as the real deal — until Outlets at Silverthorne …

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Police respond to burglary false alarm at Frisco’s Bank of the West (15)

December 31, 2014 — 

Just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, a Bank of the West employee called for help. The Frisco bank was on lockdown and a suspicious person was somewhere in the …

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Summit County police search for couple that robbed Old Chicago restaurant (16)

December 30, 2014 — 

A couple suspected of robbing Old Chicago this weekend are still on the run. Late on Sunday evening, authorities responded to the Silverthorne restaurant after a man and a woman …

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Breckenridge police charge 24-year-old in hit-and-run that left woman seriously injured (17)

December 30, 2014 — 

A Summit County resident was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 30, in connection with a hit-and-run four days earlier. Hallie Southall Schmitt, 24, faces charges of failure to remain at the scene …

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Breckenridge investigator looking for new clues in unsolved 1982 double homicide (18)

December 23, 2014 — 

For 26 years, one Breckenridge man has studied the 1982 murders of two local women, trying to find who killed them. Charlie McCormick, a private investigator in Breckenridge since the …

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Former CEO of Summit Association of Realtors sent back to county jail (19)

December 23, 2014 — 

The former CEO of the Summit Association of Realtors is once again in the Summit County Jail. On Monday, December 22, sheriff’s deputies arrested Sue Frank on a no-bond warrant. …

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Breckenridge man arrested in NY for gift-wrapped marijuana (20)

December 18, 2014 — 

Christmas comes with handcuffs for a Summit County resident who was arrested earlier this week after Colorado marijuana was mailed to his New York hotel. David Malchow, a 28-year-old who …

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