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A son’s Summit County heroin overdose spurs mother to speak out (1)

February 4, 2016 — 

After less than three years of heroin use, Andrew Mauldin died at the young age of 32. His body was found outside of Summit Medical Center after an overdose, in …

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Silverthorne Police Chief Mark Hanschmidt retires (2)

January 16, 2016 — 

After a long career in law enforcement, Silverthorne police chief Mark Hanschmidt is looking to retire. Having served with the town of Silverthorne since 2000, Hanschmidt stepped up to serve …

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Summit County police blotter: A flatscreen fatality at Breckenridge bar (3)

January 15, 2016 — 

SMASHEDThe night of Jan. 11, just before midnight, Breckenridge police officers were dispatched to the Mine on Main Street. An officer spoke with one of the parties involved, who appeared …

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Summit County police blotter: Dinosaur statue cracks Breckenridge mineral store (4)

January 8, 2016 — 

A dinosaur statue broke a storefront on Main Street in Breckenridge on the evening of Jan. 4. An officer was dispatched to Nature’s Own, a science and nature store, after …

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Vanmatre sentenced to life without parole following Swan Mountain attack (5)

January 7, 2016 — 

Months after his conviction, 21-year-old Tyrus Vanmatre was sentenced to life without parole, in addition to several consecutive years on Thursday. The sentencing was originally set for October but was …

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Attempted first-degree assault charge dropped in Summit County break-in case (6)

January 5, 2016 — 

Following an alleged November break-in that turned sour, defendant Dylan Haas appeared in court on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing. Following an afternoon of testimony, Summit County Judge Edward Casias …

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Summit County police blotter: Drunk driver leads Dillon Police, State Patrol on a dangerous chase (7)

January 1, 2016 — 

A SLIPPERY SLOPE Around 1:45 a.m. on Dec. 24, an officer was dispatched to a bar in Dillon for a fight. When the officer arrived a person yelled, “he’s over …

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Best of the Blotter: A year of drugs, drunk diatribes and bad drivers (8)

December 30, 2015 — 

BEST ‘LOST AND FOUND’ ITEMBreckenridge police were dispatched to Mi Casa Mexican Grill on Sept. 7, after a man had left a bag containing a white, powdery substance at the …

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Bond set at $10,000 for alleged kidnapping out of Summit County (9)

December 23, 2015 — 

Bond was set at $10,000 for a 25-year-old Dillon man arrested for allegedly kidnapping his 21-month-old son. Joseph Carter was arrested on Dec. 15 and charged with second-degree kidnapping, after …

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Summit County police blotter: Man arrested after attempting to steal suit (10)

December 23, 2015 — 

TAILORED THEFTAn officer was dispatched to Goods on Breckenridge’s Main Street for reports of shoplifting the evening of Dec. 16. A male suspect allegedly tried to steal a gray suit …

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Court records reveal details of alleged Wildernest break-in (11)

December 21, 2015 — 

Two Summit County men were arrested following an alleged November break-in, with one facing multiple repeat offenses. Dylan Haas, 22, faces a total of 15 counts, including attempted second-degree murder …

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Summit County police blotter: Pajama-clad man confesses to ‘tripping balls’ (12)

December 18, 2015 — 

A BAD TRIPBreckenridge police were dispatched to Main Street near midnight on Dec. 16 after a reporting party noted a male was highly intoxicated and possibly on drugs. The caller …

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Dillon man arrested in Indiana over alleged kidnapping (13)

December 17, 2015 — 

A 25-year-old Dillon man was arrested on Dec. 15 accused of kidnapping his 21-month-old son after he was found in Indiana. Joseph Carter was arrested with charges of second-degree kidnapping …

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Spoofer poses as Summit County sheriff commander (14)

December 16, 2015 — 

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a caller using spoofing technology to pose as commander Jaime FitzSimons. The scammer has reportedly solicited Summit County residents by saying they …

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Man’s family tells other side of Breckenridge dog attack (15)

December 16, 2015 — 

A Fort Collins man’s family is contesting allegations related to a dog attack last week. Breckenridge police reported that Alec Peyton, 23, was arrested on Saturday, two days after his …

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Bond reduced for Summit County home invasion case (16)

December 15, 2015 — 

A Summit County Court judge reduced the bond of a 22-year-old man accused of felony home invasion. Dylan Haas’ bond was reduced to $10,000 cash or surety with strict probation …

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Breckenridge massage therapist sentenced to four years’ probation (17)

December 14, 2015 — 

A former Breckenridge massage therapist was sentenced to four years of probation and 75 days in jail after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual contact, a class-four felony. James Dickerson, 31, …

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Breckenridge Police arrest man after dog mauls six-year-old girl (18)

December 14, 2015 — 

Breckenridge police officers arrested a 23-year-old Fort Collins man on Saturday after his dog reportedly mauled a six-year-old girl. Police received a report of the incident around 4:38 p.m. on …

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Summit County police blotter: Drunk man denied pizza, threatens officer (19)

December 10, 2015 — 

TOO DRUNK FOR PIZZAPolice were dispatched to La Quinta Hotel in Silverthorne on Nov. 20, to reports of vandalism after a drunk man had gotten sick in the hotel bathroom. …

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Guarding your ski gear against theft in Summit County (20)

December 9, 2015 — 

A pair of Volkl Mantra skis disappeared from a Breckenridge ski concierge in November. The following day, a man returned to his car to notice his Rossignol Super Seven skis …

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