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High Country Crime: Man arrested after report of masturbation in Miller Ranch Open Space in Edwards, sheriff’s office says

September 24, 2017 — A man suspected of masturbating in the Miller Ranch Open Space area in Edwards last week was arrested by the Eagle County Sheriff's Office on Friday, Sept. 15. Deputies are asking anyone who witnessed suspicious or similar activity in that area to contact investigators. According […]

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Summit County police blotter: ‘Shady local woman’ swipes tourist’s pants and wallet in Breckenridge

September 20, 2017 — A group of tourists on a bar crawl in Breckenridge told police that one of their own got his pants and designer wallet stolen by an opportunistic local on Friday, Sept. 16. The group called the police to report the theft at around 8:30 p.m., […]

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Victims of online rental scams seldom get justice. This Aspen case could buck the trend.

September 19, 2017 — Aspen is a popular spot for Craigslist-type rental scams, though few of the scammers are ever caught. But on Monday, an El Paso, Texas, woman charged with using Craigslist to rent an apartment on Aspen's eastside in April to a couple for more than $3,000 […]

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Standoff in Breckenridge results in school lock-out before peaceful ending

September 18, 2017 — A police standoff in Breckenridge on Monday morning, Sept. 18, that shut down several blocks and put a school on lock out ended peacefully with the arrest of 27-year-old Kyle Kenczewicz, police confirmed in a news release. The Breckenridge Police Department initially responded to a […]

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High Country Crime: Man high on LSD assaulted Rocky Mountain National Park ranger, authorities say

September 17, 2017 — A man under the influence of LSD was arrested on Sunday, Sept. 10, after he allegedly got into a confrontation with and assaulted a park ranger inside Rocky Mountain National Park, spewing insults, threats and resisting arrest, according to local authorities. A National Park Service […]

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Summit County police blotter: Oktoberfest reveler apologetic after blacking out, fighting cops

September 13, 2017 — On the last day of Oktoberfest in Breckenridge, officers on foot patrol were passing a bar when they heard a commotion and saw a scuffle breaking out. As the officers approached, they saw a man attempting to punch the bar's bouncer. They tried to separate […]

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21 suspects arrested in Garfield County drug trafficking

September 12, 2017 — In two different operations, Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team has arrested 21 Garfield County drug traffickers, say authorities. In the first operation, TRIDENT arrested eight people after five months of investigations resulted in undercover buys of 253.25 grams of methamphetamine, 29.2 grams of cocaine and […]

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Gun pulled on man sleeping in car at Aspen trailhead

September 12, 2017 — Two people tried to break into a car parked Friday at a popular trailhead near Twin Lakes and pulled a gun on a man sleeping inside, an official said Monday. Pitkin County sheriff’s deputies were notified of the incident Friday and searched areas on Independence […]

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High Country Crime: Craig man cooks heroin in hardware store bathroom

September 10, 2017 — When an MJK Ace Hardware employee went into the men's bathroom the morning of Aug. 29, the last thing he probably expected to find was a woman standing there while a man in one of the stalls cooked heroin. The employee took quick action and […]

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High Country Crime: Lance Armstrong’s old bike stolen from Pitkin County sheriff’s porch

September 3, 2017 — A valuable bicycle with some serious pedigree was stolen earlier this month from the front porch of Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo's Aspen home, the sheriff said Wednesday. "I'm bummed," DiSalvo said. "So we decided to do a Facebook campaign (to try to get it […]

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Summit County police blotter: Man’s rampage causes $10,000 in damage at hotel

August 30, 2017 — A man called Summit County dispatchers eight times on the morning of Aug. 18, "screaming and asking for the numbers for Ft. Lauderdale Police Departments." Since he seemed very agitated, dispatchers sent a sheriff's deputy to find him. While a deputy was en route to […]

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High Country Crime: Trespasser leaves behind over 100 beer cans and resume

August 27, 2017 — Responding to a trespassing report, Glenwood Springs police stumbled upon a foul scene in an empty home the morning of Aug. 13. Officers found a window broken out at the corner of the house, leading into a coal cellar. The owner knew something was amiss […]

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Summit County police blotter: Greeting card thief turns out to be armed felon

August 22, 2017 — A man who allegedly tried to steal a greeting card from a grocery store in mid-July turned out to be a convicted felon armed with multiple knives and carrying pilfered mail and drug paraphernalia, among other items. A loss prevention employee called in the shoplifting […]

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High Country Crime: Aspen sewer evidence leads to felony charges

August 20, 2017 — Aspen Police Officer Dan Davis knew the drill. It was late February and he'd just caught a 22-year-old local man and a juvenile in a locked bathroom at Rio Grande Park with the smell of freshly burnt marijuana hanging in the air. The local man, […]

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Two motorcyclists who injured police officer after entering Colorado Classic route in Denver are charged

August 16, 2017 — Two motorcyclists who rode onto a closed bicycle race route Saturday afternoon, one of them injuring a police officer in the process, have been charged. Denver District Attorney Beth McCann charged Steven Cicchi, 32, with eluding a peace officer, assault of a peace officer in the […]

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Copper Mountain cat burglars busted by security cameras, police say

August 15, 2017 — A pair of local men allegedly pulled off a pair of burglaries late at night on Aug. 1, but police say they were foiled by security camera footage showing them stealing a rifle and more $450 worth of coins at two locations in the Copper […]

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Summit County police blotter: Man steals bike, accidentally sells it to victim’s boyfriend

August 15, 2017 — A would-be thief found the tables turned on him when he unwittingly tried to sell a stolen bike to his victim's boyfriend on July 30. The bicycle was first reported stolen that morning and was said to have been originally purchased two years ago for […]

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Greeley man sentenced to 48 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing woman, hiding her body in steamer trunk

August 15, 2017 — David Batty said he doesn’t remember killing Tonya Webster. Even though in June he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with her death, and even though Weld District Court Judge Timothy Kerns on Monday sentenced him to 48 years in prison for the crime, Batty told […]

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Aurora marine lived on creek water, worms during multi-state manhunt ending in Virginia

August 14, 2017 — In Frisco, police released a canine to hunt him down and staked out his hotel with an armored vehicle for six hours. In Kansas, they used two spike strips to stop his vehicle, only to have him escape on foot and allegedly speed off in […]

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High Country Crime: Police investigating burglary at Golden Leaf dispensary

August 13, 2017 — The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating a burglary at one of the city's pot shops. Police sent out a vague news release about the burglary that occurred early Wednesday morning, Aug. 9, at Golden Leaf, 1755 Lincoln Ave. Commander Annette Dopplick said she did […]

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