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Vail Sno-Cat thief arrested in a Boulder car dealership on drug charges

April 18, 2018 — MINTURN — The man accused of stealing a Sno-Cat from Minturn and hauling it to Grand Junction has been arrested at a Boulder car dealership on drug charges and a bunch of other crimes. Boulder Police were tipped that Jason Cuervo, 27, would be at

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Breckenridge pot shops nabbed at least 178 fake IDs since January 2017

April 17, 2018 — Breckenridge pot shops are a bad place to try your luck with a fake ID, but plenty of underage tourists still haven't gotten the memo. There have been 178 fake ID cases originating from Breckenridge marijuana shops since January 2017, according to the town's municipal

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Copper Mountain Resort pond skim fiasco could lead to felony charges for man who tried to jump crowd (with video)

April 16, 2018 — A bit of mayhem is always expected at Copper Mountain Resort's annual Slopesoakers pond-skimming event, but no one was prepared for one skier's disastrous attempt to jump a crowd of spectators Saturday afternoon. Hayden Wright, 26, was descending a run shortly after noon when he

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Driver responsible for 2017 crash near Kremmling that killed Breckenridge man pleads guilty

April 16, 2018 — Felix Cervantes, the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash near Kremmling last Memorial Day, pleaded guilty to charges of reckless vehicular homicide and reckless vehicular assault in Grand County District Court on Thursday. Cervantes faces between 16 and 18 years incarcerated with the

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Silverthorne sexual assault case thrown out during trial due to lost evidence

April 10, 2018 — A judge threw out a felony sexual assault case against a Silverthorne man on the first day of his trial Monday after it was revealed that police had lost evidence, a remarkable conclusion to a case that deeply frustrated prosecutors and police. The revelation that

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Eagle County man, 30, gets 16 years for sexually assaulting an 11-year old girl

April 10, 2018 — EAGLE — A 30-year-old Eagle County man will spend 16 years in prison for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. Family members say Jose Hernan Delcid Guzman had a tough life before leaving El Salvador for the U.S. That’s tragic, but not particularly relevant, said District

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High Country Crime: Fentanyl, ketamine among ski patrol drugs stolen from Buttermilk

April 8, 2018 — High-powered narcotics, including ketamine and fentanyl, were among the drugs stolen earlier this month from a safe inside the ski patrol shack at the top of Buttermilk ski mountain, according to a police report. The drugs were included in three kits carried by ski patrollers

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Summit County police blotter: Lover’s quarrel leads to long-distance burglary confession

April 5, 2018 — Early last month, Dillon police received a report of a burglary at a condo, where someone had snuck into a unit during the afternoon and stolen several wallets and purses. The victim reported that someone had already used his credit cards and was trying to

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Sheriff says Summit High student accused of violent threats handed out sticky notes to students he would spare

April 5, 2018 — A 15-year-old Summit High School student was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly planning to carry out a school shooting and giving out sticky notes to students he would spare, Summit County Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons said Thursday. The suspect was arrested at his home in Silverthorne

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BREAKING: Summit High student arrested and charged with menacing after threatening notes found on lockers

April 4, 2018 — At around 3:25 p.m. today, the Summit County Sheriff's Office and the Summit School District received a school threat at Summit High School. Sheriff's deputies responded and investigated with high school staff. The investigation verified threatening notes were posted on lockers. A 15-year-old male student

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Federal agents raid Silverthorne dentist’s office in prescription fraud probe

April 3, 2018 — Police and federal agents raided a Silverthorne dentist's office late last week on suspicion of prescription drug fraud, seizing hundreds of documents and interviewing several employees, the Silverthorne Police Department confirmed Tuesday. The search, conducted at Comfort Dental on Blue River Parkway last Friday, was

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Indiana woman accused of four-county crime spree that totals to 41 counts in Grand County alone

April 2, 2018 — EAGLE — An Indiana woman said that even she does not quite understand why she went on a four-county crime spree. On Monday morning, April 2, District Court Judge Russell Granger sentenced Allison Hanas to five years in jail for the pair of felonies she

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High Country Crime: Vail Valley man allegedly committed arson three days after his release from jail

April 1, 2018 — A Vail Valley man had been out of jail three days when he allegedly set two fires in a Beaver Creek building. Spencer Sterling is now back in the Eagle County jail. Sterling is accused of causing about $30,000 in damages when he allegedly set

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Vail Police Department: Bound woman found in dumpster case not a sex crime

March 29, 2018 — VAIL — No sexual allegations were made by the 31-year-old local woman who was found in a dumpster with her hands zip-tied at 5:37 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, police said Wednesday, March 28. As the investigation continues into the puzzling case, Detective Sgt. Luke

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Keystone groping trial ends in acquittal, but defendant will serve probation for drug charge

March 28, 2018 — A Summit County jury found a man not guilty of a pair of sex crimes after a three-day trial Wednesday. However, he was convicted of a misdemeanor drug crime and sentenced to a year of probation. Jacob Keller Bens had been charged with attempted sexual

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Summit County man sentenced to 16 years to life for sexual assault

March 28, 2018 — Judge Karen Romeo was in an unenviable position Wednesday afternoon, with anguished faces arrayed on both sides of her courtroom, a raft of unresolved legal questions and sentencing laws that demanded she send a man to prison for no less than 16 years and as

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Vail police find woman in Dumpster with her wrists zip-tied, injured but alive

March 28, 2018 — VAIL — A local woman was found early Tuesday, March 27, in a small Dumpster in Vail’s Sandstone neighborhood. The 31-year-old women was conscious and breathing when Vail Police officers arrived at 5:37 a.m. Tuesday. However, she was unable to talk, police said. Her wrists

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Former Keystone bouncer’s accuser testifies in groping trial

March 27, 2018 — The accuser in an attempted sexual assault trial took the stand Tuesday, fighting back tears as she testified before more than two dozen people assembled in a courtroom at the Summit County Justice Center in Breckenridge. During her testimony, the woman said the defendant, 27-year-old

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Keystone bar bouncer faces charge of attempted sexual assault

March 26, 2018 — Attorneys delivered opening statements in an attempted sexual assault trial on Monday, setting off the fourth sexual misconduct trial in Summit County in the past year. Jacob Keller Bens, 27, is accused of groping a woman without permission in her bed last August. He is

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High Country Crime: Cops stanch Aspen’s weekend cocaine flow

March 25, 2018 — The cocaine apparently flowed like wine in this little place called Aspen last weekend, as three men were arrested Sunday, March 18 at different times and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, according to police reports and court documents. The last of the

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