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ASPEN, Colorado ” A masseuse at A-1 Oriental Foot Massage was arrested Friday for unlawful sexual contact after he allegedly kissed a female customer and disrobed her.

Jia He Csi, also known as “Frank,” 51, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested by Aspen police Friday afternoon. His bond was set at $1,000, according to Aspen Police Sgt. Chip Seamans.

The alleged victim, a local woman, told investigators that she went to the massage parlor for a back and neck massage around 11 a.m. She said she was taken to a table behind a screen. During the massage, the victim was told to lie on her back. After she did, Csi kissed her on the lips, forcing his tongue into her mouth.

He then rubbed her underneath her breasts, pulled her yoga pants out and looked at her genitalia, according to a police report.

The victim couldn’t verbally communicate with Csi, who speaks only Mandarin, according to the police report. She pushed him away, covered herself and showed pictures of her children in an attempt to explain she was married with a family.

The incident is under investigation. Csi hasn’t been formally charged yet with unlawful sexual contact, which is misdemeanor. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” A 19-year-old Mancos man died Saturday in a rollover accident on Interstate 70 near Gypsum at 2:55 p.m.

Four people, all students at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, were heading east on I-70 in a 1991 Toyota 4Runner near mile marker 140 when the right rear tire failed and the driver lost control of the vehicle.

The car crossed into the median and rolled two and a half times before stopping.

The two backseat passengers, Nicholas Ludwig, 19, of Berthod, and Kathryn A. Ball, 20, of Evergreen, were ejected from the vehicle. Corrigan Conroy, 20, of Grand Junction, was riding in the front passenger’s seat, remained in the car during the crash and sustained minor injuries.

Enrique Gutierrez, 19, of Mancos, was driving the car and wearing his seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis.

The age of the tire may have been the reason it failed, officials said. The three passengers were transported to Vail Valley Medical Center. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating the accident.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” A 62-year-old Eagle man died Sunday while snowmobiling south of Eagle in the White River National Forest, according to the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis identified the man as Mike Claussner.

Claussner was snowmobiling with a friend in the Yeoman Park backcountry area of the national forest, according to the sheriff’s office. Claussner’s friend, who officials say did not witness what happened, called authorities at 3:40 p.m. Members of the Vail Mountain Rescue Group responded to the call.

Yeoman park is located about 15 miles south off Eagle on East Brush Creek Road.

When officials reached the scene, they discovered Claussner and a snowmobile rolled on its side, according to the sheriff’s office.

An autopsy to determine the cause of death will be done today, Bettis said.

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado ” An Eagle-Vail man was transported to a Denver hospital Sunday morning after falling on his neck.

Two Eagle County Sheriff’s deputies responded at 12:38 a.m. to an Eagle-Vail condo for report of an adult male that had fallen and was unresponsive.

When deputy Corey Bruce arrived on the scene, he found a male lying on the floor. The man wasn’t breathing and had no pulse, according to officials. Bruce performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the man. Deputy Scott Hendrickson got to the condo minutes later and the two performed CPR on the man for more than 10 minutes.

When medical personnel arrived on the scene, the man was breathing and had a faint pulse. He was transported to the Vail Valley Medical Center and later moved to a hospital in Denver.

CARBONDALE, Colorado ” Tickets for the upcoming 5Point Film Festival go on sale today at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center and online at http://www.5pointfilm.org.

The festival returns for a second year May 7-10, featuring a weekend lineup of adventure film programs, panel discussions and special guest speakers, including world-class mountaineers Conrad Anker and Jenni Lowe-Anker, famous free climber Lynn Hall, climber/comedian Timmy O’Neill, and more.

A fourth day of programming has been added this year, on Sunday in celebration of Mother’s Day.

The event takes place at the Carbondale Recreation Center. Tickets may be purchased for individual programs, and youth ticket prices are available for some programs.

Advance ticket purchases are recommended as some programs sell out. In the event of a sellout, unclaimed seats will be released 10 minutes prior to a program. For more information, visit http://www.5pointfilm.org, or call the 5Point Film Festival office at 963-2188.

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