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Crime Briefs: After speeding without a valid license, suspect leads police on foot chase

May 25, 2018 — A Rifle Police Officer initiated a traffic stop May 14 after noticing a red vehicle traveling 15 miles faster than the speed limit. The officer said he started following the vehicle at about 1:50 a.m. It swerved over the emergency lane repeatedly. The officer said

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Crime Briefs: Parachute family held hostage

May 18, 2018 — On Tuesday, a Parachute police officer responded to a call from a woman who said her ex-husband had threatened to kill her and her sister. When the officer made contact with the woman by phone, she said her ex-husband had made such threats because she

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High speed chase west of Gypsum ends with suspect in river, recovery via helicopter

May 17, 2018 — GYPSUM — A man who thought jumping into the Eagle River was a viable plan to flee from law enforcement officials Wednesday morning, May 16, ended up regretting that decision. Wednesday night he was in custody and in the hospital after his ill advised escape

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Glenwood police investigate stolen vehicle and break-ins

May 13, 2018 — Glenwood Springs residents are on alert following a reported car theft and multiple incidents of vandalism involving vehicles in the downtown area and at the Glenwood Meadows late Friday night and into the early morning hours Saturday. "Right now we don't have a whole lot

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One vehicle stolen in Glenwood Friday night, numerous car windows smashed

May 13, 2018 — Glenwood Springs residents are on alert following a reported car theft and multiple incidents of vandalism involving vehicles in the downtown area and at the Glenwood Meadows late Friday night and into the early morning hours Saturday. "Right now we don't have a whole lot

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Crime Briefs: Kum & Go tussle

May 11, 2018 — A 31-year-old male was arrested Wednesday on a nationwide warrant for failing to appear in court for a burglary he committed on Feb. 21. According to court documents, a Parachute police officer pulled into the Kum & Go convenience store and noticed a silver Dodge

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Colorado woman cited after microwave blows up urine sample

May 7, 2018 — DENVER (AP) — A Colorado woman has been cited by police after a container of what appeared to be urine blew up as she was heating it up in a microwave at a 7-Eleven. Police say the incident occurred in the convenience store chain’s Aurora

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Crime Briefs: Rifle police seize meth, believe suspect was going to distribute drugs

May 4, 2018 — On Thursday, Rifle police officers working in conjunction with the Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team executed a search warrant for a hotel room at the Affordable Inn, located on Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs. As officers searched the room, which belonged to a 25-year-old man,

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Crime Briefs: The old fake name trick, works every time … not

April 27, 2018 — Colorado State Patrol troopers came across a black truck near Bair Ranch that had crashed on the sidewalk in the rest area on Tuesday morning. The truck was parked up against a sign post and there was damage to the right front bumper from the

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Olivo-Tellez enters insanity plea in Glenwood murder case

April 27, 2018 — A defendant who was set to stand trial next month for shooting and killing his estranged wife at her Glenwood Springs-area home in October 2016 has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Gustavo Olivo-Tellez, 28, was in District Court in Glenwood Springs Thursday with

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Child abduction suspect takes life after Rifle-area manhunt

April 27, 2018 — The suspect in a Grand Junction child abduction case who was the subject of an all-night manhunt near Rifle into the early hours Friday morning died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Rifle Police. Garfield County Coroner Rob Glassmire said in a report issued

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Driver ticketed in March rollover near Glenwood Springs

April 25, 2018 — The 18-year-old driver in a serious-injury rollover accident that occurred March 16 on Colorado 82 south of Glenwood Springs has been charged with careless driving by the Colorado State Patrol. CSP public information officer, Trooper Josh Lewis, said Wednesday that Kayla Sarmiento was determined to

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Crime Briefs: Wheels of justice finally catch up with domestic violence suspect

April 20, 2018 — A 25-year-old male is finally scheduled to appear in court Monday for a domestic violence and drunk driving charge that occurred more than two years ago. According to court affidavits, the night of March 10, 2016, Carbondale Police received a domestic disturbance call from a

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Jury convicts on two charges in New Castle child sex assault case

April 19, 2018 — A 46-year-old male was convicted Thursday on one count of attempted sexual assault on a child and one count of enticement of a child, following a four-day jury trial in 9th District Court in Glenwood Springs. Both convictions carry a sentence of up to life

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Arrest made in Colorado theft of Dukes of Hazzard Sno-Cat

April 18, 2018 — MINTURN, Colo. (AP) — A 27-year-old Colorado man has been arrested in the theft of a Dukes of Hazzard-themed Sno-Cat on a trailer from outside a restaurant near Vail last month. The Vail Daily reports that while the large, orange treaded snow vehicle was recovered

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Man who prompted Kremmling school lockout Tuesday was facing other unrelated criminal charges

April 18, 2018 — Grand County resident Jason Bustillos was arrested Wednesday evening after allegedly threatening to kill a friend in Kremmling. Though resolved peacefully, the incident caused the West Grand School District to enter into lockout protocols and forced the activation of the Middle Park Emergency Response Team.

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Double homicide in El Paso County investigated

April 15, 2018 — COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado authorities are investigating a double homicide after police found the bodies of an elderly couple at their home in El Paso County. Sheriff's deputies discovered the bodies around 2 a.m. Saturday after being asked to check on the couple.

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Crime Briefs: Credit card thief apparently has problem correcting

April 13, 2018 — At 8:53 p.m. on March 23, a sheriff's patrol deputy responded to a call from a criminal justice security officer who said a community corrections work-release client had been bragging about going snowboarding instead of going to work. The criminal justice officer said he retrieved

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Vail Police arrest woman found in dumpster for false reporting, say her story is ‘fictitious’

April 13, 2018 — VAIL — A woman found in a dumpster was arrested for false reporting Thursday, April 12. Linnea Marlene Hayda, 31, of Vail, was arrested in connection to a March incident in which she was found in a dumpster Vail's Sandstone neighborhood. Hayda is being charged

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

April 11, 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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