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Traffic stop sends Rifle police officers to hospital

July 18, 2018 — A traffic stop earlier this week in Rifle sent two police officers to Grand River Hospital after being exposed to suspected methamphetamine, according to police reports. The suspects in the case, Lester Hays and Laura Ebbs, have been charged with multiple felonies, including unlawful possession

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Suspects in Lake Christine Fire arrested at residence in Basalt

July 15, 2018 — The suspects in the Lake Christine Fire were arrested by Eagle County authorities early Sunday morning at a residence in Basalt. Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown confirmed that El Jebel residents Allison Marcus, 22, and Richard Miller, 23, were taken into custody on charges

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Crime Briefs: Suspect arrested after four-month sex assault investigation

July 13, 2018 — A 67-year-old man was arrested July 7, after a four-month investigation into an alleged sex assault crime against an "at risk" woman who has a physical disability. On March 30, the young woman reported the assault to a Garfield County investigator, who started a probe

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Arraignment is set for transient murder suspect

July 11, 2018 — A 9th Judicial District magistrate advised a local transient man Wednesday of a first-degree murder charge against him and set an arraignment hearing for late July. Two public defenders asked Magistrate Susan M. Ryan to consider setting the hearing for the morning of July 24

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Sentencing set in case of Carbondale teacher who was killed on Interstate 70

July 8, 2018 — A sentencing hearing is set for the driver who struck and killed a Carbondale teacher and injured a Colorado State Trooper on Interstate 70 near Silt last summer. A seven-day trial was initially scheduled for July 26, but Jeffrey Burk, 31, pleaded guilty last month

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2 young mountain goats shot on Quandary Peak mountain trail

July 7, 2018 — BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Officials say two young mountain goats were shot and killed near a mountain summit in central Colorado.The state is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Rebecca Ferrell, a spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said Saturday the

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Crime briefs: Man arrested for stalking ex-girlfriend

July 6, 2018 — On July 2, at about 9:45 p.m., Glenwood Springs Police received a call from a person who said a colleague was being followed home by her ex-boyfriend. The caller said the victim had an active protection order against the suspect, causing the entire office to

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Vehicle fire prompts Wednesday afternoon I-70 closure

July 4, 2018 — A vehicle that caught fire on westbound Interstate 70 east of Rifle early Wednesday afternoon touched off a small brush fire and prompted the westbound lanes to be closed for about an hour and a half. Both westbound lanes were reopened a little after 3

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Crime briefs: Man charged with sex crime in Rifle

June 29, 2018 — Rifle police officers arrested a 21-year-old man on June 18 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl at Centennial Park in Rifle. At about 12:56 a.m., Rifle police said they received a suspicious call from an individual who said a teenage girl at a local

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Diamond guilty on 6 counts of child sex assault

June 27, 2018 — A Garfield County jury, after two solid days of deliberation, on Wednesday found 45-year-old John Wayne Diamond guilty on six of seven counts of sex assault on a child by a person in a position of trust over a period of four years. The Carbondale

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Jury deliberation continues in Carbondale child sex assault trial

June 26, 2018 — The jury in the child sex assault trial of John Wayne Diamond went home Tuesday night after a day of deliberation at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs without reaching a verdict. Deliberation among the seven women and five men on the jury is

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Alleged Glenwood Springs stalker held on $10,000 bond

June 25, 2018 — A 53-year-old Roaring Fork Valley man is being held in the Garfield County Jail on $10,000 bond for allegedly stalking teen girls, just weeks after pleading guilty and serving jail time in Pitkin County for a similar charge. James C.B. Sandridge was advised in Garfield

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Victim testifies in Carbondale-area child sex assault case

June 22, 2018 — A 16-year-old girl testified in Garfield County District Court Friday that her former stepfather had sexually abused her on multiple occasions beginning in her childhood. She told the courtroom John Wayne Diamond, the defendant, had sexually assaulted her in August 2011 in a basement at

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Glenwood Springs murder suspect held on $1M bond

June 22, 2018 — A Glenwood Springs homeless man charged with the murder of acquaintance Keith Wayne will be held in the Garfield County Jail on $1 million bond. The suspect, Trevor David Torreyson, 42, faces life in prison or possibly the death penalty for the beating death of

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Crime Briefs: Scuffle at bridge underpass

June 22, 2018 — Two Glenwood Springs officers were dispatched to the area of 12th Street and Blake Avenue on Tuesday evening after receiving reports of a transient underneath the bridge screaming. The officers began to check the area and found multiple boulder barriers and items stowed there as

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Victim ID’d after arrest made in suspected West Glenwood Springs murder of homeless man

June 21, 2018 — A key observation by a Glenwood Springs Police officer during a Wednesday night shift change briefing led to the arrest of a known area homeless man in connection with the murder of another homeless man in West Glenwood earlier that morning. According to police, 42-year-old Trevor

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West Glenwood Springs homicide under investigation

June 20, 2018 — Glenwood Springs Police are investigating the Wednesday morning death of an area homeless man outside a business at the West Glenwood Springs Mall as a homicide. Police Chief Terry Wilson said Wednesday afternoon that police do not have any suspects at this time, however. According

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‘Massive’ theft from Aspen doctor/sister leads to jail, probation

June 19, 2018 — The sister of a doctor at a local women's clinic, who admitted to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the business while serving as office manager, was sentenced Monday to 90 days in jail and six years of probation. While calling her crime "deplorable"

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Crime Briefs: Parachute man charged with attempted murder

June 15, 2018 — A 42-year-old Parachute man is in custody on $500,000 bond facing attempted murder charges after allegedly threatening a 13-year-old boy and causing a fight at a residence in Parachute June 10. Thomas Kyner is charged with first-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault (strangulation), use of a deadly

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Buffalo Mountain Fire evacuation lifted, residents return home as firefighters make progress to contain fire

June 14, 2018 — Residents of the Mesa Cortina and Wildernest neighborhoods came back to homes untouched by fire Thursday afternoon as an evacuation order for the Buffalo Mountain Fire was lifted and replaced with a pre-evacuation notice. As Summit County's first wildfire of the season entered its third

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