During the early afternoon on Jan. 10, the West Vail Liquor Mart reported the theft of two bottles of tequila. According to the reporting party and video surveillance, a female was seen deliberately avoiding the registers as she walked out of the store with the tequila bottles.
Effective Feb. 1, Eagle County’s EC Alert service will change how it delivers non-emergency messages. Non-emergency messaging from EC Alert will no longer be sent as text messages; instead, the messaging for announcements such as traffic alerts, area alerts, business alerts and red flag warnings will be sent via email and the Everbridge app.
On Jan.11, Vail police summonsed and released Bryan Conklin, 52, of Avon, on a single count of third-degree assault. This arrest is the result of an on-going investigation related to a Dec. 23 disturbance in Vail Village. The original altercation began as a result of the victim not wearing a face covering in Vail Village. The incident escalated when the unidentified offender struck the victim in the face before fleeing the scene.
The Vail Police Department is asking for the public’s help to assist in its investigation into the circumstances surrounding an incident in which a pedestrian was injured after being run over by a Town of Vail bus. The crash occurred at approximately 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, just north of the intersection of Vail Valley Drive and Hanson Ranch Road.
At 1:18 a.m. Dec. 30, Vail officers were dispatched to a report of a disturbance at Lion’s Ridge Apartment Homes, 1265 N. Frontage Road. When officers arrived, they found a male victim suffering from two, non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The investigation revealed the shooting stemmed from an argument between the two roommates in their apartment. No other injuries were reported by neighboring tenants. The victim was transported to Vail Health hospital for medical treatment.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. Dec. 23, Vail police officers on patrol near the intersection of Bridge Street and Gore Creek Drive learned that a physical altercation had just occurred nearby. The altercation began as a result of the victim not wearing a face covering in Vail Village. This incident escalated when the unidentified offender struck the victim in the face before fleeing the scene.
If you'll be entertaining a handful of guests in Vail this holiday season, add the Vail Police Department to your holiday checklist. The department is available to help coordinate on-street parking for overflow guests. Remember, Eagle County public health orders limit private gatherings to 10 people from no more than 2 households.
Most Town of Vail municipal offices will be closed for in-person and virtual services on Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday and will reopen Monday, Dec. 28. A similar closure will occur the following week during the New Year’s holiday with most offices closed Friday, Jan. 1, and reopening Monday, Jan. 4. Customers of the parking sales office are being reminded to plan ahead and take care of any last-minute parking business in advance of the closures. Please call ahead to confirm other available services at 970-479-2100.
Vail’s emergency order that had limited the size of private gatherings to a single household has ended as of Dec. 15. In allowing the order to sunset, Vail Town Council members said the emergency action had done its job in creating awareness and keeping the number of COVID-19 cases down during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fire Chief Mark Novak is pleased to announce the Vail community has maintained an excellent insurance rating following an assessment of the department’s fire suppression resources by the Insurance Services Office. ISO is an independent company that serves insurance companies and others by providing information about risk. Vail’s assessment was conducted earlier this year.
During the early evening hours on Dec. 3, the two males pictured here were witnesses to an assault near The George Restaurant & Pub located in the Mountain Haus, 292 E. Meadow Dr. in Vail Village.
The Vail Town Council has unanimously extended to Dec. 15 the Town Manager’s Executive Order that limits the size of private gatherings to a single household. This applies to all private homes, short-term rentals, hotels, and restaurant and bar seating. By passing Emergency Ordinance No. 23, Series of 2020 at its Dec. 1 meeting, provisions set forth in the ordinance are more restrictive than the current private gathering limitation of 2 households and 10 individuals set by the State of Colorado for Eagle County and other jurisdictions that are currently in the "Orange" level of COVID-19 public health restrictions.
The Vail Police Department has been notified that Ronald James Braden, 55, died by suicide today (11-21) in Arizona as law enforcement officers were attempting to contact him. Braden had been a fugitive since Nov. 13 after he cut off his court ordered GPS monitoring device.
Area law enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s help in locating a fugitive. On Friday, Nov. 13, Ronald James Braden, 55, cut off his court ordered GPS monitoring device to evade law enforcement. Twenty-four-hour GPS monitoring had been ordered by the court as a condition of Braden’s release on bond from the Eagle County Detention Facility on Aug. 27 following his arrest on July 4.
Over the last 18 years, Eagle County Law Enforcement agencies have hosted the annual Shop with a Cop event. This event allows local elementary school children to be paired with a law enforcement officer to shop for holiday gifts for themselves and family members. Because of COVID-19, the 2020 event has adapted its format to comply with social distancing requirements.