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Vail Restrictions on Gatherings in Private Homes, Short-term Rentals, Hotels and Restaurants & Bars Extended to Dec. 15

  • 2 December 2020
Vail Restrictions on Gatherings in Private Homes, Short-term Rentals, Hotels and Restaurants & Bars Extended to Dec. 15
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...

Former Vail IT Director Dies by Suicide as Law Enforcement Closes in after Weeklong Search

  • 21 November 2020
Former Vail IT Director Dies by Suicide as Law Enforcement Closes in after Weeklong Search

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.

Police Ask for Public’s Help in Locating Fugitive

  • 13 November 2020
Police Ask for Public’s Help in Locating Fugitive

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.

Eagle County Law Enforcement Shop with a Cop Event Set for Dec. 8 with New Format

  • 10 November 2020
Eagle County Law Enforcement Shop with a Cop Event Set for Dec. 8 with New Format

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.

Police Seek Help in Shoplifting Case

  • 9 November 2020
Police Seek Help in Shoplifting Case

The Vail Police Department is seeking help from the public in investigating a shoplifting case. The incident occurred at approximately 12:15 p.m. Nov. 7 at the KidSport retail store located at 122 E. Meadow Drive in Vail Village.

Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspects in Motor Vehicle Thefts Across Eagle County

  • 5 November 2020
Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspects in Motor Vehicle Thefts Across Eagle County

Beginning on Oct.17, there have been 14 reported vehicle thefts and attempted vehicle thefts across Eagle County. In most cases, the ignition columns of the vehicles have been tampered with to start the vehicle without the key. 

Catholic Charities and Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Alliance Announce How Families In Need Can Access Free Coats and Winter Gear

  • 5 November 2020
Catholic Charities and Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Alliance Announce How Families In Need Can Access Free Coats and Winter Gear

Catholic Charities and the Eagle County Law Enforcement Immigrant Alliance are sponsoring their 10th Annual Fall Coat Drive. Over the last several years, this coat drive has distributed over 4,000 coats to local kids and families in need. This year, the coat drive was held for kids’ coats and outer winter gear only. Families in need of kids’ coats can come to the Youth Closet by appointment beginning Nov. 9. Call Catholic Charities at 970-949-0405 to set up a time.

Vail Police Department to Distribute East Vail Vehicle Access Placards Nov. 4

  • 1 November 2020
Vail Police Department to Distribute East Vail Vehicle Access Placards Nov. 4
The Code Enforcement Team from the Vail Police Department will be greeting motorists in the East Vail neighborhood for a second time this fall to help distribute vehicle access placards issued by the Police Department. This effort will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at the entrance to the Bighorn park ‘n ride. The free placards help improve access to East Vail neighborhoods during I-70 closures and are available for free to all requesting households. The bright...

Police Chief Henninger Assumes New Role on International Leadership Board

  • 28 October 2020
Police Chief Henninger Assumes New Role on International Leadership Board

The Town of Vail is proud to announce that Police Chief Dwight Henninger has been sworn-in to the Executive Board of the International Association of Chiefs of Police in the role of first vice president during a virtual ceremony Oct. 23. Henninger will become president in September 2021.
 

National Drug Take Back Event is Oct. 24 at Vail Municipal Building

  • 23 October 2020
National Drug Take Back Event is Oct. 24 at Vail Municipal Building
The Vail Police Department is participating in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, Oct. 24. The collection takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road. This is an opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets of all unwanted, expired or unused medications and have them disposed of safely. Getting rid of unused medications helps prevent accidental and intentional misuse of these items while safe disposal protects water sources...
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