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Vail Police Caution Against Ski Pass Fraud

  • 3 March 2021
Vail Police Caution Against Ski Pass Fraud
The Vail Police Department has seen a surge in the amount of fraudulent ski pass violations since Jan. 1. Twenty-five individuals have received a summons for using or attempting to use another person’s ski pass. As a reminder, using another person’s ski pass can have criminal consequences and potentially bar the unauthorized user from skiing the entire season. Once fraudulent use is identified, suspects are either issued a summons into court and released or arrested, depending on...

Vail Police Arrest Suspect in Felony Menacing Case

  • 11 February 2021
Vail Police Arrest Suspect in Felony Menacing Case

On Feb. 9, Vail Police, with assistance from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Trevor Fournier, 23, of Minturn, for felony menacing, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and harassment. This arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation following a Feb. 7 incident that occurred at La Cantina restaurant in Vail. The original altercation began when an unknown offender began threatening a patron of the restaurant.

CDOT Survey for I-70 Mountain Corridor with Amazon Gift Card Incentive

  • 9 February 2021
CDOT Survey for I-70 Mountain Corridor with Amazon Gift Card Incentive

The Colorado Department of Transportation is conducting a survey of recent travelers on the I-70 Mountain Corridor to the west of Denver. The purpose of this study is to understand drivers’ travel patterns and preferences when using the I-70 Mountain Corridor. If you’ve used this part of I-70 in the last 9 months, CDOT wants to hear from you. Participants who qualify for and complete the survey can be entered for a chance to win one of ten $100 Amazon gift cards.

Police Searching for Suspect in Criminal Mischief Case

  • 8 February 2021
Police Searching for Suspect in Criminal Mischief Case
At approximately 8:25 p.m. Feb. 7, an unidentified white male walked into the La Cantina restaurant located on the third level of the Vail Transportation Center and began threatening one of the patrons. The victim did not know the suspect and appeared to be targeted randomly.  The suspect became increasingly aggressive and twice attempted to assault the victim with chairs, damaging property belonging to La Cantina in the process. The suspect brandished a switchblade style knife and...

Skier Death in East Vail Chutes Avalanche Identified

  • 4 February 2021
Skier Death in East Vail Chutes Avalanche Identified
Updated Feb. 5: The victim in yesterday’s tragic avalanche has been identified by the Eagle County Coroner’s Office as 41-year-old John Kuo from Vail. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation by the Eagle County Coroner’s Office. From the Eagle County Sheriff's Office: At approximately noon on Feb. 24, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an avalanche at the East Vail Chutes.The East Vail Chutes are in the...

Important Changes to EC Alert; How to Continue Receiving Updates for Non-Emergency Alerts

  • 29 January 2021
Important Changes to EC Alert; How to Continue Receiving Updates for Non-Emergency Alerts

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.

Vail Police Investigate Numerous Property Rental Scams, Urge Caution

  • 19 January 2021
Vail Police Investigate Numerous Property Rental Scams, Urge Caution

Officers with the Vail Police Department are reporting an uptick in both short and long-term rental and security deposit scams. Scammers are placing ads online and impersonating actual property owners by including photos of properties via legitimate rental or real estate websites, adding credibility. 

Police Investigate Shoplifting

  • 14 January 2021
Police Investigate Shoplifting

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.  

Vail Police Arrest Assault Suspect

  • 11 January 2021
Vail Police Arrest Assault Suspect

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.

Police Seek Public’s Help in Investigating Bus-Pedestrian Crash

  • 9 January 2021
Police Seek Public’s Help in Investigating Bus-Pedestrian Crash

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.

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