At 8:20 p.m. Friday, July 5, the Vail Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call of a stolen vehicle at the Marriott Mountain Residence, 715 W. Lionshead Circle, which was taken from a valet at knife point.
Officers arrived on scene and a brief chase of the 2019 Chevy SUV ensued.
The suspect, later identified as Evan E. Reichert, 33, of Denver, crashed the SUV into a fence at the rear of the Ritz Carlton, near Forest Road and the South Frontage Road.
As officers then chased Reichert on foot, he ran back into the Marriott where they lost contact with him.
A search of the Marriott was undertaken and Reichert was found at the rear of the Marriott near Gore Creek at 10:30 p.m.
Guests of the Marriott were asked to stay in their rooms or wait for the search to be completed. After the suspect was apprehended, all guests were able to return to the hotel.
Officers, deputies and troopers from the Vail and Avon Police Department, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol and ACE Security and Safety Services participated in the search and arrest. The Vail Public Safety Communications Center, Vail Fire and Eagle County Paramedic Services all assisted.
The investigation is continuing and charges are being determined at this time.
For details, contact Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger at 970-479-2218.