With catalytic converter thefts on the rise locally and nationally, the Vail Police Department will be hosting a community event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8 at the Vail Mountain School parking lot in East Vail where free catalytic converter tracking kits will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Vail Town Council will consider an ordinance that would increase the fine for parking violations around the Booth Lake trailhead in East Vail at its Tuesday, May 4 meeting. The action item, Ordinance No. 10, is listed as 7.2 on the virtual meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. with opportunities for public comment.
Local law enforcement agencies, including the Vail Police Department, will be participating in the 20th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 24.
At approximately 12:05 a.m. April 10, an altercation occurred between two groups near the Vail Transportation Center, 241 S. Frontage Road East in Vail Village. The two groups had a verbal argument which escalated into a physical fight. Two individuals were assaulted and injured during the incident.
At approximately 2 a.m. Saturday, April 17, the Vail Police Department responded to a report of damaged property at the Vail Transportation Center, 241 S.Frontage Road East in Vail Village. When officers arrived, they found an exit gate detached from the mount sitting on the ground. Security footage shows a male walking through the parking structure, intentionally lifting the gate and breaking it from the mounting post. The subject then left the area and was not located.
The Vail Town Council will take action to rescind its mandatory outdoor mask mandate zone in Vail Village and Lionshead at its April 20 evening meeting. Emergency Ordinanance No. 6 is listed as action item 5.5 on the virtual agenda which begins at 6 p.m. and will become effective immediately upon approval.
Officers from the Vail Police Department are inviting community members to join them for coffee and conversation between 9 and 11 a.m. Friday, April 16 at Yeti’s Grind in Solaris Plaza, located at 141 E. Meadow Dr. in Vail. The “Coffee with a Cop” sessions are a continuation of the department’s community policing efforts aimed at improving relationships between police officers and community members and to provide additional opportunities for community conversations.
The Vail Police Department, Gypsum Fire Protection District and Eagle County Sheriff’s Office are connecting first responders to FirstNet® – the only nationwide, high-speed broadband communications platform dedicated to and purpose-built for America’s first responders and the extended public safety community. With this tech advancement, first responders are equipped with new capabilities and reliable access to critical information while in the field. That allows agencies to better serve those who live, work and visit the Eagle Valley.
The Vail Police Department is investigating a theft that occurred at the Roxy store in Vail Village. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on March 6, an unidentified female removed several items from the store without paying. The female is seen on store surveillance video placing jewelry and a pair of sunglasses into a bag she is holding and subsequently leaves the store without paying for the items.
Building on the success of temporary adaptations made to keep businesses thriving during the pandemic, the Vail Town Council will consider first reading of two ordinances at its April 6 meeting that would provide additional allowances for outdoor alcohol consumption year-round and enhance outdoor entertainment. The ordinances are scheduled as action items on the virtual evening meeting agenda which begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
During the early morning hours of April 1, two suspects stole several catalytic converters from vehicles parked at Vail Mountain School, located at 3000 Booth Falls Road in East Vail. Surveillance cameras captured the suspects and the vehicle they used during the thefts. The vehicle was recovered abandoned in Dillon later in the morning, but the suspects have not been located. If you have any information regarding the individuals or vehicle in the surveillance images, please contact Vail Police.
Update: An arrest has been made in the transit assault investigation. At approximately 3:18 p.m. March 27, the Vail Police Department responded to the area of Bighorn Park, 4825 Meadow Dr. in East Vail, for a report of a disturbance. A witness indicated that a male party had choked another passenger on a Town of Vail bus. The passenger was able to get away safely.
At 5:43 a.m. on March 29, the Vail Police Department received a 911 call about a suicidal person. A description of the subject and his vehicle was provided to officers and a search was initiated. The vehicle was located at 7:11 a.m. on I-70 at mile marker 187 on Vail Pass parked on the shoulder of the westbound lanes, approximately 5 miles east of Vail.
On March 10, a male party was observed driving a white panel van into the West Vail Shell gas station at approximately 10:56 p.m. The van pulled up to the gas pump colliding with the rear of an Audi fueling at the gas pumps resulting in damage.
On March 10, Robin J. Clifton, 61, of Denver, pleaded guilty to numerous counts of theft, criminal mischief and other charges in Eagle County District Court. Clifton was sentenced to seven years in the Department of Corrections as part of a negotiated plea with the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office.