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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 threatened the victim before fleeing on foot. 

The suspect in this case was described as 25-30 years of age, approximately 5’8” with bright blue eyes and dark brown facial hair and blonde dreadlocks. He was wearing a black hoodie, jean jacket, black pants, black and white sneakers and carrying a black satchel. A witness also reported he had a black star tattooed on the right cheek. 

If you can identify the individual shown in the surveillance photos or have any information on this incident, please message Vail Police on Facebook or contact Officer Craig Westering at cwestering@vailgov.com or 970-479-2201.

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