Police Blotter, Nov. 9, 2009

Hostage report unfounded

Law enforcement personnel from Eagle and Garfield counties converged on a home in Avon on Saturday after a report of a hostage situation.

Around 4 p.m., Avon Police received a report that a 61-year-old man had barricaded himself inside his Wild Ridge home and taken a hostage. Officers quickly determined there was no hostage, but neighbors were still notified to stay in their homes because the man reportedly had at least two guns in his home, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Department said. The standoff ended without injuries.

Members of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department, the Eagle Police Department and the Jefferson County Bomb Squad also responded to the incident.

Four thefts from cars

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department took four reports of thefts from vehicles Saturday.

The thefts occurred in the 3200 block of E Road and the 400 block of East Chukar Way in Clifton.

A person stole about $400 worth of items from two cars at one home on East Chukar Way and items from another car on that street Friday night or Saturday morning.

On E Road, someone took items from one car overnight, and someone stole a purse and prescription medication from a car at another address on the block. The purse was later found in a neighbor’s yard, but the medication was missing.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Department:

Someone stole a vehicle valued at $5,000 Saturday from the 2900 block of Kennedy Avenue.

A man told deputies Saturday that a fence being built around a subdivision in the 600 block of Silver Mountain Drive has been damaged several times.

For the second time in three weeks, a man reported someone has posted information about him being a sex offender on a public mail box. Deputies determined that no violation had occurred.


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