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El Jebel Double Homicide Suspect in Custody

July 14, 2014
Two El Jebel residents were shot and killed late Saturday night, resulting in a brief manhunt in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Eric Skalac has more.
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Robbery at Alpine Bank in West Glenwood Springs

Robbery at Alpine Bank in West Glenwood Springs July 1, 2014
Glenwood Springs Police are still seeking a suspect in last week's bank robbery in Glenwood Springs. The robbery took place at the Alpine Bank in West Glenwood at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 30.

Police are seeking a white male in his 50s who reportedly entered the Alpine Bank and demanded money after showing a bank teller a gun. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money, at which point he left on foot towards the Glenwood Springs Mall. The suspect is described as a white male with salt and pepper stubble on his face. He is approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, medium build, with salt and pepper hair, blue eyes and no perceptible accent. At the time of the robbery, the suspect was wearing a blue shirt, dark ball cap, light checkered shorts, white tennis shoes and white socks.

Glenwood Springs Police encourage anyone with information, no matter how minor they feel it is, call Detective Matt Gronbeck at 970-384-6500.

Aspen murder suspects make first appearance in court

March 4, 2014
Local law enforcement teams arrested two suspects Monday in connection to the recent murder of Aspen native Nancy Pfister. KDNK's Eric Skalac has more.
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Mountain Fair copshop update

August 19, 2013
Mountain Fair wrapped up just over three weeks ago. As part of our weekly roundup of police activity, KDNK news reported that only a few minor incidents were reflected in the police logs for the dates of Mountain Fair. But as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, a second look at the Carbondale police reports showed a lot more activity than was originally listed.
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High-speed chase and standoff close I-70 near the Utah border

July 11, 2013
A Lakewood man suspected of kidnapping and car theft was involved in a high speed chase and shootout near Grand Junction Wednesday. The incident is responsible for a day of I-70 closures at the Utah border. KDNK's Eric Skalac has more.
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CDale Police Chief Gene Schilling on the Valley's Recent Bank Robberies

CDale Police Chief Gene Schilling on the Valley's Recent Bank Robberies May 8, 2012
On May 4th, the Roaring Fork Valley saw a third bank robbery in as many months.

Following the robbery of US Bank in Glenwood Springs on April 27th, and the robbery of Vectra Bank in El Jebel in March, area police are adding Carbondale's Wells Fargo Bank to the list.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall, 150 pounds... wearing dark sunglasses, a long sleeve gray shirt, gray pants, black shoes, and possibly a long straight black wig and fake mustache.

According to Carbondale Police, the suspect entered the bank just before closing time at 4 p.m. when five employees and one customer were present. The suspect used a handgun to threaten the customer and employees and forced them behind the counter and onto their knees. The suspect then tied their hands behind their backs, before leaving the bank in a vehicle stolen from an employee.

KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Carbondale police chief Gene Schilling Monday for an update on the robbery and to ask about the recent spate of bank robberies up and down the Valley.
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The Weekly News Brief

November 4, 2011
11/4/11: For this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks with The Aspen Times' Rick Carroll about recent developments in the federal breakup of a Los Angeles-to-Aspen drug ring.
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Police Chiefs Hold Press Meeting on School Cops

October 11, 2011
Police chiefs from Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt met with reporters yesterday to talk about community concerns regarding school resource officers’ involvement with federal immigration agents. KDNK’s Ed Williams reports on this most recent episode in the ongoing standoff between police and immigrant rights groups.
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Main Street Dispensary Busted

Main Street Dispensary Busted October 7, 2011
Local law enforcement and the Department of Revenue raided a Carbondale medical marijuana dispensary Friday morning. As KDNK's Eric Skalac reports, officials say the business was dispensing more than just marijuana.
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Lawsuit filed against agents in Strawberry Days raid

September 26, 2011

A group of Glenwood Springs residents is filing a federal suit against local and federal law enforcement officers. The lawsuit claims that the officers violated the civil rights of six Latino residents during last June’s Strawberry Days festival. KDNK’s Ed Williams has more.

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