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An Update on the Brush Creek Fire 

The fire has stayed within its boundaries and crews are expected to have the fire 100 percent contained by the end of today (10/05/2015).  The fire was last reported to over be 230 acres.  Evacuations have been lifted. 

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Summit County Police are Looking for Suspect

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s help in identifying an older white male captured in this photo taken from video surveillance footage. On September 17, 2015 at approximately 9:10 p.m., surveillance cameras at Tucker’s Tavern, located at 0760 Copper Rd., Copper Mountain, captured video of an older white male wearing a light colored baseball style cap, blue/green jacket, and tan pants.  The video shows the male throwing a plastic bottle filled with an unknown putrid smelling liquid on to the patio of the business.  This is the sixth reported incident over the past three years where a similar looking male has thrown “stink-bombs” onto the patio of this establishment. If you have any information in these cases or can identify the subject pictured, please contact Summit County Sheriff’s Office Detective Rob Pearce at 970-423-8940 or at robertp@summitcountyco.gov.

Hit and Run Airport Road

Breckenridge Police have identified the suspect in the hit and run that happened on Airport Road August 26.  

The suspect is identified as 55-year old Steven James Gravatt who is a resident of Blue River, Summit County. Mr. Gravatt was booked into the Summit County Jail and is being booked on charges of:

Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class 6 Felony; Arson, a Class 4 Felony; and

Failed to (Remain at the Scene/Give Information and/or Aid) After Accident Involving Death, a Class 3 Felony. 

Chief Shannon Haynes, of the Breckenridge Police Department, issued the following statement: “I would like to thank the Breckenridge community for their support and assistance in the investigation of this tragic incident. With help from other law enforcement agencies – local, state, and federal, as well as continued help from the community in sharing key information, we were able to help begin the closure process for Ms. Hernandez’s family.” 

Traffic Updates 

I-70 East and Westbound at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels - there will be temporary left lane closures for camera installation this week from 8 pm - 6 am. Milepost 213-215 there will also be alternating lane closures for tunnel cleaning.

Construction will continue in Frisco between 2nd Avenue and Madison Avenue - there will be temporary lane closure on the north side of Main Street this week.  For more information on the Frisco construction - you can visit www.friscogov.com