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From Dec. 17-23, Carbondale police officers handled 177 calls for service. During that period, officers investigated the following cases of note:

FRIDAY, Dec. 18: At 11:23 a.m. police received a report from a local business that had taken in a counterfeit $1 bill. No further information was contained in a report from the police department. (

FRIDAY, Dec. 18: A burglar or burglars broke into the Wagner Rents shop along Dolores Way in Carbondale, making off with an estimated $45,000 worth of tools and about $300 in cash, according to police, who did not learn of the burglary until Dec. 21. Eagle County authorities believe a Wagner Rents shop in Eagle County was hit on the same day. Police did not publicly report the Carbondale burglary until Dec. 24, and are still investigating the crime. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Carbondale Police Department, 963-2662.

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SUNDAY, Dec. 20: At 11:16 a.m. officers took a report of an accident at Crystal Bridge Drive in the River Valley Ranch subdivision. No injuries were reported by police.

TUESDAY, Dec. 22: At 7:54 a.m. police received a report of a two-car, non-injury accident at the roundabout at Highway 133 and Main Street, reportedly caused by icy conditions. According to police, one of the cars involved slid off the road and over a curb, and then was hit by a following car that was unable to stop. No tickets were issued, police reported.

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THURSDAY, Dec. 24: Police investigated a two-car, non-injury accident on Dolores Way, in which a car was hit from behind while the driver of the car that was hit was putting on her seatbelt. No tickets were issued.

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Published in The Sopris Sun on December 31, 2015.

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