Detectives from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and Aspen

Police Department are collaborating on the investigation into recent alleged sexual assaults in

the Roaring Fork Valley.

Two individuals were arrested on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, on charges related to sexual

assaults that occurred in Pitkin County. Since then a number of citizens have provided

information to both agencies regarding incidents that may be related. At this time the

investigations are proceeding collaboratively between the two agencies and investigators

continue to develop leads, work closely with witnesses and focus on the well-being of the

victims.

In addition to local Pitkin County law enforcement agencies, a number of other  investigators are collaborating including

Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the FBI Eagle and Garfield County Sheriff’s Offices

A public events has been scheduled locally to help provide guidance and information to the

public regarding these and other related difficult situations.  “Ten Tips

Every Parent Should Know To Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse” on Monday, October 29,

2018, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m at Aspen High School.

Local law enforcement agencies will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, October 27, 2018. Personnel from the Vail Police Department and the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office will host collection sites from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Vail Municipal Building, WECMRD Field House in Edwards, and Costco in Gypsum.

This is an opportunity to clean out your medicine cabinets of all unwanted, expired or unused medications and have them disposed of safely. The service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.  By helping to support the safe disposal of medications, we can help to protect our community and our water resources by keeping drugs out of local wastewater and landfills.

Getting rid of unused medication helps prevent the accidental and intentional misuse of prescription medications. The collected items will be incinerated in an environmentally friendly manner by the Drug Enforcement Administration, which spearheads the national effort. Locally, the DEA’s National Take Back Initiative is coordinated by the Safe Drug Disposal Program, which is a partnership among local agencies including the Vail Police Department, Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Health, Eagle County, and Eagle River Water & Sanitation District.

Items that can be dropped off on Saturday are vitamins, supplements, medicated ointments/lotions, over-the-counter and prescription medications, including controlled substances (narcotics). Please, no needles (sharps) or pressurized canisters.