Search for suspected SUV thief locks down crowded Vail hotel
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — A man is under arrest for allegedly stealing an SUV from a valet at knifepoint at a hotel in Vail, keeping hotels guests and partygoers in place while officers searched for him during one of the mountain resort town’s busiest weekends.
Police say 33-year-old Evan E. Reichert of Denver stole a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban at the Vail Marriott Mountain Residences Friday night, crashed into a fence behind the neighboring Ritz Carlton and ran back into the Marriott as officers chased him.
Police chief Dwight Henninger said hotel security helped keep everyone attending a Bravo! Vail music festival event in the ballroom in place and hotels guests in their rooms as officers searched the sold-out hotel for about two hours before finding Reichert.
It’s not known if he has an attorney.