23-year-old man arrested in Glenwood Medical burglaries
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – A Glenwood Springs man is in the Denver County Jail after being arrested Thursday on a warrant for allegedly breaking into the Glenwood Medical Associates building on two separate occasions earlier this month.
Police are also investigating whether the burglaries are connected to the reported theft of pain killers from the facility on Blake Avenue during that same time period, Glenwood Springs Police Chief Terry Wilson said.
As of Friday, the theft case was still under investigation and no additional charges had been filed, he said.
Glenwood Springs Police were informed that Daniel Kramer, 23, had been arrested at a residence on Clarkson Street in Denver late Thursday when Denver County marshals showed up looking for a suspect in an unrelated case.
Kramer was questioned and found to have a warrant for his arrest in connection with the Glenwood Springs break-ins. He was in the Denver County Jail on $5,000 bond Friday, facing charges of second-degree burglary, a class IV felony, and second-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor.
According to Wilson, Glenwood Medical Associates, located at 1830 Blake Ave. next to Valley View Hospital, reported two break-ins. One occurred during the late-night hours of Thursday, Jan. 13, and the second occurred during the weekend of Jan. 22-23.
After the second break-in, police learned that a security guard at the hospital had observed a person entering the lower level of the Glenwood Medical Associates building at the time of the first reported break-in.
Wilson said the security guard indicated that the person appeared to use a key to enter the building, so he didn’t become concerned until after the second break-in was reported. Kramer was later identified by police as a suspect, and the arrest warrant was issued.
It was during the second break-in that Glenwood Medical officials also reported a forced entry into the office area, as well as the theft of an undisclosed amount of pain medication, Wilson said.
“The case is active and still under investigation,” he said. “We do know narcotics were stolen, which we believe may be linked to the burglary case. But no charges have been filed in connection with the theft.”
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