Carbondale man arrested on burglary charges in Glenwood Springs |

Carbondale man arrested on burglary charges in Glenwood Springs

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” Daniel John Grine ended up in jail Sunday night after police said he stole a $50 pair of sunglasses from the Sunlight Ski and Bike shop and shoved the shop’s owner.

An alarm at the business reportedly stopped the burglary in progress and led to the arrest. That was not the case for some of the downtown Glenwood Springs businesses that didn’t have alarms and were victimized in a string of unrelated burglaries in the summer of 2007.

Glenwood Springs police arrested Grine, 23, of Carbondale, around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on suspicion of three felonies and six misdemeanors including robbery, two counts of second-degree burglary, harassment and obstructing telephone service.

In an arrest affidavit, police said the shop’s owner told them he was contacted about the alarm at the store and went there to shut it off. He may not have known the suspect was in the store.

The owner told police he saw Grine standing behind the counter looking at ski goggles. While the owner tried to call police, Grine allegedly shoved him to prevent him from using the phone and took a swing at him before fleeing the building, police said.

Police arrived for a report of an alarm. An officer saw a man fitting the owner’s description of the suspect running near the building next door and arrested Grine, police said.

The shop owner gave police a hat and hood Grine left behind during the struggle, police said, and a black pair of $50 sunglasses with a Sunlight Ski and Bike sticker on them was found in Grine’s possession.

Police said Grine also damaged the jam of a locked door adjacent to the Sunlight shop. Police believe Grine may have gone through an adjacent building that is vacant, through two unlocked doors and into the Sunlight shop.

Grine appeared for an advisement hearing Tuesday.

Contact Pete Fowler: 384-9121

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