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Editor’s note: The following information comes from official police and sheriff’s department incident reports. Arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.

– On Jan. 26, Glenwood Springs police were called to Qdoba Restaurant after a report that the store’s inflatable advertising balloon had been stolen. The balloon, worth approximately $2,000, had been tied to a railing and went missing between 6:45 and 8 p.m.

– On Jan. 26, Glenwood Springs police assisted another police agency in locating a missing juvenile female at the Silver Spruce Motel. The juvenile was held in safekeeping until her mother arrived from a neighboring state to take custody of her.

– On Jan. 27, Glenwood Springs police arrested Thomas Earl Wiegert, 48, of New Castle on suspicion of drunken driving and speeding. Wiegert’s van was stopped in the 3400 block of South Grand Avenue.

– On Jan. 29, Glenwood Springs police arrested Ramiro Pablo Lepe, 29, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of domestic violence assault. Police were called for assistance at a residence in the 400 block of 23rd Street.

– On Jan. 30, Glenwood Springs police arrested Christopher J. Obrochta, 28, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of drunken driving, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest and a variety of traffic violations. Police say that they saw a vehicle drive through a stop sign at 19th Street and Grand Avenue and then turn into a parking lot without its lights on.

– On Jan. 31, Rifle police arrested Luis Fernando Renteria-Barraza, 22, of Glenwood Springs, on suspicion of drunken driving. Police allege that Renteria-Barraza was having difficulty keeping his vehicle on the road at Highway 6 and Whiteriver Avenue.

– On Jan. 31, Glenwood Springs police arrested Robert Clemen Suarez-Hernandez, 27, of Lakewood on suspicion of drunken driving, driving under a restricted license and various traffic violations, after his vehicle was stopped at the 51000 block of Highway 6.

– On Jan. 31, Glenwood Springs police arrested Joshua Luke Wilson, 24, of Glenwood Springs on suspicion of criminal mischief after they allegedly spotted two males kicking out lights on the Grand Avenue pedestrian bridge.

– On Feb. 1, Glenwood Springs police arrested Jose Pascual Mireles, 27, of Glenwood Springs on suspicion of harassment. Police had been dispatched to the 2400 block of South Grand Avenue on a domestic violence call.

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