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.Glenwood SpringsFire – Police were called to Glenwood Springs High School to assist the fire department with a report of a fire on Friday night. The fire department extinguished the flames, with damage estimated to be less than $1,000. Police listed charges of first-degree arson and second-degree burglary, but no suspect(s) have been named.Police Chief Terry Wilson said some boxes of electrician’s equipment were ignited by a space heater in the under-construction area of the high school. It is unclear whether or not the fire was intentional. There was no structural damage and only a little bit of smoke damage. Assault – Police were called to a bar when bouncers reported having asked men to leave and being assaulted. Police arrested Fernando Clara-Mendoza, 27, Jerman Mendoza Alvaredo, 26, Benito Mendoza, 32, and Jose D Mendoza Alvarado, 23, for assault.DUI – Police contacted a vehicle for a traffic violation and noticed that the driver showed signs of intoxication. They cited Tina Louise Cranston, 42, for DUI and driving the wrong way.DUI – Police contacted a vehicle for traffic infractions and contacted the driver, who showed signs of intoxication. They arrested Mark Louis Damman, 42.Dog at large – A citizen contacted police with a dog that had been found running at large. Police cited Emily Jean Wilbur, 25, for dog at large.Spray paint – Police arrested Michael Kevin Madigan, 19, for spray painting rocks near a river. He was held on charges of criminal mischief and trespass.Hot Springs gifts – Police answered a report of stolen items from the Hot Springs Pool gift shop worth around $100. Police contacted Shawna Michele Battaglia, 33, and arrested her for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft. They said they gained consent to search her for the stolen items.
EMS call – Police responded to an EMS call at the Rifle rest area. They learned that Christopher Thompson had called 911 because he was intoxicated. He was found to be in possession of an open container of alcohol and said to have cursed at officers and medical staff at the scene. He was arrested.Alcohol – While investigating a separate incident, officers came in contact with Andrew Githens, 25, and learned he is restrained from consuming alcohol. He was arrested for the violation.DUI – Police recognized someone driving with a revoked license. The driver was contacted after running a stop sign and driving onto the curb. Claude Cameron, 47, was arrested for suspicion of DUI, driving under revocation, careless driving and having an open container of alcohol in the car.Post Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO
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Glenwood Springs Fire Department officials urge residents to adhere to the Stage 1 fire restrictions in Glenwood Springs and have plans in place in the event of a wildfire.