Crime Briefs: Carbondale man accused of corrupting minor
Glenwood Springs police arrested a 23-year-old Carbondale man the evening of Jan. 24 on a felony charge of contributing to the delinquency of the minor.
Police started pursuing a silver 2002 Mercedes SUV with no headlights after it nearly hit a Garfield County sergeant’s patrol car head on at South Glen Avenue.
The sergeant backed off of the chase because of icy roads, but Glenwood Springs police picked up the chase on Midland Avenue heading west. The sergeant reported that he had seen a blonde female driving and a male with dark hair in the passenger seat.
With police trying to pull the car over, the SUV stopped for a red light, waited for a green light but ignored the patrol car’s emergency lights behind it. It also pulled up behind a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus, stopped when the bus stopped and kept going when the bus moved again.
Officers ordered the pair out of the SUV using their patrol car speakers while they were stopped.
The Carbondale man finally got out of the car from the passenger side, stumbling around and bleeding from his face, according to police.
The blonde female, 15 years old, got out of the car on the passenger side as well. Both of them looked unsteady on their feet, an officer wrote in an affidavit. He also noticed what smelled like a strong odor of alcohol on the girl’s breath.
The 15-year-old girl later blew a .121 blood alcohol content on a Breathalyzer.
In the Mercedes, police found a “marijuana bong” and an empty “alcohol bottle,” according to an affidavit.
The Carbondale man faces a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a class 4 felony.
7-11 clerk charged with theft
Glenwood Springs police arrested a 35-year-old woman Jan. 15 after police saw footage of her stealing cash from her employer, according to an affidavit.
The store manager of the Glenwood Springs 7-11 at 1029 Grand Ave. found in October that the employee’s shift had come up $2,846.64 short, and the woman didn’t show up for her next shift.
Her employment application listed her address at Catholic Charities/LIFT-UP, according to an affidavit.
The store manager and police also viewed surveillance footage showing the employee taking money for the convenience store’s safe and from customers, according to police.
Cash drops for the day also showed that she made no cash drop for her shift. She faces a charge of theft, a class 6 felony.
knife ATTACK, CAR THEFT
A 48-year-old Parachute woman attacked her sister with a butcher knife the morning and Jan. 25 and stole her Subaru Impreza in New Castle, according to police.
The sister called police and said that her sister stabbed at her, hitting her just above the navel, but that she wasn’t bleeding.
The woman stabbed at her while the two were in the car and said something like “you’re dead,” the sister told police. The victim then got out of the car and yelled for help while her sister drove away, according to police.
The victim told police her sister is a paranoid schizophrenic.
“I observed a dark red mark consistent with being stabbed or poked with a dull point,” the responding New Castle officer wrote in an affidavit.
The Parachute woman being sought by police later called dispatch from the Glenwood Springs Kum and Go gas station, and officers detained her there.
She told police that her sister had just gotten out of the car yelling “you stabbed me, you stabbed me,” and that she might have staged the stabbing. Her sister was a schizophrenic, she told police.
Later in jail, she told police she already had an armed robbery arrest on her record, and that she has schizophrenia.
The Parachute woman was arrested on charges of aggravated robbery (armed carjacking), a class 3 felony; second-degree assault with a weapon, a class 4 felony; menacing with a weapon, a class 5 felony; and first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, a class 5 felony.
MAN STEALS RUNNING JEEP
A 26-year old Aspen man fled from police from Aspen to Glenwood Springs Thursday evening.
In a parking lot at Brush Creek Road and Highway 82, the man stole a Jeep Grand Cherokee that had been left running, according to police. While the owners, a man and his wife, were trying to get another of their vehicles started, the Aspen man drove away in their Jeep.
The husband tried to chase the car down, opening the passenger door and screaming, “This is my car.” But the thief sped away.
The Colorado State Patrol, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Basalt Police Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Glenwood Springs Police Department all were involved in the chase, and the man was finally stopped in Glenwood Springs.
The Aspen man is becoming something of a usual suspect upvalley. Last fall, he was arrested for driving under the influence twice in the same three hours, according to the Aspen Times. And his arrest for car theft Thursday makes his second in the last two months.
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