Crime Briefs: Stolen mountain bike quickly recovered |

Crime Briefs: Stolen mountain bike quickly recovered

Glenwood police the afternoon of Aug. 30 responded to the theft of a $2,800 mountain bike from Canyon Bikes.

An officer was in traffic near the Glenwood Springs Mall at the time and saw three people sitting by an electrical box, behind which was a mountain bike matching the given description.

One of the men was a 57-year-old drinking from a can in a paper bag, which the officer suspected to be alcohol. The officer told him he couldn’t drink beer there, and the man agreed to pour it out. The officer then found he had a restraining order barring him from drinking, and he arrested the 57-year-old on that violation.

The 57-year-old said that he saw a kid riding the bike, who then left it next to the electrical box. The owner confirmed it was his bike, and a witness on scene said she’d seen the 57-year-old riding the bike.

He was arrested on felony charges of second-degree burglary and theft, as well as misdemeanor violation of a restraining order.

A 23-year-old Glenwood woman charged with felony second-degree burglary and theft in 2012 has recently been rearrested after failing to appear in court years ago.

One October evening in 2012, Carbondale police responded to a burglary on the 900 block of Garfield Avenue. A woman had come home from work to find a window in her living room was open, and in her bedroom, someone had rifled through her jewelry box. A gold wedding band was missing.

Her children also had several pieces of jewelry missing: several rings, including a gold graduation ring and a ring bearing a ruby, and two necklaces. Altogether, they were missing nearly $3,000 in jewelry. A couple more bracelets and a couple of cell phones were also missing.

The next day the family found their jewelry at We Buy Gold in Glenwood Springs. An employee said that an 18-year-old woman had come into the store and sold the jewelry. They were able to recover most of the missing items.

Later, being interviewed by investigators, the 18-year-old said she’d found the jewelry in a garbage can at Arby’s. But after pressure from investigators who didn’t buy her story, she later said that she had teamed up with her 17-year-old cousin and picked a trailer at random.

She was arrested, and the next day she was granted a personal recognizance bond. Then in January 2013 she failed to appear for court, and a judge issued a warrant for failure to appear.

She was arrested on Aug. 27 on felony second-degree burglary, felony theft and misdemeanor failure to appear.

Glenwood police arrested a 50-year-old man on drug possession after he reportedly threatened a downtown bartender Sept. 3 afternoon. Officers went to the 700 block of Grand Avenue for reports of harassment.

A bartender there had served the man a beer, but after he drank about half of it he started acting strangely, she told police. She told him he needed to leave and even offered to refund him. But he became angry and told her “I should put you in a shallow grave,” according to a police report.

Officers were familiar with the 50-year-old from previous incidents. They later found him at Jimmy John’s and arrested him for violating a restraining order and bond conditions that barred him from drinking.

In a reusable shopping bag he had officers found a partially empty bottle of Jim Beam bourbon and a container with a small amount of substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. They also found a glass pipe with burnt residue inside.

He was arrested on drug felony possession of methamphetamine, felony violation of bail bond conditions and two misdemeanors for violation of a protection order.

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