DA files charges against Glenwood burglary suspect
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office filed charges of second-degree burglary and theft against Jeremiah Johnson Brown Wednesday.Brown, 33, was arrested by Glenwood Springs Police Sept. 21 and held on $12,750 bond. Brown knocked on a door and said he was looking for his dog, an arrest affidavit says. A neighbor found it suspicious and reported the incident. Police found Brown walking nearby on Palmer Avenue and discovered he had what they believe was a stolen bottle of prescription medication, the affidavit says.Glenwood Springs saw an unusually high number of about 20 residential break-ins since June. Police said previously many of them were similar and were likely connected. Whoever the burglar was often walked by valuable items and was thought to be after prescription narcotics. But police wouldn’t comment on whether or not Brown was thought to be connected to the other burglaries.Brown was arrested in 2005 after a string of about eight to 10 residential burglaries in a month. He wasn’t implicated in all of them, but it was reported that in one of them he entered through a dog door in the back of a house, took prescription painkillers and later admitted to four other burglaries.In the 2005 case, Brown was sentenced to five years in prison for pleading guilty to second-degree burglary to run concurrent with a 2004 sentence. The 2004 sentence was for three years prison for pleading guilty to criminal mischief, according to the Garfield County Combined Courts office.In the 2004 case, he had kicked in a door in an apparent attempt to enter someone’s home and then fled after discovering someone was inside, according to an arrest affidavit. The 2004 affidavit also said Brown was “suspected in other burglaries.”Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO
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