Glenwood cops weren’tinvolved in investigationof serial rape suspect
The Glenwood Springs Police Department was notified only the morning of June 11 that Glenwood resident and rape suspect Brad Wagner would be arrested at his home.Under state law, the Boulder police officers who conducted the arrest had to inform Glenwood police of their intent, said Lt. Bill Kimminau of the Glenwood police. Officer Lance Dunaway took Wagner in a marked car from his home at the 1300 block of Grand Avenue back to the police department. Kimminau was also present while the Boulder police executed the search warrant of Wagner’s home after his arrest.”They took quite a few items. I didn’t know what they were looking for,” Kimminau said.Wagner, 36, was taken into custody June 11 on four counts of first-degree sexual assault for rapes that occurred in the mid-1990s in Boulder. A hearing at the Boulder County Jail on Monday advised Wagner of his rights, and he will be formally charged at 2 p.m. Friday.Court records show Wagner had a series of problems with the law from 1985 to 1997. He was arrested in 1985 in San Clemente, Calif., on suspicion of grand theft auto and receiving stolen goods. In Colorado, he received two DUIs, one in Arvada in 1992 and the other in Steamboat Springs in 1997.Wagner, a real estate agent for ReMax Mountain West in Glenwood Springs, had worked as as a part-time snowboard instructor at Snowmass. Wagner worked infrequently for the company during the 2003 and 2004 seasons, said Jeff Hanle, communications manager for Aspen Skiing Co., which owns the Snowmass resort. He would not comment further.Glenwood police didn’t have contact with Wagner or know of any part of the ongoing investigation in the weeks leading to the arrest, Kimminau said.”It sounds like they’ve been working on it so long, they were just trying to keep it quiet so he wouldn’t try to run,” he said. The Associated Press contributed to this report.Contact Christine Dell’Amore: 945-8515, ext. firstname.lastname@example.org
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