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Glenwood Springs Police Report

Editor’s note: The Glenwood Springs Police Department reports the following incidents and arrests. Summonses or arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.

Driving under the influence: At 2:40 a.m. on Feb. 16, police stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of Sixth Street for driving without headlights at night. Police detected signs of alcoholic impairment on the driver, Bobby Gutierrez, 30, of La Union, N.M., and arrested him for driving without headlights and suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and lodged him at the county jail.



Driving under the influence: At 9:52 p.m. on Feb. 16, police arrested Sheryl Wheeler, 65, of New Castle, on Interstate 70, for suspicion of driving under the influence, driving with excessive alcohol content and illegal turn signal, and lodged her at the county jail.

Warrant arrest: At 10:32 p.m.on Feb. 16, police stopped a vehicle for not having a visible license plate on West Sixth Street. Upon contact with the vehicle, the temporary license plate was found to be expired and the driver did not have insurance. Additionally, the driver, Michael Christopher Gagon, 20, of Gypsum, had an active warrant out of Eagle County. Gagon was arrested and lodged at the Garfield County Jail for the warrant and issued a summonses for the license plate and insurance violations.



Driving under the influence: At 12:24 a.m. on Feb. 17, police stopped a vehicle for speeding in the 1700 block of Grand Avenue. The driver, Laura Elaine Ray, 23, of Glenwood Springs, was issued summonses for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs (marijuana) and speeding.

Driving under the influence, eluding police: At 3:15 a.m. on Feb. 17, police arrested Javier Ruiz-Miranda, 24, of Gypsum, for suspicion of driving under the influence, no proof of insurance, driving under restraint, reckless endangerment and vehicular eluding and lodged him at the county jail.

Identity theft: At 7:15 a.m. on Feb. 21, police received a report of fraud that had taken place at a gas station in the 100 block of Wulfsohn Road. Police arrested Lorenzo Guzman, 55, of New Castle, for the charges of unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, theft from building, forgery and identity theft.

Theft: At 6:40 p.m. on Feb. 19, police responded to a report of a shoplifter in the 2000 block of Grand Avenue. After investigation, Joanna Sandoval was arrested and lodged in Garfield County Jail for theft.

Harassment, assault: At 3:40 p.m. on Feb. 20, police were dispatched to the Glenwood Springs shopping mall for a report of an intoxicated woman. Police arrested Namthip Luthens, 39, of Glenwood Springs, for simple assault (two counts), disorderly conduct, harassment and resisting arrest and lodged her at the county jail.

Criminal mischief: At 6:49 p.m. on Feb. 20, police were dispatched to a domestic violence call occurring at a residence in the 1000 block of Cooper Avenue. After investigation, it was found Tina Marie Rivera, 40, of Glenwood Springs, had committed criminal mischief and was arrested and lodged at the Garfield County Jail on the charges of criminal mischief and domestic violence.

Warrant arrest: At 9:25 a.m. on Feb. 21, police responded to a welfare check in the 2600 block of Gilstrap Court. Police verified that the toddler was OK, but the man watching the toddler had an outstanding warrant for a protection order violation with no bond out of Eagle County. David Wolff, 33, of Edwards, was arrested and lodged at the county jail without incident.

Warrant arrest: At 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, police contacted a vehicle for a speeding violation in the 2900 block of South Grand Avenue. A routine check of driver’s license status revealed that there was an active arrest warrant for the driver issued by Garfield County for contempt of court. Joel Richard Gdowski, 36, of Glenwood Springs, received a summons for the speeding violation and was taken to the county jail on the arrest warrant.

Warrant arrest: At 4:52 p.m. on Feb. 21, police were notified of a man that wanted to turn himself in on an active arrest warrant in the 2700 block of Gilstrap Court. Cody Allen Smith, 22, of Rifle, was arrested and lodged in the county jail on the active warrant.

Driving under the influence: At 12:43 a.m. on Feb. 22, police contacted the driver of a vehicle for a traffic violation at Sixth Street and Laurel Street. The driver, Frank David Donaldson, 21, of New Castle, showed many signs of being under the influence (alcohol) and was issued a summons into Garfield County Court for failure to drive in single lane, driving with excessive alcohol content and suspicion of driving under the influence (alcohol), and was released to a sober party.

Driving under the influence: At 2:20 a.m. on Feb. 23, police stopped a vehicle for speeding in the 2800 block of South Glen Avenue. The driver, Apolonio Prieto Valerio, 39, of Glenwood Springs, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and was issued a summons for suspicion of driving under the influence and released.

Driving under the influence: At 2:43 a.m. on Feb. 23, police contacted the driver of a vehicle for a traffic violation, which occurred in the 1900 block of Grand Avenue. The driver, Mike Abbas Hamad, 39, of Dearborn, Mich., displayed many signs of being intoxicated by alcohol and was arrested and transported to the Garfield County Jail on the charges of speeding 10-19 over the limit and DWAI.

Disorderly conduct: At 11:15 a.m. on Feb. 23, police were called to the 3100 block of Hager Lane over a dispute over dog feces. Robert Allen, 58, of Glenwood Springs, was issued summons for leaving a threatening note on vehicle (disorderly conduct).

Driving under the influence: At 4:42 p.m. on Feb. 23, police stopped a vehicle for failing to use turn signals in the 3000 block of Blake Avenue. Police noted signs of intoxication and the driver, Brent Barton McPherson, 37, of Glenwood Springs, was issued summonses for suspicion of DUI (excessive alcohol content) and failure to use a turn signal.

Illegal camping: At 10:19 p.m. on Feb. 25, police contacted a man for sleeping outside of Deja Brew on Grand Avenue. Quinn Douglas Beckett Jr., 31, of Glenwood Springs was issued a summons for illegal camping.

Criminal mischief: At 11:07 p.m. on Feb. 25, police reported to Valley View Hospital for a report of an intoxicated man breaking a wheelchair. John Phillip Cameron, 27, of Silt, was issued a summons for criminal mischief.

Driving under the influence: At 2:25 a.m. on Feb. 25, police contacted the driver of a vehicle after committing several traffic violations in the 1900 block of Blake Avenue. The driver, Steven Hershey Miller, 40, of Silt, showed many signs of being under the influence of alcohol and did not have current proof of insurance for the vehicle. Miller was arrested and lodged at the Garfield County Jail for failure to drive in single lane, suspicion of driving under the influence alcohol and no proof of insurance.


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