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.
Drinking in public: Officers were called to O’Leary Park on the bike path at 3:45 p.m. on May 7 on a report of two men drinking in public and smoking marijuana. The man smoking marijuana was found to hold a valid medical marijuana card. However, officers cited both men, Thomas Michael Huben Kippley, 41, and Todd Keith Thomas, 50, both of Glenwood Springs, for drinking in public.
Driving under the influence: Officers stopped a vehicle on West Midland Avenue at 9:50 p.m. on May 7 for weaving. Once stopped, a passenger in the vehicle obstructed and resisted the officers, gave incomplete information about his name and age, and was subsequently arrested. Officers also discovered a 5-year-old child in the vehicle not wearing a seat belt. Officers arrested Alejandro Rivera-Marquez, 26, of Rifle on suspicion of obstruction and false reporting, and arrested Mauro Pena Gonzalez, 36, of Silt on suspicion of driving under the influence, no proof of insurance and child abuse.
Trespass, theft and littering: Officers observed a man at the hot pots near the I-70 Glenwood Springs interchange, and cited Thomas Ray, 45, of Glenwood Springs for trespass and littering. At 7:30 p.m. that day, officers contacted Ray on a report of a flag being burned. On investigation, the officer determined that Ray had allegedly stolen the flag from a church in the 800 block of Cooper Avenue. He was arrested on suspicion of theft and littering.
Shoplifting: Officials at City Market called police at 2:45 p.m. on May 8 to report a shoplifter in custody. Officers cited Erika Sandibel Camacho Arriaga, 24, of Basalt on suspicion of shoplifting.
Criminal mischief: Officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of Bennett Avenue at 9 p.m. on May 8 for a domestic disturbance. An intoxicated man allegedly destroyed a telephone in the home, preventing a woman from calling 911 for help. Mark James Latham, 22, of Glenwood Springs was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief and obstruction of telephone service.
Illegal camping: Officers found a man sleeping in Two Rivers Park at 2:40 a.m. on May 9, after having warned him earlier in the evening for the same offense. They cited Anthony Gilbert Brummett, 22, a transient, for illegal camping.
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