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.
Warrant arrest: Police were called at 1:50 p.m. on Dec. 30 about a woman at the Garfield County Courthouse wanted on a $2,500 warrant in a drug case. Melissa Sue Molinari, 47, of Glenwood Springs was arrested and lodged at the county jail.
Theft: Police took a report of shoplifting at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 9 at business in the 51000 block of Highway 6. Police arrested Jerry Landon Thomas, 42, of Aurora, and lodged him in the Garfield County Jail for theft.
Theft: Police were dispatched to a theft call which occurred in the 400 block of North Hyland Drive at 4:54 p.m. on Jan. 10. Officer investigated and found that items had been stolen out of a vehicle. There were also a couple of bank cards stolen and fraudulently used. Officers took another theft report, investigated and found that the suspect was the same suspect as the earlier report. Christopher A. Blank, 39, of Glenwood Springs, was later identified and arrested. Blank was lodged at the Garfield County Jail on the charges of first-degree criminal trespass, theft, unauthorized use of financial transaction device, possession of a financial transaction device, forgery and Identity theft.
Warrant arrest: Police contacted a vehicle for speeding at 8:20 a.m. on Jan. 10 in the 1700 block of Grand Avenue. Police learned that Chester Ray Nuels, 40, of Denver, had an active arrest warrant. Nuels was lodged in the Garfield County Jail.
Shoplifting: Police were contacted at 8 p.m. on Jan. 10 in reference to a shoplifter in custody in the 1400 block of Grand Avenue. Michael Brian Scott, 21, of Carbondale, was given a summons and released for the charge of petty theft.
Disorderly conduct: Police were dispatched to a local gas station at 3:40 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the 100 block of Mel Ray Road in response to a possible assault in progress. Edward Scott Henderson and Paul B. Edward Henderson, both of Rifle, were each issued summons for disorderly conduct and released.
Violation of a restraining order: Police were on scene at a disorderly conduct call at 4 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the 100 block of Mel Ray Road and were notified of a violation of a restraining order that had also occurred involving a man and his former girlfriend. John Weber Turner, 30, of Silt, was arrested and charged with violation of restraining order and was lodged at the Garfield County Jail.
Driving under the influence: Police contacted a vehicle on Market Street at 4:16 p.m. on Jan. 11 for failing to stop at a stop sign on private property. The officer contacted the driver, Mark Barrett Anderton, 47, of Glenwood Springs, and noticed signs of intoxication and charged Anderton with careless driving and DUI. He was issued a summons and released.
Warrant arrest: Police were advised of a woman with a warrant out of Adam’s County at 8:53 a.m. on Jan. 12 in the 51000 block of Highway 6. Police arrested Esthela Sanchez Olivas, 36, of Glenwood Springs, and lodged her at the Garfield County Jail.
Warrant arrest: At 3:06 a.m. on Jan. 13, police were advised of a man with an active warrant at a Glenwood Springs residence in the 900 block of West Ninth Street. Officers arrested Javan Michael Davis, 26, of Glenwood Springs, and lodged him at the Garfield County Jail on the warrant.
Driving under the influence: Police contacted a vehicle in the 2700 block of South Glen Avenue at 3:06 a.m. on Jan. 13 for weaving. Rene Adrian Castillo-Meraz, 28, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and driving without a license and was lodged in the Garfield County Jail.
Violation of a restraining order: At 8:49 a.m. on Jan. 14, police responded to a call of a disturbance in the 1900 block of Blake Avenue. After further investigation, Glen Madison Sell, 27, of Glenwood Springs, was placed under arrest for violation of a protection order. Sell was lodged at the Garfield County Jail.
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