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: Police stopped a vehicle for a traffic infraction at 9:56 p.m. on Jan. 16 at South Park Drive and Grand Avenue. Upon further investigation, officers arrested William Edward Steele II, 66, of Glenwood Springs, for driving without headlamps lit and DUI. Steele was lodged at the Garfield County Jail.
Warrant arrest: At 5:15 a.m. on Jan. 17, police were dispatched to a hotel in the 100 block of West Sixth Street for a disturbance. Officers were issued a search warrant and an arrest warrant to apprehend Kyle David Sloan, 27, of Glenwood Springs, for the charges of third-degree assault and false imprisonment. Sloan was lodged at the jail.
Trespass: Police contacted a man for trespassing at the Hot Pots at 1 p.m. on Jan. 18. Frederick Carl Rupp, 69, of Wolcott, was issued a summons for trespassing.
Warrant arrest: Police contacted a pedestrian at 11:40 p.m. on Jan. 19 along Interstate 70. Officers learned that Anthony Bryan Martinez, 25, of Paonia, had three outstanding warrants out of Delta County. He was arrested and lodged at the Garfield County Jail.
Indecent exposure: Dispatch received a call of indecent exposure along Interstate 70 at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 20. Officers arrived on scene and issued a summons to Harold Junior Mlakar, 43, of Somerset, for indecent exposure and public indecency.
Violation of a restraining order: At 11:52 p.m. on Jan. 20, police were advised of a man violating his protection order by drinking alcohol at a bar in the 900 block of Grand Avenue. The officers contacted Mark James Ford, 34, of Glenwood Springs, and arrested him for the violation. He was lodged at the Garfield County Jail.
Driving under the influence: Police stopped a vehicle at 2:23 a.m. on Jan. 21 in the 700 block of Grand Avenue for weaving. The driver, Aide Rodriguez, 40, of New Castle, was cited for weaving and driving under the influence of alcohol. She was released on a summons to a sober party.
Excreting in public: At 12:48 p.m. on Jan. 21, police were advised of a man at a hotel in the 1800 block of Grand Avenue who had defecated on the floor of a public area. Officers contacted Michael Lawrence Murphy, 37, of Glenwood Springs, and arrested him. He was lodged at the Garfield County Jail.
Driving under the influence, possession: Police contacted a vehicle for displaying expired number plates in the 200 block of Eighth Street at 6:01 p.m. on Jan. 24. Upon contact with the driver, police noticed that the driver displayed signs of being under the influence of drugs. Police also found a rifle and a pistol in the vehicle. Tanner Lafe Young, 20, of Grand Junction, was issued a summons and released for driving while ability impaired, prohibited use of weapons, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Passengers Jennifer Lee Briggs, 18, of Grand Junction, and Jeremy William Fister, 20, of Clifton, were issued summonses for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana.
Trespass: Police contacted a man for trespassing at an apartment complex in the 2300 block of Bennett Avenue at 11:28 p.m. on Jan. 26. James Foster Dodge, 56, of Glenwood Springs, was arrested and lodged at the Garfield County Jail on suspicion of trespass.
Warrant arrest: Police were advised a man was in the custody of a bondsman at the Garfield County Jail at 3:05 a.m. on Jan. 28. Shane Allen Nicholsen, 36, of Rifle, was lodged at the Garfield County Jail on a warrant.
Trespass: Police saw a man walking near the Exit 116 Hot Pots at 10:53 a.m. on Jan. 28. Charles Francis Butler, 55, of Lakewood was cited for trespass.
Open container: Police witnessed a man drinking on the sidewalk at a bus stop at 1:55 p.m. on Jan. 28 in the 51000 block of Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs. Police issued Matthew Eugene Hernandez, 43, of Glenwood Springs, a summons for open container.
Possession: Police were advised of people possibly smoking marijuana in a hotel room in the 100 block of West Sixth Street at 10:24 p.m. on Jan. 28. An officer contacted the subjects and determined that a woman possessed marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The officer cited Rebecca Leigh Busch, 19, of Grand Junction, for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Public urination: Police observed a man urinating in the 900 block of Grand Avenue at 11:05 p.m. on Jan. 28. The officer asked Enrique Reyes-Martinez, 24, of Glenwood Springs, to sign the summons. Reyes-Martinez refused to sign and was then arrested and lodged at the Garfield County Jail for urinating in public.
Public urination: Police were advised of a disturbance at a bar in the 700 block of Grand Avenue at 2:11 a.m. on Jan. 29. Police determined that Kevin William Bride, 30, of Covina, Calif., had been urinating on the sidewalk in front of the bar. Bride was arrested and charged with urinating in public and was lodged at the Garfield County Jail.
Open container: Police took a report of an intoxicated man sleeping on a park bench at 1:20 p.m. on Jan. 29 in the 300 block of Eighth Street. Police arrived and issued a summons to John Fredrick Bennett, 47, of Glenwood Springs, for open container.
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