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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Officers called to deal with complaints of a loud party going on in the Oakhurst Condominiums at 2 a.m. Saturday morning ended up arresting a resident for growing marijuana without a license, said Police Chief Terry Wilson.

The incident also led to citations for underage drinking to five young people.

“When we arrived, some people took off running,” Wilson said. Officers observed numerous people in the condo, beer cans, beer cups, marijuana bongs and pipes in plain sight, and clothing and trash strewn about.

A cursory search of the condo also uncovered one marijuana plant growing in a pot on the deck.

Officers found that one resident of the condo, Patrick Fullerton, 26, was wanted on a $10,000 warrant for failure to comply in an earlier drunk driving case, and placed him under arrest.

While one officer took Fullerton to the Garfield County Jail for booking, other officers handed out citations for underage drinking to Kevin Douglas Campbell, 20, Nicholas Christopher Broeder, 20, Travis Xavier Buckler, 20, and Victor Giovanni Padilla-Baeza, 20, all of Glenwood Springs, and to one minor under 18.

Meanwhile, the arresting officer returned to the condo with Fullerton, who then showed officers an indoor marijuana growing operation with four plants. Officers also found suspected cocaine at the scene.

Fullerton was also charged with cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of illegal drugs and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was lodged at the county jail.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – The Defiance Thrift Store will be closed Saturday through Tuesday, Sept. 17-20, to move to its new location at 2412 Glen Ave. in south Glenwood Springs.

The store will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 21, just a few doors north of the former building, according to Leslie Robinson, the store’s new manager.

Please hold donations until the new store is open.

In addition, the thrift store announces a new donation policy for the new location. Defiance Thrift Store can no longer take mattresses, TVs, large appliances, large upholstered furniture, car seats, cribs, or broken and dirty items.

Donations will be accepted through the front door at the new location only during business hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Because of previous dumping problems, there will be no after-hours donation drop-off at the new store.

The community is encouraged to bring donations of clean clothing, working small appliances, glassware, toys, books, wood furniture, housewares, linens and other household goods. Donations are tax-deductible.

Proceeds from the Defiance Thrift Store help support the LIFT-UP food pantry and Family Visitor Program.

For more information, call 945-0234 or visit The Defiance Thrift Store on Facebook.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – Colorado West Regional Mental Health is putting its midvalley building up for sale and is actively seeking a new location to offer services in Glenwood Springs, said chief executive officer Sharon Raggio.

The 10,000-square-foot building sits on a 1.8-acre lot at 6916 Highway 82, just past Thunder River Market. The asking price for the property is $1.3 million, according to listing broker Jim Mason of Spirit of the West Property Group.

“We are very excited about this move as it will place the services of Colorado West Regional Mental Health closer to the residents of Glenwood Springs,” Raggio said. “We have been proudly serving the community of Glenwood Springs for 40 years now, and will continue to provide counseling services in a more convenient location and in a more professional atmosphere.”

Counseling services will not be interrupted during this transition. The agency is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and offers mental health counseling for individuals, families, couples and groups; case management services for clients who struggle with a chronic mental illness; and substance abuse counseling. Many therapy services are offered in English and Spanish.

In its most recent fiscal year, the Glenwood Springs office served 1,100 people.

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