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Crime Briefs: Glenwood man convicted of child porn

Ryan Summerlin
rsummerlin@postindependent.com

Luis Alfonsa Aragon-Gallegos, 29, of Glenwood Springs, pleaded guilty Jan. 13 to federal charges of possession and production of child pornography.

Glenwood Springs police initially arrested him in March 2015 following about seven months of investigation by the Ninth District Attorney’s Office and Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.

The following day, right before he was about to bond out of jail, he was charged with felony sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust.

Investigators confiscated a “large quantity of digital evidence,” and the investigation led officers to believe Aragon-Gallegos had not only been collecting and sharing child pornography, but also participating in child pornography and producing it, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI got involved, and within about three weeks he was taken into federal custody.

A multiagency investigation uncovered about 110 pornographic images and videos of a Colorado child between 3 and 7 years old and Aragon-Gallegos, according to the press release.

On top of that, investigators found 266,000 more images and 16,100 more videos of child pornography on his hard drive, according to police. These were not produced by Aragon-Gallegos, nor did they include the Colorado child, the sheriff’s office said.

Aragon-Gallegos’ case is now before U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson for sentencing on April 20.

‘can of federal whoop ass’

Rifle police on Jan. 14 arrested a 26-year-old Parachute man who claimed to be a federal agent.

A Department of Human Services caseworker had removed children from a family staying in the Parachute Inn, suspecting they were drugs dealers on the run from Texas.

Later the caseworker received a voice mail from a man claiming to be a special agent with the federal government. He said she had crossed into “federal jurisdiction by taking his friend’s kids,” according to an arrest affidavit.

If the caseworker did not return the children within 24 hours, she would “face federal charges for tamping with a federal investigation,” he said in the voice mail.

The message claimed that the woman had “24 hours to return the kids before he opens up a can of whoop ass federal style,” according to the arrest affidavit in the case.

An investigator redialed the number on caller ID, and talked with the man claiming to be a federal agent, who said he was retired Army and that “he has been trying to clean up the Parachute Inn.”

The man also said a chip in his own phone would prevent the officer from tracing the call.

Questioned by police, the children’s mother later said that the man who called was staying in another room at the hotel.

While he was being arrested, he told police that he worked as a federal agent, a computer tech for “NSC, which he described to be a cyber security section of the federal government,” according to the affidavit.

Later, while riding in a patrol car, he told police that he “was not able to enforce the law,” and he “may have overstepped his jurisdiction a little bit.”

The Parachute man, who also had an extradition warrant in California, was arrested on charges of attempting to influence a public servant, a felony, along with misdemeanor impersonating a public servant.

Delusional man with a knife

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a belligerent 33-year-old Glenwood Springs man after numerous incidents of threatened violence and at least one that included a deadly weapon, according to authorities.

Responding to a domestic violence call, deputies were told that the man had been having fits of rage. He would go off on tantrums – yelling, breaking things – to the point that his girlfriend feared for her life, according to an affidavit.

Once she tried to leave, but he dragged her back inside and said she wasn’t leaving and that this was her warning, according to police.

Two weeks prior, he stormed into a friend’s house and screamed threats, claiming to be a gang member.

The 33-year-old man then grabbed a kitchen knife and held it on one woman, accusing her of being a snitch, according to an affidavit.

He seemed to be having some kind of hallucination, but after a while he seemed to calm down and apologized “as if he forgot what he had done,” one witness told police.

One witness said he has delusions, talks about being involved in gang violence against police, talks about all the guns he owns and idolizes Hunter Thompson, according to the affidavit.

At his house, the man invited an officer inside and denied that anything like this had happened.

When he was arrested, he became emotional but still claimed these were all false accusations.

He was arrested on charges of intimidating a witness or victim, a class 4 felony; aggravated menacing, a class 5 felony; first-degree criminal trespass, a class 5 felony; and misdemeanor harassment. Domestic violence is an element that would be used for sentencing.

meth distribution ARREST

An undercover officer for Two Rivers Drug Enforcement Team and a confidential informant made multiple methamphetamine buys to build a case against a 26-year-old Rifle woman, arrest documents say.

She was eventually arrested Jan. 13 on charges of possession of methamphetamine, a class 4 drug felony, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell (less than 7 grams), a class 3 drug felony, distribution on methamphetamine (less than 7 grams), a class 3 drug felony.

A resident tipped of TRIDENT, claiming to know a local methamphetamine dealer, and the person later worked for the drug taskforce as a confidential informant, according to an affidavit.

The informant and an undercover taskforce officer went on two different buys, both at the same store in Silt.


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