Crime Briefs: Master of disguise gives false name after attacking man for speaking Spanish
‘IN THIS COUNTRY’
Asked whether he had attacked a man for speaking Spanish, John Davidson denied everything and gave his name as David Johnson.
The two men who told police that Davidson, 57, of Gypsum, confronted them at the Glenwood Springs McDonald’s on May 17didn’t understand everything he yelled at them, but comprehended the curses and caught the phrase “in this country.” After punching one of them in them neck, Davidson reportedly went outside and yelled as if he wanted to fight while the pair stayed in the restaurant.
After matching Davidson to the description, an officer recognized him from a previous case and discovered that he had a warrant for his arrest.
He was arrested for bias motivated crimes with serious bodily injury and criminal impersonation, both felonies, as well as misdemeanor assault, two counts of harassment, parole violation and failure to appear.
After being turned away attempting to bring a pair of glass pipes into the courthouse on May 11, Laura Sikorski decided to hide the backpack under a coat on the back of her electric wheelchair when she returned on May 14.
Confronted by police, Sikorski, 38, of Glenwood Springs, gave permission for a search of the bag, which turned up two small, nearly empty bags of suspected methamphetamine and two glass pipes with methamphetamine residue.
Police deemed the amount of meth remaining as “usable,” and Sikorski was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, felony violation of bail bond conditions, violation of a restraining order and unlawful use of a controlled substance, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty offense.
Responding to a report of a car “bouncing off curbs” and “almost hitting other vehicles” on May 14, Glenwood Springs police pulled over habitual traffic offender Nadina Green and found her smelling of alcohol and slurring her words.
Green, 37, of Carbondale, submitted to a portable breath test and blew .304, more than three times the legal limit. Her attempt at roadside maneuvers were cut short by safety concerns after she almost fell into traffic.
She declined a blood test and was arrested driving with a license revoked as a habitual traffic offender, a felony, as well as failure to provide proof of insurance, failure to drive in a single line and driving under the influence.
Kyle Concannon may face charges of a felony bias motivated crime and misdemeanor assault for throwing a book at a fellow inmate at the Garfield County Jail after he was arrested for failure to comply on a misdemeanor case.
Concannon, 25, and “validated White Supremacist gang member” Sean Acree, 18, had reportedly spent more than a week before threatening Benjamin Levy, as well as his wife, child and dog, over his adherence to Judaism.
Levy declined to provide a written statement for fear of being labeled a snitch.
Questioned about the incident on May 14, which was caught on video, Concannon told deputies that, “Ben and I were having an exchange of words and he mocked me, so I bent over my bunk and tapped him on the head with my book.”
When he asked if there would be any more charges and was told that an investigation was ongoing, Concannon reportedly “smirked and walked away.”
On May 20, a day after a full suitcase, athletic bag and order of takeout went missing from a car at a Glenwood Springs hotel, police received a call that a man was attempting to break into cars in the same parking lot.
They found Alexander Glassman, 19, in the driver’s seat of a silver Land Rover with a handgun on the passenger seat. They ran the license plate on the vehicle, which was registered to an Infiniti reported stolen out of Colorado Springs. The Land Rover itself was registered to an address in Carbondale, where authorities later discovered the original plates and the stolen Infiniti.
A search of the Infiniti yielded the suitcase and the remains of the takeout, as well as a pay stub and a receipt for an airsoft gun made out to Glassman. In the Land Rover, police found .6 grams of marijuana and an airsoft gun.
Glassman was arrested for felony theft, criminal attempt to commit a felony, misdemeanor theft and underage possession of alcohol.
GALLON OF POT
Nathan McKown admitted that he’d seen the “right turn only” sign and said he’d disobeyed it in the past when he was pulled over by Glenwood Springs police for making an illegal left turn early on the morning of May 17.
McKown, 22, turned out to have a non-extraditable warrant out of Texas and revoked license. When officers noticed that he was slurring his works, McKown refused roadside maneuvers and a breath test.
His car was towed and searched, yielding two pans of hardened marijuana concentrate, several containers of green marijuana, including a three gallon bucket roughly one third full, and an open IPA bottle.
McKown was arrested for possession of more that 12 ounces of marijuana, a felony, as well as driving with a restrained license, disobeying a traffic control device, driving with ability impaired and driving with an open container.
When Garfield County deputies attempted to arrest Laura Candow for failure to appear on the evening of May 20, she refused to go without a printed warrant and tried to lock them out of her house.
A deputy managed to wedge a foot in the door while Candow, 44, of Parachute, repeatedly attempted to slam it. After attempting to present her with an electronic copy of the warrant and putting her on the radio with dispatch, deputies finally pushed the door open and handcuffed Candow.
The entire interaction was filmed by a man with a smart phone.
Candow was arrested for second degree assault on a police officer, a felony, as well as obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest and two counts of failure to appear. Authorities also obtained a warrant for the video, which will be used as evidence.
‘VIOLENCE AGAINST LAW ENFORCEMENT’
A deputy attempting a traffic stop for a cracked windshield near Rifle on May 2 recognized Sean Egan as the driver and confirmed with dispatch that his license was suspended.
Deputies searched Egan, 26, of Silt, and discovered eight pills of morphine.
En route to the Garfield County jail, Egan became upset, accusing police of harassment due to multiple arrests.
When the deputy responded that it’s “not harassment when you are committing crimes,” Egan reportedly threatened the deputy and his family.
According to his arrest affidavit, Egan is out on bond on three felony cases and is a “validated member of the 211 crew prison gang,” which has “ a high propensity for violence against law enforcement”.
He faces potential charges of possession of a controlled substance, attempt to influence a public servant and three counts of violation of bail bond conditions, all felonies, as well driving with a restrained license and driving with obstructed vision.
disarming an officer
After Parachute Police rousted him from the convenience store where he had passed out near the register, Javier Avila attempted to grab an officer’s sidearm.
According to the clerk, Avila’s mother-in-law, he had arrived on the evening of May 19 and began throwing things off shelves and yelling. There were no other customers in the store when police arrived to wake him and call an ambulance to evaluate his condition.
He later began acting erratic and making threats. When Avila went for the gun, he was restrained and arrested for disarming a peace officer, a felony, and obstructing a peace officer, a misdemeanor.
Editor’s note: Crime Briefs are drawn from arrest affidavits and other public documents. Summonses or arrests merely indicate an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless found guilty in court.
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