Crime Briefs: Self-proclaimed ‘trashcan junkie’ locks himself in bathroom with pills, heroin |

Crime Briefs: Self-proclaimed ‘trashcan junkie’ locks himself in bathroom with pills, heroin

Scott Brandon Angus, 28, of Aspen, told police he was a “trashcan junkie” who does whatever he can at the time, his arrest affidavit records.

Glenwood Police contacted Angus on the afternoon of Jan. 27 after they received a call that he had locked himself in the bathroom of a local shop and wasn’t responding. When they arrived, Angus had been in the bathroom for half an hour, the lights were on, and the sink was running. When he finally answered the door, the officer believed him to be under the influence of an unknown drug.

Asked whether he had any drugs in his possession, Angus admitted to having illicit benzodiazepines in his backpack.

A search of the bag yielded 33 pills of alprazolam, a schedule III drug, five tablets of haloxone hydrochlorine, another schedule III drug, and 15 grams of heroin, a schedule I drug. The quantity of heroin, as well as several scales, numerous small empty bags and a second cell phone, lead police to believe that Angus intended to sell some of the drugs.

He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and distribution or manufacturing, both felonies. He was further charged for introducing contraband, another felony, after a baggie of heroin was found in his wallet as he was being booked. According to his affidavit, he told police he didn’t know he had it, or he would have smoked it already.

As part of his $3,500 bond, Angus will be required to enter a detox or treatment program.


When Callie Cassandra Davis, 33, Glenwood, was pulled over for an obstructed view and weaving on Interstate 70 near Rifle on Jan. 28, she told the deputy that she was trying to call her grandmother and wasn’t paying attention to the road.

The vehicle came back as uninsured, and according to her arrest affidavit, Davis seemed nervous, prompting the deputy to arrange a K9 sniff from Rifle police.

The dog positively indicated the presence of drugs, and a search of the car yielded 3.96 grams of presumptive positive cocaine, 5 grams of presumptive positive heroin and a prescription bottle of clonazepam with several tablets of non-prescription oxycodone, diazepam, and hydromorphone.

Davis denied using the heroin and told police that she was transporting it to give to a friend in Glenwood.

She was arrested for felony distribution, four felony counts of possession and misdemeanor possession, and later released on a $16,725 bond.


A warrant was issued for Ricardo Morales-Lopez, 52, of Glenwood, on Jan. 22, after he was implicated in an incident at Colorado Rocky Mountain School near Carbondale last fall.

The school called in the Garfield County Sheriff’s office on the morning of Nov. 2 after they discovered that someone had entered the campus and left a gas hose at their fuel station running, ultimately draining around 350 gallons of gasoline. A gate onto the property from County Road 106 had been bent as if someone had driven through it, and someone also appeared to have ripped up timecards for kitchen employees and poured bleach on clothes in the laundry room.

The damage was estimated at around $1,200 in lost gas and at least $600 for the rest.

Authorities’ initial suspects were Morales, a 14-year employee of the school who had been fired in July, and another recently dismissed employee. The other suspect never had a key to the pump, however, and investigation turned toward Morales after a witness reported seeing him drinking in town that night.

Investigators contacted Morales, who told them he had been with friends watching football most of that evening. However, a Carbondale police citation for public urination early on the morning of Nov. 2 undermined his alibi, and damage to the front of his truck further implicated him.

He was arrested on Jan. 22 for second degree burglary and criminal mischief, both felonies, along with second degree criminal tampering, reckless endangerment, and second degree trespass, all misdemeanors, and petty theft. He was later released on a $2,500 bond.


A Garfield County Sheriff’s deputy responding to a call near Silt on Jan. 19 arrived at the scene to find Juan Rodriguez, 19, of Silt in handcuffs and held down by his father.

According to his arrest affidavit, Rodriguez’s pregnant girlfriend told the deputy that she’d been arguing with him since she got home from an appointment and he accused her of cheating. After he pushed her to the ground she left the house for a while and returned to find him drinking. He later pointed a handgun at her, her 7-year-old daughters and himself before firing a shot in the air. He then got a shotgun and “went crazy with it,” the affidavit continues, prompting her to hide the weapon in the bathtub and flee the house with the kids.

She then called Rodriguez’s parents, who live in Grand Junction. His girlfriend and his parents arrived to find him gone, but he became confrontational when he returned, prompting the trio to hold him down and handcuff him before calling police.

Police seized the handcuffs, a loaded .38 revolver with one round missing and a full 12 gauge shotgun as evidence.

Rodriguez was arrested for 3 counts of felony menacing as well as criminal mischief, 2 counts of child abuse, and third degree assault, all misdemeanors, and released on a $3,000 bond.


John Matthews Preston, 51, Rifle, attempted to flee when a Rifle police officer approached his group, which had been drinking on top of a parking structure downtown on the afternoon of Jan 22. Preston had a pair of warrants for his arrest, having failed to appear in a felony drug case.

He was arrested for failure to appear, a felony, and obstructing a peace officer, a misdemeanor. A gram of methamphetamine in his possession during the booking process, adding possession of a controlled substance and introducing contraband, both felonies, to the charges.


William Joseph Allen, 32, of Northglenn, was sentenced to 20 days of jail and for years of probation on Jan. 13 after he pled guilty to Internet luring of a child with intent to exploit.

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