Florida man back in jail for alleged ATV thefts
An 18-year-old Florida man who Aspen police arrested in August for allegedly stealing a high-end mountain bike is back in jail in Glenwood Springs facing even more serious theft charges.
Morgan Crincoli of Fort Lauderdale was arrested Thursday by Garfield County sheriff’s deputies after he and another man were allegedly caught on video stealing two all-terrain vehicles from the garage of a home near Glenwood Springs, according to court documents.
The man who reported the theft told deputies he had installed a game camera on the side of his garage so he could see a bear that frequents his yard, according to an arrest warrant filed in Garfield District Court. The camera also recorded two men pulling the ATV trailer out of his garage at 12:16 a.m. Wednesday and unloading the ATVs, the warrant states.
One of those men had “unique” features, including a circular tattoo the size of dime underneath his right eye, cursive writing tattooed on the side of his neck, a goatee about 1 inch long and a receding hairline, according to the warrant. The other man had something covering his face and was not identifiable.
A Garfield County investigator recognized the tattooed man as a local transient with numerous prior law enforcement run-ins named Christopher Gutierrez, the warrant states.
Deputies located Gutierrez and Crincoli at the Vapor Caves, 709 Sixth St., in Glenwood Springs. Crincoli was wearing a jacket and a pair of shoes that were very similar to those the unidentifiable man wore in the camera footage, the warrant states.
“I was advised Morgan and Christopher both stated they both were in possession of the two stolen ATVs since the time of theft,” according to the warrant, “and they are in the area of the locally known transient camp near No Name (east side of No Name Tunnel and north of Interstate 70).”
Both men were charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, criminal tampering, theft and two counts of aggravated motor-vehicle theft.
Crincoli was arrested in August after he was found in possession of a $4,000 Cube Fritzz mountain bike, reported stolen in Glenwood Springs, near an illegal campsite on Castle Creek near the Marolt Ranch housing project.
He was charged in that case with felony theft and misdemeanor false reporting to authorities, and was only recently released from the Pitkin County Jail after being held on those charges.
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